- CHAN 2018 Qualifiers | Final Round, 1st Leg
- Saturday, 12th August 2017
- Uganda Cranes vs. Rwanda – St Mary’s Stadium, 4:00 p.m
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Rwanda head coach, Antonie Hey has released the starting line up that will face Uganda Cranes in the first leg of the CHAN 2018 final round qualifier at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Immensely talented Yannick Mukunzi, Olivier Niyonzima, Dominique Savio Nshuti and forward Barnabe Mubumbyi all start.
Goalie Marcel Nzarora will command the back line in absence of the suspended Rayon Sports goalkeeper Eric Ndayishimye who is suspended having picked up two cautions from the earlier round against Tanzania.
The return leg will take place next weekend. The winner over the two legs will qualify for the final tournament in Kenya, 2018.
Rwanda Amavubi Stars XI: Marcel Nzarora (G.K), Djihad Bizimana (Captain), Aimable Rucogoza, Thierry Manzi, Aimable Nsabimana, Emmanuel Imanishimwe, Eric Iradukunda, Olivier Niyonzima, Yannick Mukunzi, Barnabe Mubumbyi, Dominique Savio Nshuti
Subs: Yves Kimenyi, Soter Kayumba, Latif Bishira, Jean Marie Vianney Muvandimwe, Kevin Muhire, Abeddy Biramahire, Amran Nshimiyimana
Uganda Cranes XI: Ismael Watenga (G.K), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Isaac Muleme, Paul Musamali, Savio Kabugo, Bernard Muwanga (Captain), Milton Karisa, Moses Waiswa, Derrick Nsibambi, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Shafiq Kagimu
Subs: Benjamin Ochan (G.K), Rashid Toha, Deus Bukenya, Erisa Ssekisambu, Paul Mucureezi, Tom Masiko, Muhammed Shaban
Center Referee: Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (Burundi)
1st Assistant Referee: Gustave Baguma (Burundi)
2nd Assistant Referee: Willy Habimana (Burundi)
4th Official: Georges Gatogato (Burundi)
Match Commissioner: Mohamed Omar Abubaker Yusuf (Kenya)