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AFCON 2017 – Jacques Tuyisenge out of Amavubi team to face Mauritius

AFCON 2017 – Jacques Tuyisenge out of Amavubi team to face Mauritius


Rwanda’s “Amavubi” Head Coach Jonathan McKinstry Wednesday morning made public his team to start preparations for Mauritius AFCON qualifiers match next week.

The 26-man squad comprises; 20 home based professionals and 6 foreign based. They commence camp on Saturday 19 at Golden Tulip, Nyamata.

The group H match will be played on March 26 at Anjalay Stadium, with the reverse tie happening three days later in Kigali, Rwanda.

Notable absentee in the squad is Amavubi CHAN captain Jacques Tuyisenge. The Gor Mahia forward has not kicked a ball competitively since arrival in Nairobi in February  this year.

The former Police FC skipper has been out nursing a long term injury which he picked just before the CHAN tournament which Rwanda hosted in January.

His teammate at K’Ogalo, Abouba Sibomana is however in the mix.

The Full Squad

Rwanda Provisional Squad:
Goalkeepers: Eric Ndayishimiye (Rayon Sports), Olivier Kwizera (APR Fc), Marcel Nzarora (Police Fc) and Andre Mazimpaka (Mukura VS)

Defenders: Michel Rusheshangoga (APR Fc), Fitina Omborenga (SC Kiyovu), Celestin Ndayishimiye (Mukura VS), Abouba Sibomana (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Soter Kayumba (AS Kigali), Abdul Rwatubyaye (APR Fc), Emery Bayisenge (APR Fc) and Salomon Nirisarike (STVV)

Midfielders: Yannick Mukunzi (APR Fc), Djihad Bizimana (APR Fc), Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza (Azam Fc, Tanzania), Amran Nshimiyimana (Police Fc), Haruna Niyonzima (Young Africans, Tanzania), Dominique Savio Nshuti (Rayon Sports), Innocent Habyarimana (Police Fc), Jean Claude Iranzi (APR Fc), Yussufu Habimana (Mukura VS) and Muhadjiri Hakizimana (Mukura VS)

Forwards:Ernest Sugira (AS Kigali), Quentin Kwame Rushenguziminega (Laussane Sport, Swiss), Elias Uzamukunda (Le Mans, France) and Dany Usengimana (Police Fc)


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