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Rwanda reveal squad for forthcoming CECAFA U23 tournament

The draw for the CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup was postponed to next week.

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Rwanda national U-23 head coach Habimana Sosthène has named a 35-man provisional squad for the upcoming CECAFA U23 tournament to be held in Ethiopian City of Bahir Dar.

Sosthène, who is also the assistant coach of the national senior team Amavubi Stars was officially appointed a coach for the CECAFA team three days ago.

He will be assisted by Alain Kirasa and Mugisha Ndoli as his immediate deputies while Alexis Mugabo will be the goalkeepers coach.

Sosthène’s preliminary squad consists of three over age players as required by the tournament regulations. These are the APR trio of Ange Mutsinzi, Olivier Niyonzima and Yves Mugunga.

The squad also has three European based players; Yves Mitsindo (Charleroi, Belgium), Samuel Guelette (RAAL La Louvière, Belgium) and Sima Moussa (England).

The team will officially enter camp on Sunday 27th at the Hilltop Hotel and will be training at the Peace Stadium.

The Squad

Goalkeepers; Fiacre Ntwari (Marine FC), Adolphe Hakizimana (Rayon Sports FC), Jean Pierre Ishimwe (APR FC), Amani Twagirayezu (Bugesera FC)

Defenders; Clément Niyigena (Rayon Sports FC), Prince Buregeya (APR FC), Aimé Placide Rwabuhihi (APR FC), Thierry Ndayishimiye (Marine FC), Christian Mukungere (Bugesera FC), Ange Mutsinzi (APR FC), Christian Ishimwe (AS Kigali), Dieudonné Ndayishimiye (APR FC), Félicien Hakizimana (Marine FC), Emmanuel Nshimiyimana (Gorilla FC)

Midfielders; Jean Bosco Ruboneka (APR FC), Bonheur Mugisha (Mukura Victory), Aimé Ntirushwa (Police FC), Olivier Niyonzima (APR FC), Yves Mitsindo (S.C Charleroi), Saleh Ishimwe (Kiyovu SC), Djabel Manishimwe (APR FC), Anicet Ishimwe (APR FC), Samuel Gueulette (RAAL La Louvière, Belgium)

Forwards; Keddy Nsanzimfura (APR FC), Saleh Nyirinkindi (Kiyovu SC), Lague Byiringiro (APR FC), Prosper Ruganganzi (Gasogi United), Hadji Iraguha (Rutsiro FC), Ramadhan Niyibizi (Etincelles FC), Abeddy Biramahire (AS Kigali), Yves Mugunga (APR FC), Yannick Bizimana (APR FC), Prince Rudasingwa (Rayon Sports FC), Innocent Nshuti (APR FC), Sima Moussa (England)

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