Rwanda’s new coach Torsten Frank Spittler has openly confessed Amavubi will not be guaranteed qualification to the 2026 World Cup in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
The German tactician, who is preparing the team for the qualifiers, pointed out Rwanda’s position in Fifa rankings as the main reason they may not be able to achieve their dream of reaching the global competition.
“Our main target is to win every game and be competitive. If those wins secure the team the ticket, we will take it,” Spittler told journalists in a press conference on Thursday as quoted by Times Sport, adding: “We have to be realistic; Rwanda is lying 147th in the world. Teams at that position qualifying for World Cup is rare but we have to win all our games and see what happens.”
Rwanda will kick off their qualification campaign with a home game against Zimbabwe at Huye Stadium on November 15 before they take on South Africa’s Bafana Bafana on November 21 at the same venue.