Mbaraga upbeat AS Kigali will prevail in Burundi

RWANDA’S representatives AS Kigali started off their campaign in Africa Confederation Cup on a positive note with a well-earned 1-0 win over Burundian Academie Tchite at Stade de Kigali.

AS Kigali skipper striker Jimmy Mbaraga remains hopeful that the team will play attacking football in Burundi when they face academie Tchite in the return leg of Caf Champions League on Sunday.

“We should have scored more goals because that was our target. To be sincere, 1-0 is very tight but the most important thing is that we never conceded a goal. It was our strategy from onset to ensure we do not concede a goal and we did exactly that,” said Mbaraga.

The promising striker insists AS Kigali will not be going to Burundi to defend the slim advantage but will try and score at least a goal to boost their chances.

“Of course they will open up the game knowing they must score. It will be a blessing for us because we are also going there to score. Hopefully we can keep the clean sheet as well and if we score first then pressure will be on them.”

The Kigali City sponsored club get on pitch with a 1-0 advantage in last Saturday’s game and know a draw is enough to see them through to the first round.

The Rwandan Peace Cup winners got their winning goal through striker Bodo Ndikumana.

A win for AS Kigali will see them progress past the qualifying round, were will face Alhly Shandy of Sudan in the first round.