Rwanda Football Federation has announced Amavubi provisional squad for next month’s African Nations Championship (CHAN), with coach Vincent Mashami naming a 31-man selection.
The competition, reserved for only players from their respective local leagues, is scheduled to run from January 16 to February 7 in Cameroon.
The full line-up is expected to undergo the first round of coronavirus testing today before heading to Nyamata for their training camp.
The preliminary group will be whittled down in time for the tournament.
Rwanda will play in Group C, alongside Morocco, Uganda and Togo.
They open their campaign against regional rivals Uganda on January 18, face Morocco on January 22, before winding up their group stage matches against Togo on January 26.
Rwanda’s 31-man provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Kimenyi Yves (Kiyovu Sports), Ndayishimiye ‘Bakame’ Eric (AS Kigali), Kwizera Olivier (Rayon Sports),Rwabugiri Umar (APR FC).
Defenders: Manzi Thierry (APR FC), Mutsinzi Ange (APR FC), Rugwiro Hervé (Rayon Sports), Nsabimana Aimable (Police FC), Fitina Omborenga (APR FC), Imanishimwe Emmanuel (APR FC), Rutanga Eric (Police FC), Usengimana Faustin (Police FC), Bayisenge Emery (AS Kigali), Rusheshangoga Michel (AS Kigali), Serumogo Ally (Kiyovu Sports).
Midfielders: Niyonzima Olivier ‘Seif’ (APR FC), Ngendahimana Eric (Kiyovu Sports), Twizeyimana Martin Fabrice (Police FC), Nsabimana Eric (AS Kigali), Manishimwe Djabel (APR FC), Nshuti Dominique Savio (Police FC),Kalisa Rachid (AS Kigali).
Forwards: Byiringiro Lague (APR FC), Sugira Ernest (Rayon Sports), Usengimana Danny (APR FC), Iradukunda Bertrand (Gasogi United), Iyabivuze Osée (Police FC), Mico Justin (Police FC), Tuyisenge Jacques (APR FC), Hakizimana Muhadjiri (AS Kigali),Twizerimana Onesme (Musanze FC.)
Standby: Ruboneka Jean Bosco(APR FC), Sibomana Patrick (Police FC), Niyomugabo Claude (APR FC)