Rwanda Football Boss Rallies The Wasps Ahead Of Benin Clash

The Ferwafa president promises the players hefty bonuses if they pip the squirrels.
The president of the National Football Federation (Ferwafa) John Bosco Kazura as asked the senior national team-Amavubi to make use of their home advantage and salvage a much needed win against Benin on October 9.

The wasps need to rescue their 2012 Africa Nations Cup qualifying campaign after getting off to a wobbly start in their Group (H) following their 3-0 defeat in Abidjan against African giants Ivory Coast early this month.

Kazura told New Times Sport that the team is being prepared mentally and tactically for the crunch encounter and expects a totally different display at Amahoro Stadium.

"We decided to postpone the Primus league purposely to give the team thorough preparations. The training is not only tactical but also mental because the Benin qualifier is a very important game for us," the Ferwafa head said.

He added, "As usual, the players stand to pocket huge bonuses for the win but that should not be the overriding factor."

Ivory Coast top the group with three points, Burundi and Benin are second with a point each while Rwanda is at the bottom without a point.

Rwanda is seeking a second appearance at Africa's premier football tournament following their debut in 2004.

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