MATCH CENTRE

SAT 19 AUGUST 2017, 15:30, KIGALI

2
VS
0

Rwanda win, but not going to CHAN 2018

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Sat August 19, 18:36

Rwanda beat Uganda 2-0 in the second leg of their 2018 CAF African Nations Championships qualifying tie at Stade Régional de Nyamirambo in Kigali on Saturday.

Despite the victory, Rwanda have failed to qualify for the 2018 CHAN.

The Amavubi have lost the two legged-affair 3-2 on aggregate and they have failed to book a spot at the tournament in Kenya next year.

Goals through Thierry Manzi and Yannick Mukunzi ensured the Amavubi claimed a convincing win in front of their home crowd, but it was not enough.

Mukunzi netted for the hosts in the eighth minute as he raised their hopes of avenging their 3-0 loss in Kampala last week.

As they dominated the proceedings in search of a second goal, Manzi found the back of the net in the 15th minute making it 2-0.

It was 2-0 at the interval in favour of the hosts, but they failed to penetrate Uganda's solid defence as the score remained unchanged to full time.

In the wake of the result, the Cranes are now through to the tournament set for next year and Antoine Hey's men are out of the race.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
RWANDA UGANDA
Defender
4
Goalkeeper
18
Goalkeeper
19
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
12
15
Defender
5
Defender
2
Defender
4
Defender
14
Defender
20
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
16
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
6
10
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
7
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