Build Up

May 10

Rwanda vs. Zambia


Afcon qualifier

May 24

Rwanda vs. Nigeria


Build up

June 3

Ghana vs. Rwanda


Afcon qualifier

June 8

Nigeria vs. Rwanda


THE national women football team head coach Grace Nyinawumuntu has summoned 24 players to start preparations for the final round of qualifying of the 2014 Africa Women Championship.


Nyinawumuntu’s team which joins camp on Saturday, is looking to consolidate their preparations for the final qualification round fixture against Nigeria. Zambia on the other hand plays Zimbabwe in the final qualifying round.


This year’s African Women Championship will be hosted by Namibia in October.


“We decided to play Zambia and Ghana because they have strong teams which will give us the challenge and exposure needed before we face Nigeria in the qualifiers. I want to use these matches to improve the level of my players and I believe the two matches will play a big role in our qualification match,” said Nyinawumuntu.


Rwanda host the She-polopolo in the first friendly match scheduled to be played on May 10 at Kigali Regional stadium before hosting Nigeria in the first leg on May 24.


The She-Wasps will then head to West Africa to face Ghana in the second friendly match scheduled for June 3, five days before taking on hosts Super Falcon in Lagos.


Rwanda sealed their place in the final round after defeating Kenya. They won the first leg in Kigali 1-0 before losing the second leg 2-1 in Nairobi but went through on the away goal rule.


Seven teams from the qualifiers will join hosts Namibia for the final tournament from 11-24 October, which serves as qualifier for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.



Judith Ingabire Nyirabashyitsi (AS Kigali), Helene Uwizeyimana (AS Kigali), Janviere    Mukadusenge Janviere (AS Kigali), Clementine Ayingeneye, (AS Kigali), Edith Umulisa (AS Kigali), Clementine Mukamana (AS Kigali), Gloria Sifa Nibagwire (AS Kigali), Nadia Uwineza (AS Kigali), Chadia Uwamahirwe (AS Kigali), Saida Ntagisanima (AS Kigali), Sophie Niyomugaaba (AS Kigali), Anne Marie Ibangarye (AS Kigali), Alice Kalimba (AS Kigali), Alice Niyoyita (Kamonyi), Djamila Abimana (Kamonyi), Albertine Mukashema (Inyemera), Jeanette Mukashema (Inyemera), Marie Claire Uwamahoro (Inyemera), Anatholie Nirere, (Inyemera), Marie Jeanne Nyirahafashimana (AS Kigali), Fatuma Kankindi (Inyemera), Claudine Murorenkwere (Rambura), Florence Imanizabayo (Kamonyi) and Grace Irikuramutima (Les Lionnes)



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