Kigali, Jan 17: Rwanda beat Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 in African tions Championship (CHAN) football
tourment’s opening game.
Defender Emery Bayisenge scored a 16th minute stunner for Rwanda before half-time sending the fans into frenzy that took place in Amahoro tiol Stadium. here on Saturday.
A 25,000-strong crowd watched the game that was officially opened by Rwanda President Paul Kagame and acting FIFA president Issa Hayatou. In the second half of the game, Cote d’Ivoir piled more pressure on Rwanda’s side but they failed to get the equaliser. The fourth edition runs from January 16 and until February 7. IANS