We are in good position to eliminate Tanzania, says Rwanda’s Hey

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Action between Rwanda and Morocco on Friday at Amahoro National stadium

Following a 1-1 draw away to Tanzania, Rwanda coach Antoine Hey believes his side will finish off the job at home.

The former Harambee Stars Coach praised his players after getting a result they targeted before the game as they aim to qualify for the 2018 CHAN qualifiers due in Kenya.

“We needed to score an away goal and we got it,” Hey told The Times of Rwanda.  “Now we are going to prepare for the return leg, which we will be looking to win,” he added.

A draw is not a bad result as it gives us the foundation going into the second leg; we must finish the job at home.

Hey was also impressed with the way his charges interpreted tactics in the game away to a very good attacking side.

We played a very tactical game, shutting out the Tanzanian midfielders, who were very quick on the counter-attack. Generally, I was impressed by the performance of my team, despite the short time we had to prepare for the match.

The winner between the two sides face off against either South Sudan or Uganda who drew goalless in the first leg in Juba.

The Amavubi played in the CHAN 2011 when they were eliminated in the group stage and 2016 when they reached the quarter-finals before losing 2-1 to the eventual tournament winners, DR Congo when they hosted the event.