Rwanda women’s head coach Sosthenes Habimana has named a provisional squad that will get into camp to get ready for the 2022 CECAFA Women Championships which begins on 1st June in Uganda, Jinja.
Habimana named a 30-woman provisional squad on Friday 20th May 2022 ahead of their departure of CECAFA tournament as soon as they read out the final squad.
Habimana who was an assistant to Grace Nyinawumuntu in 2016 CECAFA Women Championship is going to be assisted by Shabani Mbarushimana, Consolee Mukashema and goalkeeper’s coach Jean Maniraguha.
The tournament starts on 1st June and will be played till 13th June at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru with two games running per day.
Rwanda is drawn in Group A along with Uganda, Burundi and Djibouti.
In their first game, they will battle hosts Uganda on Wednesday, June 1st, before taking on Burundi on Friday 3rd and Djibouti in the last group game looking to register maximum points to finish on top of the group in order to advance to the knock out stages.
Rwanda Women’s team last played in a CECAFA tournament game in 2018 that they hosted and finished 5th.
Rwanda Women provisional Squad:
Goalkeepers: Judith Nyirabashitsi (AS Kigali), Elisabeth Mutuyimana (APAER WFC), Angeline Ndakimana (Kamonyi FC) and Claudine Itangishaka(OCL City RDC)
Defenders: Gloria Sifa Nibagwire(AS Kigali) Immaculate Uwimbabazi(As Kigali), Constance Muhawenimana (Inyemera WFC), Providence Mukahirwe (Fatima WFC), Louise Maniraguha( AS Kigali), Joselyne Mukantaganira (AS Kigali), Lydia Uzayisenga(APAER WFC), Irera Umuziranenga (FATIMA WFC), Balyese Umuhoza(FATIMA WFC), Marie Claire Mukarwego(Inyemera WFC)
Midfielders: Alice Kalimba (AS Kigali), Dorothee Mukeshimana (As Kigali), Liberthee Nibagwire (As Kigali), Marie Claire Uwamahoro(Inyemera WFC), Zawadi Usanase(As Kigali), Jeanette Mukeshimana(As Kigali),Nadine Mukandayisenga (As Kigali)
Strikers: Jeanine Mukandayisenga(Inyemera WFC), Callixte Iradukunda( As Kigali), Laurence Muhimpunda (APAER WFC), Delphine Irumya (Fatima WFC), Engine Nyirandayisenga(IPM WFC), Grace Uwase, Marie Claire Dukuzumuremyi (Youvia WFC), Anne Marie Ibangarye (Fitima WFC)
Sosthenes Habimana – Head Coach
Shabani Mbarushimana- 1st Assistant Coach
Consolee Mukashema – 2nd Assistant Coach
Claude Maniraguha – Goalkeeper Coach
Jennifer Ujeneza – 1st Physiotherapist
Solange Niyigena – 2nd Physiotherapist
Seraphine Munyana – Team Manager
Ange Uwase – 1st Kit Manager
Helene Uwizeyimana – 2nd Kit Manager
Isabelle Nyaminani – Photographer/ Camera Operater