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AFCON Qualifier 2019: Amavubi joins residential camp

Posted on Sep 30 2018

The Rwanda Men’s national team, Amavubi team, joined residential camp on Sunday night to begin immediate preparations ahead of the 2019 AFCON Qualifier match between Guinea and Rwanda set to be played away at Stade du 28 Septembre in Conakry on October 12, 2018.

The 27-man squad which was summoned on Wednesday this week will be residing at La Palisse Hotel in Nyamata.

All local based players converged in Nyamata and will begin training on Monday afternoon at Amahoro Stadium.

Players from APR Fc and Mukura VS will also join camp before being released to join their clubs on Thursday ahead of the Super Cup match scheduled for October 6, 2018 at Stade Umuganda.

Foreign-based players will join the national team camp in the timeline mandated by FIFA regulations.

Professional players expected to join Amavubi team include Kenya’s Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge, Tanzania’s SImba SC duo of striker Kagere Meddie and skipper HAruna Niyonzima, Kwizera Olivier (Free State Stars, South Africa), Nirisarike Salomon (AFC Tubize, Belgium), ), Bizimana Djihad (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium) and Usengimana Dany (Tersana SC, Egypt) respectively.

The team will train until the morning of October 8, 2018 before departing later in the afternoon to Conakry.

Amavubi are in Group H with the Ivoirians, Republic of Central Africa and Guinea Conakry.

Guinea lead the group standings unbeaten with six points, three points ahead of joint second and third placed teams Cote d’Ivoire and Central Africa Republic. Rwanda is placed bottom of the standings with no point after two match days.

Rwanda’s 27-man Provisional Squad to face Guinea
: Kwizera Olivier (Free State Stars, South Africa), Kimenyi Yves (APR FC), Bashunga Abouba (Rayon Sports FC) and Rwabugiri Omar (Mukura VS)

Defenders: Nirisarike Salomon (AFC Tubize, Belgium), Rwatubyaye Abdoul (Rayon Sports FC), Rugwiro Herve (APR FC), Manzi Thierry (Rayon Sports FC), Fitina Ombolenga (APR FC), Imanishimwe Emmanuel (APR FC), Eric Rutanga (Rayon Sports FC) and Rusheshangoga Michel (APR FC).

Midfielders: Mugiraneza Jean Baptiste (APR FC), Mukunzi Yannick (Rayon Sports FC), Ngendahimana Eric (Police FC), Muhire Kevin (Rayon Sports FC), Bizimana Djihad (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium), Haruna Niyonzima (SC Simba, Tanzania), Manishimwe Djabel (Rayon Sports FC), Buteera Andrew (APR FC), Niyonzima Ally (AS Kigali), Iranzi Jean Claude (APR FC) and Ciza Hussein (Mukura VS)

Forwards: Kagere Meddie (SC Simba, Tanzania), Tuyisenge Jacques (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Hakizimana Muhadjiri (APR FC) and Usengimana Dany (Tersana SC, Egypt).

2019 AFCON Qualifiers
Group H Scheduled Matches
12 October 2018

Guinea v Rwanda (Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry)
Ivory Coast v Central African Republic (Stade Bouaké, Bouaké)

16 October 2018
Rwanda v Guinea (Stade Régional Nyamirambo, Kigali)
Central African Republic v Ivory Coast (Barthélemy Boganda Stadium, Bangui)

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