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Mauritius stun Rwanda to claim second place

by BackPageTXT

Sat March 26, 15:17

Mauritius secured a 1-0 home win over Rwanda in Belle Vue on Saturday, in their third Group H outing of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The result sees the islanders claim second place in the table halfway through the campaign, three points adrift of Ghana who have thus far enjoyed a perfect record.

Both sides struggled to create clear chances in a quiet opening half at Anjalay Stadium, and it was the hosts who came closer to opening the scoring with Li Kien Lee hitting the woodwork just past the half-an-hour mark.

Francis Rasolofonirina of local outfit Petite Rivière Noire FC ultimately broke the deadlock for Mauritius just before the hour mark.

Amavubi went all out to try to get something from their trip to the island, but lacked efficiency in front of goal to hand their opponents the three points at the final whistle.

Lying third on three points with three games remaining, Johnny McKinstry’s men will have no choice but to return to winning ways when they host the Club M in Kigali in the reverse fixture on Tuesday.

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