Action between Rwanda and Morocco on Friday at Amahoro National stadium Credit: NewTimes

Genocide Peace matches:

Sunday: Rwanda 3-0 Morocco
Friday: Rwanda 2-0 Morocco

After Friday’s 2-0 win, Rwanda Amavubi stars once again defeated Morocco 3-0 on Sunday at the Amahoro National Stadium.

Left winger Dominique Savio Nshuti got the opener in the 18th minute.

This was followed by Jean Baptiste ‘Migi’ Mugiraneza’s 35th minute strike before winger Jean Claude Iranzi sealed the victory on the stroke of half time.

The two matches were held as part of the Genocide Memorial tournament aimed at commemorating football players, fans, administrators as well as other Rwandans, who were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

During Friday’s game, APR FC midfielder Djihad Bizimana converted a 30th minute penalty before the Rwanda league top scorer Dany Usengimana got the second 5 minutes after the hour mark.

This was the second official match for Rwanda’s new coach Antoine Hey who is expected to name the final squad for this month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central Africa Republic, which will be played on June 11 in Bangue.

Rwanda is housed in Group H of AFCON 2019 qualifiers alongside heavy weights Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and Central African Republic.

The winner of each group alongside the best three second-placed teams will qualify for the 2019 finals tournament in Cameroon.

Rwanda Football Federation and their Morocco counterparts signed a memorandum of understanding to foster cordial relations between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) also signed a similar pact with Morocco Football Association on 10th March 2017 in Casablanca, Morocco.

FUFA President, Moses Magogo met with his counterpart from Morocco Lekjaa Fouzi and sealed off the deal that cements the partnership between the two countries.

The partnership includes exchange programmes of technical and administrative staff, hosting of national and club teams from either country by the other, training camps, sharing football knowledge, best practices and experiences.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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