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2019 Afcon Qualifiers: Amavubi begin preps for CAR tie

By Mugabe

Rwanda National team, Amavubi, started residential camp on Sunday evening at Nyamata Golden Tulip Hotel in preparations for the 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central Africa Republic due on June 11 in Bangui.

The residential camp at Nyamata started with all 16 local players reporting to base and they will be joined by the nine foreign based players this week.

Early this week, Amavubi head coach Antoine Hey named a 25-man provisional squad to face Central Africa Republic.

The 25-man provisional squad has new faces such as veteran defender Aimable Rucogoza from Bugesera Fc, right-back Eric Iradukunda from AS Kigali and Mugisha Gilbert from relegated side Pepiniere Fc who was the fastest player during the fitness assessment.

Arrival of professional players
The foreign-based players are also expected to join camp this week. On Monday, Bayisenge Emery who plies his trade with Morocco side KAC KΓ©nitra will land in the country then he will be followed by Kenya's Gor Mahia Fc duo of midfielder Mugiraneza Jean Baptista and striker Tuyisenge Jacques and Tanzanian-based skipper Haruna Niyonzima who plays for Young Africans on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Belgium-based defender Nirisarike Salomon who plays for AFC Tubize will join camplater at night before Slovakia-baed trio of Omborenga Fitina, Iranzi Jean Claude and Rachid Kalisa who all feature for MFK Topvar Topoľčany arrive in Kigali on Thursday.

AS Vita striker Sugira Ernest will be the last to join the Amavubi camp on June 5 after club engagements with his side which will be playing the CAF Champions league match between AS Vita and St. George in Addis Ababa on June 4, 2017.

The National Team training sessions start on Monday, May 29 until June 4 with morning sessions, open to fans, to be staged at Amahoro training ground behind the main stadium while the afternoon sessions will be closed at Amahoro main stadium.

Rwanda was drawn in Group H for AFCON 2019 along with Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea and Central African Republic. Amavubi will be looking to qualify for the second time having made its debut in 2004, in Tunisia.

Rwanda will face Central Africa Republic on June 11 at Stade Barthelemy Boganda in Bangui. Kick-off has been set at 15H00 local, 14H00 GMT.

As Amavubi will be facing Central Africa Republic on June 11, a day before Cote d'Ivoire will host Guinea at Stade de BouakΓ© in Abidjan.

The remaining match days will be staged between March, 2018 until November, 2018.

The winner of each group alongside the best three second placed teams will qualify for the tournament and hosts Cameroon will also be part of the qualifiers.

Amavubi provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Eric Ndayishimiye (Rayon Sports), Marcel Nzarora (Police FC) and Olivier Kwizera (Bugesera FC)

Defenders: Aimable Rucogoza (Bugesera), Salomon Nirisarike (AFC Tubize), Aimable Nsabimana (APR FC), Thieryy Manzi (Rayon Sports), Emery Bayisenge (KAC KΓ©nitra), Fitina Omborenga (MFK Topvar Topoľčany), Michel Rusheshangoga (APR Fc), Emmanuel Imanishimwe (APR FC) and Eric Iradukunda (AS Kigali)

Midfielders: Ally Niyonzima (Mukura), Olivier Sefu Niyonzima (Rayon Sports), Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza (Gor Mahia), Djihad Bizimana (APR FC), Jean Claude Iranzi (MFK Topvar Topoľčany), Dominique Savio Nshuti (Rayon Sports), Haruna Niyonzima (Young Africans), Rachid Kalisa (MFK Topvar Topoľčany)

Strikers: Jacques Tuyisenge (Gor Mahia), Danny Usengimana (Police FC), Gilbert Mugisha (Pepiniere), Ernest Sugira (AS Vita Club) and Justin Mico (Police FC).
Source: Ferwafa.rw

Police Fc leapfrogs APR Fc into second spot after Match Day 29

By Mugabe

Reigning champions APR Fc could not edge Rayon Sports on Sunday in the second leg derby between the two sides, a feat which left the military side in third spot of the Azam Rwanda Premier League.

