Butera joins Amavubi fold for Cecafa Challenge Cup
APR Fc’s midfielder Andrew Butera is the latest additional to the Amavubi team which is preparing for the CECAFA Challenge Cup set to be held in Kenya from December 3.
Butera received the call on Sunday night after scoring the lone goal in the APR’s 1-1 all draw against Mukura VS in match day eight of the Azam Rwanda Premier League and will be among the 24-man Amavubi team which will hold its second training session today morning at Amahoro stadium.
Amavubi team is set to hold double training session at Amahoro stadium, at 9am and 16h00 on Monday and Tuesday. A single session will be held on Wednesday and Thursday before the team jets out to Kenya on Friday.
Rwanda face Harambee stars of Kenya, Kilimanjaro Stars of Tanzania, the Zanzibar Heroes and guest team the Mediterranean Knights of Libya, who are also preparing for the 2018 CHAN finals in Morocco.
Rwanda’s opening match is on December 3 against hosts Kenya, they will face next face Zanzibar on Dec. 5; take on Libya on December 7 before concluding the group stage action with a date against Tanzania on December 9.
Rwanda has won the regional tournament once in 1999 after beating 3-1 Kenya in the final at Amahoro National Stadium. In 2015, they lost the final to eventual 14-time winners Uganda in the tournament held in Ethiopia.
Rwanda full 24-man squad
Goalkeepers: Kimenyi Yves (APR Fc), Nzarora Marcel (Police Fc) and Eric Ndayishimiye (Rayon Sports Fc)
Defenders: Rugwiro Herve (APR Fc), Omborenga Fitina (APR Fc), Imanishimwe Emmanuel (APR Fc), Manzi Thierry (Rayon Sports), Usengimana Faustin (Rayon Sports), Rutanga Eric (Rayon Sports), Kayumba Soter (AS Kigali), Iradukunda Eric (AS Kigali) and Mbogo Ally (SC Kiyovu).
Midfielders: Bizimana Djihad (APR Fc), Hakizimana Muhadjiri (APR Fc), Nshimiyimana Amran (APR Fc), Mukunzi Yannick (Rayon Sports), Manishimwe Djabel (Rayon Sports), Niyonzima Ally (AS Kigali), Niyonzima Olivier (Rayon Sports) and Andrew Butera (APR Fc).
Forwards: Nshuti Innocent (APR Fc), Sekamana Maxime (APR Fc), Mico Justin (Police Fc), Biramahire Abeddy (Police Fc)