Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has announced three ranges of gate charges for Sunday’s return leg between Rwanda and Ethiopia in the Total CHAN 2018 Play-off qualifier at Stade de Kigali.
The prices for watching national football team (Amavubi) battling Walia Antelopes of Ethiopia was set at Rwf 2000 for normal stands (double compared to charges in Rwanda Azam Premier League big matches).
For the covered stands, the price is Rwf3000 while the VIP section goes for Rwf15, 000.
According to Ferwafa, Gates will be open at 11am with kick-off slated for 15:30.
Meanwhile, Amavubi supporters are expecting the national team to impress them even more than they did in the first leg – away.
Manzi Robert, a resident of Nyamirambo says “Ethiopia can’t take the win as the boys have the home advantage and previous stunning win energizes the team. “I predict the game to end Rwanda 4-0 Ethiopia.”
Manzi believes that suspension of pivotal midfielder Djihad Bizimana makes no worry because substitutes like AS Kigali midfielder Ally Niyonzima or APR Fc’s midfielder Amran Nshimiyimana will do the job.
“Rwanda still has an upper hand of scoring 3-0 for Ethiopia,” Janvier Muneza predicts.
According to Claude Hakizimana another fan that lives in Kabeza, Kicukiro district, all of these teams play the similar slow attacking game and ball possession using midfielders and this match could result into goalless draw.
Karim Abdul a resident of Remera suggests that for Amavubi to win this game, the coach needs to improve on the defending system.
Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has delegated Somalian referees to handle the game.
Centre referee is Mohamed Hagi assisted by Hamza Hagi Abdi and Salah Omar Abukar.
Bashir Olad Arab, a reserve referee is also Somalian while Burundian Aimable Habimana will be match commissioner.
In the previous battle, amavubi stunned the Walias with a 3-2 win in the first leg last Sunday in Addis Ababa, and any result other than defeat will see Rwanda completing the line-up for the next year’s finals in Morocco.
Rwanda’s previous appearance at the biennial championship was in 2016 as host and 2011 in Sudan whilst Ethiopia participated at the last two editions, 2014 and 2016.
In the meantime, the draw for the final tournament has been fixed for 17 November 2017 in Rabat, with the final tournament scheduled for 12 January to 4 February 2018.