Rwanda Focus (Kigali)

14 November 2012

Rwanda/Namibia: Mbaraga Delighted With Maiden Amavubi Goal

Jimmy Mbaraga justified his inclusion in the senior national football team - Amavubi Stars by scoring the opener in yesterday's International friendly against Namibia at Amahoro Stadium.

The AS Kigali striker, who currently tops the Primus league scoring charts with five goals, put the wasps in front six minutes after coming on for Jean Claude Iranzi in the second half.

On the 66th minute, Elias 'Baby' Uzamukunda, who plays his football in France with AS Cannes doubled the lead after converting Haruna Niyonzima's cross.

Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic's side could have had a third two minutes later but Niyonzima shot wide from close range.

Rwanda looked like they were walking away unscathed only for Platinum Stars' striker Henrico Botes to pull one back for the Brave Warriors on the 71st minute after some lackluster defending from Amavubi's central defenders Emery Bayisenge and Salomon Nirisarike who plays for Royal Antwerp in Belgium.

Amavubi led by Niyonzima and APR's Barnabe Mubumbyi continued pressing for a third goal but it was the visitors who equalized in extra time courtesy of a well-taken volley by Larry Horaeb.

It was the second time that the teams had to settle for a draw considering last month's international friendly in Windhoek which ended goalless.

International friendly

Yesterday's result

Rwanda 2-2 Namibia (Amahoro)

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