The newly constructed Abdoulaye Wade stadium in Dakar would be the centre of attraction on Tuesday, June 7 when Rwanda goals to upset African champions Senegal in a 2023 AFCON Group L qualifier.
The Amavubi are actually brimming with confidence following a spirited 1-1 draw with Mozambique in Johannesburg final week and are able to construct on that towards the Teranga Lions of Senegal.
The 2 groups have some excellent gamers and though on paper, the Teranga Lions are giants, soccer defies logic and something can occur throughout the 90 minutes timeframe.
Occasions Sport takes a have a look at 4 key battles Amavubi followers ought to look out for within the recreation.
Ange Mutsinzi vs Sadio Mane
The Liverpool star performs as a second striker and operates by means of the center as he did towards Benin final week and this implies he’ll instantly face Ange Mutsinzi.
The CD Trofense defender was excellent towards Mozambique with a few good clearance and sliding tackles. He’ll wish to excel towards the dreaded Sadio Mane within the recreation on Tuesday.
Definitely, Mutsinzi’s suitors FC Nantes might be watching the sport to see how their goal fares towards among the finest gamers on the planet.
Meddie Kagere vs Kalidou Koulibaly
It will likely be a battle price watching as two veterans who’re of their 30’s face one another. Tactically, they’re two completely different gamers as Koulibaly is an aggressive, ruthless central defender whereas Kagere is a tactically calm striker.
Koulibaly will need to go laborious on Kagere and that might give the Amavubi striker the prospect to take advantage of the lapses of the Napoli star as he’s error inclined.
Then again, Koulibaly’s bodily and aggressive nature can maintain Kagere out of the sport for the whole length.
Rafael York vs Namplays Mendy
Regardless of being a winger, the AFC Eskilstuna participant was utilized in central midfield towards Mozambique final week and it labored to perfection as he was among the finest gamers on the sector.
York might be dealing with Nampalys Mendy in midfield if Coach Carlos Alos decides to make use of him in the identical place on Tuesday. As a pure winger, the Amavubi star’s tempo is his greatest weapon and might use that towards the slower Mendy in the midst of the pitch.
Mendy alternatively could be very sturdy and a workhorse in midfield who works for 90 minutes with out displaying any indicators of fatigue. This may positively be a contest to keep watch over.
Emmanuel Imanishimwe vs Ismaila Sarr
The Rwandan left-back was excellent towards Mozambique and sometimes popped up on the flanks along with his surging runs to ship incisive crosses.
Sarr can be identified for his marauding runs on the flanks and talent to whip crosses into the penalty field. It will likely be intriguing to see how the 2 gamers come up towards one another as one has to maintain the opposite quiet earlier than working.