Kagere, Tuyisenge the only foreign players as Rwanda summon team for Tanzania friendly

Kagere, Tuyisenge the only foreign players as Rwanda summon team for Tanzania friendly

Strikers Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge are the only foreign-based players called to the Rwanda camp ahead of their friendly clash with Tanzania.

The former Gor Mahia duo is part of the 27-man squad called by head coach Vincent Mashami for the friendly match which will be staged on Monday 14 October at Stade de Kigali.

The coach decided against calling other foreign-based players as he is preparing his team for a tie against Ethiopia for a ticket to the 2020 African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals tournament.

Rwanda will go into the game with one foot already in the continental competition after winning the two sides’ first-leg 1-0 away in Ethiopia last month. CHAN is strictly designed for players who feature in their respective domestic leagues.

Mashami’s men will host the Walias of Ethiopia at Kigali Stadium on October 19, with a draw enough to see Rwanda qualify to the CHAN for a third successive time – and fourth overall.

Provisional Squad:

Goalkeepers: Ndayishimiye Eric (AS Kigali), Kimenyi Yves (Rayon Sports FC) and Rwabugiri Umar (APR FC)

Defenders: Mutsinzi Ange (APR FC), Bishira Latif (AS Kigali), Manzi Thierry (APR FC), Fitina Ombolenga (APR FC), Imanishimwe Emmanuel (APR FC), Rutanga Eric (Rayon Sports FC), Nsabimana Aimable (Police FC), Iradukunda Eric (Rayon Sports FC) and Rugwiro Herve (Rayon sports FC)

Midfielders: Kalisa Rashid (AS Kigali), Nsabimana Eric (AS Kigali), Nshimiyimana Amran (Rayon Sports FC), Niyonzima Olivier (APR FC), Niyonzima Haruna (AS Kigali), Iranzi Jean Claude (Rayon Sports FC) and Manishimwe Djabel (APR FC)

Forwards: Iyabivuze Osee (Police FC), Byiringiro Lague (APR FC), Nshuti Dominique Savio (Police FC), Mico Justin (Police FC), Sugira Ernest (APR FC), Mashingilwa Kibengo Jimmy (BUGESERA FC), Kagere Medie (Simba SC, Tanzania) and Tuyisenge Jacques (Atletico de Luanda, Angola)

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