AMAVUBI head coach Eric Nshimiyimana has summoned a 26-man squad ahead of the international friendly match against Uganda Cranes, scheduled this Saturday at Namboole stadium in Kampala. Defender Salomon Nirisarike, who arrived in the country last night, alongside skipper Haruna Niyonzima, who is expected on Wednesday from Tanzania, are the only professional players summoned for the tie.
SC Kiyovu’s Fitina Ombelenga, Emmanuel Bwanakweli (Gicumbi) and Mukura’s Hussein Ciza Mugabo are the new faces on the team which will use the friendly to prepare for the forthcoming Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, set for November 27 through December 12 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Amavubi are expected in Kampala on November 15. n the last friendly match played in Kigali in February the two sides settled for a 2-2 draw.
Amavubi provisional squad:
Jean Claude Ndoli (APR), Jean Luc Ndayishimiye (Rayon), Marcel Nzarora (Police), Emmanuel Bwanakweli (Gicumbi), Ngirinshuti Mwemere (AS Kigali), Ismael Nshutiyamagara (APR), Emery Bayisenge (APR), Michel Rusheshangonga (APR), Abouba Sibomana (Rayon), Gabriel Mugabo (Police), Fitina Ombelenga (Kiyovu), Salomon Nirisarike (Royal Antwerp), James Tubane (AS Kigali), Haruna Niyonzima (Yanga), Jean Baptista Mugiraneza (APR), Andrew Buteera (APR), Charles Tibingana (APR), Jean Claude Iranzi (APR), Mohamed Mushimiyimana (AS Kigali), Jimmy Mbaraga (AS Kigali), Hussein Ciza Mugabo (Mukura), Fabrice Twagizimana (Police), Jean d’Amour Uwimana (Police), Michel Ndahinduka (APR), Meddie Kagere (Rayon) and Jacques Tuyisenge (Police)