Rwanda squad named for friendly against Tanzania

Rwanda squad named for friendly against Tanzania
Medie Kagere

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Oct 12, 2019. 15:00

There will be only two foreign-based players in Rwanda’s 27-man squad for Monday’s friendly international against Tanzania in Kigali on Monday.

Coach Vincent Mashami will have Medie Kagere from Tanzania champions Simba SC and Jacques Tuyisenge, who recently joined Angolan side Petro Atletico, in the squad

The reasons for leaving out the rest of the ‘foreign legion’ is that the game will serve as a warm-up for Rwanda when they play Ethiopia at the same venue on October 19 for a ticket to the 2020 African Nations Championships.

Rwanda are already 1-0 up from the away leg in Ethiopia last month.


Goalkeepers: Yves Kimenyi (Rayon), Eric Ndayishimiye (AS Kigali), Umar Rwabugiri (APR)

Defenders: Latif Bishira (AS Kigali), Emmanuel Imanishimwe (APR), Eric Iradukunda (Rayon) Thierry Manzi, Ange Mutsinzi (both APR), Aimable Nsabimana (Police), Fitina Ombolenga (APR), Eric Rutanga, Herve Rugwiro (both Rayon Sport)

Midfielders: Jean Claude Iranzi (Rayon Sport), Rashid Kalisa (AS Kigali), Djabel Manishimwe (APR), Haruna Niyonzima (AS Kigali), Olivier Niyonzima (APR), Eric Nsabimana (AS Kigali), Amran Nshimiyimana (Rayon Sport)

Forwards: Lague Byiringiro (APR), Osee Iyabivuze (Police), Medie Kagere (Simba SC, Tanzania), Jimmy Mashingilwa Kibengo (Bugesera), Justin Mico, Dominique Savio Nshuti (both Police), Ernest Sugira (APR), Jacques Tuyisenge (Petro Atletico, Angola).

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