Rusheshangoga gets Amavubi nod

Tusker Challenge CupNov. 26Rwanda vs TanzaniaNov. 29Rwanda vs NamibiaDjibouti vs TanzaniaDecember 2Rwanda vs DjiboutiEthiopia vs Malawi FERWAFA Academy right-back Michelle Rusheshangoga has earned a surprise call-up to Milutin Micho’s 24-man Amavubi squad for the upcoming Tusker Challenge Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Rusheshangoga takes on an Ivory Coast player during the 2011 CAF U-17 Africa championship. The youngster has been drafted into the senior side. The New Times / File.
Rusheshangoga takes on an Ivory Coast player during the 2011 CAF U-17 Africa championship. The youngster has been drafted into the senior side. The New Times / File.

Tusker Challenge Cup
Nov. 26
Rwanda vs Tanzania
Nov. 29
Rwanda vs Namibia
Djibouti vs Tanzania
December 2
Rwanda vs Djibouti
Ethiopia vs Malawi

FERWAFA Academy right-back Michelle Rusheshangoga has earned a surprise call-up to Milutin Micho’s 24-man Amavubi squad for the upcoming Tusker Challenge Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The 17-year-old, who burst onto the scene during this year’s Caf U-17 African Championship as well as Fifa U-17 World Cup in Mexico, joins the likes of Andrew Buteera, Charles Tibingana and Emery Bayisenge, who were recently promoted to the U-20 side.

The other surprise call-up is Etincelles midfielder Soter Kayumba, who has been in terrific form for the Western Province side.

The team, which is camped at Hotel La Palisse, will have two days of training before heading to Tanzania on Wednesday for the two-week tournament.

Rwanda, who won the competition in 1999, open their campaign on Saturday against the defending champions Tanzania. Last year, Tanzania had the better of Amavubi after ejecting the latter in the quarter-finals (1-0). The team will then play Namibia on November 29 before wrapping up their group matches with a clash against Djibouti on December 2.

Amavubi team:  Jean Claude Ndoli (APR), Jean Luc Ndayishimiye (APR), Evariste Mutuyimana (Police), Emery Mvuyekure (AS Kigali), Eric Gasana (APR), Emery Bayisenge (FERWAFA Academy), Ismail Nshutiyamagara (APR), Michelle Rusheshangoga (Ferwafa academy), Albert Ngabo (APR), Gabriel Mugabo (Mukura), Frederic Ndaka (Police), Soter Kayumba (Etincelles), Innocent Habyarimana (AS Kigali), Titi Tumaine (Rayon Sports), Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza (APR), Jean Claude Iranzi (APR), Andrew Buteera (Proline), Charles Tibingana Mwesigye (Proline), Haruna Niyonzima (Yanga Africans), Jerome Sina (Rayon Sports), Olivier Karekezi (APR), Meddy Kagere (Police), Peter Kagabo (Police) and Bokota Labama Kamana (Rayon Sports).

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