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Today β€” October 19th 2019Sports

Rwanda take on Ethiopia in decisive clash for CHAN ticket

By Mugabe

AMAVUBI will be looking to make the best of home advantage when they face Ethiopia on Saturday in their clash for a ticket to the sixth African Nations Championships (CHAN) next year.

Rwanda go into the match as overwhelming favourites following last month's 1-0 away win in the first leg. Kick-off 3:30pm.

β€œIt's a do or die affair,” Amavubi head coach Vincent Mashami said during an interview with Saturday Sport on Friday. β€œWe must show that we are a hungry team, and go into the game determined to leave everything on the pitch.

After missing Rwanda's last three competitive matches due to conflicting information in his identification papers, skipper Haruna Niyonzima has been cleared to feature for the national team and he is expected to start in the return leg against Ethiopia.

β€œWinning in Ethiopia is not a guarantee of qualification. They could also win here, so we can't afford any mistakes or dare to lose focus,” Mashami further warned his players.

APR striker Ernest Sugira scored what he now regards as 'the best goal of my career' last month as Amavubi beat Ethiopia at Mekelle Stadium to close in on a ticket to the CHAN 2020. A draw will be enough to secure Mashami's men a spot in the tournament.

However, Ethiopia Coach Abraham Mebratu has insisted that a lot is still at play in the remaining 90 minutes of the tie, hence he and his players have not ruled out completely the possibility of their team's qualification.

"We lost the first leg at home but we have high hopes in the remaining 90 minutes. We can still make an impact. We had two key players who missed the first leg, but they are available now. So it is going to be a different game.”

β€œWe will do our best and see how it goes."

2020 CHAN Qualifiers
Return Leg, Saturday, 15:30
Rwanda vs Ethiopia [Aggr. 1-0]
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2020 CHAN Qualifiers: Ethiopia arrive ahead of Rwanda return leg tie

By Mugabe

The Walias of Ethiopia arrived in the country on Thursday afternoon for the return leg clash against Rwanda's Amavubi in the third round of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship qualifiers.

Rwanda hosts Ethiopia in the return leg on Saturday, 15:30 at Stade de Kigali in Kigali City. The Mashami Vincent coached side will go into the game with a 1-0 lead courtesy of Sugira Ernest earned from last month's first-leg, in Ethiopia.

Coach Abraham Mebratu manages the Ethiopian team, which has booked in at Hill Top Hotel in Remera. Mebratu told the press upon the team's arrival at Kigali International Airport that he still believes much more is at play in the remaining 90 minutes of the game hence has not ruled out completely his team reaching the final continental tournament.

"We lost the first leg at home but we have high hopes in the remaining 90 minutes that we can still make an impact. We had two key players who missed the first leg and will be available for the return leg. Basically, it's going to be a different game, so we wait and see how it will go," added Mebratu.

Unbeaten in their last five matches, in all competitions, a goalless draw will be enough for Rwanda to book a ticket to the CHAN finals tournament for a third successive time – and fourth overall – after six editions of Africa's second-biggest football tournament.

Ahead of Saturday's do-or-die affair against the Walias of Ethiopia, Mashami has admitted that β€œit is going to be a highly charged game” but backed his players to put up a strong performance and get β€˜the result that every Rwandan expects' on home soil.

β€œThe friendly game against Tanzania was a good test. Now we know where to exert more force in training,” Mashami told reporters early this week.

He added that, β€œI believe we have the necessary quality and talent. And, I also think I don't need to remind my players of how much the game (against Ethiopia) means to us as a team and as a country.”

β€œThe target is not to hold on to the first-leg lead, but rather to fight for another victory.”

Since the inception of CHAN in 2009, Rwanda has only missed the inaugural edition and the 2014 tournament, making its debut in 2011 before hosting the 2016 showpiece and qualifying for the fifth edition, hosted and won by Morocco, last year.

However, the country's best performance in the tournament only remains reaching the quarterfinals in 2016. Amavubi bowed out from the group stage at the 2011 and 2018 editions.

2020 CHAN Qualifiers
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Rwanda vs Ethiopia (Stade de Kigali, 15:00)
Ferwafa.rw

Mashami confident Amavubi will secure CHAN 2020 ticket

By Mugabe

NATIONAL football team coach, Vincent Mashami, is confident Amavubi will not waste their first-leg advantage when they host Ethiopia on Saturday in the decisive clash for a ticket to the African Nations Champions (CHAN) next year.

