The FIFA Council has picked Rwanda as hosts of their eighth meeting which will be held on October 25-26, 2018.
The decision was reached on Friday evening during the FIFA Council's first meeting of the year held in Bogotá, Colombia.
The decision was among resolutions of the meeting which discussed a number of milestone initiatives related to the future of international football competitions.
The FIFA Council also agreed on Paris as the venue for the 69th FIFA Congress, which is to take place on 6 June 2019, the eve of the opening match of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
Peru picked as U-17 World Cup Hosts
In other resolutions reached by the FIFA Council Meeting, after discussing the pros and cons of adopting a different strategy for the future of international youth competitions, the FIFA Council decided to stick to the existing structure of biennial U-17 and U-20 tournaments for both men and women.
Regarding the tournaments scheduled for 2019, the FIFA Council designated Poland as the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and Peru of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The FIFA Council meeting also voted in favour of amending the regulations of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia so that the tournament adopts the following changes to the Laws of the Game approved by The International Football Association Board (IFAB) during its 132nd Annual General Meeting: Use of video assistant referees (VARs) in all matches. Approved also is the one additional substitute per team in matches that go into extra time, permission to communicate information and transmit data to the technical area for coaching purposes.
They also approved the Voting Procedure for the Designation of the Host Country of the 2026 FIFA World Cup – a document that outlines the details of how the 68th FIFA Congress will vote on the matter.
FIFA's strategic body agreed, in principle, that there was a crucial need to support women's football and to strengthen the existing scenario of international women's competitions. However, further to the consultation phase that led to the proposal of a FIFA Women's World League by the FIFA administration, the FIFA Council decided that the matter required further examination and should be revisited in the body's upcoming meetings.
Rwandan side APR Fc is ready to overturn the slim 0-1 first leg loss when they play visitors Djoliba Athletics Club de Bamako in the return leg of the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup on Saturday afternoon at Amahoro Stadium in Kigali City.
Djoliba won the first leg 1-0 courtesy of a lone goal scored by Cheikh Niang and the military side has vowed to do what it and secure at least a two-goal margin to proceed to the next round.
The aggregate winner after today's game will play in the play-off round with the eventual winner sealing a place in the lucrative group stage.
APR head coach Ljubomir ‘Ljupko' Petrovic said on Friday, “We were the better side in the first leg were we missed many chances. Djoliba had two chances, one was converted and they missed a penalty,”
“We will stick to the same playing style we had employed in Mali and our mission is to win the game on Saturday. I am confident and I trust my players to do the job on Sunday. We must eliminate this team (Djoliba),” added the Serbian.
Meanwhile, Djoliba Coach Fanyeri Diarra said on Thursday, “APR Fc is a good team, they caused all sorts of problems in the first leg held at home but we managed to win. Our target is to extend our lead by scoring more goals,”
“However, we expect a tough game because APR Fc will be playing behind their home fans and we must avoid any mistakes if we are to progress to the next round which I am assured of. We shall play as a unit to ensure qualification. We have done the work necessary,” added Fanyeri.
Djoliba reached the group stages of CAF Confederation Cup in 2012 while APR have never reached the stage since they made their debut in Africa's biggest club competition in 1997.
CAF Confederation Cup
Saturday, 17 March 2018
APR (Rwanda) vs Djoliba (Mali) (0-1)
Hilal Obied (Sudan) vs Olympic (Burundi) (0-0)
Nkana (Zambia) vs CR Belouizdad (Algeria) (0-3)
El Masry (Egypt) vs Simba (Tanzania) (2-2)
Club Africain (Tunisia) vs RS Berkane (Morocco) (1-3)
Nouadhibou (Mauritania) vs Raja Athletic Club (Morocco) (1-1)
Sunday, 18 March 2018
Cape Town City (South Africa) vs Costa do Sol (Mozambique) (1-0)
Enyimba (Nigeria) vs Energie (Benin) (2-0)
Fosa Juniors (Madagascar) vs Port Louis (Mauritius) (2-0)
USM Alger (Algeria) vs AS Maniema (DR Congo) (2-2)
Deportivo Niefang (Equatorial Guinea) vs Motema Pembe (DR Congo) (1-1)
Akwa United (Nigeria) vs Al Ittihad (Libya) (0-1)
Ben Guerdane (Tunisia) vs CARA (Congo) (0-3)
Zamalek (Egypt) vs Wolaitta Dicha (Ethiopia) (1-2)
Rwandan league champions Rayon Sports flew to South Africa on Saturday morning ready for Sunday's return-leg clash against Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League first round.
