The New Times (Kigali)

Rwanda/Algeria: Stars Need to Keep It Tight Against Fennec Foxes

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Rafik Djebbour of Algeria is challenged by Jay Demerit of United States at the 2010 World Cup.

Amavubi Stars coaching staff has been given free technical advice as they look for a formula to get a good result against Algeria.

Tunisia's coach Sami Trabelsi believes that Rwanda can get a good result against Algeria this Saturday in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers despite a 5-1 loss to the Eagles of Carthage in an international friendly on Sunday.

Trabelsi told Times Sport in an exclusive interview on Sunday that Amavubi can beat Algeria if they maintain their concentration and avoid committing obvious mistakes.

"It will be a difficult game playing against Algeria but if the team maintains the same spirit and determination which they displayed in the first half of our game, then they can have an (outside) chance of getting a good result," he stated.

"Rwanda is a technically and tactically good team but they must not give too much space to Algerians. The only way to keep Algeria at bay is to concentrate on keeping the ball, close the space when you lose it," advised Trabelsi.

On Sunday, Amavubi were out-played by their more clinical opponents, who played at a very high temple that left their opponents chasing shadows at times.

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