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 Vincent Mashami
FIFA code RWA
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Africa U-17 Cup of Nations
Appearances1 (first in 2011 )
Best resultRunners-up, 2011
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2011 )
Best resultGroup 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.

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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

YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1985 Did Not Enter
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1987
Flag of Scotland.svg 1989
Flag of Italy.svg 1991
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 1993
Flag of Ecuador.svg 1995
Flag of Egypt.svg 1997
Flag of New Zealand.svg 1999
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 2001 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Finland.svg 2003 Did Not Enter
Flag of Peru.svg 2005 Did Not Qualify
Flag of South Korea.svg 2007
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2009
Flag of Mexico.svg 2011 Group stage22nd301203
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2013 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Chile.svg 2015
Flag of India.svg 2017 Did Not Enter
Flag of Brazil.svg 2019 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Peru.svg 2021 To be determined
Total2/18No titles301203

African U-17 Championship

YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of Mali.svg 1995 Did Not Enter
Flag of Botswana.svg 1997
Flag of Guinea.svg 1999
Flag of the Seychelles.svg 2001 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Eswatini.svg 2003 Did Not Enter
Flag of The Gambia.svg 2005 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Togo.svg 2007
Flag of Algeria.svg 2009
Flag of Rwanda.svg 2011 Runners-up2nd530254
Flag of Morocco.svg 2013 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Niger.svg 2015
Flag of Gabon.svg 2017 Did Not Enter
Flag of Tanzania.svg 2019 Did Not Qualify
Total1/13No titles530254

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

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