Rwanda go into the game with a 1-0 lead from last month's first-leg, in Ethiopia.

Unbeaten in their last five matches, in all competitions, a draw will be enough for Rwanda to book a ticket to the CHAN finals tournament for a third successive time – and fourth overall – after six editions of Africa's second-biggest football tournament.

Amavubi were held to a goalless draw by Tanzania in a friendly match on Monday night, ending the team's longest winning streak – of four matches – since 2011.

Ahead of Saturday's do-or-die affair against the Walias of Ethiopia, Mashami has admitted that β€œit is going to be a highly charged game” but backed his players to put up a strong performance and get β€˜the result that every Rwandan expects' on home soil.

β€œThe friendly game against Tanzania was a good test. Now we know where to exert more force in training,” Mashami told reporters in a post-match interview.

Since the inception of CHAN in 2009, Rwanda has only missed the inaugural edition and the 2014 tournament, making its debut in 2011 before hosting the 2016 showpiece and qualifying for the 5th edition, hosted and won by Morocco, last year.

However, the country's best performance in the tournament only remains reaching the quarter-finals in 2016. Amavubi bowed out from the group stage at the 2011 and 2018 editions.

Mashami added: β€œI believe we have the necessary quality and talent. And, I also think I don't need to remind my players of how much the game (against Ethiopia) means to us as a team and as a country.”

β€œThe target is not to hold on to the first-leg lead, but rather to fight for another victory.”

2020 CHAN Qualifiers
Saturday, October 19

Rwanda vs Ethiopia
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CAF concludes first-ever Safety and Security workshop

By Mugabe

The first-ever CAF Safety and Security workshop ended on a high note today with CAF President Ahmad presenting certificates to National Security Officers from 54 Member Associations.

Addressing the assembled delegates President Ahmad praises the ground-breaking event which was held from 14-15 October in Cairo, Egypt, aimed at improving the safety and security of football fans, players and officials both during and after games.

Speaking at the event he said: β€œThis workshop has been revolutionary in terms of safety and security at football matches for our continent and it is a very positive step forward.

Security has been one of my major concerns since my assumption of the CAF presidency and I'm very conscious that we still have lots of work to do in this regard. Football should be a pleasure to watch and play without security concerns. I encourage all of you here today to put into practice the knowledge and skills you have taken from this important workshop to your respective countries.”

Following his address he presented certificates to the National Security Officers present from each of CAF's 54 Member Associations whose two-day workshop included topics like: developing capacity among National Security Officers, exchanges on challenges faced by National Security Officers, reinforcing the necessity for up-upskilling, the importance of safety and security planning and execution phases in all matches, getting firm commitments from all member associations to improve safety and security standards and establishing effective networking and cooperation among National Security Officers.

A highlight of the workshop was the unveiling of the CAF Safety and Security Regulations which will be applied henceforth for CAF competitions and events.
CAF Safety and Security Director, Dr. Emeruwa expressed satisfaction with the turnout of the historic workshop.

β€œIt is our hope that in the coming years we can organize more events all over the continent. I'm satisfied with the outcome of this groundbreaking event,” he said.

Rwanda Football Federation's Security Officer Nzeyimana Felix was among the participants from across Africa who attended the course.

The two-day workshop was organized with the support of FIFA through its Forward Programme.
Cafonline.com

Rwanda, Tanzania friendly tie ends in a goalless stalemate

By Mugabe

Rwanda and Tanzania played to a goalless stalemate in the FIFA international friendly match played on Monday night at Stade de Kigali in Kigali City.

None of the sides could find the net despite several attempts from each side. The first half ended in a barren draw and Rwandan could only get clear-cut chances in the second half through Rashid Kalisa who failed to convert Sugira Ernest's set piece as his attempt was saved by the goal post.

In the dying minutes of the game, skipper Haruna Niyonzima free kick going inches off the cross bar. The two only foreign-based players summoned for the game Jacques Tuyisenge and Kagere Medie played a crucial role upfront but could not find the net.

They were replaced with Manishimwe Djabel and Sugira Ernest in the second half of the game with Coach Mashami Vincent aiming to have his boys gain international play ahead of their return leg of the 2020 CHAN Qualifying return leg against Ethiopia due on Saturday in Kigali.

Tanzania who will be away to Sudan on Friday in the same qualifiers had chances came through Msumva Simon, Muzamiru Yassin and Faridi Moussa but goalie Kimenyi Yves was very pivotal with crucial saves.

