Rwanda FA (Ferwafa) has denied that they are planning to pull the national team out of African Nations Championship set for Cameroon over coronavirus fears.
“It’s not true that Amavubi will not participate in CHAN 2020 due to coronavirus,” François-Régis Uwayezu, Ferwafa’s Secretary-General told Times Sport on Wednesday morning.
The withdrawal rumours appeared on social media on Monday evening after reports suggested that the Rwandan Ministry of Sports had ordered the cancellation of all international sports meets and competitions.
During a cabinet meeting on March 7, chaired by President Paul Kagame, Sports Minister Aurore Mimosa reaffirmed that Amavubi will be part of the championship due in Cameroon from April 4 to 25.
Rwanda is also set to face Cape Verde in two weeks’ time in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2021) qualifiers, the minister added.
At the upcoming 6th CHAN finals tournament, Rwanda has been placed in Group C along with Uganda, Togo and holders Morocco.