McKinstry Calls 26 for Rwanda-Gabon Friendly

Rwanda (yellow) and Ghana players during Saturday game

Following their decisive win in Comoros, order tons of congratulatory messages have continued flowing in for the gallant Uganda Cranes but one wont go unnoticed.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has showered praises for the national team specifically hailing the team’s speed, skill and stamina despite the unavailability of the game in any of our sports screens.

“Congratulations go out to our Uganda Cranes for  beating Comoros 1-0 in the 2017 AFCON Qualifiers! Exploit speed, skill and stamina. Your  victory in Comoros is a victory for the entire  country,” a message from one of his account read.

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The president had bailed the team with a total of USD 210, 000 just three days to the game but has promised more support.

“Uganda will continue to support you all the way.”

Uganda won through a 22nd minute solitary strike from Tonny Mawejje to go three points clear on top of group D with six points from two wins.

Uganda full fixtures and results:
Uganda 2–0 Botswana
Massa 55′,Umony 65′

Comoros 0–1 Uganda
Mawejje 22′

Burkina Faso v Uganda

30/3/ 2016
Uganda v Burkina

2–4 September 2016
Uganda v Comoros
Amavubi head coach, pills John McKinstry has summoned a total of 26 players to prepare for the international friendly match against Gabon on Saturday 12th September at the Amahoro stadium in Kigali.

The player’s mainly local based players resumed training on Monday and will be camping at the La Palisse Hotel Nyandungu.

Seven new players that were part of Saturday’s squad that fell 1-0 against Ghana in an Afcon 2017 group H qualifier replace six internationals who have since returned to their clubs.

The six internationals include; Quentin Rushenguziminega (Lausaane Sport, find Swiss), Emery Bayisenge (Lask Linz, Austria), Salomon Nirisarike (Sint Truiden, Belgium), Niyonzima Haruna (Young Africans, Tanzania), Abouba Sibomana (Gor Mahia, Kenya) and Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza (Azam Fc, Tanzania).

They have been replaced by goalkeeper Marcel Nzarora (Police), Amani Uwiringiyimana (unattached), Janvier Mutijima (AS Kigali), James Tubane (Rayon Sport), Mohammed Mushimiyimana (Police), Kevin Muhire (Rayon Sport) and Innocent Habyarimana (Police).

Rwanda is using the games to prepare for 2016 Africa Nations Championships (Chan) which they will be the hosts from January 16 to February 7, 2016.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Olivier Kwizera (APR), Jean Claude Ndoli (APR), Eric Ndayishimiye (Rayon Sports) and Marcel Nzarora (Police)

Defenders: Michel Rusheshangoga (APR), Fitina Omborenga (SC Kiyovu), Jean Marie Rukundo (Rayon Sport), Janvier Mutijima (AS Kigali), Celestin Ndayishimiye (Mukura), AmaniUwiringiyimana (Unattached), Faustin Usengimana (APR), James Tubane (Rayon Sport) and Ismael Nshutiyamagara (APR).

Midfielders : Mohamed Mushimiyimana (Police), Djihad Bizimana (APR), Yannick Mukunzi

(APR), Amran Nshimiyimana (Police), Kevin Muhire (Rayon Sport), Andrew Butera (APR), Jacques Tuyisenge (Police), Innocent Habyarimana (Police), Patrick Sibomana (APR)

Forwards : Isaie songa (Police), Ernest Suriga (AS

Kigali), Dany Usengimana (Police) and Michel

Ndahinduka (APR).


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