After today's warm-up match, head coach Vincent Mashami and domestic group of players embark on intensive preparations until Friday, just a day before their clash against the Walias of Ethiopia on Saturday at Kigali Stadium.

Amavubi will go into the do-or-die encounter with a 1-0 advantage from last month's first-leg at Mekelle Stadium, in Ethiopia.

The aggregate winner of the tie will automatically secure their spot at the 2020 CHAN finals as one of the three teams that will represent the Cecafa region in the continent's second-biggest football tournament.

FIFA International Friendly Match
Today

Rwanda 0-0 Tanzania

CHAN Qualifier, second Leg
October 19, 2019

Rwanda vs Ethiopia (Stade de Kigali, 15:00)
Ferwafa.rw

Rwanda, Tanzania lock horns in friendly match

By Mugabe

Rwanda's Amavubi take on Taifa Stars of Tanzania in an international friendly match Monday evening at Kigali Stadium, starting at 6pm.

The game comes at a crucial time when Rwanda gears up to host Ethiopia in the return leg of the two sides' tie for a ticket to the 2020 African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals tournament due to be held in Cameroun.

After Monday's warm-up match, head coach Vincent Mashami and his team will embark on intensive preparations until Friday, just a day before their clash against the Walias of Ethiopia on Saturday at Kigali Stadium.

Amavubi will go into the do-or-die encounter with a 1-0 advantage from last month's first-leg at Mekelle Stadium, in Ethiopia.

The aggregate winner of the tie will automatically secure their spot at the 2020 CHAN finals as one of the three teams that will represent the Cecafa region in the continent's second-biggest football tournament.

Speaking to Times Sport on Sunday, Mashami confirmed that his players had reported to camp at Nyamata's La Palisse Hotel, and all looked forward to the game.

β€œThe match will help me to observe and assess the players. But, much as it is a friendly game, we will also be looking to win. We owe it to our fans who have shown us strong support over the two months,” said the former Bugesera FC and APR tactician.

Meanwhile, the Tanzania delegation arrived in the country on Friday and the team has since been training. They face a daunting task against Sudan in CHAN Qualifiers on Friday, in Sudan, after losing the first leg 1-0 at home last month.

FIFA International Friendly Match
Today

Rwanda Vs Tanzania 18:00

2020 CHAN Qualifier, second Leg
October 19, 2019

Rwanda vs Ethiopia
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Rwanda Premier Football League| Match Day Three Results

By Mugabe

Rwanda Premier Football League| Match day Three Results
Friday, October 11, 2019

AS Kigali 2-2 Bugesera FC

Saturday, October 12, 2019
APR FC 3-0 Etincelles FC
Espoir FC 1-2 Rayon Sports FC
Marines FC 1-1 Heroes FC
AS Muhanga 0-0 Gasogi United

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Police FC 3-2 Gicumbi FC
Mukura VS 4-0 Musanze FC
SC Kiyovu 1-0 Sunrise FC
Ferwafa.rw

Ndizeye Innocent

By Benjamin

Dusange Bertin

By Benjamin

Iyabivuze Osee

By Benjamin
Yesterday β€” October 18th 2019Sports

2020 CHAN Qualifiers: Ethiopia arrive ahead of Rwanda return leg tie

By Mugabe

The Walias of Ethiopia arrived in the country on Thursday afternoon for the return leg clash against Rwanda's Amavubi in the third round of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship qualifiers.

Rwanda hosts Ethiopia in the return leg on Saturday, 15:30 at Stade de Kigali in Kigali City. The Mashami Vincent coached side will go into the game with a 1-0 lead courtesy of Sugira Ernest earned from last month's first-leg, in Ethiopia.

Coach Abraham Mebratu manages the Ethiopian team, which has booked in at Hill Top Hotel in Remera. Mebratu told the press upon the team's arrival at Kigali International Airport that he still believes much more is at play in the remaining 90 minutes of the game hence has not ruled out completely his team reaching the final continental tournament.

"We lost the first leg at home but we have high hopes in the remaining 90 minutes that we can still make an impact. We had two key players who missed the first leg and will be available for the return leg. Basically, it's going to be a different game, so we wait and see how it will go," added Mebratu.

Unbeaten in their last five matches, in all competitions, a goalless draw will be enough for Rwanda to book a ticket to the CHAN finals tournament for a third successive time – and fourth overall – after six editions of Africa's second-biggest football tournament.

