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Sports News of Friday, 2 September 2016


Rwanda going for broke against Ghana

Interim Rwanda coach Jimmy Mulisa expects his side to go all out in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Ghana on Saturday.

The last group match is expected to be played at the Accra Sports Stadium, with both sides having already had their fates determined with respect to their chances of qualifying.

The Black Stars beat Mauritius 2-0 in June to book a ticket for the final tournament, while the Amavubi saw their hopes vanish into thin air following defeats in their last two matches.

“We are going to Ghana to try and stage good performances," Mulisa told his federation's official website.

“We have good preparations over the past few days and players selected into the final 18-man squad have good levels of fitness.

"We have nothing to lose in this encounter other than fighting for our nation’s pride, and the players know very well that should they win this encounter. It would play a big impact on our Fifa rankings."

The Amavubi are expected to arrive in Accra on Friday afternoon, just a day to the match.

The first leg tie in Kigali ended in a 1-0 triumph for the Black Stars a year ago.