The match day 29 of the Azam Rwanda Premier League didn't affect already declared champions Rayon Sports but left a huge impact in both the top two and the relegation slots.

On Saturday, Police Fc through their skipper and top striker Dany Usengimana thrashed AS Kigali 3-1 at Stade de Kigali to leapfrog into second spot with 58 points. Dany Usengimana snatched a brace to take his goal tally to 18 goals scored this season in the Azam Rwanda Premier League. Isaie Songa netted the other goal while Pappy Tchimanga scored the consolation goal for AS Kigali.

On Sunday, APR Fc were required to snatch maximum points against champions Rayon Sports in a game held at Stade de Kigali to be able to regain their second slot. Issa Bigirimana put the visitors ahead in the first half but Malian international Tidiane Kone equalised in the second half to end the game in a 1-all draw.

The draw left the military side lying in the third spot with 57 points, a position which leaves them in tricky position of missing out in next year's African club competition should Rayon Sports go on to seal a double by retaining the Peace Cup title.

Should Rayon Sports retain the Peace Cup title, then second-placed Police Fc would represent the country in Caf Confederation Cup.

However, with one match to the end of the season, APR Fc can hope to grab a win over Bugesera Fc and see Police Fc lose to Marines Fc to be assured of second-place finish. If not then the military side would have no option other than winning the Peace Cup title to be assured of playing continental club football next year.

In other matches, Musanze FC jumped one place to 6th with 42 points after beating eleventh-placed Mukura 4-2 at Ubworoherane ground on Saturday.

Mukura defender Jean Claude Zagabe scored an own goal in the 20th minute, Ibrahim Nshimiyimana equalised in the 45th minute before Peter Otema netted a quick brace in the 50th and 56th minutes respectively.

Striker Wai Yeka scored the fourth goal in the 70th minute to take his tally to 17 goals in 29 matches, while Dany Mwiseneza netted Mukura's second goal in stoppage time. It was the third successive defeat for Ivan Minnaert's side.

Espoir beat ten-man Sunrise FC 1-0 in Nyagatare, thanks to Hussein Renzaho's lone strike in the 33rd minute. Nigerian midfielder Samson Babuwa was sent off in the second half.

On Sunday, Etincelles was held to a 1-all draw by Bugesera Fc at Stade Umuganda. Bugesera Fc are ranked fifth with 47 points, ten points ahead of Etincelles Fc are tenth on the league standings.

Relegation Battle
Already relegated Pepiniere Fc held Amagaju Fc to a 1-all draw at Ruyenzi grounds with striker Gilbert Mugisha scoring the crucial goal for the hosts before Amani Mugisho equalised for the visitors in the second half. Pepiniere Fc sit at the tip of the standings with 14 points in 29 matches played this season.

Another side to join Pepiniere Fc into next year's second division league will be determined on June 15 when Kirehe Fc, Gicumbi Fc and SC Kiyovu play their final matches of the season.

Over the weekend, SC Kiyovu, one of Rwanda's oldest football clubs, dropped to 15th slot and risk being relegated to second division for the first time after losing to Marines Fc 1-0 on Friday at Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu.

Marines FC jumped to 12th position with 30 points, thanks to the lone goal from Amri Kalisa in the 43rd minute, while SC Kiyovu dropped into danger zone with 27 points, with one game remaining, against champions Rayon Sports.

To stay in the topflight division SC Kiyovu need to beat Rayon Sports on the final day of the season and hope that 14th-placed Gicumbi FC with 28 points, who are one point ahead, lose to already relegated Pepiniere Fc or Kirehe who are 13th with 29 points lose to Mukura VS on the last day of the season due on June 15.

