Rwanda interim head coach Jimmy Mulisa is confident his side can upset Ghana when the two sides meet in the last qualifier for next year’s African Cup of Nations at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
According to the former striker of the Amavubi’s, his players are determined to spring a surprise against the four-time African champions.
Mulisa indicated that there are no injuries in camp ahead of the epic tie and that the camaraderie among the players in camp is fantastic, noting that he is hoping that it would translate in Saturday’s clash.
“Our main objective is to win the match against Ghana because we need to improve our position in FIFA rankings but also, the match is important for the pride of the country,” said the former Amavubi striker told NewTimes.co.rw
He added that, “In the first week of training, we have been focusing more on improving the players’ fitness levels.We have players who are really working hard, are determined and devoted to ensure that this match goes well. The mood and spirit in camp is positive.”
“The arrival of foreign-based players has also boosted the team and we believe we can stage a good performance on Saturday,” Mulisa noted
Ghana beat Rwanda 1-0 in the corresponding fixture last September in Kigali, thanks to a late Mubarak Wakaso free kick.
Mulisa was part of the Amavubi team that upset the Black Stars of Ghana 1-0 at Amahoro National Stadium in 2003 in the qualifiers of the AfCON 2004, thanks to Jimmy Gatete’’s solitary strike.
Mulisa will this weekend return to Accra with Amavubi, but this time round as coach.