Burundi national football team, ‘Les Hirondelles’ has named a provisional squad of 32 players ahead of the CECAFA Senior challenge cup that will take place in Kenya.
Head coach Olivier Niyungeko Alain included a host of U-20 players with the prime target of laying a foundational stone for CHAN 2018 qualifiers.
The team will be training thrice a week ahead of the regional championship that has been won by Uganda for a record times.
Kenya has been tipped to host the championship that will take place towards the end of November to early December 2016.
The provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Nahimana Jonathan (Vital’O), Mutombo Fabien (Lydia Ludic), Nininahazwe Bievenue (Messenger Ngozi), Ndikuriyo Patient (Aigles Noirs), Rugumandiye Yvan (Musongati)
Central defenders: Suleyman Mustafa (Aigles Noirs), Moussa Omar, Ndizeye Samuel (Athletico Olympic), Nshimirimana David (Vital’O), Ndoriyobija Eric (Lydia Ludic)
Full backs: Nahimana Steve (Aigles Noirs), Guy Chancel, Harerimana Rashid Leon (Lydia Ludic), Kashindi Joseph (Inter Star), Nyandwi Innocent (Magara)
Defensive midfielders: Urasenga Cedric Danny (Messenger Ngozi), Ntirwaza Sudi (Musongati FC), Ndikumana Moussa (Athletico Olympic), Ndayishimiye Yousouf (Aigles Noirs), Mbirizi Eric (Bujumbura City), Uwimana Messo (Lydia Ludic)
Offensive midfielders: Nsabumukama Enock (Messenger Ngozi), Idi Saidi Djuma, Andre Tokoto (Lydia Ludic), Duhayindavyi Gael (Vital’O), Rukundo Terence (Aigles Noirs)
Strikers: Lomeya Magloire (Olympic Star), Bimenyimana Caleb (Vital’O), Ndarusanze Jean Claude (Lydia Ludic), Hakizimana Alexis Kitenge (Athletico Olympic), Bigirimana Hassan (Aigles Noirs).