Rwanda to host Senegal in a friendly

Rwanda to host Senegal in a friendly
Johnny McKinstry, head coach of Rwanda

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Apr 22, 2016. 11:42 have gathered that the Rwanda national team are set to meet Senegal in an international friendly match on Saturday, May 28.

According to the Rwanda Football Federation's official website, Amavubi have set up the clash in preparation for their must win 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Mozambique in June.

Coach Johnny McKinstry says he is pleased to have secured a friendly with a team of Senegal's caliber.

“We are pleased that we have managed to secure top quality opposition in the form of Senegal to aid our preparations for our important AFCON qualifier with Mozambique,” said McKinstry.

“Currently ranked 4th in Africa, Senegal will arrive in Kigali with an array of talents in their squad, and will present us with a formidable test when we play on May 28th.


“Given the importance of our game with Mozambique a week later - such a test will help to ensure our players are well prepared both physically and mentally.
“It will also provide a number of players with the opportunity to prove they should be selected a week later.”

The 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) hosts, who occupy second spot in Group H with six points, meet the Mambas before heading to Ghana for their final group match against the Black Stars in September.

It was also announced that the Lions of Teranga will be in Kigali from May 22 until June 1 for their training camp, as they will also prepare for their Group K qualifier against Burundi in Bujumbura set for June 4.

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