Azam Rwanda Premier League, Match Day 29 Results
Friday, May 26, 2017

Musanze Fc 4-2 Mukura VS
Sunrise Fc 0-1 Espoir Fc
Kirehe Fc 0-0 Gicumbi Fc
Marines Fc 1-0 SC Kiyovu
AS Kigali 1-3 Police Fc
Pepinieres Fc 1-1 Amagaju Fc

Sunday, May 28
Etincelles Fc 1-1 Bugesera Fc
Rayon Sports Fc 1-1 APR Fc
Source: Ferwafa.rw

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Gicumbi

By benjie

Second Division League, Quarter Final Fixtures

By Mugabe

Second Division League, Quarter Final Fixtures
First Leg Fixtures
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sorwathe Fc vs Miroplast Fc (Kinihira, 15:30)

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Rugende Fc vs AS Muhanga (Ferwafa, 15:30)
Heroes Fc vs Rwamagana City Fc (Kicukiro, 15:30)
Vision Fc vs Isonga Fc (Stade de Kigali, 12:30)

Second Leg Fixtures
Saturday, June 3, 2017

AS Muhanga vs Rugende Fc (Stade Muhanga, 15:30)
Miroplast Fc vs Sorwathe Fc (Stade Mironko, 15:30)
Rwamagana City vs Heroes Fc (Rwamagana grounds, 15:30)
Isonga Fc vs Vision Fc (Ferwafa, 15:30)
Source: Ferwafa.rw

Azam Rwanda Premier League, Match Day 29 Fixtures

By Mugabe

Azam Rwanda Premier League, Match Day 29 Fixtures
Friday, May 26, 2017

Musanze Fc vs Mukura VS (Musanze, 15h30)
Sunrise Fc vs Espoir Fc (Nyagatare, 15h30)
Kirehe Fc vs Gicumbi Fc (Kirehe, 15h30)
Marines Fc vs SC Kiyovu (Stade Umuganda, 15h30)
AS Kigali vs Police Fc (Stade de Kigali, 15h30)
Pepinieres Fc vs Amagaju Fc (Ruyenzi Grounds, 15h30)

Sunday, May 28
Etincelles Fc vs Bugesera Fc (Stade Umuganda, 15h30)
Rayon Sports Fc vs APR Fc (Stade de Kigali, 15h30)

Suspensions
1. Rutayisire Egide (Gicumbi Fc)
2. Bishira Latifah (AS Kigali)
3. Ndihabwe David (Bugesera Fc)
4. Mugenzi Cedrique (Etincelles Fc)
5. Simpenzwe Hamidu (Mukura VS)
6. Janvier Benedata (APR Fc)
7. Mbaraga Jimmy (Marines Fc)
8. Buregeya Rodrigue (Amagaju Fc)
9. Ngirimana Alexis (SC Kiyovu)
Source: Ferwafa.rw

Antoine Hey names Amavubi squad for CAR clash

By Mugabe

Amavubi head coach Antoine Hey has announced the 25-man provisional squad for the upcoming 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central Africa Republic due in Bangui next month.

The German-born tactician said in a media briefing held on Thursday afternoon at Ferwafa headquarters in Remera that they are very optimistic to have a very strong team together.

β€œWe know now that the players that we have invited are ready physically for the international football and we will have a very tough training schedule especially in the first couple of days and they will be ready for our opening game,”

β€œWe have the quality, physical preparations and now we need to get the players mentally ready for this very difficult match and we will go to Bangui to have a first official successful match on the June 11,”

The 25-man provisional squad has new faces such as veteran defender Aimable Rucogoza from Bugesera Fc, right-back Eric Iradukunda from AS Kigali and Mugisha Gilbert from relegated side Pepiniere Fc who was the fastest player during the fitness assessment.

The professional players led by skipper Haruna Niyonzima (Young Africans), Gor Mahia duo of midfielder Mugiraneza Jean Baptista and striker Jacques Tuyisenge, defender Nirisarike Salomon (AFC Tubize), Bayisenge Emery (KAC KΓ©nitra), Slovakia-based trio of Omborenga Fitina, Iranzi Jean Claude and Rachid Kalisa who all feature for MFK Topvar Topoľčany and striker Sugira Ernest who features for Congolese side AS Vita.