Ahead of Saturday's do-or-die affair against the Walias of Ethiopia, Mashami has admitted that β€œit is going to be a highly charged game” but backed his players to put up a strong performance and get β€˜the result that every Rwandan expects' on home soil.

β€œThe friendly game against Tanzania was a good test. Now we know where to exert more force in training,” Mashami told reporters early this week.

He added that, β€œI believe we have the necessary quality and talent. And, I also think I don't need to remind my players of how much the game (against Ethiopia) means to us as a team and as a country.”

β€œThe target is not to hold on to the first-leg lead, but rather to fight for another victory.”

Since the inception of CHAN in 2009, Rwanda has only missed the inaugural edition and the 2014 tournament, making its debut in 2011 before hosting the 2016 showpiece and qualifying for the fifth edition, hosted and won by Morocco, last year.

However, the country's best performance in the tournament only remains reaching the quarterfinals in 2016. Amavubi bowed out from the group stage at the 2011 and 2018 editions.

2020 CHAN Qualifiers
Saturday, October 19, 2019

Rwanda vs Ethiopia (Stade de Kigali, 15:00)
Ferwafa.rw

Mashami confident Amavubi will secure CHAN 2020 ticket

By Mugabe

NATIONAL football team coach, Vincent Mashami, is confident Amavubi will not waste their first-leg advantage when they host Ethiopia on Saturday in the decisive clash for a ticket to the African Nations Champions (CHAN) next year.

Rwanda go into the game with a 1-0 lead from last month's first-leg, in Ethiopia.

Unbeaten in their last five matches, in all competitions, a draw will be enough for Rwanda to book a ticket to the CHAN finals tournament for a third successive time – and fourth overall – after six editions of Africa's second-biggest football tournament.

Amavubi were held to a goalless draw by Tanzania in a friendly match on Monday night, ending the team's longest winning streak – of four matches – since 2011.

Ahead of Saturday's do-or-die affair against the Walias of Ethiopia, Mashami has admitted that β€œit is going to be a highly charged game” but backed his players to put up a strong performance and get β€˜the result that every Rwandan expects' on home soil.

β€œThe friendly game against Tanzania was a good test. Now we know where to exert more force in training,” Mashami told reporters in a post-match interview.

Since the inception of CHAN in 2009, Rwanda has only missed the inaugural edition and the 2014 tournament, making its debut in 2011 before hosting the 2016 showpiece and qualifying for the 5th edition, hosted and won by Morocco, last year.

However, the country's best performance in the tournament only remains reaching the quarter-finals in 2016. Amavubi bowed out from the group stage at the 2011 and 2018 editions.

Mashami added: β€œI believe we have the necessary quality and talent. And, I also think I don't need to remind my players of how much the game (against Ethiopia) means to us as a team and as a country.”

β€œThe target is not to hold on to the first-leg lead, but rather to fight for another victory.”

2020 CHAN Qualifiers
Saturday, October 19

Rwanda vs Ethiopia
[email protected]

CAF concludes first-ever Safety and Security workshop

By Mugabe

The first-ever CAF Safety and Security workshop ended on a high note today with CAF President Ahmad presenting certificates to National Security Officers from 54 Member Associations.

Addressing the assembled delegates President Ahmad praises the ground-breaking event which was held from 14-15 October in Cairo, Egypt, aimed at improving the safety and security of football fans, players and officials both during and after games.

Speaking at the event he said: β€œThis workshop has been revolutionary in terms of safety and security at football matches for our continent and it is a very positive step forward.

Security has been one of my major concerns since my assumption of the CAF presidency and I'm very conscious that we still have lots of work to do in this regard. Football should be a pleasure to watch and play without security concerns. I encourage all of you here today to put into practice the knowledge and skills you have taken from this important workshop to your respective countries.”

Following his address he presented certificates to the National Security Officers present from each of CAF's 54 Member Associations whose two-day workshop included topics like: developing capacity among National Security Officers, exchanges on challenges faced by National Security Officers, reinforcing the necessity for up-upskilling, the importance of safety and security planning and execution phases in all matches, getting firm commitments from all member associations to improve safety and security standards and establishing effective networking and cooperation among National Security Officers.

A highlight of the workshop was the unveiling of the CAF Safety and Security Regulations which will be applied henceforth for CAF competitions and events.
CAF Safety and Security Director, Dr. Emeruwa expressed satisfaction with the turnout of the historic workshop.

β€œIt is our hope that in the coming years we can organize more events all over the continent. I'm satisfied with the outcome of this groundbreaking event,” he said.

