AFCONQ2023: Amavubi shared points with Cheetahs at Kigali Pelé Stadium


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Rwanda National Team, Amavubi and Benin’s Cheetahs drew 1-1 in the fourth day of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers to be held in Ivory Coast in January-February 2024.

This game held on this Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the Kigali Pelé Stadium.

On the Rwandan side, the goal was scored by defender Manzi Thierry at the 71st minute, which compensated for Benin’s goal scored by Jodel Dossou at the 57th minute.

The draw between the two teams didn’t help much, they only kept the hope of continuing to wait to Qualifier to the Africa Cup of Nations, as they both have 2 games left.

Both teams belongs to the Group L shared with Mozambique and Senegal, which is led by Senegal with 12 points and which has already sealed the ticket to the Ivory Coast after winning its 4 games.

Apart from Senegal, they got a ticket, followed by Mozambique with 4 points, Rwanda with 3 and Benin last with 2 points.

In June, Rwanda will host Mozambique, while Senegal will host Benin.

While the qualifying matches will end in September, Rwanda will host Senegal, Benin will play against Mozambique.

Game Summary

Fulltime: Rwanda 1-1 Benin

90’+5

Second Half ends, Rwanda 1, Benin 1.

90’+4

Corner, Rwanda. Conceded by Rabiou Sankamao.

90’+4

Attempt blocked. Djihad Bizimana (Rwanda) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fitina Omborenga.

90’+2

Offside, Rwanda. Emmanuel Imanishimwe tries a through ball, but Medie Kagere is caught offside.

90’+1

Attempt missed. Junior Olaitan (Benin) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

90’

Corner, Benin. Conceded by Fitina Omborenga.

90’

Foul by Ally Niyonzima (Rwanda).

90’

Steve Mounié (Benin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88’

Ally Niyonzima (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88’

Foul by Dodo Dokou (Benin).

88’

Emmanuel Imanishimwe (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88’

Foul by Steve Mounié (Benin).

86’

Yannick Bizimana (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86’

Foul by Hassane Imourane (Benin).

85’

Gilbert Mugisha (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85’

Foul by Cédric Hountondji (Benin).

85’

Foul by Ally Niyonzima (Rwanda).

85’

Stéphane Sessègnon (Benin) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84’

Attempt missed. Ange Mutsinzi (Rwanda) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Djihad Bizimana with a cross following a corner.

83’

Corner, Rwanda. Conceded by Saturnin Allagbé.

83’

Attempt saved. Gilbert Mugisha (Rwanda) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

83’
Yellow Card

Junior Olaitan (Benin) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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83’

Yannick Bizimana (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83’

Foul by Junior Olaitan (Benin).

82’

Attempt blocked. Steve Mounié (Benin) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Junior Olaitan.

81’

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

81’
Substitution

Substitution, Benin. Stéphane Sessègnon replaces Mattéo Ahlinvi.

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Matteo Ahlinvi
81’

Delay in match (Rwanda).

81’

Attempt blocked. Ange Mutsinzi (Rwanda) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thierry Manzi.

79’
Yellow Card

Khaled Adénon (Benin) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

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79’

Hand ball by Khaled Adénon (Benin).

78’

Emmanuel Imanishimwe (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78’

Foul by Hassane Imourane (Benin).

77’
Substitution

Substitution, Rwanda. Ally Niyonzima replaces Fred Muhozi.

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Fred Muhozi
77’

Offside, Benin. Mattéo Ahlinvi tries a through ball, but Steve Mounié is caught offside.

76’

Hand ball by Kévin Muhire (Rwanda).

73’
Substitution

Substitution, Benin. Steve Mounié replaces Tosin Aiyegun.

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71’
Goal!

Goal! Rwanda 1, Benin 1. Thierry Manzi (Rwanda) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Medie Kagere with a headed pass following a corner.

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70’

Corner, Rwanda. Conceded by Khaled Adénon.

69’

Attempt blocked. Hassane Imourane (Benin) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jodel Dossou with a through ball.

66’

Corner, Benin. Conceded by Ange Mutsinzi.

66’

Attempt blocked. Jodel Dossou (Benin) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rabiou Sankamao.

65’
Substitution

Substitution, Rwanda. Fitina Omborenga replaces Ali Serumogo.

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Ally Serumogo
65’
Substitution

Substitution, Rwanda. Yannick Bizimana replaces York Rafael.

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York Rafael
63’

Attempt missed. York Rafael (Rwanda) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kévin Muhire.

62’

Foul by Ali Serumogo (Rwanda).

62’

Mattéo Ahlinvi (Benin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61’

Offside, Benin. Junior Olaitan tries a through ball, but Tosin Aiyegun is caught offside.

