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Friendly : Rwanda/Uganda Cranes to be played on Nov 16.


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The  on and off  international friendly match pitting Rwanda National soccer team (Amavubi Stars) and Cecafa regional  defending Champions Uganda Cranes has been shifted to Kampala’s  Namboole Stadium on November 16.

The match according to the organisers was earlier set for November 24 in Kampala.

Amavubi coach Eric Nshimiyimana was quoted by Rwanda Times Sport confirming of the new dates adding that  it will not affect his plans.

Nshimiyimana also confirmed that the Amavubi team will join camp on November 12 after the ninth round of the Turbo King Football league which was been brought forward in order to give ample time to the national team to prepare for the Cecafa Challenge Cup which kicks on November 27 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The head coach is expected to summon skipper Haruna Niyonzima and defender Salomon Nirisarike for the Cranes tie.

The two teams were meant to face off last month, but the Ugandan Football Association called off the game because of logistical issues.

The two teams drew 2-2 in the first friendly match played in Kigali in February ,Both team’s will use the friendly match to shape up ahead of the regional Cecafa  senior Challenge Cup slated for Nairobi,Kenya  later this month.

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