Rwanda:Amavubi Camp Boosted by the Arrival of Foreign-Based Players

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~ Professional players arrives for 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

~ Team captain to join on May 29.

~ Double header against Lesotho and Benin.

Rwandan professional players are gearing up for the upcoming FIFA 2026 World Cup Qualifiers, where they are set to face Benin and Lesotho in June. The national team, known as Amavubi, has begun preparations at La Palisse Hotel in Nyamata, with players from various clubs around the world joining the camp.

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Rubanguka, first Foreign-Based Player to join camp

One of the first foreign-based professional players to join the camp was Steve Rubanguka, who plays for Al Nojoom in Saudi Arabia. Rubanguka participated in a training session held at Ntare School stadium in Nyamata, showcasing the dedication and focus of the team as they prepare for the crucial matches ahead.

Patrick Sibomana, a key player who recently celebrated winning the Kenyan league title with Gor Mahia, is expected to join the camp on May 24. The squad will also be boosted by the arrival of TS Galaxy goalkeeper Fiacre Ntwali, FC Shkupi defender Abdul Rwatubyaye, and Standard de Liege midfielder Hakim Sabaho, among others, in the following days.

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Amavubi captain will join in a few

The team’s captain, Djihad Bizimana, is set to arrive in Kigali on May 29, further solidifying the team’s leadership and experience. With players like Maxime Wenssens, Dylan Georges Francis Maes, and Samuel Gueulette also joining the camp, the team is gearing up with a mix of talent and international exposure.

As the players from various leagues around the world come together, the team is focused on maintaining their top position in Group C of the qualifiers. With four points currently leading the group, Rwanda aims to secure victories against Benin and Lesotho to advance further in the competition.

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Amavubi’s June Double Fixture

Facing tough opponents like South Africa and Nigeria in their group, the upcoming matches against Lesotho will be crucial for Rwanda to maintain their position at the top. Benin, currently at the bottom of the group with one point, will also be a challenging opponent for the Amavubi.

With a mix of local and foreign-based talent, the national team of Rwanda is determined to make a mark in the FIFA 2026 World Cup Qualifiers and showcase their growing potential on the international stage. The camp at La Palisse Hotel signifies the team’s commitment to preparation and readiness as they aim to qualify for the prestigious tournament.

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