CHAN 2020: Amavubi to face Congo Brazzaville, Cameroon in build-up matches

Rwanda hosted the 4th African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2016.
Ernest Sugira (shirtless) scored both goals as Rwanda saw off Ethiopia 2-1 on aggregate to qualify for the CHAN 2020 finals tournament last October. Photo: Courtesy

Feb. 24
Cameroon    Vs    Rwanda

Feb. 28
Rwanda       Vs    Congo-Brazzaville 

The national football team, Amavubi, will play two friendly matches against Cameroon and the Republic of Congo in build-up to the 6th African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals. 

This year’s CHAN finals tournament is due April 4-25 in Cameroon. 

Amavubi will first travel to the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on February 24 before hosting Congo four days later, on February 28, in Kigali.

The national team – for domestic league-based players – booked its CHAN 2020 ticket after edging out Ethiopia 2-1 aggregate thanks to goals from striker Ernest Sugira in either leg of the double-header tie.

Amavubi will be competing in CHAN for a fourth time overall and third in a row since hosting the 2016 edition when Rwanda was knocked out in the quarter-finals by eventual winners DR Congo.

In a recent interview, Regis Uwayezu, the secretary-general of Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa), told Times Sport that Vincent Mashami’s side would play three warm-up matches before flying out to Cameroon for the tournament in April.

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