Cassa lauds Amavubi performances

Coach Andre Cassa Mbungo

Coach Andre Cassa Mbungo

Return leg

May 31

Rwanda vs. Libya

AMAVUBI interim head coach Andre Cassa Mbungo has urged his youthful squad to remain focused ahead of the return leg against Libya as they seek the elusive Africa Cup of Nations qualification in the current campaign.

Rwanda forced a goalless draw away to Libya in the first round qualifier played in Tunis on Sunday and will only need a 1-0 win to sail through to the next stage where they will face the winner of the match between Namibia and Congo.

Cassa lauded the performance by the Rwandan squad adding that they displayed tactical discipline to avoid losing away from home.

“Libya is a strong squad and being able to pull a goalless draw was a result of the players’ mentality and the urge to end the losing streak,”

“Tactically, they did a good job because it’s not easy to stick to coaches’ instructions for 90 minutes. If we can have this mentality replicated even in our future games, I believe Amavubi is on course for a new era,”

Return leg

“The return leg will not be easy but we have to beef up the squad such that we can try to forge a winning formula against Libya. I am optimistic, this crop of players will book a place to the next round,” added Mbungo.

Belgium-based Salomon Nirisarike will be a boost for Amavubi team ahead of the return leg. He missed the first leg due to paper work issues but he has since gotten them.

Cyprus-based defender Edwin Ouon is also likely to be considered for the crucial Libya tie as Rwanda wants to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that they book a place in the next round.

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