Rwanda is yet to settle on a head coach with 21 days left to the preliminary round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Seychelles.
The Rwanda national team has depended on the services of Vincent Mashami as the head coach on an interim basis since August 2018 after the departure of German Antoine Hey with the team having had expected to appoint someone permanently at the start of the year.
Rwanda will play against Seychelles in a two-legged tie between September 2 and 10 for a spot in the world cup qualifying group stages and in an interview with Times Sport, the Secretary-General of the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) Regis Uwayezu said that they are in talks to hire a new coach.
“It is unfortunate that it has taken a bit of time to get a coach but we are in advanced talks with the Sports Ministry to recruit someone,” Uwayezu said.
Rwanda will visit Seychelles in the first leg before hosting the decisive clash in Kigali. Amavubi lie in 133rd position in the latest FIFA rankings, while the Pirates of Seychelles are 59 spots lower.
Should Amavubi see off Seychelles, they will be one of the 14 winners in the qualification playoffs to join the continent’s top-ranked 26 sides, who have been exempted from the preliminary stage of the long journey to Qatar.
Christian-Francis Haringingo, Brazilian Roberto Oliveira Goncalves do Carmo and former Amavubi coach Stephen Constantine are some of the names that have been linked with the vacant position.
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