The rayon Sports delegation departed for Johannersburg on Saturday morning aboard Rwandair which will have a stop-over in Lusaka, Zambia.
They are expected to arrive in South Africa later in the afternoon. They will hold their mandated match day -1 training session tonight at 19:00 at Loftus Versfeld, venue of Sunday's clash against Mamelodi Sundowns. Sunday's game will be broadcasted live on Supersport 4.
The Blues head coach Ivan Minnaert is assured of a triumphant display as they seek to reach the group stage of the Africa's biggest club football competition.
Both Rayon Sports Fc and Mamelodi Sundowns played to a goalless draw in the first leg held in Kigali on March 7 at Amahoro Stadium. Any scoring win or draw from the Rayon Sports Fc will see them advance to the lucrative group stage.
The reigning Azam Rwanda Premier League champions flew to South Africa without two key players Shassir Nahimana and Yassin Mugume, but they have been boosted with the return of centre-back defender Thierry Manzi who missed the first leg due to a suspension.
The Rayon Sports skipper Eric Ndayishimiye said prior to departure, “We are ready and focused ahead of Sunday's game. It's still an open game and any side can win the tie. We are confident on achieving an excellent result which will see us through to the next stage,”
Head coach Minnaert told media mid this week, “We anticipate a tough game, and very tough on both sides. We have been learning their game with the help of the first-leg game video and did everything we can to prepare accordingly. We are ready for the mission in South Africa,” Minnaert said on Wednesday.
However, Pitso Mosimane's men will fancy their chances on home soil, especially carrying winning momentum after their come-from-behind Nedbank Cup victory over EC Bees in what turned out to be a tricky encounter against a lower league opponent.
Anything less than a victory on Sunday will see their dream of reclaiming the title, currently held by Moroccan outfit, Wydad Casablanca, whom they lost to in the quarter final of the last edition.
Mosimane believes his side will improve their performance for the return game at home in Tshwane on Sunday and has backed them to progress into the group stage.
"We will be playing the same way we played today and hopefully we take the chances,” the ‘Downs coach told Rwandan TV after the match.
When asked if the return leg would be easy, Mosimane replied: "Easy? No, not easy, but I think we can win at home, yes, but not easy."
The first round consists of 32 teams. The 16 winners of the first round advance to the group stage, while the 16 losers of the first round enter the Confederation Cup play-off round.
Rayon Sports 18-player squad:
Eric ‘Bakame' Ndayishimiye, Cassim Ndayisenga, Bonfils Caleb Bimenyimana, Eric Irambona, Pierrot Kwizera, Thierry Manzi, Gabriel Mugabo, Francois Master Mugisha, Yannick Mukunzi, Ange Mutsinzi, Olivier Sefu Niyonzima, Saddam Nyandwi, Ismaila Diarra, Eric Rutanga, Christ Mbondi, Faustin Usengimana, Shaban Hussein and Kevin Muhire.
