Gabon jets in for Rwanda friendly game
International friendly match
Rwanda vs. Gabon
Congo vs. Rwanda
GABONESE FOOTBALL TEAM, Les Pantheres arrived in the country on Wednesday night ahead of their scheduled international friendly match against Rwanda’s Amavubi on Saturday at Kigali Regional stadium.
Gabon ranked 89th arrived with a 46-man squad comprised of 20 players, nine technical staff members, six journalists and 11 officials aboard Ethiopian airways.
They are staying at La Palisse Hotel and are scheduled to use Kicukiro turf as their training base on Thursday.
The two nations are using this game to prepare for the 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Both teams have only met on the junior level. In May, they met in the U20 Afcon games with the hosts knocking out Rwanda with a 1-0 score line in Gabon’s capital city Libreville.
The friendly game will assist Amavubi coach Stephen Constantine to assess his boys with both sides eyeing Morocco in 2015. Gabon is placed in Group C alongside Angola, Burkina Faso and the winner who will step forward between Kenya and Lesotho.
Amavubi will place Congo’s Red Devils on 20 July and a return leg is scheduled to be held on 2 August in Kigali.
The Wasps defeated Libya by 3-0 in Kigali having drawn goalless in the first game played in Tunisia. Red Devils defeated Namibia 3-1 in the first round qualifiers.
Lead goal poacher in the qualification round, Dady Birori with three goals is expected in the country today.
Gabon Squad: Moundounga Rodrigue, Ambourouet Georges, Nguema Boris, Yembi Arnold, Ottomo Moussa Victorien, Wombo Biteghe Terence, Ndong Meye Lauryl, Moanda Bangalier Amédée, Gnassa Yann, Dinda Muller, Engonga Obame Franck, Nguema Erwin, Boussougou Cédric, Ndong Mba Emmanuel, Ondo Biyoghe Cédric, Sokambi Iaty Bonaventure, Appindangoye Aaron, Yacouya Lionel, Ness Younga Knox and Ntsitsigui Romuald.