The match is a preparatory test for the Amavubi ahead of their AFCON 2017 Group H qualifier against Mozambique six days later at the same venue.
Victory against Mozambique is key for Amavubi in their quest to reach the finals of the flagship continental championship for the first time since their only outing in 2004.
“We are pleased that we have managed to secure top quality opposition in the form of Senegal to aid our preparations for our important AFCON qualifier with Mozambique.
“Currently ranked fourth in Africa, Senegal will arrive in Kigali with an array of talents in their squad, and will present us with a formidable test. Given the importance of our game with Mozambique a week later, such a test will help to ensure our players are well prepared both physically and mentally. It will also provide a number of players with the opportunity to prove they should be selected a week later,” said Rwanda coach Johnathan McKinstry.
“Overall preparations are well in hand, and we look forward to the Amavubi squad coming together again at the end of May,”
On the otherhand, Senegal is on the brink of qualification for next year’s tourney in Gabon, as they sit comfortably at the summit of Group K with 12 points, six more than closest contenders, Burundi.
Meanwhile, the Amavubi will kick off preparations for the must-win Group H qualifier against Mozambique on Sunday, 22 May 2016 in Kigali.