|Nickname(s)||Amavubi (The Wasps)|
|Association||Rwanda Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||CECAFA (East Africa)|
|Head coach||Vincent Mashami|
|Most caps||Haruna Niyonzima (107)|
|Top scorer||Olivier Karekezi (24)|
|Home stadium||Stade Amahoro, Nyamirambo Regional Stadium|
|Current||127 2 (12 August 2021)|
|Highest||64 (March 2015)|
|Lowest||178 (July 1999)|
| Burundi 6–2 Rwanda |
(Libreville, Gabon; 29 June 1976)
| Rwanda 9–0 Djibouti |
(Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 13 December 2007)
| Cameroon 5–0 Rwanda |
(Libreville, Gabon; 7 July 1976)
Zaire 6–1 Rwanda
(Gabon; 12 July 1976)
Tunisia 5–0 Rwanda
(Tunis, Tunisia; 10 April 1983)
Uganda 5–0 Rwanda
(Kampala, Uganda; 1 August 1998)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2004 )|
|Best result||Group stage, 2004|
The Rwanda national football team represents Rwanda in international football and is controlled by the Rwandese Association Football Federation, the governing body of football in Rwanda, and competes as a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), as well as the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), a CAF sub-confederation that governs football in East and Central Africa. The team bears the nickname Amavubi (Kinyarwanda for The Wasps), and primarily plays its home games at the Stade Amahoro in Kigali, the nation's capital. They have never qualified for a World Cup finals, and reached their first Africa Cup of Nations in 2004.
Rwanda qualified for its first Africa Cup of Nations in the 2004 edition.At the tournament, they lost their opening match 2–1 to Tunisia before winning their first ever point in the competition after a 1–1 draw against Guinea. Rwanda went on to beat DR Congo in their final group match by a 1–0 scoreline, but it wasn't enough, as elsewhere in the group, Guinea and Tunisia drew, meaning both teams progressed to the quarter-finals, and Rwanda were eliminated.
In 2001, after adopting the new flag of Rwanda, The Federation (FERWAFA) changed the color of the team kit. The new team kit consists of a yellow jersey, blue shorts and green socks for home matches, while their away kit is either all white or all blue. Adidas has generally been the manufacturer for the Rwandan team since 2001.However, between 2004 and 2009, Rwanda used L-sport as their outfitter, and in 2015 the side started wearing kit provided by AMS, an emerging Australian supplier.
Under the official FIFA Trigramme the team's name is abbreviated as RWA; this acronym is used by FIFA, the CAF and the CECAFA to identify the team in official competitions.However the team was more commonly known as the RR, the acronym for the country's official name, Repubulika y'u Rwanda or République du Rwanda, which the local press used when they referred to the team as the RR XI. The national team is often referred to as Amavubi (The Wasps).
|12 November 2020 2021 AFCONQ||Cape Verde||0–0||Rwanda||Praia, Cape Verde|
|15:00 UTC−1||Report||Stadium: Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde |
Referee: Daniel Laryea (Ghana)
|24 March 2021 2021 AFCONQ||Rwanda||1–0||Mozambique||Kigali, Rwanda|
|15:00 UTC+2||Byiringiro 70'||Report||Stadium: Stade Régional Nyamirambo |
Referee: Issa Sy (Senegal)
|30 March 2021 2021 AFCONQ||Cameroon||0–0||Rwanda||Douala, Cameroon|
|20:00 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: Japoma Stadium |
Referee: Mohamed Ali Moussa (Niger)
|4 June 2021 FIFA Friendly||Rwanda||2–0||Central African Republic||Kigali|
|16:00 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Stade Amahoro |
Referee: Anthony Ogwayo (Kenya)
|7 June 2021 FIFA Friendly||Rwanda||5-0||Central African Republic||Kigali, Rwanda|
|Stadium: Amahoro Stadium|
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Eric Ndayishimiye||15 June 1988||64||0||AS Kigali|
|GK||Clement Twizere Buhake||9 July 1996||0||0||Strømmen|
|DF||Eric Iradukunda||17 March 1990||15||0||Police|
|DF||Ange Mutsinzi||15 November 1997||8||0||APR|
|DF||Salomon Nirisarike||23 November 1993||25||0||FC Urartu|
|DF||Bryan Ngwabije||30 May 1998||0||0||SC Lyon|
|DF||Eric Rutanga||3 November 1992||14||1||Police|
|DF||Abdul Rwatubyaye||23 October 1996||26||1||Shkupi|
|MF||Denis Rukundo||12 December 1996||0||0||Police FC|
|MF||Samuel Gueulette||19 May 2000||0||0||Roeselare|
|MF||Djabel Manishimwe||10 May 1998||12||0||APR|
|MF||Olivier Niyonzima||1 January 1993||18||1||APR|
|MF||Jean Bosco Ruboneka||0||0||APR|
|FW||Lague Byiringiro||25 October 2000||4||1||APR|
|FW||Bertrand Iradukunda||25 September 1996||5||0||Gasogi United|
|FW||Yves Mugunga||1 May 1997||0||0||APR|
|FW||Innocent Nshuti||31 January 1998||7||2||APR|
|FW||Jacques Tuyisenge||22 September 1991||52||15||APR|
The following players have been called up for Rwanda in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Yves Kimenyi||13 October 1992||13||0||Kiyovu Sports|
|GK||Olivier Kwizera||30 July 1995||17||0||Rayon Sports|
|GK||Emery Mvuyekure||13 May 1989||1||0||Tusker|
|DF||Emery Bayisenge||28 March 1994||48||1||AS Kigali|
|DF||Emmanuel Imanishimwe||2 February 1995||25||0||APR|
|DF||Thierry Manzi||12 July 1996||28||3||APR|
|DF||Fitina Omborenga||20 May 1996||47||1||APR|
|DF||Hassan Rugirayabo||0||0||AS Kigali|
|DF||Faustin Usengimana||6 November 1993||31||0||Police|
|MF||Muhadjiri Hakizimana||13 August 1994||22||5||AS Kigali|
|MF||Kévin Muhire||17 October 1998||14||0||Saham Club|
|MF||Yannick Mukunzi||2 October 1995||37||4||Sandviken|
|MF||Eric Ngendahimana||1 December 1989||1||0||Kiyovu Sports|
|MF||Haruna Niyonzima||5 February 1990||105||6||Young Africans|
|MF||Steve Rubanguka||14 October 1996||0||0||Karaiskakis|
|MF||Martin Twizeyimana||10 November 1996||2||0||Police|
|FW||Osée Iyabivuze||15 April 1995||3||0||Police|
|FW||Meddie Kagere||10 October 1986||46||15||Simba|
|FW||Dominique Savio Nshuti||1 January 1997||31||2||Police|
|FW||Ernest Sugira||27 March 1991||30||12||Rayon Sports|
|FW||Danny Usengimana||10 March 1996||12||0||APR|
DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up.
Most capped players
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup Qualification record|
|1930||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1994||Did not enter||Declined participation|
|1998||Did not qualify||2||0||0||2||1||5|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
Africa Cup of Nations record
African Nations Championship record
|1973||Did not enter|
|1984||Did not enter|
|1992||Did not enter|
|2000||Did not enter|
|2009||Did not enter|
|2017||Did not enter|
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