Rwanda Soccer Affiliation (Ferwafa) boss Olivier Mugabo Nizeyimana has mentioned that the Confederation of Africa Soccer (CAF) has cleared Rwanda to host the second leg tie of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in opposition to Senegal at Huye Stadium.
Amavubi tackle Senegal within the first leg on Tuesday, June 7, at Abdoulaye Wade Stadium in Dakar. It’s a sport that Rwanda was presupposed to host at Huye Stadium till an inspection report from CAF officers indicated that the venue was not prepared but to host the June qualifying fixtures with renovation works on the Southern Province-based 10 000 seater facility underway.
Enjoying the primary leg in Dakar fueled reviews amongst some native media, and in Senegal as effectively, that Rwanda may very well be compelled to play each legs in Dakar.
Nonetheless, in keeping with Nizeyimana, an amicable settlement was reached between each Rwanda and Senegal FAs that the latter will host the primary leg in Dakar and can then journey to Huye to play the return leg in March subsequent yr.
Nizeyimana clarified that his workplace has a letter from CAF confirming that Amavubi will play match day 5 of the qualifiers in opposition to the African champions at Huye Stadium.
“I can affirm that we’ve the letter from CAF approving the Rwanda-Senegal match to be performed at Huye Stadium. It’s a letter that was written by neither Rwanda nor Senegal however CAF,” mentioned Nizeyimana.
Rwanda began the AFCON 2023 Group L Qualifiers marketing campaign with a draw in opposition to Mozambique in Johannesburg and Carlos Alos Ferrer’s workforce shall be trying to frustrate African champions Senegal after they go face to face on Tuesday.