CAF Champions League
Mamelodi Sundowns v Rayon Sports (0-0) KO: 19h00
Plateau United v Etoile du Sahel (2-4) KO: 15h00
Esperance de Tunis v Gor Mahia (0-0) KO: 17h00
ASEC Mimosas v ZESCO United (1-0) KO: 18h00
Al Hilal Omdurman v Togo Port (0-2) KO: 19h30
ES Setif v Aduana Stars (0-1) KO: 20h00
AS Vita v Difaa El Jadida (0-1) KO: 15h30
Second Division Men's League, Match Day 17 Fixtures
Group A, Saturday, March 17, 2018
Gasabo Fc vs Gitikinyoni Fc (Ferwafa, 13:00)
Vision Fc vs Akagera Fc (Mumena, 13:00)
Etoile de l'est Fc vs Rwamagana City Fc (Ngoma, 14:30)
Pepiniere Fc vs Aspor Fc (Musheri,14:30)
Esperance Fc vs Sorwathe Fc (Mumena, 15:30
Group B, Saturday, March 17, 2018
Interforce Fc vs Hope Fc (Ferwafa, 15:30)
AS Muhanga vs SEC Fc (Muhanga, 14:30)
Heroes Fc vs Vision JN (Kicukiro, 14:30)
Rugende Fc (Repos)
La Jeunesse Fc vs Intare Fc (Mumena, 13:00)
United Stars Fc vs UR Fc (Kabagari, 14:30)
1. Mugunga Yves (Intare Fc)-15
2. Nahimana Noel (Sorwathe Fc)-14
3. Kabagema Bashiru (Rwamagana City Fc)-12
4. Kayitaba Jean Bosco (Unity Fc)-11
5. Sibomana Abdoul (Rwamagana City Fc) - 11
Match Day 17 Suspensions
1. Twiringiyimana Egide (SEC Fc)
2. Iradukunda Africa (Rugende Fc)
3. Niyonsenga Emmanuel (UR Fc)
4. Hagenimana Isaac (Pepiniere Fc)
5. Nibishaka Dieudone (Gasabo Fc)
6. Uwimana Guilain (Heroes Fc)
7. Niyonsenga Samuel (UR Fc)
Women Football Leagues, Match Day 7 Fixtures
First Division League
Saturday, March 17,2018
Gakenke Wfc vs Rambura Wfc (Gakenke, 15:00)
Kamonyi Wfc vs Bugesera Wfc (Remera Rukoma, 15:00)
ES Mutunda Wfc vs Inyemera Wfc (Mutunda, 15:00)
AS Kigali Wfc vs Scandinavia Wfc (Stade de Kigali, 13:00)
Second Division League
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Youvia Wfc vs Rwamagana Wfc (Gisagara, 15:00)
Ndabuc Wfc (Repos)
AS Kabuye (Repos)
Sunday,March 18, 2018
Gatsibo Wfc vs Nasho Wfc (Gatsibo, 15:00)
Imanzi Wfc vs Rugende Wfc (Rwamagana, 15:00)
Rwandan side APR FC are leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit for a place in the group stages of CAF Confederation Cup for the first time in the club's history.
The army side entered residential training camp on Wednesday in Shyorongi for the final phase of preparations for the return leg against Mali's Djoliba AC de Bamako, which will be played on Saturday at Amahoro National Stadium.
The Malian side jetted into the country on Thursday evening and are staying at Grand Legacy Hotel.
APR FC lost away 1-0 in the first leg of the first round tie. The lone goal was netted by Cheikh Niang. APR needs to win the second leg by a two-goal margin in Kigali to be assured of a place in the next round.
The aggregate winner after Saturday's game will play in the play-off round with the eventual winner sealing a place in the lucrative group stage.
Twenty seven players entered residential camp at Shyorongi on Wednesday but on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, the team will train at Amahoro Stadium before the game on Saturday,” a club official told Times Sport yesterday.
Officials revealed that the only players missing from camp are injured Ernest Sugira, Fiston Nkinzingabo and Abouba Sibomana.
The record 16-time Rwandan league champions, are required to win the second leg 2-0 to progress to the play-off round d of Africa's second tie club competition.
In the preliminary round, APR edged Anse Reunion FC of Seychelles to progress to the first round.
Their opponents, Djoliba qualified to the 1/16th final without kicking a ball after their opponents, Elwa United from Liberia, withdrew from the competition due to financial constraints.
Djoliba reached the group stages of CAF Confederation Cup in 2012 while APR FC have never reached the group stages since they made their debut in Africa's biggest club competition in 1997.
Last year, APR did not go past the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League, crashing out of the competition at the hands of Zambia's Zanaco FC.
APR FC are ranked seventh in the Azam Rwanda Premier League standings with 21 points from 12 matches, eight points behind leaders AS Kigali, who however, have played three games more.
CAF Confederation Cup, 1/16th Round
Return Leg, Mar. 17: Second leg
APR FC Vs Djoliba AC 4:30pm
Despite not playing any FIFA friendly match since their Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) 2018 tournament held in Tanger, Morocco, Rwanda's Amavubi team has moved two places up in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday to sit at 112th.
With 298 points, Rwanda is ranked 31st on the African continent and third in the Cecafa region, coming behind Kenya who improved one position to 105th and leaders Uganda who remained static in 78thposition.
