Khaya Ndubane
Digital manager Phakaaathi
3 minute read
20 Jan 2016
3:30 pm

Blow by blow: Rwanda vs Gabon

Khaya Ndubane

Hello and welcome to the Amahoro Stadium where hosts Rwanda take on Gabon in the top-of-the-table Group A clash of the Chan 2016 tournament.

Emery Bayisenge of Rwanda celebrates his goal during the 2016 CHAN football match between Rwanda and Ivory Coast at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda on 16 January 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

– Rwanda become the first side to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Chan 2016

– referee Janny Sikazwe blows his whistle for full-time. Full-time score: Rwanda 2-1 Gabon

– 4 minutes of added time to be played

– 89′ Sugira tries a left-footed shot, but it goes over the crossbar

– 88′ free kick for Rwanda

– 83′ Nzambe hits the crossbar from the resultant free kick with Ndayishimiye well beaten

– 81′ free kick for Gabon in a good scoring position

– 80′ Substitution for Rwanda: Mukunzi makes way for Djihad Bizimana

– 79′ Savio’s shot is saved by Moto

– 78′ offside call goes against Rwanda

– 76′ corner kick for Gabon

– 75′ free kick for Gabon and it’s played quickly

– 69′ Iranzi’s long range shot goes over the crossbar

– 68′ Rwatubyaye’s header goes narrowly wide of goals from the resultant corner kick

– 67′ Sugira’s shot is deflected away for a corner kick

– 66′ Mukunzi tries a long range shot, but it goes over the crossbar

– 64′ offside call goes against Rwanda

– 58′ RED CARD for Gabon! Kabi gets his marching orders for a second bookable offence! Gabon are down to 10 men!

– 55′ GOAAAL! Boupendza pulls one back for Gabon. It’s Rwanda 2 Gabon 1!

– 49′ corner kick for Gabon

– 47′ GOAAAL! Sugira completes his brace and makes it 2-0 for Rwanda with a powerful finish!

– Gabon get the second half underway

– Substitution for Gabon: Nono makes way for Knox Ness-Younga

– Substitution for Rwanda: Savio Nshuti comes on for Habyarimana

– referee Janny Sikazwe blows his whistle for the half-time break. Half-time score: Rwanda 1-0 Gabon

– 45′ Nzambe tries a long range shot, but it goes wide of goals

– 45′ free kick for Gabon in a promising position

– 43′ GOAAAL! Sugira breaks the deadlock with a fantastic finish!

– 41′ Sugira’s shot is deflected away for a corner kick

– 39′ free kick for Rwanda and a yellow card for Kabi

– 38′ another corner kick for Gabon, but again it’s cleared by Rwanda

– 35′ corner kick for Gabon

– 33′ offside call goes against Rwanda

– 24′ free kick for Rwanda in a promising position, but nothing comes off it

– 24′ Substitution for Gabon: Ambourouet makes way for Stevy Nzambe

– 21′ Iranzi also tries a long range shot for Rwanda, but it goes wide of goals

– 18′ Boupendza tries a long range shot, but is saved by Ndayishimiye

– 17′ corner kick for Rwanda, but Gabon clear their lines

– 14′ offside call goes against Rwanda

– 13′ corner kick for Rwanda

– 7′ Bayisenge’s shot is parried away for a corner kick by Moto

– 6′ free kick for Rwanda in a promising position

– 5′ goalkeeper Moto kicks the ball straight to Sugira’s back, but it’s deflected away from goals

– 1′ corner kick for Rwanda

– Rwanda get the game underway. They’re playing from left to right while Gabon play from right to left

– kickoff

Starting XI:

Rwanda XI: Eric Ndayishimiye, Amran Nshimiyimana, Yannick Mukunzi, Emery Bayisenge, Jean Claude Iranzi, Fitina Omborenga, Celestin Ndayishimiye, Ernest Sugira, Innocent Habyarimana, Abdul Rwatubyaye
Gabon XI: Yves Moto, Georges Ambourouet, Tchen Kabi, Dorian Nono, Mario Mandrault, Cedric Biyoghe, Franck Obambou, Cyrille Avebe, Prince Ongolo, Aaron Boupendza, Rodrigue Moundougua

After their win against Ivory Coast, Rwanda will be looking to consolidate their position at the top of the table by making it two wins in two matches. Gabon, who played to a goalless draw against Morocco,n will be looking to register their first win of the tournament.

Hello and welcome to the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali where hosts Rwanda take on Gabon in the top-of-the-table Group A clash of the Chan 2016 tournament.