61’

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

60’

Delay in match (Rwanda).

60’

Kévin Muhire (Rwanda) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60’

Foul by Dodo Dokou (Benin).

57’
Goal!

Goal! Rwanda 0, Benin 1. Jodel Dossou (Benin) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Junior Olaitan with a through ball following a fast break.

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56’

Emmanuel Imanishimwe (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56’

Foul by Hassane Imourane (Benin).

56’

Attempt missed. Gilbert Mugisha (Rwanda) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Kévin Muhire following a set piece situation.

55’

York Rafael (Rwanda) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55’

Foul by Khaled Adénon (Benin).

51’

Corner, Benin. Conceded by Fiacre Ntwari.

51’

Attempt saved. Junior Olaitan (Benin) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

50’

Foul by Djihad Bizimana (Rwanda).

50’

Jodel Dossou (Benin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49’
Yellow Card

Hadji Iraguha (Rwanda) is shown the yellow card.

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48’

Gilbert Mugisha (Rwanda) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48’

Foul by Hassane Imourane (Benin).

48’

Fred Muhozi (Rwanda) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48’

Foul by David Kiki (Benin).

46’
Yellow Card

Thierry Manzi (Rwanda) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

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46’

Hand ball by Thierry Manzi (Rwanda).

46’
Substitution

Substitution, Rwanda. Djihad Bizimana replaces Steve Rubanguka.

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Steve Rubanguka
46’
Substitution

Substitution, Benin. Hassane Imourane replaces Youssouf Assogba.

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Youssouf Assogba
46’
Substitution

Substitution, Benin. Rabiou Sankamao replaces Melvyn Doremus.

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Melvyn Doremus
46’

Second Half begins Rwanda 0, Benin 0.

45’+2

First Half ends, Rwanda 0, Benin 0.

40’

Attempt missed. Kévin Muhire (Rwanda) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gilbert Mugisha.

40’

Thierry Manzi (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40’

Foul by Tosin Aiyegun (Benin).

38’

Kévin Muhire (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38’

Foul by Mattéo Ahlinvi (Benin).

36’

Attempt missed. Dodo Dokou (Benin) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

34’

Foul by Fred Muhozi (Rwanda).

34’

Dodo Dokou (Benin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32’

Hand ball by Medie Kagere (Rwanda).

32’

Attempt blocked. Kévin Muhire (Rwanda) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fred Muhozi with a headed pass.

31’

Corner, Rwanda. Conceded by Cédric Hountondji.

31’

Offside, Benin. Saturnin Allagbé tries a through ball, but Youssouf Assogba is caught offside.

30’

Attempt saved. Fred Muhozi (Rwanda) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

30’

Kévin Muhire (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30’

Foul by Junior Olaitan (Benin).

29’

Medie Kagere (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29’

Foul by Cédric Hountondji (Benin).

26’

Foul by Ali Serumogo (Rwanda).

26’

Jodel Dossou (Benin) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25’
Yellow Card

York Rafael (Rwanda) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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25’

Foul by York Rafael (Rwanda).

25’

Jodel Dossou (Benin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24’

Offside, Benin. Youssouf Assogba tries a through ball, but Tosin Aiyegun is caught offside.

22’

Hand ball by Melvyn Doremus (Benin).

21’

Offside, Benin. Youssouf Assogba tries a through ball, but Khaled Adénon is caught offside.

20’

Corner, Benin. Conceded by Fiacre Ntwari.

20’

Attempt saved. Junior Olaitan (Benin) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top left corner.

19’
Yellow Card

Steve Rubanguka (Rwanda) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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19’

Foul by Steve Rubanguka (Rwanda).

19’

Mattéo Ahlinvi (Benin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18’

Corner, Rwanda. Conceded by Saturnin Allagbé.

18’

Penalty saved! York Rafael (Rwanda) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

17’

Penalty conceded by Melvyn Doremus (Benin) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

15’

Foul by Steve Rubanguka (Rwanda).

15’

Tosin Aiyegun (Benin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14’

Foul by Medie Kagere (Rwanda).

14’

Khaled Adénon (Benin) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13’

Foul by Kévin Muhire (Rwanda).

13’

Dodo Dokou (Benin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8’

Attempt missed. Ange Mutsinzi (Rwanda) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thierry Manzi following a corner.

8’

Corner, Rwanda. Conceded by David Kiki.

3’

Gilbert Mugisha (Rwanda) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3’

Foul by Youssouf Assogba (Benin).

2’

Foul by Kévin Muhire (Rwanda).

2’

Mattéo Ahlinvi (Benin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1’

Foul by Dodo Dokou (Benin).

1’

Steve Rubanguka (Rwanda) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1’

Game begins.

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