Antonia Ntabanganyimana, coach of the National Handball under-20 men’s team has named a 14- man-squad for the IHF Challenge trophy slated from August 1-6 in Senegal.
Rwanda (Zone 5B) is grouped in Pool A together with side other zone winners: DR Congo (Zone 4), Madagascar and Senegal, while Pool B is composed of Ethiopia (Zone 5A), Mozambique (Zone 6) and Benin (Zone 3).
The men’s U-20 teams, has spent some days in camp at Huye district where they have been holding preparations ahead of the competition.
Senegal, which won the competition in 2016 at the zonal level of the boys before losing the title in the girls will therefore be in contention only in the boys.
As part of the preparations,Ntabaganyimana’s team played a selected team of players from different clubs from Kigali to try and weigh themselves ahead of the tournmanent, they won first game by 38-23, however in the second game played on Sunday, they lost 41-28.
After the two friendlies, the Ntabanganyimana eliminated some players reducing the number from 30 to 14 players.
Meanwhile, Bruno Credo Sengoga (St Aloys), SamuleMbesutunguwe(EsKigoma), Thierry Hakizimana (ADEGI) and Guido Urangwanimpuhwe could failed to make to the final list.
The full list 14 players:
1.Samuel Bananimana (APR HBC)
2. Jean Claude Hakizimana (EsKigoma HBC)
3.ZacharieTuyishime (Police HBC)
4.ElyséeMuhumureElysée (Inyemeramihigo HBC )
5.Muhawenayo Jean Paul (APR HBC)
6. Alexis Nshimiyimana(APR HBC)
7.ViateureRwamanywa (APR HBC)
9. Yves Umuhire(Police HBC)
10. Emmanuel Murwanashyaka(APR HBC)
11.Nshumbusho Maliyamungu (St Aloys HBC)