Amavubi to regroup next monthAmavubi to regroup next month

Group HSeptember Rwanda vs Ivory CoastBurundi vs Benin October Benin vs RwandaIvory Coast vs Burundi AMAVUBI will enter residential camp next month ahead of their 2012 Nations Cup qualifier against Ivory Coast. The tie will be held in Kigali on the weekend of September 3-4 and while the Elephants are already through, Rwanda still have everything to play for.
New Yanga recruit Haruna Niyonzima is keen to cement his place in the Amavubi team. The New Times / File.
New Yanga recruit Haruna Niyonzima is keen to cement his place in the Amavubi team. The New Times / File.

Group H
September
Rwanda vs Ivory Coast
Burundi vs Benin

October
Benin vs Rwanda
Ivory Coast vs Burundi

AMAVUBI will enter residential camp next month ahead of their 2012 Nations Cup qualifier against Ivory Coast. The tie will be held in Kigali on the weekend of September 3-4 and while the Elephants are already through, Rwanda still have everything to play for.

Rwanda’s chances of qualifying for what will be a second Nations Cup appearance hang on a very thin thread after three defeats in four games.

The wasps lost to Ivory Coast (0-3), Benin (0-3) and Burundi (1-3) while their only victory came in the first leg qualifier against Burundi (3-1). This leaves Rwanda at the foot of Group H with three points.

The Elephants are at the helm of the group with 12 points while Benin and Burundi are tied on four points although the West Africans enjoy a superior goal difference.

To seal a ticket to Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, Amavubi need to finish second or among the best three qualifiers in the eleven groups.

This means they have to beat Ivory Coast and Benin and hope that results in the other games (Burundi vs Benin and Ivory Coast vs Benin) go their way.

Coach Sellas Tetteh will name his provisional squad on August 8.

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