Tardy names Junior Wasps
AMAVUBI U-20 head coach Richard Tardy summoned eight APR players in his 24-man squad picked to start preparations for the 2015 edition of the Africa Youth Championship qualifiers slated to start in March.
Goalie Olivier Kwizera (APR), Maxime Sekamana (APR), Eric Rutanga (APR), Suleiman Kakira (APR), Yannick Mukunzi (APR), Nova Bayama (APR), Jules Niyigena (APR) and Patrick Sibomana (APR) have all made it into the Tardy’s squad.
The squad has also been boosted by five Amavubi players Hussein Cyiza from Mukura, Robert Ndatimana and Djihad Bizimana from Rayon Sports, Mohamed Mushimiyimana from AS Kigali and SC Kiyovu’s Fitina Ombolenga.
Other reknown youth players included in the squad are Latif Bishira from AS Kigali, SC Kiyovu duo of Janvier Benedata and Celestin Ndayishimiye, Isonga trio of Bertrand Iradukunda, Yves Kimenyi and Cedric Samba.
According to Tardy, the team joins camp on over the weekend at Hill Top Hotel before they face Police next Tuesday in a friendly match.
Last year, Rwanda failed to go past the first round, losing 4-2 to Mali.
The 2015 Africa U-20 Championship will be the 20th edition of the football tournament for Under-20 players. The competition will take place in Senegal. The semifinalists will participate in 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Fifty one African countries have also confirmed their participation with the drawing of lots due today in Cairo.
Amavubi U20 squad: Olivier Kwizera (APR), Maxime Sekamana (APR), Eric Rutanga (APR), Suleiman Kakira (APR), Yannick Mukunzi (APR), Nova Bayama (APR), Jules Niyigena (APR), Patrick Sibomana (APR), Latif Bishira (AS Kigali), Jean Paul Niyonzima, (AS Kigali), Mohamed Mushimiyimana (AS Kigali), Hussein Cyiza, (Mukura VS), Robert Ndatimana (Rayon Sports), Djihad Bizimana (Rayon Sports), Fitina Ombolenga (SC Kiyovu), Janvier Benedata (SC Kiyovu), Celestin Ndayishimiye (SC Kiyovu), Gabriel Irakoze (SEC), Mansour Senzira (Isonga) Cedric Samba (Isonga), Yves Kimenyi, (Isonga), Bertrand Iradukunda (Isonga), Gabriel Fikiri (ASPOR) and Emmanuel Imanishimwe (ASPOR)