β€œAs you know, we held the first fitness assessment on May 4 and the results were very mixed. Some of the players were lacking basic fitness to play international level on a certain standard. We gave the players recommendations from our side where and what to improve and gave them three weeksβ€˜ time to make improvements.”

β€œOn May 24, we had the second fitness test an the results were very impressive with all players followed the recommendations, they trained on their own, they were very professional and the results were much better on both the endurance and speed tests respectively. And this show what massive potential these players have, if they are trained right, motivated and encouraged and told what to do,”

β€œBased on the results of the fitness test, we picked the best 25 players which has nine foreign-based players and they are all expected to come to Kigali later next weekend we will start with the closed camp on Sunday, May 28 evening,”

β€œWe will kick-off official training on Monday next week until Thursday with double training sessions. The morning sessions will be open to supporters and everybody while the afternoon sessions are tactical which will all be behind closed door,”

When asked whether he knows the current state of Central Africa Republic, Coach Antoine said, β€œWe know their style of play, we know their weak spots and we know what to expect,”

Rwanda was drawn in Group H for AFCON 2019 along with Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea and Central African Republic. Amavubi will be looking to qualify for the second time having made its debut in 2004, in Tunisia.

Rwanda will face Central Africa Republic on June 11 at Stade Barthelemy Boganda in Bangui. Kick-off has been set at 15H00 local, 14H00 GMT.

As Amavubi will be facing Central Africa Republic on June 11, a day before Cote d'Ivoire will host Guinea at Stade de BouakΓ© in Abidjan.

The remaining match days will be staged between March, 2018 until November, 2018.

The winner of each group alongside the best three second placed teams will qualify for the tournament and hosts Cameroon will also be part of the qualifiers.

Amavubi Provisional Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Ndayishimiye Eric (Rayon Sports), Nzarora Marcel (Police Fc) and Kwizera Olivier (Bugesera Fc)

Defenders: Rucogoza Aimable (Bugesera), Nirisarike Salomon (AFC Tubize), Nsabimana Aimable (APR Fc), Manzi Thierry (Rayon Sports), Bayisenge Emery (KAC KΓ©nitra), Omborenga Fitina (MFK Topvar Topoľčany) , Rusheshangoga Michel (APR Fc), Imanishimwe Emmanuel (APR FC) and Iradukunda Eric (AS Kigali)

Midfielders: Niyonzima Ally (Mukura VS), Niyonzima Olivier Sefu (Rayon Sports), Mugiraneza Jean Baptiste (Gor Mahia), Bizimana Djihad (APR Fc), Iranzi Jean Claude (MFK Topvar Topoľčany ), Nshuti Dominique Savio (Rayon Sports), Niyonzima Haruna (Young Africans), Kalisa Rachid (MFK Topvar Topoľčany)

Strikers: Tuyisenge Jacques (Gor Mahia), Usengimana Danny (Police Fc), Mugisha Gilbert (Pepiniere), Sugira Ernest (As Vita Club) and Mico Justin (Police Fc)
Source: Ferwafa.rw

FIFA President Infantino congratulates Rayon Sports on League triumph

By Mugabe

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has applauded Azam Rwanda League Champions Rayon Sports for their triumph in the 2016-17 Azam Rwanda Premier league season.

In a letter addressed to Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) President, Vincent Nzamwita, Infantino wrote, β€œIt gives me great pleasure to send my warmest congratulations to Rayon Sports for their 8th league title overall.”

Lauding the efforts of the entire team, the 47-year-old wrote, β€œThis title is the result of determination of everyone involved and my congratulations go to the players, the coach, the administration, the entire technical and medical staff as well as the fans for this great achievement.”

β€œOn behalf of the entire football community, I would like to thank Rayon Sports and Rwanda Football Federation for helping to spread the positive message of football,” Infantino further added.

Rayon Sports who will be crowned champions on June 15 when they play their final match of the season against SC Kiyovu, were declared eight-time league title winners a fortnight ago following a 2-1 win over Mukura VS.

