Tue. May 18th, 2021

Amavubi must do everything right to subdue Mozambique, says Mashami

Rwandan national football head coach Vincent Mashami said that his side must do everything right to subdue Mozambique during the vital first-leg clash away in Maputo on November 14.

Mashami says his side must do everything right during the 2021 Africa Cup of National, Group F double qualifying ties against Mozambique and Cameroon due this month.

Amavubi who traveled to Maputo arrived on Monday, their next fixture will be against Cameroon in Kigali on November 17, 2019.

Amavubi last reached their first Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time in 2004 but got eliminated in the group stage.

They have to stage impressive performances in Group F to at least finish on top of the standings to guarantee their safe passage to the second continental appearance.

Meanwhile, the team traveled without APR forward Djabel Manishimwe who suffered a thigh tone muscle during a goalless draw against SC Kiyovu last Friday at Kigali Stadium.

Ali Niyonzimana who played his trade in Oman was dropped at the last minute because of travel documents.

The group phase of the qualifiers will be preceded by a preliminary round involving eight teams determined by the last FIFA Rankings. After that, the winners of the four matches will head into the group phase.

48 teams are divided into 12 groups of four teams each and the top two sides from each group will earn a ticket to the 20121 the showpiece in Cameroon.

Full AFCON 2021 Qualification draw

Group A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Liberia/ Chad

Group B: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan/Seychelles

Group C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius/Sao Tome

Group D: DR Congo, Gabon, Angola, Djibouti v the Gambia

Group E: Morocco, Mauritania, CAR, Burundi

Group F: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Rwanda

Group G: Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Comoros

Group H: Algeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana

Group I: Senegal, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Eswatini

Group J: Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea

Group K: Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Madagascar, Ethiopia

Group L: Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Lesotho

Rwatubyaye Abdul and Fan of Amavubi

Kagere Meddie and Rwatubyaye Abdul in Mozambique

Coach of Amavubi Mashami Vincent

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