Kigali, Rwanda – (African Boulevard News) – This past weekend saw some Rwandan players abroad showcase their talents on the big stage. While some players enjoyed success with their clubs, others were not as fortunate. In this article, we will highlight the performances of two Rwandan players, Emeran Niyitanga and Eric Imanishimwe.
Emeran Niyitanga, who plays for Algerian side USM Alger, scored a crucial goal in the Confederation Cup to help his team secure a spot in the quarter-finals. Niyitanga scored the opening goal in USM Alger’s 2-1 victory over Niger’s AS Sonidep. Niyitanga’s goal came in the 48th minute and was a beautifully taken shot from outside the box. With this victory, USM Alger advanced to the quarter-finals of the Confederation Cup, where they will face Moroccan side RS Berkane.
Eric Imanishimwe, who plays for Tanzanian side Young Africans FC, did not have the same level of success. Young Africans FC were knocked out of the Confederation Cup after losing 1-0 to Pyramids FC of Egypt. Imanishimwe started the game and put in a decent performance, but his team failed to create any clear-cut chances. After the game, Imanishimwe took to social media to express his disappointment but vowed to bounce back stronger.
“I am disappointed with the result but we gave it our all. We will come back stronger next season,” said Imanishimwe.
It is worth noting that Imanishimwe’s team had advanced to the group stages of the Confederation Cup for the first time in 20 years, which is a remarkable achievement.
In conclusion, it was a mixed weekend for Rwandan players abroad, with Emeran Niyitanga enjoying success while Eric Imanishimwe’s team was eliminated from the Confederation Cup. These players and others like them continue to represent Rwanda on the global football stage, and we will be watching closely as they continue to develop and excel in their respective careers.