Rwanda to Play DR Congo in a Friendly
Rwanda will play DR Congo in an international friendly on September 18 at Stade de Matyrs in Kinshasa, Rwanda FA has confirmed.
Rwanda will play DR Congo in an international friendly on September 18 at Stade de Martyrs in Kinshasa, Rwanda FA has confirmed.
The match marks the fifth meeting between the two neighbouring countries. In the past four meetings, Amavubi prevailed twice, lost one encounter and drew the other two.
Rwanda lost to DR Congo in their last encounter where the two nations met in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 CHAN tournament that was held in Kigali.
“The upcoming game will definitely be another grudge encounter and both countries’ coaches would like to put the record straight,” Rwanda FA president Jean Sekamana told reporters.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] “Whenever the two nations clash, the entire country comes to a standstill, more so with a huge Rwanda community in DR Congo, this will be another explosive clash.” [/perfectpullquote]
Both sides will use the match as part of their preparations for the third round of 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) where Rwanda are scheduled to face Ethiopia in the first leg due on September 22 in Mekelle City while DR Congo will be up against the Central African Republic.
The 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN), a competition that is designed for players featuring in their respective domestic leagues, will be held in Cameroon.