Rwanda head coach names Ugandan based defender in squad to face CAR

Rukundo and the rest of the squad are expected to enter camp on Sunday 30th May at the La Palisse Hotel in Kigali.


Rwanda national team head coach Vincent Mashami has included Ugandan based defender Denis Rukundo in Amavubi Stars 34-man squad to play in two friend games against Central African Republic.

Rukundo features for Uganda Premier League side Police FC.

The former KCCA and Maroons right back featured for Rwanda’s APR and Kiyovu Sports (on loan) between 2017 and 2019.

He was linked to a return to the Rwanda Premier League at the start of the current season but negotiations to join Rayon Sports didn’t materialize.

The Amavubi Stars will play two games against Central African Republic on June 4th and 7th at the Peace Stadium in preparation for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

It should be noted that the Amavubi Stars are pitted in the same qualification group with Uganda. They will open their campaign in September against Mali before facing Kenya.

Rukundo vies for the ball with URA’s Rwothomio Cromwell ( Police FC media)

Rukundo and the rest of the squad are expected to enter camp on Sunday 30th May at the La Palisse Hotel in Kigali.

The Summoned Players
Goalkeepers: MVUYEKURE Emery (Tusker FC, Kenya), NDAYISHIMIYE Eric (AS Kigali), BUHAKE TWIZERE Clément (Strommen IF, Norway), NTWARI Fiacre (Marine FC)

Defenders; RWATUBYAYE Abdul (Shkupi FK, Macedonia), NIRISARIKE Salomon (URARTU FC, Armenia), MANZI Thierry (APR FC), MUTSINZI Ange (APR FC), BAYISENGE Emery (AS Kigali), NIYIGENA Clément (Rayon Sports FC), RUKUNDO Dennis (Police FC, Uganda), ISHIMWE Christian (AS Kigali), RUTANGA Eric (Police FC), IRADUKUNDA Eric (Police FC), NGWABIJE Bryan Clovis (SC Lyon, France)

Midfielders; NIYONZIMA Olivier (APR FC), RUBONEKA Jean Bosco (APR FC), NISHIMWE Blaise (Rayon Sports FC), BIZIMANA Djihad (KMSK Deinze, Belgium), HAKIZIMANA Muhadjir (AS Kigali), MANISHIMWE Djabel (APR FC), TWIZEYIMANA Martin Fabrice (Police FC), SAMUEL Gueulette (RAAL La Louvière, Belgium)

Forwards; NSHUTI Savio Dominique (Police FC), KWITONDA Alain (BUGESERA FC), KAGERE Medie (Simba SC, Tanzania), TWIZERIMANA Onesme (Musanze FC), TUYISENGE Jacques (APR FC), IRADUKUNDA Jean Bertrand (Gasogi United), MUGUNGA Yves (APR FC), BYIRINGIRO Lague (APR FC), KEVIN Monnet Paque (St Etienne, France), MICO Justin (Police FC), RAFAEL York (AFC Eskilstuna, Sweden)

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