Elsewhere across the region, Sudan improved one slot to 117th, Ethiopia dropped two places to 137th, Burundi improved one slot to 142 while Tanzania remained at 146.
On the continental rankings, there was no change in the African top four with Tunisia, Senegal, DR Congo and Morocco retaining their best-placed status at 23rd, 27th, 29th and 42nd place in the world.
Following a quiet period with hardly any international games, not many positions have changed in the ranking.
However, it seems this could be the silence before the storm as there will be several high profile clashes in the upcoming international break starting next week. Germany, for example, will face Spain, while Argentina play Italy before facing Spain as well.
Portugal and Argentina follow in third and fourth place, before Belgium complete the top five. Poland were the only movers among the 10 highest ranked nations, climbing to joint sixth place alongside Spain.
Switzerland, France and Chile complete the top 10, while traditionally strong nations such as Italy (14), England (16) and the Netherlands (21) all sit outside the top-ranked nations.
All this, however, is expected to change over the next ranking as the FIFA friendly match window opens on March 19.
Azam Rwanda Premier League leaders AS Kigali will continue fighting to stay on top for as long as possible, according to head coach Eric Nshimiyimana.
AS Kigali defeated Musanze FC in a seven-goal thriller 4-3 at Kigali Stadium Monday afternoon to go one point clear at the top of the table standing after 15 rounds of matches.
Former APR striker Michelle Ndahinduka gave AS Kigali the lead after 22 minutes, Tumain Ntamuhanga, another ex-APR player, added the second goal a minute later before Japhet Imurora pulled one back for Musanze in the 31st minute.
Striker Emmanuel Ngama scored the third goal for the home side in the 36th minute, while forward Suleiman Mudeyi made it 3-2 for the visitors two minutes later. Veteran talisman, Labama Bokota equalized for Sosethene Habimana's team in the 50th minute.
But in a game full of end-to-end action, it wasn't too late before right winger Daniel Mwiseneza netted the fourth goal for AS Kigali in 53rd minute.
Eric Nshimiyimana's team lead the table with 29 points, one ahead of second-placed SC Kiyovu, who defeated Amagaju FC 2-0 on Sunday, while defending champions Rayon Sports are third, two points further adrift of the leaders.
“It was an open game, which is why it had many goals for either side. For us, we came into the game determined to win and we started well by taking a 2-0 lead but things changed in 31st minute when Musanze pulled a goal back,” said Nshimiyimana in the post-match interview.
He added, “If we had lost today's (Monday) match, we stood a risk of dropping out of the top five especially that some big team including Rayon Sports and APR still have a game in hand.”
Defending champions, Rayon Sports have one game in hand against Sunrise FC, whereas record 16-time league winners, APR FC, have three matches against Gicumbi, Etincelles and Espoir.
Nshimiyimana further noted that, “It will not be an easy task to stay top in second round, but we will keep working to improve and try to do better in every game.”
“The top five teams have a chance to win the league but if we keep winning our games and our rivals lose a couple of matches between now and end of the season, the picture can easily change. That is why we will fight until the end.”.
Rwandan football officials Ruhamiriza Eric and Kamanzi Emery are in Cairo, Egypt to attend the maiden Referees Development workshop, geared towards raising the level of refereeing across the continent.
Ruhamiriza, president of the Rwanda Referees Association (ARAF) and Kamanzi, the Referees Manager of Rwanda Football Federation assembled with the rest of the African Football Associations administrators in Cairo today.
In line with the four-year plan outlined by the CAF Referees Committee under the theme “African Refereeing – Stronger than ever,” the target for the workshop includes raising the level of all actors [Referees, Instructors, Administrators etc] and also establish an effective communication channel between the CAF Refereeing Department and their counterparts at the Member Associations.
The duo are attending the Anglophone Group session which will end on March 15 following the climax of the Francophone session held from 9-11 March 2018.
The Anglophone Group Sessin which begun today was presided over by the president of the CAF Referees Committee, Suleiman Hassan Waberi alongside other members of the CAF Referees Committee.
The event is critical to achieving the objectives of the four-year plan launched last year, upon the approval of the CAF Executive Committee.
