Friendly Battling Rwanda’s Amavubi held by Botswana in Madagascar

Rwanda national football team (Amavubi) played out to a 0-0 draw with Botswana in a friendly game that took place at the Barea Stadium in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Friday.

The game started brightly for Amavubi putting up an offensive display that kept their Batswana counterparts pinned in their own half.

Rwanda’s strong hold was on the left wing where Emmanuel Imanishimwe and Gilbert Mugisha made a couple of surging runs down the flank.

The first chance of the game fell to Innocent Nshuti in the 20th minute following a cross by Gilbert Mugisha, though his effort went wide. Coach Torsten Spittler brought on Arsene Tuyisenge and Bonheur Mugisha for Lague Byiringiro and Steve Rubanguka respectively in the 35th minute as he sought to vary his tactics.

Botswana got a major opportunity in the 38th minute as striker Molaodi Tlhalefang stripped Mugisha of the ball and made a dangerous run into Rwanda’s penalty box.

An excellent piece of defending by Emmanuel Imanishimwe who made a sliding tackle to steal the ball away from the opponent, thwarted the attack. Amavubi will next face Madagascar on Monday, March 25 in their second friendly game.

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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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