Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
Mozambique will be aiming to extend their winning run to five games when they host Rwanda at their Estadio Nacional de Zimpeto. Os Mambas have been impressive at the back of late, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions. Seeing that Mozambique head into the 2021 AFCON qualifier against Rwanda in high spirits, home win should be considered.
The visitors, on the other hand, missed out on a place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The Amavubi aim to make amends for the unsuccessful qualifying campaign, and since the two teams are evenly matched, we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Lille full-back Reinildo Mandava, while Mozambique defenders should have experienced attacker Meddie Kagere at bay. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Mexer):
Edson Andre Sitoe “Mexer”, who was born in Maputo, Mozambique on September 8, 1988, began his senior career at Desportivo Maputo and he scored three goals in 97 appearances for the club. Mexer played for his home-town club from 2006 to 2010 and in the winter of 2010 he joined Portuguese side Sporting for a fee of €173,000.
The Mozambique centre-back was quickly loaned to Olhanense and it has to be noted that he made 39 appearances for the Primeira Liga club in the league. In 2012 he was sold to fellow Portuguese outfit Nacional and after playing 57 league games for the club, Mexer moved to France. The 187-cm-tall footballer signed a contract with Rennes in January, 2014 and he has been playing for les Rouges et Noirs ever since.
Mexer made his debut for Mozambique national team in 2007 and he represented Os Mambas at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored his first goal for Mozambique in a 5-0 win over South Sudan in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.