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Les Hirondelles dans la guerre technical bench has named final squad of 20 players for 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup tournament.

Kakamega Homomeboyz goalkeeper Arakaza MacArthur is among the players called up for the regional assignment alongside Mavugo Laudit of Tanzania’s Simba FC and former Sofapaka forward Abdoul Fiston.

Arakaza emerged the best player in the 2012 CECAFA Cup and starred in 2013 where he shone against Kenya and challenged Tanzania’s Ivo Mapunda and Uganda’s Benjamin Ochan in the competition.

The tournament will be staged in the country, with Burundi facing Uganda and Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Burundi’s opening match will be aganist Ethiopia on 4th December at the newly refurbished Buhkungu Stadium in Kakamega.

Full Squad

1. Nahimana Jonathan ( Vital’o FC )

2. Rukundo Onésime (Messager Ngozi)

3. Arakaza Mc Arthur (Kakamega)

4. Harerimana Rachid Léon (LLB-S4A)

5. Nahimana Stève (Aigle Noir)

6. Ndikumana Trésor (Amagaju)

7. Nshimirimana David (Mukura)

8. Ndoriyobija Eric (LLB-S4A)

9. Moussa Omar (Bugesera)

10. Duhayindavyi Gaël (Mukura)

11. Urasenga Cédric Dany (Messager Ngozi)

12. Ndayishimiye Yussuf Nyange (Aigle Noir)

13. Moussa Mossi (LLB-S4A)

14. Abdoul Fiston

15. Mavugo Laudit (Simba)

16. Harerimana Moussa Hafiz (LLB-S4A)

17. Kwizera Pierre (Rayon Sport)

18. Hussein Shabani (Amagaju)

19. Shaka Bienvenue (Aigle Noir)

20. Nahimana Shasiri (Rayon Sport)

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