Uganda and Rwanda set for CHAN finals

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Uganda and Rwanda National football teams are in Morocco and Tunisia respectively ahead of CHAN 2018 finals on 13th January in Morocco.

Rwanda’s Amavubi team during training in Sousse, Tunisia on Wednesday ahead of CHAN Finals in Morocco.

Rwanda’s Amavubi had begun intensive training in camp at El Mouradi Club Kantaoui in Sousse, Tunisia following their arrival on Tuesday night from Kigali Sousse, Tunisia.

The team held double training sessions on Wednesday under the guidance of head Coach Antoine Hey assisted by assistant coach Vincent Mashami and goalkeeper’s coach Higiro.

While Uganda has on Thursday arrived in Rabat Morocco with a squad of 25 players and eight officials.

Uganda’s new head coach Sebastien Dosabre with his assistants Mathius Lule and Fred Kajoba will reduce the squad to 23 players after friendly games with Guinea and Congo.

The Cranes will tassel out with Zambia in the first match in Group B on 14th January, Ivory Coast will be their second opponent before finishing the group fixture with Namibia.

Uganda Cranes squad at Entebbe Airport before departing to Morocco ahead of 2018 CHAN Finals.

Rwanda is pooled in Group C alongside Libya, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea will play all her matches in Tanger.

Rwanda is arranged to play friendly matches on Saturday against Sudan and Namibia on Sunday, but behind closed doors before playing against Algeria on Wednesday, January 10.

Rwanda is pooled in Group C alongside Libya, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea will play all her matches in Tanger, whereas Uganda is staged in group B alongside Zambia, Cote D’Ivoire and Namibia.

The Africa Nations Championship will attract Morocco, Mauritania, Guinea, Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, Zambia, Uganda, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Rwanda, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Congo Brazzaville

Uganda Cranes squad in Morocco:

Goalkeepers: Isma Watenga (Vipers Sc), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA FC), Saidi Keni (Proline FC)

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers Sc), Joseph Nsubuga (Sc Villa Jogoo), Isaac Muleme (KCCA FC), Aggrey Madoi (Police FC), Timothy Dennis Awanyi (KCCA FC), Bernard Muwanga (Sc Villa Jogoo),  Mujuzi Mustapha (Proline FC), Mustapha Kiiza (KCCA FC)

Midfielders: Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Tom Masiko (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Saddam Juma (KCCA FC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Milton Karisa (Vipers SC),  Abubaker Kasule (Express FC), Allan Kyambadde (SC Villa Jogoo), Paul Mucureezi (KCCA FC), Rahmat Senfuka (Police F.C)

Center Forwards: Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA FC), Muhammad Shaban (KCCA FC), Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars FC)


Hamid Juma (FUFA Executive Committee Member), Sebastien Desabre(head coach) Mathias Lule(asst. coach) Fred Kajoba(GK coach) Ronald Kisolo(team doctor) Ivan Ssewanyana(pysio) Joseph Kasana(team coordinator) Ahmed Hussein(media officer) Saidi Lugolobi(kits manager)

Rwanda squad in Tunisia:

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

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

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

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

Officials: Mashami Vincent (Assistant Coach), Higiro Thomas (Goalkeeper’s coach), Hakizimana Moussa (Physiotherapist), Rutamu Patrick (Physiotherapist), Nshimiyimana Protogene (Team Doctor), Kamanzi Emery (Team Manager), Baziki Pierre (Kit Manager) and Mugabe Bonnie (Team Media Officer)


Rwanda’s preparation

Thursday, January 4, 2018: Two training sessions (09am & 16h00) El Mouradi training facility

Friday, January 5, 2018: Two training sessions (09am & 16h00) El Mouradi training facility

Saturday, January 6, 2018: Official Friendly Match (Rwanda vs Sudan, 14h00, Sousse)

Sunday, January 7, 2018: Non-official Friendly Match (Rwanda vs Namibia, 14:00 in Jamal, Tunisia)

Monday, January 8, 2018: Two Training Sessions (10am & 16h00) at El Mouradi Training Facility

Tuesday, January 9, 2018: One Training Session (10am), Depart to Tunis

Wednesday, January 10, 2018: Official Friendly Match (Rwanda vs Algeria, 15:00 in Tunis).

Thursday: January 11, 2018: Departure to Tanger via Casablanca

Rwanda Fixtures (Group C)
Rwanda vs Nigeria – 15 January 2018 (Tangier)
Rwanda vs Equatorial Guinea – 19 January 2018 (Tangier)
Rwanda vs Libya – 23 January 2018 (Tangier)

By Alex Kasirye/kmaupdates