Rwanda vows to bounce back after Cecafa defeat

Amavubi coach Nshimiyamana tells Goal he was disappointed they lost to Uganda despite dominating tie and says they will fight to win next match

Rwandese coach Eric Nshimiyamana was a disappointed man after watching his side succumb 1-0 to rivals Uganda Cranes despite dominating both halves of the Cecafa Challenge Cup fixture at Nyayo Stadium on Friday.

Nshimiyamana told Goal after the match that they will now have to work on finishing and hope they win their remaining two fixtures to remain in contention for the regional trophy.

“Sometimes luck has a great part to play in football and in our case against Uganda, we were just unlucky. We dominated possession but could not get the ball behind the net despite getting so many chances.

“My main concern now is sharpening the striking force and hope that we will do better in the next match.”

The tactician has urged his players to work hard in the next game if they are to harbor any hopes of reaching the quarters. “There is no shortcut; we must just work hard to see to it that we are in the last eight.

“The ball is in our court because earlier in the day Sudan won by a big margin against Eritrea and now that we have lost against Uganda, we need to work hard and win the next game.”

Rwanda will face off with Sudan in their next match at Machakos Stadium and defeat for them would dampen their hopes of progressing in the competition.