AFCON AFCON 2023 QUALIFIER: Mukunzi vows to help Rwanda reach Ivory Coast

Sandviken midfielder Yannick Mukunzi is determined to help Rwanda seal their spot in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Mukunzi, who has not played an international game for Rwanda’s Amavubi since September 2021 due to a series of injuries that saw him sidelined at the club level, is among the players named in the 28-man provisional squad to prepare for their fixture against Mozambique at Huye Stadium on June 18.

The former APR and Rayon Sports midfielder has admitted to being honoured to make the squad and promised to do everything possible and help Rwanda qualify for the competition in Ivory Coast.

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“I need to do my best because this is an important game not only for the country but our career as a player. The Afcon qualifier is a big competition and it will be a real honor for me to wear the national team jersey, and I am ready to help the team win this game,” said Mukunzi as quoted by Times Sport.

He added: “It was an honor for me when the coach contacted me to play for Rwanda again. I know I have a responsibility to repay the faith the coach has entrusted in me and, in my mind, there is no doubt that we can get a good result against Mozambique.”

Amavubi will move to a residential camp on Thursday and train at Kigali Pele Stadium from June 8 up to June 14, two days before traveling to Huye. Rwanda are bottom of Group L with two points, two behind Mozambique and Benin who now sit second and third in the table led by African champions Senegal.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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