Uganda Cranes Group C opponents and neighbours Rwanda National Team ‘’Amavubi Stars’’ will face Namibia and Congo in a three team Pre-CHAN mini-tournament organized by FERWAFA and the Ministry of Sports.
The tournament will take place in Kigali, Rwanda starting from January 7- 11, 2021 before all teams depart for Cameroon for the finals.
According to FERWAFA, fixtures of the tournament to be released soon.
The ‘’Amavubi’’ who will be appearing in their fourth CHAN tournament after featuring in 2011, 2016, and 2018 editions, will face Uganda on January 18 at the Stade de la Réunification in Douala, before tackling Morocco on January 22 at the same venue and later face Togo in the final group game on January 26 at Stade de Limbé/Buea.
The Cranes too are currently in Cameroon preparing for a four team Mini Tournament involving hosts Cameroon, Zambia and Niger. Uganda’s first game is against Cameroon on January 1, 2021.
TOTAL CHAN 2021 GROUPS:
GROUP A: Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe
GROUP B: Libya, DR Congo, Congo, and Niger
GROUP C: Rwanda, Uganda, Morocco and Togo
GROUP D: Zambia, Guinea, Namibia, and Tanzania
Two top teams from each group qualify for the knockout phase.
Rwanda CHAN Squad
Goal Keepers: Kimenyi Yves, Ndayishimiye Eric, Kwizera Olivier, Rwabugiri Ndayisenga Omar
Defenders : Manzi Thierry, Mutsinzi Ange, Rugwiro Hervé, Nsabimana Aimable, Fitina ombolenga, Imanishimwe Emmanuel, Rutanga Eric, Usengimana Faustin, Bayisenge Emery, Serumogo Ally Omar, Niyomugabo Claude
Midfielders : Niyonzima Olivier, Ngendahimana Eric, Twizeyimana Martin Fabrice, Nsabimana Eric, Manishimwe Djabel, Nshuti Dominique Savio, Kalisa Rashid, Ruboneka Jean Bosco
Forwards : Byiringiro Lague, Sugira Erneste, Usengimana Danny, Iradukunda Jean Bertrand, Iyabivuze Osée, Mico Justin, Tuyisenge Jacques, Hakizimana Muhadjiri, Twizerimana Onesme, Sibomana Patrick