“The global goal of the four-year plan among others is to equip Member Associations with coherent structures and consistent activities and improve the quality African referees to become amongst the best in the world. Also, to equip the CAF Refereeing Department with adequate human and material resources,” Waberi said during the opening of the Francophone session over the weekend according to Cafonline.com.
He also highlighted on the need to have competent personnel manning the referees' department at the various Member Associations, adding that there is a proposal under consideration to allow women referees to officiate men's games to keep them active and in good shape for future events.
The participants dominated by former referees will also discuss the Organisational structure of a Referees Department, Designation System, Criteria for selection of international referees, monitoring and evaluation amongst others.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad met Paul Kagame on Monday evening as he concluded his three-day official visit to Rwanda.
Ahmad arrived in Rwanda on Saturday for his first official visit as head of the African football's governing body a year after his election.
On Monday, Ahmad met President Kagame alongside Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) president Vincent Nzamwita and Minister of Sports and Culture Mme. Uwacu Julienne.
Ahmad paid tribute to President Kagame's passion and love for football, particularly commending him for his continued financial support toward the regional CECAFA Kagame Cup competition that attracts top clubs from more than 10 regional countries.
He also thanked him for the support accorded to him during the elections of the CAF Presidency last year.
President Kagame assured Ahmad his support towards his mandate of bringing changes and reforms to the African football body as well as developing African football (youth and women).
During his visit, President Ahmad paid a memorable visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Sunday, were he had had a first-hand sense of the horrors of the past that led to the 1994 Genocide in which up to one million innocent Tutsis and moderate Hutus perished in one of the most horrible and systematically planned genocides in history
He donated $2000 to go into the maintenance of the centre and in their campaign of continuous genocide prevention and the fight against genocidal ideology.
He held talks with FERWAFA president Nzamwita Vincent and Minister of Sports and Culture Mme. Uwacu Julienne.
Earlier on Monday, the CAF President attended the Forum organized by the African Union of Broadcasting. At the African Union of Broadcasting Forum, President Ahmad also held talks with Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community, Mme. Louise Mushikiwabo.
The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr. Ahmad paid a memorable visit to the Kigali Memorial Center on Sunday.
President Ahmad had a first-hand sense of the horrors of the past that led to the 1994 Genocide in which up to one million innocent Tutsi perished in one of the most horrible and systematically planned genocides in history.
The CAF boss was accompanied by FERWAFA president Nzamwita Vincent, Largadere Director Idrissa Akki, Celestin Musabyimana, Organising Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations Member, CAF Advisor Hedi Hamel and Ferwafa Executive Committee members among others.
His first act was to pay tribute to the victims of genocide by laying a wreath on the mass graves. Away that, he then took a quiet tour of the exhibition to reflect on the long history that led to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi before leaving a message in the guest book.
After the visit, Ahmad said, “These are sad memories that we should let the next generation to know and such kind of acts to never happen again. We join hands with Rwandans who lost their loved ones during this tragic 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. We must jointly ensure that there is a better future for those who survived and for the generations to come. May the souls of victims of the genocide give hope to a rejuvenated Rwanda,”
The CAF boss donated $2000 (Rwf.1.7m) towards Kigali Memorial Center to help them in the maintenance of the center and in their campaign of continuous genocide prevention and the fight against genocidal ideology,”
On Monday, Ahmad will be a guest speaker at the Forum program organized by the African Union of Broadcasting which will be held at Kigali Convention Center before concluding his visit with a press conference scheduled to be held at 13:00 prior to his departure back to Cairo, Egypt later in the evening.
Women Football Leagues, Match Day Six Results
First Division League,
Saturday, March 10, 2018
ES Mutunda Wfc 2-0 Gakenke Wfc
Kamonyi Wfc 0-2 AS Kigali Wfc
Rambura Wfc 1-3 Scandinavia Wfc
Bugesera Wfc 0-0 Inyemera Wfc
Second Division League
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Youvia WFc 1-4 Gatsibo Wfc
AS Kabuye Wfc 2-2 Rugende Wfc
Nasho Wfc 2-0 Ndabuc Wfc
Second Division Men's League, Match Day 16 Results
March 10, 2018
Vision Fc 2-3 Gasabo United Fc
Gitikinyoni SC 2-3 Etoile de l'est
Rwamagana City Fc 2-3 Pepiniere Fc
Aspor Fc 1-1 Esperance Fc
Unity Fc 0-1 Sorwathe Fc
Saturday, March 10, 2018
AS Muhanga 2-0 Interforce Fc
Hope Fc 1-0 Heroes Fc
SEC Fc 0-7 La Jeunesse Fc
Intare Fc 2-1 United Stars
Rugende Fc 1-1 UR Fc
CAF President Ahmad has arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, on a three-day official visit. He touched down on Saturday (10 March 2018) evening from Morocco, in the company of Communication Advisor Hedi Hamel.
