Migi beefs U-23s

THE Olympic team has been boosted with the addition of five players ahead of their return leg tie against Zambia in the 2012 Olympic qualifiers due this Sunday at Amahoro stadium.The local football body, (Ferwafa) Chief Executive Officer, Jules Kalisa named the players as goal keeper Jean Luc Ndayishimiye, midfielders Jean Baptista Mugiraneza, Jean Claude Iranzi, Adolphe Hakundukize and striker Jacque Tuyisenge.
Amavubi Stars midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza (left), seen in this file photo playing against  Eq. Guinea in 2009, has been drafted to beef up the Olympics team for the Zambia clash. (File photo)
Amavubi Stars midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza (left), seen in this file photo playing against Eq. Guinea in 2009, has been drafted to beef up the Olympics team for the Zambia clash. (File photo)

THE Olympic team has been boosted with the addition of five players ahead of their return leg tie against Zambia in the 2012 Olympic qualifiers due this Sunday at Amahoro stadium.

The local football body, (Ferwafa) Chief Executive Officer, Jules Kalisa named the players as goal keeper Jean Luc Ndayishimiye, midfielders Jean Baptista Mugiraneza, Jean Claude Iranzi, Adolphe Hakundukize and striker Jacque Tuyisenge.

According to Kalisa, the five players all fall the U-23 age bracket.  They missed the first leg because they were with the national senior team, Amavubi were they helped Rwanda beat Burundi 3-1 in a Group H Africa Nations’ Cup qualifiers.

The new additions will add steel to the junior wasps that must overturn a 2-0 goal deficit and snatch at least a 3-0 victory over their counterparts to be assured of a place in the next round.

Rwanda and 24 other countries began their campaign at the second round. The seven winners from the first round advanced to this group. The 16 winners from the second round will be drawn into four groups of four.

The best three winners in each group qualify for the Olympic Games while the fourth will go for a play-off with an Asia Football Confederation team for a final slot for the London Games.

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