Rwanda's Antoine Hey turns focus to CHAN 2018

Rwanda's Antoine Hey turns focus to CHAN 2018
Rwanda coach Antoine Hey

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Dec 11, 2017. 18:00

Rwanda coach Antoine Hey has played down talks that he is under pressure after their 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge early exit in Kenya.

The Amavubi coach and his men are set to return home on Monday after exiting the regional tournament with four points from four matches in Group A.

Hey's charges suffered two back-to-back defeats against hosts Kenya and Zanzibar, before their goalless draw against Libya.


Their maiden victory against Tanzania came on Saturday, but the coach says he is pleased with their showing at the regional tournament.

"No, I am not under pressure," said Hey to the media after their win over Tanzania.

"We didn't start well but we improved with each game we played. Some players looked a bit tired but I am happy with our progress.

"We wanted to end on a positive note. I am happy that several players got a new chance to impress."

Hey said his players will assemble for camp on January 1 as they turn their focus to the 2018 CAF African Nations Championships in Morocco.

Rwanda will face Libya, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea in Group C at Africa's second biggest international competition, which will run from January 12 to February 4.

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