Ivorian striker Gerard Gohou will be the first ever non-Rwandan to play for the Amavubi if he features this evening in the international friendly against Equatorial Guinea in Morocco.
Gohou, who plays for Aktobe worked with current Rwanda national team coach Carlos Alos during his time with Kairat in Kazakhstan where he netted 80 goals in 102 games from 2014 to 20117.
Rwanda are eager to qualify for the 2023 AFCON and have started serious rebuilding. Players who are of the country’s descent and were born abroad have been invited whereas they tend to naturalize three or four foreigners also.
If Gohou shines this evening, there is the likelihood he could be naturalized to play for the Rwandan senior national team.
The 33-year-old forward has previously played for Ivory coast at U23 level where he netted three goals in five games.