Rwanda national under-17 football team

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Rwanda
Nickname(s) Amavubi (The Wasps)
Association Fédération Rwandaise de Football Association (FERWAFA)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation CECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Head coach Richard Tardy
FIFA code RWA
First colours
Second colours
Africa U-17 Cup of Nations
Appearances 1 (first in 2011)
Best result Runners-up, 2011
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2011)
Best result Group Stage, 2011

The Rwanda national under-17 football team represents Rwanda in association football at the under-17 age level and is controlled by the Fédération Rwandaise de Football Association. The team competes in the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations and the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which are both held every two years.

Rwanda participated in the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time in 2011, having finished second in the 2011 African U-17 Championship on home soil. However, they were eliminated in the group stage after suffering defeats against England and Uruguay, and playing to a draw against Canada.

The team is currently coached by Richard Tardy of France, who previously managed Superleague Greece club Aris Thessaloniki and the Lebanon national football team.

Competitive records[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup competitive record[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
China 1985 Did Not Enter
Canada 1987
Scotland 1989
Italy 1991
Japan 1993
Ecuador 1995
Egypt 1997
New Zealand 1999
Trinidad and Tobago 2001 Did Not Qualify
Finland 2003 Did Not Enter
Peru 2005 Did Not Qualify
South Korea 2007
Nigeria 2009
Mexico 2011 Group stage 22nd 3 0 1 2 0 3
United Arab Emirates 2013 Did Not Qualify
Chile 2015
India 2017 Did Not Enter
Total 1/17 No titles 3 0 1 2 0 3

African U-17 Championship competitive record[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Mali 1995 Did Not Enter
Botswana 1997
Guinea 1999
Seychelles 2001 Did Not Qualify
Swaziland 2003 Did Not Enter
The Gambia 2005 Did Not Qualify
Togo 2007
Algeria 2009
Rwanda 2011 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 5 4
Morocco 2013 Did Not Qualify
Niger 2015
Gabon 2017 Did Not Enter
Total 1/12 No titles 5 3 0 2 5 4

Players[edit]

The following players were named in the squad for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Clubs correct as of 18 June 2011.

# Pos. Player Date of Birth (age) Club
1 GK Steven Ntalibi (1994-12-22)22 December 1994 (aged 16) Rwanda SEC Rwanda
18 GK Marcel Nzarora (1994-11-22)22 November 1994 (aged 16) Rwanda SEC Rwanda
21 GK Kabes Hategikimana (1994-04-18)18 April 1994 (aged 17) Unknown
2 DF Michel Rusheshangoga (1994-08-25)25 August 1994 (aged 16) Rwanda Isonga
3 DF Célestin Ndayishimiye (1995-10-11)11 October 1995 (aged 15) Rwanda Musanze
4 DF Eugene Habyarimana (1994-10-29)29 October 1994 (aged 16) Rwanda SEC Rwanda
8 DF Emery Bayisenge (c) (1994-11-02)2 November 1994 (aged 16) Rwanda Isonga
15 DF Faustin Usengimana (1994-06-11)11 June 1994 (aged 17) Rwanda Rayon Sports
16 DF Jean-Marie Rusingizandekwe (1994-07-01)1 July 1994 (aged 16) Belgium KV Mechelen
6 MF Robert Ndatimana (1995-09-11)11 September 1995 (aged 15) Rwanda Isonga
7 MF Charles Tibingana (1994-12-22)22 December 1994 (aged 16) Uganda Proline
10 MF Andrew Buteera (1994-10-03)3 October 1994 (aged 16) Uganda Proline
11 MF Alfred Mugabo (1995-10-09)9 October 1995 (aged 15) England Arsenal
13 MF Heritier Turatsinze (1994-10-30)30 October 1994 (aged 16) Rwanda SEC Rwanda
14 MF Janvier Benedata (1995-08-12)12 August 1995 (aged 15) Rwanda A.P.R.
5 FW Eric Nsabimana (1994-10-11)11 October 1994 (aged 16) Rwanda SEC Rwanda
9 FW Bonfils Kabanda (1994-09-18)18 September 1994 (aged 16) France AS Nancy
12 FW Justin Mico (1994-12-21)21 December 1994 (aged 16) Rwanda Yellow Stars
17 FW Sulaiman Kakira (1995-03-30)30 March 1995 (aged 16) Rwanda A.P.R.
19 FW Ibrahim Itangishaka (1994-09-16)16 September 1994 (aged 16) Rwanda SEC Rwanda
20 FW Farouk Ruhinda (1994-09-18)18 September 1994 (aged 16) Rwanda Express

See also[edit]