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, President Ahmad was received by FERWAFA President Nzamwita Vincent who was in company of Musabyimana Celestin, member of the Organising Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations and former CAF Executive Committee member, Gregoire Ndjaka, the Executive Director of African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) and Arthur Asiimwe, the Director General of Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA).
On his first visit to Rwanda since assuming the reins of the continent's football governing body last year, the CAF boss will visit Kigali Memorial Centre on Sunday morning to pay his tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Later in the afternoon, he will watch the Azam Rwanda Premier League match between Rayon Sports Fc and Marines Fc, a match day 15 fixture which will be staged at Stade de Kigali.
On Monday, President Ahmad will be a guest speaker at the Forum program organized by the African Union of Broadcasting which will be held in Kigali Convention Center.
This will be the first time that the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will be attending a meeting organised by African Union of Broadcasting.
On its plenary session of the AUB General Assembly due on Monday, Mr. Ahmad will address the sports rights and relations between CAF and AUB. Thereafter, he will address the media.
He will thereafter visit the headquarters of Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) where he is scheduled to have a meeting with FERWAFA President Nzamwita before departing Kigali in the evening.
Two candidates Rtd. Brig. Gen. Jean Damascene Sekamana and Rurangirwa Louis have been approved to contest for the presidency of Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA).
The FERWAFA Electoral Commission confirmed the development in a media briefing held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at FERWAFA Headquarters in Remera, Kigali City.
The FERWAFA Electoral Commission Vice President Boniface Nsabimana said, “We are officially declaring Rtd. Brig. Gen. Jean Damascene Sekamana and Rurangirwa Louis as eligible candidates allowed to contest for the presidency of FERWAFA,”
“The two candidates have met all the Electoral Code requirements and they are allowed to start campaigning from March 12 until March 30, 2018. We have asked them to exercise professionalism and discipline during the campaign process,” added Nsabimana.
Retired Brig. Gen. Sekamana who served as the president of SC Kiyovu and vice president of Bugesera Fc in recent years, is the vice president of second division cub Intare Fc.
Rurangirwa, a former referee was recommended by the Rwanda Referees Association (ARAF).
The electoral commission also announced the list of executive committee members for the two candidates.
If any of the two candidates is elected, their executive Committee will be composed of the following:
1. Rtd.Brig.Gen. J.Damascene (Intare Fc) - President
2. Mr. Habyarimana Matiku Marcel (Espoir Fc) - Vice President
3. Eng. Nshimiyimana Alexis Redamptus (Miroplast Fc) - Technical Development Commission
4. Mr. Ruhamiriza Eric (La Jeunesse) - Competitions Commission
5. Mme. Kankindi Alida Lise (Rambura Wfc) - Finance Commission
6. Mme. Rwakunda Quinta (Giticyinyoni)- Marketing Commission
7. Me. Gumisiriza Hilary (United Stars)-Legal Commission
8. Mrs. Mukangoboka Christine (Isonga Fc)-Women Football Commission
9. Mr. Hakizimana Moussa (AEFR)-Medical Commission
10. IP Ntakirutimana Diane (Police Fc)-Security and Fair Play Commission
1. Rurangirwa Louis (ARAF)-President
2. Munyemana G. Pascal (Rugende WFC)-Vice President
3. Dr. Zimulinda Alain (Rugende Fc)-Medical Commission
4. Me. Hakizimana John –Legal Commission
5. Uwizeye Sylvestre (Unity Fc)- Marketing Commission
6. Rutagarama Mediatrice (Youvia WFc)-Women Football Commission
7. Mureramanzi Felicite –Commission Finance
8. Nkurunziza Benoit –Technical Development Commission
9. Murengerantwali Dominique (Amagaju Fc)-Competition Commission
10. Mukunzi Emile (Kirehe Fc)-Security and Fair Play Commission
The term of office for the President and his Executive Committee who will be elected on March 31, 2018 will be a four-year term renewable three times only.
