Rwanda out bag first CECAFA Cup win against Zanzibar

Rwanda out bag first CECAFA Cup win against Zanzibar
Yannick Mukunzi of Rwanda

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Dec 04, 2017. 14:30

Rwanda will want to make amends when they face Zanzibar in their second Group A match of the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on Tuesday.

The Amavubi succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Kenya in their first Group A match on Sunday and they will push to go for a win.

Coach Antoine Hey's side reached the final on six occasions, but have failed to lift the trophy in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2015 and have one title next to their name.

As they are sitting at the bottom of the table with zero points from one defeat, they will be motivated to add to their single trophy.

Looking at Zanzibar, their mission is start their group stage campaign with a bang and they will want ensure Rwanda lose their second match.

Zanzibar sit at number four on the group with zero points as they are yet to play at the tournament, but will want to bag their first three points to boost their morale.

The East African nation is yet to taste glory in the tournament and will change all of that to write a new chapter in the regional showpiece.

Coach Vítězslav Nemetz has a tough task in the tournament as he is building a new team, but will want to add more woes to the Rwandans.

The encounter will be played at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos at 14:00 on Tuesday.

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