Five young Rwandan players in Europe to know | New times

There are a lot of Rwandan players who play football in different European nations that the National Football Federation (Ferwafa) should watch out for to feature in the national football teams at the junior and senior levels despite playing very well for their children. clubs.

As the country seeks to attract its best talent from around the world to help revive the Amavubi, Sport schedules offers you five players who can be spotted by the country’s football authorities.

1. Jonathan Nsanzimana (Bayern Munich, Germany)

The 17-year-old right-back has been with the Bavarians since the age of 13 and is considered one of their invaluable assets. Nsanzimana is currently part of Bayern Munich’s Under-19 squad in the German Youth League and has been compared to club legend Philip Lahm due to his style of play.

He was born in Munich to Rwandan parents and is eligible to play for the Amavubi as well as for Germany.

2- Glen Habimana (Lierse Kemp, Belgium)

The aspiring forward started his career with Breda before moving to Lierse Kemp where he features for their U21 squad.

Habimana is considered a huge prospect due to his ability to play anywhere upstream as well as his talent for scoring goals. Born of Rwandan parents in Belgium, he has not yet been capped by any country at any level.

3- Felix Nizeyimana (Adler Frintrop, Germany)

He has been a constant figure in the lower tier German leagues since 2013.

Capable of playing both the defensive and attacking roles of the midfielder, the 27-year-old has been the driving force behind the Adler squad since joining them from RV Rentford in the summer of 2020.

4-Hugo Bigirimana (BEJune FC, Switzerland)

The 16-year-old goalkeeper was recruited by BEJune FC in July this year for their youth squad and cemented his place as a premier goalkeeper in the Under-18 League.

He has Burundian and Rwandan nationality and he is eligible to play for both countries as well as for Switzerland.

5-Isaac Bimenyimana (MSC Preussen, Germany)

A very efficient left-back, Bimenyimana has been playing for the German sixth division team since June 2017. He has already scored twice in twelve matches this season for his club, which hopes to qualify for the Oberliga.

The 28-year-old defender previously tackled for Fort Magdeburg as well as Oschersleben

editor@newtimesrwanda.com

Mary I. Bruner