Amavubi en route to Tunisia for CHAN 2018 warm-ups
Rwanda Men’s national football team, Amavubi, aboard Qatar Airways to Tunisia for a 10-day warmup for Total 2018 African Nations Championship scheduled to begin on January 13 in Morocco.
The 31-man delegation comprised of 23 players and 8 officials departed from Kigali International Airport at 16:00 aboard Qatar Airways were they will spend a night in Doha before connecting to Tunis on Tuesday morning.
The 23-man squad was named on Friday, December 29, 2017 by the Amavubi technical team represented by assistant coach Mashami Vincent alongside goalkeeper cpach Thomas Higiro.
Amavubi head coach Antoine Hey will link up with the team on Tuesday morning in Tunis before getting to intensive training later in the evening.
In Tunisia, Rwanda will play two friendly matches against Sudan on January 5 and Algeria on January 10, 2018 before heading to Tanger in Morocco on January 11, 2018.
The CHAN tournament will take place between 13th January to 4th February 2018 in Morocco.
Rwanda is in group C alongside Libya, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. Group C will be based in Tangier City.
Rwanda Amavubi Fixtures (Group C)
Rwanda vs Nigeria – 15 January 2018 (Tangier)
Rwanda vs Equatorial Guinea – 19 January 2018 (Tangier)
Rwanda vs Libya – 23 January 2018 (Tangier)
Players: Ndayishimiye Eric, Nzarora Marcel, Kimenyi Yves, Usengimana Faustin, Manzi Thierry, Kayumba Soter, Rutanga Eric, Iradukunda Eric, Fitina Omborenga, Ndayishimiye Celestin, Rugwiro Herve, Mbogo Ally, Mukunzi Yannick, Bizimana Djihad, Nshimiyimana Amran, Niyonzima Ally, Imanishimwe Djabel, Hakizimana Muhadjiri, Nshuti Savio Dominique, Nshuti Innocent, Mico Justin, Biramahire Abeddy and Mubumbyi Barnabe.
Officials: Mashami Vincent (Assistant Coach), Higiro Thomas (Goalkeeper’s coach), Hakizimana Moussa (Physiotherapist), Rutamu Patrick (Physiotherapist), Nshimiyimana Protogene (Team Doctor), Kamanzi Emery (Team Manager), Baziki Pierre (Kit Manager) and Mugabe Bonnie (Team Media Officer)
Click here for the stars’ gallery upon their arrival at Kigali International Airport