By Adeboye Amosu: Rwanda coach, Antoine Hey, says his side won’t be affected by the result of their Wednesday’s friendly match against Algeria ahead of their first group game at the 2018 African Nations Championship against Nigeria, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Amavubi lost 4-1 against the North Africans in their final buildup game at the El Menzah Stadium, Tunis.
They will face the home-based Super Eagles in their Group C tie in Tangier next week Monday.
The German born tactician also praised his players for their effort against the the Algerians insisting that they deserve more from the game.
“We lost unfortunately 4-1 to Algeria. The result doesn’t reflect the run of the game. We created a lot of chances that we could have scored.” Hey told the Rwanda Football Federation official website.
“We made some defending mistakes that cost, we learnt our lesson, it is a warning shot and I hope the players have learnt from it and the good thing, there are no injuries .All players are still available and fit for Monday game (Vs Nigeria.
“Friendly matches don’t count anything for us at this moment in time, it’s the Monday match against Nigeria that we are focused on and this is when it counts, this is when we need to be ready and definitely we will be ready.”
The Rwandan team is expected to leave Tunis for Tangier, aboard Air Morocco today (Thursday).
The 2018 CHAN competition will run from January 13 to February 4.