The Ministry of Sports and Culture yesterday revealed the travelling contingent for next week’s Francophone Games scheduled for September 27-October 6 in Beirut, Lebanon.
The 50-man team comprises of the U-20 national football team, an athletics team, table-tennis team and participants in painting, sculpture and dance.
Apart from Rwanda, other countries expected to take part include Armenia, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Ivory Coast, Cyprus, Belgium, DR Congo, Djibouti, Republic of Yugoslavia and Macedonia, France, Gabon, Greece, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Luxembourg, Morocco, Mauritius, Monaco, Mozambique, Niger, Romania, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia and Vietnam.
Junior Wasps (U-20 football team): Nsaganira Djuma, Mvuyekure Emery, Nshimiyimana Jean Claude, Twizeyimana Egide, Kibaya Annuar, Habimana Eric, Twahirwa Bonfils Christian, Uwiringiyimana Amani, Sibomana Abouba, Mwizerwa Gadhi, Ndayishimiye Yussuf, Gashugi Abdul Karim, Hitimana Michel, Mwiseneza Djamar, Kwizera Ernest, Ngoma Heriman, Serugaba Eric, Sebanani Emmanuel, Ntamuhanga Tumaine, Tomislav Obradovic(coach), Nizeyimana Felix(manager), Habimana Sosthene(assistant coach), Maniraguha Jean Claude(doctor), Nuhu Assumani(goal keeper’s coach).
Athletics: Dieudonné Disi (10.000, 5.000m),Godfrey Rutayisire (5.000m), Sylvain Rukundo (10.000m), Felix Ntirenganya (marathon), Jeanne d’Arc Uwamahoro (800m), Claudette Mukasakindi (5.000m), Jacqueline Murekatete (5.000m), Epiphanie Nyirabarame (marathon & 5.000m),Eric Karasira (coach) and Patrick Rutamu (kinesitherapeute).
Table Tennis: Steve Sibomana, Fontaine Mukamuhizi and Alphonse Muhama (coach)
Cultural Competitions: Richard Karekezi (painting), Jules Hagumimana (sculpture),
Dance: Wesley Ruzibiza, Gisele Bora Uzima, Viateur Benimana, Eugene Dushime, Natasha Muziramakenga, Samuel Nyabyenda Kwizera, Djuma Sembuga, Abdallah Nsengiyumva, Gakire Ntarugera and Jaribu Rukongi.