Rwanda invites 23 players, use CECAFA as preparatory ground for CHAN 2018


One of Nigeria’s home based Eagles group opponent in the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), Rwanda will on Saturday commence preparations for the upcoming competition slated for Morocco next year.

Coach of the Amavubi Antoine Hey on Friday night released the lists of 23 players who resumed camping on Saturday.

The 23-man squad is predominantly composed of players from Peace Cup winners APR and Rwanda Premier League reigning champions Rayon Sports.

Rwanda intends to use CECAFA a regional tournament among Central African countries to prepare the team.

The CECAFA tournament is scheduled to hold on December 13 to 19, 2018.

“The CECAFA Senior Challenge will be a good test for the Rwandan local players who will be seeking to impress in order to be selected on the final team for the 2018 CHAN finals in Morocco, Rwanda FA said.

Omborega Fitina, who recently returned to the Rwandan Premier League from Slovakia with APR has also made the list and is expected to be a pillar in Hey’s team.

Rwanda who hosted the last edition of the CHAN tournament is grouped alongside Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Libya and Equatorial Guinea.

Rwanda 23-man squad in full

Goalkeepers : Kimenyi Yves (APR FC), Nzarora Marcel (Police FC) and Eric Ndayishimiye (Rayon Sports FC)

Defenders: Rugwiro Herve (APR FC), Omborenga Fitina (APR FC), Imanishimwe Emmanuel (APR FC), Manzi Thierry (Rayon Sports), Usengimana Faustin (Rayon Sports), Rutanga Eric (Rayon Sports), Kayumba Soter (AS Kigali), Iradukunda
Eric (AS Kigali) and Mbogo Ally (SC Kiyovu).

Midfielders: Bizimana Djihad (APR FC),
Hakizimana Muhadjiri (APR FC), Nshimiyimana Amran (APR FC), Mukunzi Yannick (Rayon Sports), Manishimwe Djabel (Rayon Sports), Niyonzima Ally (AS A kigali) and Niyonzima Olivier (Rayon Sports).

Forwards: Nshuti Innocent (APR FC), Sekamana Maxime (APR FC), Mico Justin (Police FC), Biramahire Abeddy (Police FC)


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