Senegal will lock horns with Rwanda in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group L match at Stade Huye in Butare. Rwanda. Senegal dropped points for the first time when they drew 1-1 with Benin and a four-match winning run came to an end. They already qualified as the first team in Group L and coach Malick Daf decided to play with their U21 and U18 teams and give a chance to young players who are knocking on the door of the A team. The wonder kid 15-year-old Amara Diouf, who led the national U17 team to the African Cup title by scoring five goals is called. On Tuesday, they will host Algeria in a very “strong” friendly and will compete with all-stars in that match.
Rwanda finished in the last place of the group and it is indicative that it has been present only once in the final stage of ACN and that was in 2004. The Spanish coach Carlos Alós left them to sit on the Belarus national team bench and Frenchman Gerard Boucher, who works in the national team as a technical director, took over the role of a coach. Most of the players who make up the squad are competing in the domestic league which started three weeks ago.
The odds heavily dropped on Rwanda, but I will go against them. The Senegalese always have superb youth selections, who are composed of youths with great potential and already play in big teams such as Berkane, Wydad, Seraing, Servette, Metz, Betis, Zulte Waregem, and Dynamo Kyiv. They will be „hungry“ to show that they can be part of the senior team and against the poor Rwanda team with players from their domestic league will win the three points.