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Central African Republic Thrashed 5-0 By Rwanda In International Friendly Nightmare

Central African Republic lost 5-0 to Rwanda in their second international friendly played at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali on Monday afternoon.

In a performance that could spell the end of Francois Zahoui’s tenure as national coach, the Les Fauves were again torn to shreds just three days after a 2-0 loss to the Amavubi.

A Rwanda side brimming with superstars – led by the brilliant Meddie Kagere – was ruthless against a CAR outfit that again looked disjointed and wasteful with any possession they had.

Martin Fabrice netted a brace with Muhadjir Hakizimana, Yves Muguga and Nshuti Dominique Savio scoring one goal each to complete a double against CAR.

Flory Jean Michael Yangao was surprise choice at the right back while Sadock Ngobe manned the central defence with Geoffrey Kondogbia leading the midfield.

Rwanda fielded a completely different starting side that played in last Friday friendly and in several occasions disturbed the inconsistent CAR goalkeeper Elvis Samolah.

The Les Fauves should’ve been in the lead following second minutes from a clear chance by Georginio off a ball in behind by Denis Rukudo, but he was unable to beat the opposite number.

That missed opportunity didn’t go unpunished as two minutes later Hakizimana slotted in a delivery from Eric Nsabimana with the defence caught unaware.

The Amavubi doubled their lead at the stroke of halftime through a well-taken first-time strike in the area by Mugunga following a cutback from Christian Ishimwe.

CAR were cut into pieces following the hour mark  as Fabrice picked up a loose misplaced set-piece by the visitors to run in on goal before going over goalkeeper Samolah.

The visitors had their first shot of the game in the 67th minute when Mokonou fired over the bar from outside the box.

More woes followed for CAR as the Amavunbi made it 4-0 thirteen minutes to the end of the match with a well taken finish from Nshuti Dominique Savi.

Samolah made a howler in the 82nd minute to gift Fabric his second goal when he got a wrong timing of a bouncing ball

CAR ran into the game in the last five minutes but could not find a way past Rwanda for a consolation goal, who had their goalkeeper Emery Mvuyekure on top form.

The series of friendlies have been lined-up by the CAR football body as part of preparations for 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

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