Rwanda eye Ivory Coast scalp

Rwanda eye Ivory Coast scalp
Franck Kessie of Ivory Coast during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Morocco and Ivory Coast at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 24 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Sep 07, 2018. 18:00

Rwanda will face off with Ivory Coast in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group H match on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 15h30 CAT.

The match is set to take place at the Stade Régional Nyamirambo in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Wasps lost 2-1 to the Central African Republic away in their first game in their Group H campaign in June 2017.

As a result, Rwanda are placed fourth on group standings without a single point.

They lost 1-0 to Libya in their last game which was the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN) match in Morocco eight months ago.

Rwanda head coach Vincent Mashami will be keen to lead the Wasps to victory at home.

Meanwhile, Ivory Coast lost 3-2 to Guinea in their maiden game in Group H at home in June 2017.

The defeat left the Elephants placed third on the group standings with without a single point.

They beat Moldova 2-1 in their last match which was an international friendly game six months ago.

Ivory Coast head coach Ibrahima Camara will be eager to guide his side to victory in Rwanda.

Namibian referee Jackson Pavaza will officiate the game between Rwanda and Ivory Coast.

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