Friendly Rwanda’s Amavubi sink Madagascar in FIFA Series fixture

Rwanda national football team (Amavubi) registered an emphatic 2-0 win over Madagascar in a FIFA international friendly game in Antananarivo on Monday.

Amavubi’s German coach Torsten Spittler made two changes in the line-up which drew 0-0 with Botswana on Friday, as he brought on the Belgium-based duo of goalkeeper Maxime Wenssens and midfielder Hakim Sahabo for Fiacre Ntwari and Lague Byiringiro, respectively.

Rwanda had the first chance in the game in the 3rd minute when Fitina Omborenga overlapped, beat his marker and delivered a nice cross which was cleared by the Malagasy defence for a corner.

A mistake by Ange Mutsinzi nearly gave Madagascar the lead in the 10th minute, as the centre back, in an attempt to dribble past striker Arnaud Randrianantenaina, lost the ball in his own penalty box.

At almost the half-hour mark, a superb pass from deep in the midfield by Muhire found Gilbert Mugisha who had drifted into a central attacking role and that was the moment. The deft attacker beat his man with pace before placing the ball past the on-rushing goalkeeper Teva Gardies for Amavubi’s first goal in the 28th minute.

With pressure mounting on Madagascar, Amavubi got their second goal in the 91st minute through skipper Djihad Bizimana who fired a low shot from outside the box to make it 2-0.

Amavubi are now unbeaten in four games under Spittler. They have won two, drawn two, scored four goals and conceded none.

  • New Times.

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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