Rwanda national under-17 football team

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
Nickname(s)Amavubi (The Wasps)
AssociationFédération Rwandaise de Football Association (FERWAFA)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Head coachVincent Mashami
FIFA codeRWA
First colours
Second colours
Africa U-17 Cup of Nations
Appearances1 (first in 2011)
Best resultRunners-up, 2011
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2011)
Best resultGroup Stage, 2011

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

FIFA U-17 World Cup competitive record

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1985 Did Not Enter
1987
1989
1991
1993
1995
1997
1999
2001 Did Not Qualify
2003 Did Not Enter
2005 Did Not Qualify
2007
2009
2011 Group stage 22nd 3 0 1 2 0 3
2013 Did Not Qualify
2015
2017 Did Not Enter
2019 Did Not Qualify
2021 To be determined
Total 2/18 No titles 3 0 1 2 0 3

African U-17 Championship competitive record

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1995 Did Not Enter
1997
1999
2001 Did Not Qualify
2003 Did Not Enter
2005 Did Not Qualify
2007
2009
2011 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 5 4
2013 Did Not Qualify
2015
2017 Did Not Enter
Total 1/12 No titles 5 3 0 2 5 4

Players

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

See also

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