Blanko plans Ethiopia’s downfall

June 7 Ethiopia v Rwanda Mauritania v Morocco

June 7

Ethiopia v Rwanda

Mauritania v Morocco

Amavubi head coach Tucak Blanko has embarked on preparations for next 2010 World/Africa Cup qualifier against Ethiopia due on June 7 in Addis Ababa.

Blanko took the triumphant Amavubi into yesterday’s early morning training session at Remera turfed stadium with an aim of keeping the team’s winning streak.

The 22-man squad which looked happy with compact morale trained for one hour and was expected to take a day off visiting their families before returning to the camp late in the evening.

However, Greece based defender Fritz Emeran Nkusi never trained as he is still nursing his ankle injury which he attained during training last week.

Amavubi Stars walloped Mauritania 3-0 to register a promising start in the opener of the group eight of the 2010 World/Africa Cup qualifiers played at Nyamirambo stadium over the weekend.

Skipper Olivier Karekezi was in inspirational form to drag his team with him and record the first win for new coach Tucak Blanko.

Olivier Karekezi hit the target on the 15th minute of the first half before Said Abedi Makasi ended his international goal drought with a penalty on 64th minute.

Bokota Labama Kamana wrapped up things for the Wasps on 75th minute of the game to silence his critics. Rwanda’s other crucial, Morocco hammered the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia 3-0 to level points with Rwanda in group eight of the qualifying phase.

Morocco scored two early goals as they beat 10-man Ethiopia in Casablanca.

Abdessalam Benjelloun, grabbed the opening goal after just four minutes; Hicham Aboucharouane doubled the lead for the Atlas Lions eight minutes later.

Ethiopia was reduced to ten men when Fikru Tefera, who plays for South African Champions Super Sport United, was sent off eight minutes into the second half.

Tefera will miss Rwanda tie this weekend in Addis Ababa.


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