Kigali, Rwanda – (African Boulevard News) – The Rwanda Football Federation is facing a tumultuous time as twirling political and military agendas continue to unsettle the sport. Recently, the federation’s president and secretary-general resigned within 24 hours of each other, leaving the organization in a state of uncertainty and crisis.
According to reports, this internal feud within the federation’s leadership is caused by underlying political and military agendas in Rwanda. The country’s president, Paul Kagame, is a known football enthusiast, and his involvement in the sport’s management has raised concerns about the game’s autonomy.
A source close to the federation’s leadership said, “The president wants to control everything, including football. He has a group of loyalists who are keen to infiltrate the football scene. This move has left many people unsettled, including officials in the federation.”
The source further revealed that the president’s loyalists are pushing an agenda to have a military officer appointed as the federation’s executive secretary. This move has raised eyebrows, with many questioning the need for a military officer to run a football organization.
The current state of affairs at the Rwanda Football Federation has many stakeholders, including players, coaches, and fans, worried about the sport’s future. The ongoing feud between the leadership is causing instability, and this will undoubtedly have an impact on the national team’s performance.
“It’s sad to see our football federation in such a state. I hope that the leadership will resolve their issues soon and focus on developing the sport,” said Eric Murangwa, a former Rwandan footballer.
Football is the most popular sport in Rwanda, and the current state of affairs at the federation is a cause for concern. With the 2022 World Cup qualifiers set to begin soon, the federation needs to resolve its issues and focus on preparing the national team adequately.
In conclusion, the political and military agendas that are unsettling the Rwanda Football Federation need to be addressed urgently. The federation’s leadership needs to put aside their differences and focus on developing the sport. The future of football in Rwanda is at stake, and it’s time for all stakeholders to work together for the good of the game.