Rwanda/Togo: Mashami Issues Rallying Call Ahead of Togo Decider

26 January 2021

AMAVUBI HEAD COACH Vincent Mashami has called on his team to be on the attack from kick-off on Tuesday night at Stade de Limbe when Rwanda take on Togo in their final match of Group C of the African Nations Championship.

Rwanda travelled from Duala to tonight's host city of Limbe on Sunday ahead of the tie against the West African debutants.

The other group tie pits Uganda against group leaders and defending champions Morocco with the former needing a win to reach the knock-out stage.

Togo are second in the group with three points from two matches, while third-placed Rwanda are still searching for their first win and first goal at the tournament.

Rwanda's Amavubi are third with two points, with Uganda Cranes sitting bottom of the group with one point.

Rwanda and Togo have never met in any competition although they played once in a warm-up in 2008 which the latter won 1-0.

Amavubi's first two fixtures ended goalless against Uganda and Morocco.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday's fixture, Mashami said his team will do everything to win the game.

"We know it won't be an easy game as we are up against one of the best teams in our group, but we are ready for the challenge, we will give everything," he said.

"We have big ambitions," the head coach said urging his players to step up.

Despite boasting an unbeaten record at this year's CHAN edition, Rwanda have been guilty of creating too few opportunities in front of opposition goal, drawing their first two games 0-0.

Their opponents Togo, on the other hand, recovered from their narrow defeat to Morocco to overcome Uganda 2-1 in an entertaining match in which both sides scored some of the best goals of the tournament - at least so far.

While draws could be enough for Morocco and Togo to reach the last eight, East Africans Rwanda and Uganda need to win to go through.

Rwanda are making their fourth appearance at the African Nations Championship.

Probable line-ups


Olivier Kwizera, Emmanuel Imanishimwe, Thierry Manzi, Ange Mutsinzi, Fitina Omborenga, Rashid Kalisa, Olivier Niyonzima, Savio Dominique Nshuti, Bertrand Iradukunda, Muhadjiri Hakizimana and Jacques Tuyisenge.


Aigba; Zonor, Issifou, Toudji, Madjedje; Ahoro, Akate; Nane, Tchakei, Adjahli; Agoro


Rwanda vs Togo (Stade de Limbe, 9pm)

Morocco vs Uganda (Stade de la Réunification, 9pm)

AllAfrica publishes around 500 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.