Rwanda national team head coach Vincent Mashami has named his squad for their 2022 World Cup Qualifiers against Kenya and Mali.

While Tusker FC goalkeeper Emery Mvuyekure will be leading the goalkeeping contingent, there is no place for strikers Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge who have been part of the team throughout their qualifiers.

The team is set to assemble at the Sainte Famille Hotel from this Friday with the foreign-based contingent set to arrive next week ahead of their clash with Mali on November 11, 2021, in Kigali before traveling to Nairobi four days later for their game against Harambee Stars.

Rwanda is currently bottom of Group E with one point they got against Kenya with Mali currently on top of the group with ten points.

Full Team

Goalkeeper: MVUYEKURE Emery (Tusker FC), BUHAKE TWIZERE Clément (Strømmen IF, NDAYISHIMIYE Eric (Police FC) and NTWALI Fiacre (AS Kigali)

Defence: RUKUNDO Denis (As Kigali), NKUBANA Mark (Gasogi United), IMANISHIMWE Emmanuel (FAR Rabat), RUTANGA Eric (Police FC), NIRISARIKE Salomon (Urartu FC, Armenia), MANZI Thierry (FC Dila Gori, Georgia), NIYIGENA Clément (Rayon Sports FC) and SERUMOGO Ali (SC Kiyovu)

Midfielders: BIZIMANA Djihad (KMSK Deinze), MUHIRE Kevin (Rayon Sports FC), RAFAEL York (AFC Eskilstuna, Sweden), NIYONZIMA Olivier (As Kigali), MANISHIMWE Djabel (APR FC), NISHIMWE Blaise (Rayon Sports FC), RUBONEKA Jean Bosco (APR FC), NGWABIJE Bryan Clovis (SC Lyon, France), RUTABAYIRU Jean Philippe (S.D. LENENSE PROINASTUR), NSANZIMFURA Keddy (APR FC) and NIYONZIMA Haruna (As Kigali)

Strikers: NDAYISHIMIYE Antoine Dominique (Police FC), SUGIRA Ernest (As Kigali FC), MUGENZI Bienvenue (SC Kiyovu), KWITONDA ALLAIN (APR FC), USENGIMANA Danny (Police FC), HAKIZIMANA Muhadjiri (Police FC), NSHUTI Dominique Savio (Police FC) and NSHUTI Innocent (APR FC)


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