Hey releases Rwanda 23 man squad for CHAN 2018

Rwanda Amavubi Stars head coach Antonie Hey has released the country’s 23 man squad to feature at the 2018 CHAN tournament in Morocco.

Antonie Hey

There are 3 goalkeepers, 9 defenders, 7 midfielders and 4 strikers with a lion’s share of players coming from giants APR (7).

Rayon Sports has 6 players on the team and Police has four players as AS Kigali with three. Kiyovu and Bugesera both have a player apiece on the national team.

To qualify for the CHAN tournament, Rwanda eliminated Ethiopia via a play off 3-2 on aggregate.

The first leg in Addis Ababa ended 3-2 in favour of the visitors before the two sides played off to a goal-less stalemate at the Kigali Regional stadium in Nyamirambo.

Rwanda are in Group C alongside Libya, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. Group C will be based in Tangier City.

CHAN 2018 Groups:

Group A (Casablanca)

  • Morocco (Hosts)
  • Guinea
  • Sudan
  • Mauritania

Group B (Marrakech)

  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Zambia
  • Uganda
  • Namibia

Group C (Tangier)

  • Libya
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Equatorial Guinea

Group D (Agadir)

  • Angola
  • Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Burkina Faso

Rwanda Delegation:


Goalkeepers: Eric Ndayishimiye (Rayon Sports), Marcel Nzarora (Police) and Yves Kimenyi (APR)

Defenders: Faustin Usengimana (Rayon Sports), Thierry Manzi (Rayon Sports), Soter Kayumba (AS Kigali), Eric Rutanga (Rayon Sports), Eric Iradukunda (AS Kigali), Fitina Omborenga (APR), Celestin Ndayishimiye (Police), Rugwiro Herve (APR) and Ally Mbogo (SC Kiyovu)

Midfielders: Yannick Mukunzi (Rayon Sports), Djihad Bizimana (APR), Amran Nshimiyimana (APR), Ally Niyonzima (AS Kigali), Djabel Imanishimwe (Rayon Sports), Muhadjir Hakizimana (APR), Dominique Savio Nshuti (AS Kigali)

Forwards: Innocent Nshuti (APR), Justin Mico (Police), Abeddy Biramahire (Police) and Bernabe Mubumbyi (Bugesera)


  • Head coach: Antonie Hey
  • Assistant coach: Vincent Mashami
  • Goalkeeping coach: Thomas Higiro
  • Physiotherapists: Moussa Hakizimana and Patrick Rutamu
  • Team Doctor: Protogene Nshimiyimana
  • Team Manager: Emery Kamanzi
  • Kits Manager: Pierre Baziki
  • Media Officer: Bonnie Mugabe

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