Wednesday, 28 January 2015

New Amavubi coach seeks U-23 perfect start against Tz

Rwandan football starts life without Stephen Constantine when the U-23 national team takes on Tanzania U-23 in a friendly game this afternoon at the CCM Kirumba stadium in Mwanza.

Interim head coach Lee Johnson has admitted an away victory against Taifa Stars will be an ideal start to his temporary reign at the helm of the national football team, as he prepares the Junior Wasps for the Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier against Somalia in March.

I am impressed with what I saw in training. The lads have been up to the task and the team I have selected is a combination of experienced players as well as younger players who will be getting the necessary exposure at this level,” Johnson said.

Today’s encounter marks the comeback of Amavubi captain Haruna Niyonzima who returns to the national team fold for the first time since that memorable victory against Republic of Congo during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers last August in Kigali. Read More...

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