Rwanda looking to keep 2017 AFCON hopes alive

Rwanda looking to keep 2017 AFCON hopes alive
Ernest Sugira of Rwanda battles with Padoue Bompunga of DR Congo during the 2016 CHAN Rwanda, Quarterfinal match between Rwanda and DR Congo in Amahoro Stadium, Kigali, Rwanda on 30 January 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Friday Jun 03, 2016. 11:36

Rwanda will be eyeing nothing but a win over Mozambique when they host them in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15h30 (CAT).

Amavubi thumped a hapless Mauritius side 5-0 at home in their previous AFCON Group H qualifier game at the Amahoro Stadium.

Savio Nshuti, Ernest Sugira (brace), Fibna Omborenga as well as Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza were all on the scoresheet for the home side.

Rwanda currently find themselves placed second on the Group H standings. They are four points behind leaders Ghana with two games left.

Sugira will be eyeing more goals for Johnny McKinstry's men on Saturday. The attacker has netted three goals in the 2017 AFCON qualifying campaign.

Meanwhile, Mozambique will be hoping to record their maiden victory in Group H when they lock horns with Rwanda on Saturday.

The Black Mambas played to a goalless stalemate with a confident Ghana side in their previous qualifier encounter at home.

Mozambique, who are rooted at the bottom of Group H standings with one point, have already been eliminated.

Elias Pelembe is expected to lead Abel Xavier's men on Saturday. The experienced attacking midfielder is yet to score in the 2017 AFCON qualifying campaign.

Botswana referee Joshua Bondo will be in charge of the 2017 AFCON Group H qualifier between Rwanda and Mozambique.

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