Rwanda soccer team departs for Accra this Friday
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Thursday, September 1st, 2016, 5:16
Rwanda soccer team, Amavubi will fly to Accra tomorrow Friday afternoon to face Ghana in the final Group H match of the 2017 Africa Nations’ Cup qualifier scheduled to be staged on Saturday at Accra Stadium.
Initially, the team was supposed to depart for Ghana on Wednesday but changed due to flight issues, their departure has been postponed to Friday at 14:00 aboard Rwandair.
Head coach Jimmy Mulisa named the final 18-man squad for Saturday’s Afcon qualifier. “We have had good preparations over the past few days and players selected into the final 18-man squad have good levels of fitness,” Mulisa said.
“We are going to Ghana to try and stage good performances. We have nothing to lose in this encounter other than fighting for our nations’ pride and players know very well that should they win this encounter, it would be play a big impact on our Fifa rankings,” added Mulisa.
The final squad is composed of two goalkeepers namely Ndayishimiye Eric (Rayon Sport) and Marcel Nzarora (Police Fc). Seven defenders made the final squad, led by Rusheshangoga Michel (APR FC), Imanishimwe Emmanuel (APR Fc), Ndayishimiye Celestin (Police Fc), Munezero Fiston (Rayon Sports), Rugwiro Herve (APR Fc), Usengimana Faustin (APR Fc) and Manzi Thierry (Rayon Sports)
Skipper and Tanzanian-based midfielder with Young Africans Haruna Niyonzima lead a 7-man midfield team composed of Mugiraneza Jean Baptista (Azam Fc), Mukunzi Yannick (APR FC) ,Niyonzima Ally (Mukura VS), Nshuti Savio Dominique (Rayon Sports), Hakizimana Muhadjiri (APR Fc) and Habyarimana Innocent (APR Fc)
The attacking force will be spearheaded by AS Vita striker Sugira Ernest and Gor Mahi marksman Jacques Tuyisenge.
Rwanda sit second in Group H tied on six points with Mauritius who travel to Maputo to face bottom placed Mozambique that have four points. While Ghana tops the table standings with 13 points and have already secured a slot at Afcon 2017 in Gabon next January.