Rwanda Football Federation's Security Officer Nzeyimana Felix was among the participants from across Africa who attended the course.

The two-day workshop was organized with the support of FIFA through its Forward Programme.
Cafonline.com

Rwanda, Tanzania friendly tie ends in a goalless stalemate

By Mugabe

Rwanda and Tanzania played to a goalless stalemate in the FIFA international friendly match played on Monday night at Stade de Kigali in Kigali City.

None of the sides could find the net despite several attempts from each side. The first half ended in a barren draw and Rwandan could only get clear-cut chances in the second half through Rashid Kalisa who failed to convert Sugira Ernest's set piece as his attempt was saved by the goal post.

In the dying minutes of the game, skipper Haruna Niyonzima free kick going inches off the cross bar. The two only foreign-based players summoned for the game Jacques Tuyisenge and Kagere Medie played a crucial role upfront but could not find the net.

They were replaced with Manishimwe Djabel and Sugira Ernest in the second half of the game with Coach Mashami Vincent aiming to have his boys gain international play ahead of their return leg of the 2020 CHAN Qualifying return leg against Ethiopia due on Saturday in Kigali.

Tanzania who will be away to Sudan on Friday in the same qualifiers had chances came through Msumva Simon, Muzamiru Yassin and Faridi Moussa but goalie Kimenyi Yves was very pivotal with crucial saves.

After today's warm-up match, head coach Vincent Mashami and domestic group of players embark on intensive preparations until Friday, just a day before their clash against the Walias of Ethiopia on Saturday at Kigali Stadium.

Amavubi will go into the do-or-die encounter with a 1-0 advantage from last month's first-leg at Mekelle Stadium, in Ethiopia.

The aggregate winner of the tie will automatically secure their spot at the 2020 CHAN finals as one of the three teams that will represent the Cecafa region in the continent's second-biggest football tournament.

FIFA International Friendly Match
Today

Rwanda 0-0 Tanzania

CHAN Qualifier, second Leg
October 19, 2019

Rwanda vs Ethiopia (Stade de Kigali, 15:00)
Ferwafa.rw

Rwanda, Tanzania lock horns in friendly match

By Mugabe

Rwanda's Amavubi take on Taifa Stars of Tanzania in an international friendly match Monday evening at Kigali Stadium, starting at 6pm.

The game comes at a crucial time when Rwanda gears up to host Ethiopia in the return leg of the two sides' tie for a ticket to the 2020 African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals tournament due to be held in Cameroun.

After Monday's warm-up match, head coach Vincent Mashami and his team will embark on intensive preparations until Friday, just a day before their clash against the Walias of Ethiopia on Saturday at Kigali Stadium.

Amavubi will go into the do-or-die encounter with a 1-0 advantage from last month's first-leg at Mekelle Stadium, in Ethiopia.

The aggregate winner of the tie will automatically secure their spot at the 2020 CHAN finals as one of the three teams that will represent the Cecafa region in the continent's second-biggest football tournament.

Speaking to Times Sport on Sunday, Mashami confirmed that his players had reported to camp at Nyamata's La Palisse Hotel, and all looked forward to the game.

β€œThe match will help me to observe and assess the players. But, much as it is a friendly game, we will also be looking to win. We owe it to our fans who have shown us strong support over the two months,” said the former Bugesera FC and APR tactician.

Meanwhile, the Tanzania delegation arrived in the country on Friday and the team has since been training. They face a daunting task against Sudan in CHAN Qualifiers on Friday, in Sudan, after losing the first leg 1-0 at home last month.

FIFA International Friendly Match
Today

Rwanda Vs Tanzania 18:00

2020 CHAN Qualifier, second Leg
October 19, 2019

Rwanda vs Ethiopia
[email protected]

Rwanda Premier Football League| Match Day Three Results

By Mugabe

Rwanda Premier Football League| Match day Three Results
Friday, October 11, 2019

AS Kigali 2-2 Bugesera FC

Saturday, October 12, 2019
APR FC 3-0 Etincelles FC
Espoir FC 1-2 Rayon Sports FC
Marines FC 1-1 Heroes FC
AS Muhanga 0-0 Gasogi United

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Police FC 3-2 Gicumbi FC
Mukura VS 4-0 Musanze FC
SC Kiyovu 1-0 Sunrise FC
Ferwafa.rw

Ndizeye Innocent

By Benjamin

Dusange Bertin

By Benjamin

Iyabivuze Osee

By Benjamin

Police Fc

By Benjamin
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