Full house as Amavubi Pros arrive

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Amavubi caretaker coach Jimmy Mulisa.The Rwanda national team, Amavubi has reached a crucial stage in as far as the Afcon 2017 qualification game against Ghana is concerned following the arrival of professional players.

Tanzanian-based duo of skipper Haruna Niyonzima (Young Africans), Jean Baptista Mugiraneza (Azam Fc) and striker Jacques Tuyisenge (Gor Mahia).

Newly appointed head coach Jimmy Mulisa said on Monday, “The preparations are on-going and the arrival of professional players is a big boost for the team as we head into the final stage of our preparations,”

“We are confident and ready to ensure that we achieve positive results against Ghana in the final Group H match,”

Mulisa further added that he is content with the continuously improving fitness levels in his squad, two days into an intense workout program ahead of their 2017 Afcon qualifier against Ghana on September 3.

Meanwhile, Mulisa has dropped six players as he begins a week of full concentration at Amahoro Stadium.

The dropped players include; Habimana Yussuf (Mukura VS), Niyonzima Olivier Sefu (Rayon Sports), Nkinzingabo Fiston (APR), Iradukunda Eric (AS Kigali), Nsabimana Aimable (APR Fc) na Hategekimana Bonheur (SC Kiyovu).

Despite being out of contention for a place in the 2017 Africa Nations’ Cup finals in Gabon, the Amavubi will be aiming for a win against the Black Stars in bid to breathe life into their recent poor FIFA rankings. Rwanda are currently ranked 121st in the latest release.

The Amavubi blew their chances to book a ticket to Gabon when they lost 1-0 to Mauritius in Belle Vue in March before succumbing to a shock 3-2 loss to Mozambique in Kigali in June.

The Black Stars lead Group H with 13 points, having already booked a place to the finals tournament while Rwanda, despite those two defeats, remain in second place with six points, level with Mauritius, who will host bottom-placed.


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