With two matches now left to the end of the season, Rayon Sports have amassed 69 points and are scheduled to face traditional arch rivals and defending champions APR Fc on May 28.

On the other hand, SC Kiyovu ranked 14th and tied on 27 points with Marines Fc and Gicumbi Fc, is battling to avoid relegation and must their remaining two encounters against Marines Fc on May 26 and Rayon Sports on June 15.

Rayon Sports who will represent Rwanda at next year's Total CAF Champions League is also still contention for the Peace Cup title. They face Police Fc in the quarter final round.
Source: Ferwafa.rw

Rayon Sports to be crowned champions on June 15

By Mugabe

The Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) will officially crown Rayon Sports, the champions of the 2016/17 Azam Rwanda Premier League (ARPL), on the final match day of the season, June 15, 2017 at Stade de Kigali.

The FERWAFA Executive Committee passed the decision in their meeting held on Wednesday at the federation headquarters in Remera.

In the final match day 30 of the season, Rayon Sports will be away to SC Kiyovu, in a game which will be played at Stade de Kigali.

Rayon Sports won their eighth league title a fortnight ago following a 2-1 win over Mukura VS to claim this season's league title with four games to spare.

With two matches now left to the end of the season, Rayon Sports has amassed 69 points and are scheduled to face traditional arch rivals and defending champions APR Fc on May 28.

On the other hand, SC Kiyovu ranked 14th and tied on 27 points with Marines Fc and Gicumbi Fc, is battling to avoid relegation and must their remaining two encounters against Marines Fc on May 26 and Rayon Sports on June 15.

Rayon Sports who will represent Rwanda at next year's Total CAF Champions League is also still contention for the Peace Cup title. They face Police Fc in the quarter final round.
Source: Ferwafa.rw

Coach Nduhirabandi desperate to save Marines Fc from relegation

By Mugabe

Despite earning a crucial point against former league champions APR, Marines FC head coach Abdul Kalim β€˜Coka' Nduhirabandi has conceded that his team is not yet safe from relegation. The coach insists that they need to take maximum points from their remaining two games in order to remain in top division.

The Rubavu-based side drew 1-1 against APR on Monday afternoon at Kigali Stadium, a point that saw them move three points away from the relegation spot.

Omar Ngandu scored for APR in the 17th minute while Bertin Dusenge netted the equaliser for Nduhuribandi's side.

β€œWe have had poor performance in the recent games and it has put us in a difficult position where we are required to win our remaining two games if we are to save our season, it will be easy but it's a mountain we must climb,” said Kalim.

Marines are currently 13th with 27 points, one point above SC Kiyovu that were supposed to play against AS Kigali on Tuesday and three points ahead of Gicumbi FC who were supposed to play against Musanze FC also on Tuesday.

In their remaining fixtures, they will play SC Kiyovu on May 26, 2017 and Police FC and on the final day of the season due on June 15, 2017.
Source: The Newtimes.co.rw

Sunrise

By Mugabe

Azam Rwanda Premier League, Match Day 28 Results

By Mugabe

Azam Rwanda Premier League, Match Day 28 Results
Monday, May 22

Amagaju Fc 2-1 Kirehe Fc
APR Fc 1-1 Marines Fc

Tuesday, May 23
Gicumbi Fc vs Musanze Fc (Gicumbi, 15:30)
Bugesera Fc vs Pepiniere Fc (Nyamata,15:30)
Etincelles Fc vs Rayon Sports Fc (Stade Umuganda,15:30)
SC Kiyovu vs AS Kigali (Stade Mumena,15:30)
Mukura VS vs Sunrise Fc (Stade Huye, 15:30)
Police Fc vs Espoir Fc (Stade Kicukiro,15:30)
Source: Ferwafa.rw

Second Division League, Match Day 22 Results

By Mugabe

Second Division League, Match Day 22 Results
Group A

Vision JN 2-1 Giticyinyoni Fc
Akagera Fc 3-0 Vision Fc
Hope Fc (Repos)
Nyagatare Fc vs Rwamagana City Fc (Postponed)
Aspor Fc 2-2 Sorwathe Fc

