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Posted on Apr 14 2018

Coach Jean Baptista Kayiranga has summoned forty players to begin immediate preparations ahead of next month’s CECAFA Women Challenge Cup which will be staged in Kigali, Rwanda.

The tournament runs from May 11-22 and will attract teams from eight countries, namely; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Burundi, Ethiopia, Djibouti and hosts Rwanda. Eritrea, Sudan and South Sudan are yet to confirm their participation.

The 40 players have been called up for a pre-selection stint which will be conducted between April 15-18, 2018 at Stade de Kigali and Ferwafa turfs respectively.

Coach Kayiranga told Ferwafa.rw on Saturday, “All summoned players will join camp on Sunday. We will then hold training sessions from April 15 to 18 with an aim of having a final 30-woman squad which will return back to camp next week to fully concentrate on intensive preparations prior to the final tournament,”

Kayiranga further added that players were picked after a nationwide scouting mission carried from last week aimed at looking for players that can make the team that will be challenging for CECAFA Women Challenge Cup.

Kayiranga and his fellow technical members will further watch women football league matches scheduled this weekend in Rubavu when Scandinavia takes on Inyemera, Kamonyi and Gakenke in Remera Rukoma and Bugesera Wfc against AS Kigali Wfc in Kamabuye respectively.

Except for Tanzania-based Mukamana Clementine who plies her trade with Kigoma Wfc, the rest of the summoned players will join camp at Hotel Hill Top on Sunday night after their club commitments in the on-going Women football league.

At the 2016 edition in Uganda, She-Amavubi, then under the tutelage of Grace Nyinawumuntu, was eliminated in the group stage after defeats to Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Tanzania won the trophy after defeating Kenya in the final while Ethiopia overcame hosts Uganda to take third place.

The Provisional 40-woman squad for Cecafa Women Challenge Cup
Goalkeepers: Nyirabishisti Judith (AS Kigali Wfc), Uwizeyimana Helene (AS Kigali Wfc), Nyirabatoni Diane (Bugesera Wfc) and Umubyeyi Zakia (Scandinavia Wfc)

Defenders: Mukamana Clementine (Kigoma WFc, Tanzania), Maniraguha Louise (AS Kigali), Uwamariya Vestine (Inyemera Wfc), Muhawimana Constance (Inyemera Wfc), Uwizerwa Angelique (AS Kigali Wfc), Uwimbabazi Immacule (Kamonyi Wfc), Mukahirwa Providence (Fatima Musanze academy), Umulisa Edith (Scandinavia Wfc), Uwamahoro Jeanne Claire Mataye (AS Kigali Wfc), Ukwinkunda Jeannette (Scandinavia Wfc), Nyiransanzebera Miriam (Kamonyi Wfc), Uwanyirigirira Sifa (AS Kigali Wfc), Nyirahabimana Anne Marie (Scandinavia Wfc), Mukantaganira Joselyne (AS Kigali Wfc) and Niyonkuru Goreti (ES Mutunda WFc)

Midfielders: Nibagwire Gloria (Scandinavia Wfc), Karimba Alice (AS Kigali), Mukandayisenga Nadine (Scandinavia Wfc), Yankurije Aline (ES Mutunda Wfc), Nyiramwiza Marta (AS Kigali Wfc), Nyirahashimana Marie Jeanne (Scandinavia Wfc), Uwamahirwa Chadia (AS Kigali Wfc) and Uwihirwe Kevine (Scandinavia Wfc)

Forwards: Ufitinema Clautilde (AS Kigali Wfc) and Niyomugaba Sophie Madudu (AS Kigal: Uwamahoro Marie Claire (AS Kigali Wfc), Mukeshimana Dorothe (AS Kigali), Abimana Djamila Mwiza (Scandinavia Wfc), Kanyenyeri Leony (Inyemera Wfc), Umwaliwase Dudja (AS Kigali Wfc), Uwimpuwe Adelice (ES Mutunda Wfc), Mushimiyimana Marie Claire (Scandinavia Wfc), Umuhoza Yvonne (ES Mutunda Wfc), Ibangarye Anne Marie (Scandinavia Wfc), Nyirandikumana Teddy (Inyemera WFc) and Ntibagwire Lyberata (AS Kigali Wfc).
Source: Ferwafa.rw


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