Amavubi have what it takes to defeat Guinea – Tuyisenge

Tuyisenge during a training session at Amahoro National Stadium on Monday. Sam Ngendahimana.


Guinea          Vs    Rwanda


Ivory Coast   Vs    CAR




October 16

Rwanda         Vs    Guinea

CAR               Vs    Ivory Coast


Rwanda international and Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge has insisted that Amavubi have what it takes to overcome Guinea when the two sides lock horns in a highly anticipated first-leg clash of their AFCON 2019 Group H qualifier in Conakry this Friday.

Guinea will host Rwanda at Stade du 28 Septembre in the country’s capital.

The second leg will be played just four days later at Kigali Stadium. The two sides are in Group H alongside former African champions Ivory Coast and the Central African Republic.

Tuyisenge missed the Ivory Coast game last month due to injury. He joined Amavubi camp over the weekend before Monday’s departure to the West African nation, believes that Rwanda has what it takes to get maximum points away to Guinea.

Amavubi arrived in Guinea on Tuesday morning and were due to hold their first training session in Conakry later in the day.

“It feel good to be back in Amavubi squad and to represent my country again, I will try to contribute to the best of my abilities hoping that everyone else on the team also does the same. We are a good team and have what it takes to win in Guinea,” the 27-year old said during a telephone interview with Times Sport from Guinea on Tuesday.

Sitting at the bottom of the group without a single point yet, Vincent Mashami’s men will need a crucial away victory against in-form Syli Nationale to revive hopes for a ticket to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Cameroon.

Tuyisenge further noted that, “Morale is high in the team since landing in Guinea, we are going to keep preparing for the game, mentally and tactically.

We will have to be cautious in defence and at the same time press hard for goals.”

Unbeaten Guinea lead the group standings with six points, while Ivory and Central African Republic are second and third, respectively, with three points each.


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