The national football team, Amavubi Stars will undergo a major overhaul after their final 2010 World Cup/ Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Zambia next month.
This was revealed by the Minister of Sports and Culture (Minispoc) Joseph habineza after the team’s failure to show the required level of commitment and professionalism.
“The time for analysis has now come and I have to admit that it’s time to bring in new blood in the team. We will of course keep some of the young players who have gained good experience during the World Cup qualifying campaign,” the minister said.
“We need to carry out a thorough renewal of the squad in terms of professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm.”
“We will of course maintain some of the young players who have gained experience during the World Cup qualifying campaign,”
At some point during the qualifying campaign, some players hinted on a series of dressing room disputes with rumours of a split in the coaching department.
Despite managing a sole point from a possible 15, Amavubi still have a fighting chance of reaching next year’s Africa Nations Cup in Angola.
Zambia currently has a -3 goal difference while Rwanda’s stands at -7.
While Algeria and African champions Egypt have already qualified for CAN, there is still everything to play for as they chase for that sole World Cup slot.
Egypt on ten points, is three points adrift of Algeria and has to win the latter by a three-goal difference to secure their ticket to South Africa.