Group B
Intare Fc (Repos)
SEC Fc 3-2 Etoile de l'est Fc
La Jeunesse 1-3 Heroes Fc
Isonga Fc 2-1 Miroplast Fc
Gasabo United Fc 3-0 United Stars

Tuesday, May 23
Rugende Fc vs Esperance SK (Ferwafa, 14h30)
Source: Ferwafa.rw

Women Football League, D1 & D2 Match Day 3 Results

By Mugabe

Women Football League
First Division League, Match Day 3 Results

Inyemera WFC 0-3 AS Kigali WFC
Nyagatare WFC vs Rugende WFC (postponed)
Gakenke WFC 0-2 ES Mutunda WFC
Rambura WFC (Repos)

Second Division League, Match Day 3 Results
Nasho WFC 0-0 Rwamagana WFC
Ndabuc WFC vs Imanzi WFC (Postponed)
Scandinavia WFC 8-0 AS Kabuye WFC
Source: Ferwafa.rw

Espoir

By benjie

Etincelles

By benjie

Azam Rwanda Premier League, Match Day 27 Fixtures

By Mugabe

Azam Rwanda Premier League, Match Day 27 Fixtures
Friday, May 19, 2017

AS Kigali vs APR Fc (Stade de Kigali, 15:30)
Marines Fc vs Etincelles Fc (Stade Umuganda, 15:30)
Sunrise Fc vs Police Fc (Nyagatare, 15:30)
Kirehe Fc vs Bugesera Fc (Kirehe, 15:30)
Musanze Fc vs Amagaju Fc (Musanze, 15:30)

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Espoir Fc vs SC Kiyovu (Rusizi, 15:30)
Pepiniere Fc vs Rayon Sports (Ruyenzi grounds, 15:30)
Mukura VS vs Gicumbi Fc (Stade Huye, 15:30)

Match Day 27 Suspensions
1. Ngendahimana Eric (Police Fc)
2. Usengimana Dany (Police Fc)
3. Rucogoza Aimable (Bugesera Fc)
4. Mugisha Gilbert (Pepiniere Fc)
5. Hakorimana Hamad (Gicumbi Fc)
6. Sinamenye Cyprien (Sunrise Fc)
7. Cyuzuzo Ally (Kirehe Fc)
8. Ali Mbogo (Espoir Fc)
9. Harerimana Lewis (Mukura VS)
10. Samba Cedrik (Mukura)
11. Kwizera Pierre (Rayon Sports)
Source: Ferwafa.rw

2019 AFCON Qualifiers | CAR-Rwanda tie set for June 11 in Bangui

By Mugabe

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has set next month's Rwanda's Group H Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central Africa Republic to be played on June 11 at Stade Barthelemy Boganda in Bangui.

According to a communication from CAF, the opening game between CAR and Rwanda in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be played on June 11 at Stade Barthelemy Boganda in Bangui and kick-off has been scheduled for kick-off has been set at 15H00 local, 14H00 GMT.

The Amavubi team is expected to begin preparations for the upcoming continental qualifier later next weekend after a second fitness test set to be staged at Amahoro Stadium on May 24.

The fitness test, a second to be held by head coach Antoine Hey is set to help him access both speed and endurance levels for the national team players before the German-born tactician names his provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central Africa Republic.

Rwanda was drawn in Group H for AFCON 2019 along with Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea and Central African Republic. Amavubi will be looking to qualify for the second time having made its debut in 2004, in Tunisia.

As Amavubi will be facing Central Africa Republic on June 11, a day before Cote d'Ivoire will host Guinea at Stade de BouakΓ© in Abidjan.

The remaining match days will be staged between March, 2018 until November, 2018.

The winner of each group alongside the best three second placed teams will qualify for the tournament and hosts Cameroon will also be part of the qualifiers.

