Nyinawumuntu Names Rwanda Squad for Women’s Under-20 World Cup Qualifiers

Rwanda Under-20 head coach Grace Nyinawumuntu on Monday named a 39-member provisional squad for the 2022 FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup Qualifiers.

Rwanda’s first ever U-20 women’s national team have qualified for the second round of the African qualifying tournament for the  2022 FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup after the withdrawal of  the first round opponent, South Sudan.

Rwanda will face Ethiopia in the second round with the first leg scheduled for September in Kigali while the second leg will take place in two weeks later in Ethiopia.

Only two teams in Africa will earn a berth into the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, originally 2020 but postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic, in Costa Rica.

Meanwhile, head coach Nyinawumuntu will have the opportunity to assess the squad in training camp before she selects the final squad ahead of next month’s double-encounter against Ethiopia.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Mutuyimana Elizabeth (APAER WFC),Uwase Béatrice (APAER WFC),Ufitimana Diane (Rambura WFC),Uwineza Belise (Rugende WFC).

Defenders: Uzayisenga Lydia (APAER WFC),Niyonsaba Diane (APAER FC),Umurerwa Nadège (APAER WFC),Giribanga Niwe Rosine (Rambura WFC),Mukamukama Jeannette (Les Lionnes WFC),Muhawenimana Olive (Fatima),Mukaruziga Jeannette (AS Kigali WFC),Iragena Dativa (Nasho WFC),Dukorerimana M Catherine (Fatima).

Midfielders: Gikundiro Solange (APAER WFC),Nyirabeza M Chantal (APAER WFC),Ntakobatagira Nelly Salam (APAER FC),Niyonshuti Emérance (Kamonyi WFC),Ukwishaka Zawadi (Kamonyi WFC),Mwinyi Céline Sirleaf (Rambura WFC),Mushimiyimana Thacienne (Les Lionnes WFC),Tuyishimire Sami Albine (Les Lionnes WFC),Umwariwase Dudja (Fatima),Izabayo Clémence (IPM),Mutesiwase Latifa (Rugende WFC),Kampire Médiatrice (Gakenke WFC),Nyirarukundo (Gakenke WFC).

Forwards: Irumva Adelphine (Kamonyi WFC),Ingabire Aline (Kamonyi WFC),Umutuza Justine (Kamonyi WFC),Usanase Zawadi (Scandinavia),Ntakirutimana Belinda (Les Lionnes WFC),Nyirandagijimana Diane (AS Kigali WFC),KamikazI Yvonne (IPM),Iranzi Benitha (IPM),Uwituze Janvière (IPM),Uwimana Francine (Nasho WFC),Mushimiyimana Julienne (Nasho WFC),Uwimbabazi Fidelité (IPM),Mukandayisenga Jeannine (Inyemera WFC).




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