U-20 team start residential training camp

Richard Tardy has named the U-20 national team which enters residential training camp today at La Palisse hotel in preparation for the 2015 Africa Youth Championship (CAN U-20) qualifiers.

Richard Tardy has named the U-20 national team which enters residential training camp today at La Palisse hotel in preparation for the 2015 Africa Youth Championship (CAN U-20) qualifiers.

The final 20-player squad was announced on Friday. Qualifiers are scheduled to start next month and the finals tournament will be held in Senegal from March 8 to 22, 2014.

 The four semi-finalists will earn automatic tickets to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

So far, 51 countries are in contention for 7 places to join the hosts Senegal in the finals. Last year, Rwanda failed to go past the first round, losing 4-2 to Mali.

Frenchman Tardy, who also serves as the national technical director, summoned his team for preparation for the first round qualifier against South Sudan. The first leg will be played in Juba on the weekend of April 4-6 and the return in Kigali three weeks later.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Olivier Kwizera (APR FC), Kassim Ndayisenga (APR), Fabrice Fikirif (ASPOR)

Defenders: Fitina Ombolenga and Celestin Ndayishimiye (Kiyovu SC), Ally Serumugo (Sunrise FC), Eric Rutanga (APR), Ally Cyuzuzo (Vision FC), Hakim Tuyisenge (Isonga FC).

Midfielders: Robert Ndatimana and Djihad Bizimana (Rayon Sports), Yannick Mukunzi (APR), Hussein Cyiza (Mukura VS), Cedric Samba (Isonga FC)

Strikers: Bertrand Iradukunda of Isonga Fc, Janvier Benedata (Kiyovu), Suleiman Kakira, Nova Bayama, Maxime Sekamana and Patrick Sibomana (all from APR).

 

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