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Rwanda starts camp ahead of CECAFA Women Challenge Cup

Posted on Jul 10 2018

Rwanda National Women Football Team Head Coach Kayiranga Jean Baptista has summoned 24 players to begin preparations on Tuesday ahead of this year’s CECAFA Women’s Championship which kicks off on July 19 in Kigali City.

The 24 summoned players joined camp on Monday evening at La Palisse Hotel, Nyamata and will open their preparations with an early fitness test on Tuesday morning at Stade de Kigali.

The team will train until July 18, a day before they take on reigning champions Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Queens in the opening match of the regional tournament, which is scheduled to kick-off at 16:15 at Stade de Kigali.

The Rwandan ladies will be back to action on Monday July 23 when they host Ethiopia at 16:15, then face Uganda on Wednesday July 25 before concluding their campaign on Friday July 27 against Kenya.

The majority of the players summoned have been withdrawn from reigning National Women League champions AS Kigali WFC, league runners-up Scandinavia WFC and Kamonyi WFC and Rambura WFC respectively.

The former AS Kigali player Mukamana Clementine who plies her trade with Tanzania’s Kigoma Sisters is the only foreign-based player summoned to beef up the women squad.

Rwanda, who didn’t progress past the group stage, will be aiming to win the tournament but will face strong opposition from defending champions Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya who have had competitive women’s teams in recent continental and global qualifiers.

Tanzania won the title after edging Kenya in the final while Ethiopia overcame hosts Uganda to take third place in the 2016 edition held in Uganda.

Rwanda Women National Football Team Provision List
Goalkeepers:
Nyirabashyitsi Judith (AS Kigali WFC), Umubyeyi Zakia (Scandinavia Wfc) & Uwizeyimana Helene (AS Kigali WFC)

Defenders: Mukantaganira Joselyne (AS Kigali WFc), Murorunkwere Claudine (Rambura WFc), Kayitesi Alody (AS Kigali Wfc), Uwamahoro Marie Claire (AS Kigali Wfc), Umulisa Edith (Scandinavia Wfc), Maniraguha Louise (AS Kigali Wfc), Umwizera Angelique (AS Kigali Wfc), Mukamana Clementine (Kigomo Sisters Wfc, Tanzania) and Mutuyimana Albertine (Kamonyi Wfc)

Midfielders: Uwimbabazi Immaculee (Kamonyi Wfc), Nibagwire Sifa Gloria (Scandinavia Wfc), Kalimba Alice (AS Kigali Wfc), Mukeshimana Jeanette (AS Kigali Wfc), Nyiramwiza Martha (AS Kigali Wfc) and Uwamahoro Marie Claire (AS Kigali Wfc).

Forwards: Ibangarye Anne Marie (Scandinavia Wfc), Umwariwase Dudja (AS Kigali Wfc), Nibagwire Libery (AS Kigali Wfc), Iradukunda Callixte (AS Kigali Wfc), Uwamahoro Beatrice (Kamonyi Wfc) and Kankindi Fatuma (Scandinavia Wfc)

Technical Team:
Kayiranga Jean Baptista (Head Coach), Mbarushimana Shaban (Assistant Coach), Umunyana Seraphine (Assistant Coach), Maniraguha Claude (Goalkeeper Coach), Uwimana Claudine (Physiotherapist), Kayishakire Hadidja (Team Manager) and Uwase Ange Nicole (Kit Manager)

Training Schedule:
Tuesday, July 10

8h00: Fitness Test
16h00: Endurance Training

Wednesday, July 11
15h30: Training

Thursday, July 12
8h30 & 16h00: Training

Friday, July 13
15h30: Training

Saturday, July 14
9h00: Match Evaluation

Sunday, July 15
Rest Day

Monday, July 17
9h00: Rest
15h30: Training

Tuesday, July 18
15h30: Training
16:00: Rest
Source: Ferwafa.rw


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