Tusker Premier League (TPL) giants AFC Leopards’ defender Jonas Paco Nahimana will not be part of the Rwandan national team to take on Botswana and Namibia in international friendly matches on Wednesday 10 October and Saturday 13 October respectively.
The Amavubi Stars coach Milutin Micho Sredojovic named a provisional squad of 32 players to start preparations for the two matches leaving out the Burundi born defender who has been a regular in the team since changing his citizenship.
Of the selected 32, Micho revealed that some will be dropped and only 20 will travel south for the two friendly matches. The full squad includes:
Jean Claude Ndoli (APR), Evaristse Mutuyimana (Police) and Marcel Nzarora (SC
Defenders: Hamdan Bariyanga (APR), Yves Kwizera (Rayon Sport), Stephen Godfroid (Vietnam), Francois Habyarimana (APR), Mwemere Girinshuti (AS Kigali), Ismail Nshutiyamagara (APR), Mbuyi Twite (Yanga), Emery Bayisenge (APR), Alexis Ngirimana (SC Kiyovu), Fabrice Twagizimana (Police), Aimable Niyikiza (SC Kiyovu) and Patrick Umwungeli (SC Kiyovu).
Tumaine Ntamuhanga (APR), Jean d’amour Uwimana (Police), Eric Nsabimana (APR),
Robert Ndatimana (Isonga), Yannick Mukunzi (APR), Haruna Niyonzima (Yanga),
Charles Tibingana (SC Victoria University), Jean Claude Iranzi (APR), Jean
Baptiste Mugiraneza (APR), Heritier Manizabayo (Musanze)
Strikers: Elias Uzamukunda (AS Cannes), Imran Nshimiyimana (Police), Jimmy Mbaraga (AS Kigali), Farouk Ruhinda (APR), Emmanuel Sebanani (Mukura), Barnabe Mubumbyi (APR) and Justin Micho (Isonga).