Players summoned for second fitness test
APR FC:
Rusheshangonga Michel, Imanishimwe Emmanuel, Usengimana Faustin, Nsabimana Aimable, Mukunzi Yannick, Hakizimana Muhadjiri, Bizimana Djihad, Nkizingabo Fiston, Sibomana Patrick and Nshimiyimana Amran

Rayon Sports: Manzi Thierry, Nshuti Dominique Savio, Niyonzima Olivier and Manishimwe Djabel

Police Fc: Mpozembizi Mohamed, Ngendahimana Eric, Mico Justin, Muvandimwe Jean Marie Vianney and Usengimana Dany

Mukura VS: Niyonzima Ally and Habimana Yussuf

Bugesera Fc: Rucogoza Aimable, Iradukunda Bertrand and Nzabanita David

AS Kigali: Kayumba Soter, Bishira Latif, Mubumbyi Barnabe and Iradukunda Eric

Musanze Fc: Niyonkuru Ramadhan

Pepiniere Fc: Mugisha Gilbert

Espoir Fc: Mbogo Ally
Source: Ferwafa.rw

Rayon Sports are 2016/17 Azam Rwanda Premier League Champions

By Mugabe

Rayon Sports have won the 2016/17 Azam Rwanda Premier League title, their eighth league trophy in their history.

Massoud Irambona Djumaβ€˜s side have won the Azam Rwanda Premier League with four games to spare after a double from Malian international Moussa Camara secured the title with a 2-1 win over Mukura VS on Wednesday at Stade de Kigali.

Camara who was returning from a suspension following his AWOL acts put the Blues ahead in the 13th minute as he scored a loose ball past Mukura VS goalie Andre Mazimpaka resulting from Pierre Kwizera's free kick.

The Malian snatched a brace in the 54th minute, his tenth of the season, as he dribbled past Mukura VS defenders following a long ball from goalie Eric Ndayishimiye, to comfortably net past Mazimpaka to send Rayon Sports fans in jubilation.

Two minutes later, Mukura VS snatched a consolation goal courtesy of Yusuf Habimana off a set-piece from Ibrahim Nshimiyimana.

The win took Coach Massoud Irambona Djuma's side 13 points clear of second-place and arch rivals APR Fc, who have only twelve points left to play for.

The loss left Huye-based side Mukura VS ranked ninth with 32 points.

With the Azam Rwanda Premier League title already secured, Rayon Sports will have to honour their remaining four fixtures as they wait for the title awarding ceremony at the end of the season.

The remaining four match days will see Rayon Sports play away to relegated side Pepiniere Fc on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Ruyenzi, Etincelles Fc on May 23 at Umuganda stadium, host arch-rival APR Fc at Amahoro Stadium on May 28 before winding up their season campaign against SC Kiyovu at Mumena stadium.

Rayon Sports who will represent Rwanda at next year's Total CAF Champions League is also still contention for the Peace Cup title. They face Police Fc in the quarter final round next month for a place in the semi finals.
Source: Ferwafa.rw

FERWAFA suspends two referees for poor performance

By Mugabe

The Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has slapped a four-match suspension on two referees following poor performance in the 1/8 return leg match of the 2017 Peace Cup Competition which pitted Espoir Fc against Etincelles last Sunday in Rusizi.

During the above-said match, Nsabimana Celestin, the center referee and Rulisa Patience, the reserve referee violated Article 3 of the Peace Cup Competition regulation by permitting a fourth substitute for Espoir Fc in the 75th minute of the game.

Article 3 of the 2017 Peace Cup Competition regulation states that that a club is only allowed three substitutes per match day.

The four-match suspension begins with Match Day 27 matches due on this weekend until the end of the Azam Rwanda Premier league's last match day (30) due on June 15.

The suspension of the duo doesnβ€˜t affect the end result of the game where Espoir Fc edged Etincelles Fc 3-0 in the return leg to qualify to the quarter final of the Peace Cup Competition with a 4-1 aggregate win.

It can also be noted that FERWAFA never received any letter from Etincelles Fc protesting the poor performance exhibited by the two referees of the above-said game.
Source: Ferwafa.rw

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