Rwanda given bye into second round

Rwanda given bye into second round

Rwanda U-20 Head Coach Richard Tardy

 Friendly Match, Wednesday

Rwanda vs. Burundi

RWANDA Under-20 national team has qualified to the second round of the Afica Youth Championship according to the Confederation of African Football, CAF.

In a statement to Rwanda Football Federation, Ferwafa, Shereen Arafa, Director of CAF’s competitions department said, “We regret to inform you the withdrawal of South Sudan from the qualifying round of the Africa Youth Championships which will be held in Senegal,”

“This is to inform you that Rwanda has qualified to the next round of the competition,” added Arafa.

The team which started camp yesterday is expected to face Burundi this Wednesday in a friendly match aimed at fine tuning both nations.

With Rwanda already qualified to the next round, Burundi will use the game to prepare for their tie against Djibouti.

Spain-based Valencia academy trio of midfielder Anderson Neza, right back Yves Rwigema and striker Fiston Nkizingabo arrived in the country yesterday while Pacifique Shema who features for Orleans and Arsenal academy midfielder Martin Alfred Mugabo are expected in the country today.

An automatic qualification means that Rwanda will face Gabon in the second round of the competition due in May where the winner will take on the victort between Sierra Leone/Guinea and Ghana in the final round.

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, DR Congo, South Africa and Zambia all moved straight into the second round.

The semifinalists in Senegal will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U-2



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