CECAFA: Gloves off in Libya, Rwanda's do-or-die clash

Rwanda and Libya will be seeking to rescue their chances of surviving past the group stage of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup tournament when they face off on Wednesday 7 January at the Machakos Stadium.

The Amavubi will have a steeper hill to climb having not won a match yet in Group A having lost in the opener against Kenya’s Harambee Stars before Zanzibar shocked them in the second match.

Libya have two points after their two barren draw scores against Tanzania and hosts Harambee Stars in the opener and second match respectively.

Squads

Rwanda Starting XI: 1 Ndayishimiye Eric [G] [C], 17 Manzi Thierry, 15 Usengimana Faustin, 22 Kayumba Soter, 14 Iradukunda Eric, 6 Mukunzi Yannick, 4 Bizimana Djihad, 20 Rutanga Eric, 2 Manishimwe Djabel, 12 Mico Justin, 7 Biramahire Abeddy

Subs: 18 Nzarora Marcel [G], 23 Kimenyi Yves [G], 9 Mbogo Ali, 13 Omborenga Fitina, 8 Niyonzima Ally, 21 Niyonzima Olivier, 10 Hakizimana Muhadjiri, 5 Nshimiyimana Amran, 19 Nshuti Innocent, 11 Sekamana Maxime, 16 Rugwiro Herve

Libya Starting XI: 12 Ali Shniena [G], 4 Ajbarah Saed, 5 Aljamal Tariq, 3 Sabbou Motasem, 13 Maetouq Ali, 18 Albadri Faisal [C], 16 Mohamed Amhimmid, 11 Taktak Muftah, 7 Tubal Mohamed, 10 Alharaish Zakaria, 19 Saeid Taher Saleh

Subs: 22 Azzaqah Ahmed [G], 1 Abdullah Fathi [G], 2 Elbarasi Taher, 8 Shafshuf Suhib, 6 Aleyat Mohamed, 14 Madeen Muhanad, 9 Almaryami Khalid, 17 Mohamed Amer, 15 Eltrbi Ahmed