Amavubi target Djibouti scalp

Cecafa Tusker Challenge CupToday (SS9 & TVR)Rwanda vs Djibouti -1pmEthiopia vs Malawi -3pm  RWANDA are eager to maintain their perfect start at the on-going Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup when they play Djibouti in their final Group A match this afternoon in Dar es Salaam.
Amavubi players listening to the assistant coach Eric Nshimiyimana, during a training session.. The New Times / File.
Amavubi players listening to the assistant coach Eric Nshimiyimana, during a training session.. The New Times / File.

Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup
Today (SS9 & TVR)
Rwanda vs Djibouti -1pm
Ethiopia vs Malawi -3pm
 
RWANDA are eager to maintain their perfect start at the on-going Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup when they play Djibouti in their final Group A match this afternoon in Dar es Salaam.

Amavubi registered back to back wins in their opening two games against Tanzania (1-0) and Zimbabwe (2-0) and will fancy their chances against a Djibouti side that conceded five goals in their opening two games against Tanzania (3-0) and Zimbabwe (2-0).

In the build-up to the game, Amavubi coach Sredojevic Milutin Micho warned his side against complacence.

“We are through to the next stage (quarter-finals) but the job is not yet done. We have put ourselves in a good position and need to maintain that run,” the Serbian said.

“Djibouti lost their first two games but we should not forget that they created chances and results could have been different if they had taken those chances.”

Micho is likely to rest some players for this game and give the likes of Michel Rusheshangoga, Emery Bayisenge, Tumaine Ntamuhanga, Bokota Labama and Jerome Sina some playing time.

Micho’s opposite number Noureddine Gharzalli remained defiant ahead of the match insisting that his side can still upset the wasps.

“We were a bit unlucky in the first two games but I hope things will go our way against Rwanda,” he said.

Rwanda are chasing for their second Cecafa title. They last won the title in 1999.

Probable Amavubi squad:

Jean Luc Ndayishimiye, Michel Rusheshangoga, Jean Claude Iranzi, Emery Bayisenge, Ismail Nshutiyamagara, Jean Baptista Mugiraneza, Tumaine Ntamuhanga, Charles Tibingana, Andrew Buteera, Jerome Sina, Bokota Labama.
 
GROUP A
Rwanda 6pts
Tanzania 3pts
Zimbabwe 3pts
Djibouti 0pts

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