AFCON 2013 qualifier: Rwanda downplays NFF' s security fears

The Rwanda Football Association, through its media officer, Boonie Mugabe, has played down on the security fears raised by the advance party of the Nigeria Football Federation already in Kigali ahead of Wednesday’s 2013 AFCON qualifying match.

Mr Mugabe said the security situation in Rwanda can’t be compared with what currently obtains in Nigeria as he firmly assured that the Eagles, and indeed the entire Nigerian delegation, are guaranteed of their safety.

‎?”Rwanda is safe and the Eagles should have nothing to fear or worry about” he said. 

NFF’s worry
Chris Green, leader of the NFF advance party, had complained that the Stade de Kigali; venue of Wednesday’s  clash between the Super Eagles and the Rwandans, does not look secured enough for a match of that magnitude.

According to him, the NFF may have to direct its acting scribe, Musa Ahmadu, to file a protest letter to the Confederation of African football (CAF) if the security situation is not promptly addressed.  

In a swift reaction to the possible protest to CAF, Mr Mugabe said the football governing body in Africa has over the years approved the stadium for its matches.

“Only last weekend we hosted Tuskers of Kenya in a CAF Champions league game and there were no complaints,”Mr.  Mugabe said.

Meanwhile, the foreign legion of players invited by Coach Stephen Keshi for the Rwanda game are billed to start arriving the country this weekend.


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