The national team interim head coach Jimmy Mulisa has stated that Amavubi’s main objective in the final Group H Africa Nations’ Cup qualifier against Ghana is to register nothing less than a win.
Mulisa who was part of the Amavubi team that upset the Black Stars of Ghana 1-0 at Amahoro National Stadium in 2003 in the qualifiers of the AFCON 2004 said on Monday that they will go to Ghana with a determined approach of winning the last qualifying encounter.
He said, “We are not taking lightly the upcoming qualifying match against Ghana. We might be out of contention for a place in Gabon next year but we have still have much to fight for,”
“We go into this game with a sole objective of winning this encounter. A win over Ghana will help us to improve FIFA rankings and even make our country pride,”
“Good enough players are determined and eager to ensure that this mission is achieved,” added Mulisa.
Amavubi will be aiming to put up a decent performance against the Black Stars in their backyard. Ghana beat Rwanda 1-0 in the corresponding fixture last September in Kigali, thanks to a late Mubarak Wakaso free kick.
Meanwhile, all professional players have joined camp in Kigali. They include Tanzania-based duo of Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza (Azam FC) and team Captain Haruna Niyonzima (Yanga), Kenya’s Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge as well as Ernest Sugira (AS Vita Club, DRC).
Rwanda sit second in Group H tied on six points with Mauritius who travel to Maputo to face bottom placed Mozambique that have four points. Ghana are top of the table standings with 13 points and have already secured a slot at Afcon 2017 in Gabon next January