Rwanda national football team Amavubi put up an impressive fight to hold Uganda to a goalless draw during the African Nations Championship in Douala, Cameroon.
The two East African neighbours were meeting in the competition for the first time, but despite the many chances created, none managed to get the ball in the back of the net.
In the sixth minute, Rwanda had the first chance when the defenders let loose APR forward Jacques Tuyisenge just outside the 18-yard area. The skipper took a shot but Charles Lukwago was not troubled.
Amavubi settled earlier and their passes and patterns looked to trouble their opponents who looked to rely on counter-attacks earlier on.
It was Amavubi who came closest in the 30th minute. Muhadjiri Hakizimana picked a good ball about 30 yards from the goal and with the defenders reluctant to shut him down, he unleashed a rocket which came off the crossbar with Lukwago well beaten.
Rwanda, again, hit the woodwork in the 40th minute courtesy of Tuyisenge.
The second half saw fewer chances as both teams, seemingly, were content with a draw.
Morocco leads Group C with three points followed by Cranes and Amavubi who are on a point each. Togo are at the bottom with no point.
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