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PICTORIAL: Rwanda eliminated Ethiopia to qualify for 2018 CHAN

Posted By: Saddam MIHIGO - On:12/11/2017
Rwanda qualified for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), defeating Ethiopia 3-2 on aggregate in their two-legged play-off.

The victory was secured after a 0-0 draw in the second leg in Kigali on Sunday after Rwanda had won the first leg in Addis Ababa 3-2. Thanks the goals from Biramahire Abeddy, Muhadjili Hakizimana and Eric Rutanga Alba's unbelievable free-kick at Addis Ababa stadium in the first-leg tie.

They replace Egypt who decided to to be pulled out of the Tournament which is a biennial championship for African players based in their domestic leagues - because of a timing clash. Morocco will host the event in place of Kenya.

Rwanda's previous appearance at the CHAN was in 2016 as hosts and have been eliminated in quaeter-finals by the Holding champions of Democratic Republic of Congo (Leopards). 

 The draw for the 2018 CHAN will be made on 17 November 2017, with the 16-team tournament taking place from 12 January to 4 February.

Ethiopian Walias  First XI

Ethiopian Walias  First XI 

Amavubi XI

Amavubi XI

Defender Saddam Nyandwi, striker Innocent Nshuti and Police FC's goalkeeper Marcel Nzarora on the touchline

Defender Saddam Nyandwi, striker Innocent Nshuti and Police FC's goalkeeper Marcel Nzarora on the touchline

Amavubi assistant Coach Vincent Mashami (Left) together with Thomas Higiro the goalkeeper coach

Amavubi assistant Coach Vincent Mashami (Left) together with Thomas Higiro the goalkeeper coach

Two teams out of the dressing room

Two teams out of the dressing room

Abeddy Biramahire (Left) and Eric Iradukunda (Right)

Abeddy Biramahire (Left) and Eric Iradukunda (Right)

Olivier Niyonzima (First from the left) was in Antoine Hey's first Eleven

Olivier Niyonzima (First from the left) was in Antoine Hey's first Eleven

Faustin Usengimana (Left) and Thierry Manzi (Right)

Faustin Usengimana (Left) and Thierry Manzi (Right)

Amavubi during Rwanda National Anthem

Amavubi assistant Coach Vincent Mashami (Left) together with Thomas Higiro the goalkeeper coach

Amavubi during Rwanda National Anthem

Amavubi during Rwanda National Anthem

Two sides greetings

Two sides greetings

Team Captains together with match-officials

Team Captains together with match-officials

Djabel Imanishimwe struggling to go with the ball

Djabel Imanishimwe struggling to go with the ball 

Abeddy Biramahire struggling to get the ball from Tamene Aschalew

Abeddy Biramahire struggling to get the ball from Tamene Aschalew of Ethipia 

Striker Justin Mico getting warns from central referee

Striker Justin Mico getting warns from central referee

Ethiopian Goalkeeper fighting against the ball from Eric Rutanga's free kick

Ethiopian Goalkeeper fighting against the ball from Eric Rutanga's free kick

Yannick Mukunzi (left) discussing with Justin Mico

Yannick Mukunzi (left) discussing with Justin Mico how things can be better

Rwandan Players discussing together

Rwandan Players discussing together

Current AS Kigali fan Asman is the new Amavubi supporter

Current AS Kigali fan Asman is the new Amavubi supporter

Justin Mico's reactions after missing a goal

Justin Mico's reactions after missing a goal

Ismael Kodo (left) and Jimmy Mulisa (in the middle) at Kigali stadium

Ismael Kodo (left) and Jimmy Mulisa (in the middle) at Kigali stadium

Eric Rutanga before lancing the ball

Eric Rutanga before lancing the ball

Amavubi Fan base

Amavubi Fan base

Yannick Mukunzi was more than happy for the qualification

Yannick Mukunzi was more than happy for the road to Morocco

Yannick Muknzi holding the Rwanda Officeila Flag

Yannick Muknzi holding the Rwanda Official Flag

Saddam Nyandwi (left) and Yannick Mukunzi (right) in an post match dance

Saddam Nyandwi (left) and Yannick Mukunzi (right) in a post match dance

 Gikundiro Forever changed their name to Amavubi Forever

Gikundiro Forever changed their name to Amavubi Forever

Rwandan players plaising the fans

Rwandan players plaising the fans 

Abakinnyi bateruye Antoine Hey Paul

Players holding Antoine Hey Paul in air

Abakinnyi bateruye Nzamwita Vincent de Gaule

Rwanda FA president Vincent de Gaule Nzamwita i players's hands

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