m_She-Amavubi head to Nigeria with a positive mind

The She-Wasps

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Zambia vs Zimbabwe (1-0)

Nigeria vs Rwanda (4-1)

Equatorial Guinea vs Cote d‘Ivoire (1-1)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Tunisia vs Algeria (1-2)

Ghana vs Ethiopia (2-0)

Cameroon vs Senegal (1-1)

*South Africa vs Comoros (13-0)

THE She-Wasps of Rwanda departed for Nigeria on Thursday night ahead of the second leg of the 2014 Africa Nations Cup qualifier which will be played on Saturday in Nigeria’s Northern State of Kaduna at Ahmadu Bello stadium on Saturday.

The 23-man team left after midnight aboard Rwandair to Lagos where they will reconnect to Kaduna on Friday morning.

In the first leg, Nigeria’s Super Falcons thumped She-Amavubi 4-0 at Umuganda stadium in Rubavu district two weeks ago. This turned the return leg into a ‘mission impossible’ as far as Rwanda’s chances of qualifying for the finals is concerned.

Meanwhile, their opponents Super Falcons are already in Kaduna fine tuning where they host their Rwandese counterparts.

Nigeria have who won the AWC six times in the past eight editions and hold a 4-1 advantage from the away first leg game in Gisenyi about a week ago.

They will qualify for the 9th AWC if they avoid a heavy defeat against the She Amavubi of Rwanda.

Head coach Edwin Okon said his players would take on the She Amavubi as if their whole lives depended on the game.

“We won’t be over-confident when we play them. We will not be complacent,” he said

The ninth edition of the biggest women’s football event in Africa is scheduled to run from October 11 to 25 in Namibia. The competition will double as qualifiers for the 2015 Fifa Women World Cup in Canada.

Rwanda 18-player squad:

Judith Ingabire Nyirabashyitsi (AS Kigali), Janviere Mukadusenge (AS Kigali), Helene Uwizeyimana (AS Kigali), Edith Umulisa (AS Kigali), Clementine Mukamana (AS Kigali), Gloria Sifa Nibagwire (AS Kigali), Chadia Uwamahirwe (AS Kigali), Saida Ntagisanima (AS Kigali), Sophie Niyomugaba (AS Kigali), Anne Marie Ibangarye (AS Kigali).

Others are; Alice Kalimba (AS Kigali), Alice Niyoyita (Kamonyi), Djamila Abimana (Kamonyi), Louise Maniraguha (Les Lionnes), Marie Jeanne Nyirahafashimana (AS Kigali), Claudine Murorenkwere (Rambura), and Agathe Iririkumutima (Les Lionnes), Marie Claire Uwamahoro (AS Kigali).