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We Want An Early Goal – Says AS Kigali Coach Nshimiyimana

AS Kigali head coach Eric Nshimiyimana wants his side to breach KCCA FC back-line very early in the game.

The two sides meet on Wednesday at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende in the CAF Confederation Cup second leg of the first round.

AS Kigali lead the tie 2-0 after they were awarded the win following KCCA FC’s failure to raise the required number of players after the team’s camp was heavily hit by Covid19.

“We have prepared well and believe we have what it takes to eliminate KCCA FC,” Nshimiyimana told Xinhua.

“We shall need to get an early goal so that we settle in well.”

This is contrary to popular opinion from KCCA FC fraternity who are certain that their opponent will sit back to hold on to their lead.

AS Kigali attacking midfielder Hakizimana Muhadjiri says that they have to work hard if they are to qualify to the next stage.

“We have to work hard and also pray that the Lord helps us because we have the ability,” he told the club media.

“KCCA is a tough team, which is why we have to put a lot of effort into winning this match.

“We are lucky because we have two goals, so we have to fight it to see if we can bring in more and by the power of God, I know we will do it.”

To qualify, AS Kigali must avoid a loss or lose by not greater than a three-goal margin. A 2-0 loss will send the game to extra time.

AS Kigali have not lost by a three-goal margin in all competitions on the road since falling 4-1 in a league game against Kiyovu in May 2018.


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