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The Central African Republic will be out to build on their impressive home record when they play host to Rwanda in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday.

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German Antoine Hey tasked to qualify Amavubi to CHAN 2018 & AFCON 2019 finals

Kick-off at the Barthélemy Boganda Stadium in Bangui is set for 16h00 CAT.

Les Fauves (The Wild Beasts) have yet to qualify for Africa’s premier cup competition, and face an uphill task if they are to break their trend having been paired in Group H alongside Guinea and the Ivory Coast.

Rwanda themselves will be aiming to qualify for only their second ever AFCON tournament with the Amavubi’s (The Wasps) only appearance coming in Tunisia 13 years ago. Victory over the Democratic Republic of Congo not enough to seal their place in the knockout stages on that particular occasion.

The match will be the first documented competitive outing between the two nations with a single place separating the two on the latest FIFA World Rankings.

CAR sit in 129th place, one spot below Rwanda who fell 10 places in the latest ranking despite holding Ghana to a goalless draw in Accra late last year.

Antoine Hey is currently in charge of Rwanda, with the German having taken over the reins from Johnny McKinstry.

Mutoni Jolie

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