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Rwanda to face Morocco in memorial tie

Rwanda and Morocco under-20 sides will face off in a Genocide Memorial match on June 18 at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali.


The encounter will be played in commemoration of the over one million lives lost during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Both Rwanda and Morocco fell short in the ongoing 2017 Afcon U-20 qualifiers after elimination by Egypt and Gambia both on penalties respectively.

Egypt defeated Rwanda 1-0 following a Taher Mohammed Ahmed lone strike in Kigali in the first leg of the second round of qualifiers while Morocco lost to Gambia in Banjul.

Vedaste Niyibizi found the back of the net in Cairo as Rwanda stunned Egypt 1-0 in regular time to force penalties which Egypt won 3-2 to progress to the third and final round of qualification.

Morocco defeated Gambia 1-0 at home to force penalties but lost 7-6 on penalties.

Originally, Ferwafa had also invited the under-20 teams of Gabon, Ethiopia, Congo, South Africa andIvory Coast for a seven-team tournament but they did not confirm participation.

Last year, the inaugural Genocide Memorial Tournament attracted four senior national teams of Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and hosts Rwanda.

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