The FERWAFA elections will be held for a second time after the first elections were held on December 30, 2017 but failed to produce an outright winner with sole candidate Rwemalika Felicite failing to garner the majority vote to be elected the president of FERWAFA.
Nzamwita Vincent has been president of Rwanda Football Federation since January 2014.
The Amavubi interim Head Coach Mashami Vincent is representing Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Workshop for Technical Directors which begun today in Rabat, Morocco.
The objective of this workshop is to review the CAF coaching licensing system to align it with those of other Confederations. This will help to obtain a common/standard agreement across all the Confederations.
The four-day course is facilitated by CAF Executive Committee member and African legend Kalusha Bwalya and CAF Deputy Secretary General Anthony Baffoe among other panelists.
At the convention, Mashami will also make a presentation on the activities within the Rwanda Football Federation for the 2018/2019.
Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has suspended two match commissioners, Nshimiyimana Innocent and Niyitegaka Faradji following breach of obligations.
Upon request from the refereeing commission, FERWAFA has handed Nshimiyimana a six-month ban while Niyitegeka has been suspended for one month.
Nshimiyimana is at fault for failure to honour the women football league match between Bugesera Wfc and Scandinavia Wfc held in Kamabuye on February 2, 2018 were he was the appointed match commissioner.
He never communicated his unavailability to the appointing refereeing commission so as to enable them find a replacement.
Despite several calls from the commission to secure an explanation from him, Nshimiyimana failed to honour any calls hence the lengthy suspension.
Niyitegeka was the match commissioner of a second division league between Hope Fc and UR Fc which was due to be played in Rutsiro on February 25, 2018. Hope Fc won maximum points without playing any the game because UR could not honour the game.
Niyitegeka didn't reach the match venue on that day and after offering an explanation to the refereeing commission, the latter was found faulty in breaching his obligation as a match commissioner hence the decision to hand him a one-month suspension.
Azam Rwanda Premier League, Match Day 15 Fixtures
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Bugesera Fc vs Mukura VS (Nyamata)
Etincelles Fc vs Gicumbi Fc (Stade Umuganda)
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Kirehe Fc vs Police Fc (Kirehe)
Miroplast Fc vs Sunrise Fc (Mironko grounds)
SC Kiyovu vs Amagaju Fc (Stade Mumena)
Rayon Sports Fc vs Marines Fc (Stade de Kigali)
Monday, March 12, 2018
AS Kigali vs Musanze Fc (Stade de Kigali)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
APR Fc vs Espoir Fc (Stade de Kigali)
1.Benedata Janvier (AS Kigali)
2. Wai Yeka (Musanze Fc)
3. Mbogo Ally (SC Kiyovu)
The President of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), Mr. Ahmad will this weekend visit Rwanda on his maiden three-day official visit since elected in office last year.
The CAF President's visit was confirmed by Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) President Mr. Nzamwita Vincent on Thursday following the climax of the two-day CAF Women's Football Symposium in Morocco.
The CAF President Mr. Ahmad who will be accompanied by Communications Advisor Mr. Hédi Hamel is expected in Kigali on Saturday evening.
Mr. Ahmad who is in Kigali on the invitation of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) will be welcomed on by various high profile officials including the AUB Director General Cameroonian Gregoire Ndjaka.
On Sunday, the CAF President will pay a memorable visit to the Kigali Memorial Centre to pay tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
He will thereafter meet visit the headquarters of Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) where he is scheduled to have a meeting with FERWAFA President Nzamwita.
On Monday, Ahmad will be a guest speaker at the Forum program organized by the African Union of Broadcasting which will be held in Kigali Convention Center.
This will be the first time that the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will be attending a meeting organised by African Union of Broadcasting.
On its plenary session of the AUB General Assembly due on Monday, Mr. Ahmad will address the sports rights and relations between CAF and AUB. Thereafter, he will address the media
The CAF delegation is expected to depart Kigali on Monday evening, March 12, 2018.