Rayon Sports F.C.

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Full name Rayon Sports Football Club Dunu slayer
Nickname(s) Gikundiro
Founded May 1968
Ground Stade Régional Nyamirambo[1]
Kigali, Rwanda
Ground Capacity 25,000
Chairman Muvunyi paul
Manager Ivan Minnaert
League Rwanda National Football League
2016–2017 1st

Rayon Sports Football Club is an association football club from Nyanza, Southern province, Rwanda, now based in Kigali. The team currently competes in the Rwanda National Football League, and plays its home games at the Stade Amahoro in Kigali and Kigali Stadium, Nyamirambo. For some years, its daily operations are were held in the southern province in Nyanza District.[2] They have won 8 Rwandan Premier League titles, the most Premier League championships after one. Throughout its history, the club has won 8 Rwandan Cups, 1 CECAFA Clubs' Cup and a Kigali 100 Years' Cup. The blues of Rwanda are said to have more than 60% of Football fans in the country, which makes it the most popular team in Rwanda and the only competent citizen owned club in the country of thousand hills.


History[edit]

The club was founded in May 1968 in Nyanza, but moved to the nation's capital, Kigali, in 1986 before moving back in 2012 following an agreement with the Nyanza District authorities. Gikundiro spent few months in Nyanza and returned to Kigali where it is based currently. [2] In 2012, the club also absorbed Nyanza Football Club, which was relegated from the Rwanda National Football League after the 2011–12 season. [3]

Achievements[edit]

1975, 1981, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2013, 2017
1976, 1979, 1982, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2016
1998

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1982 – Preliminary Round
1998 – First Round
1999 – Second Round
2001 – Preliminary Round
2003 – First Round
2005 – Preliminary Round
2014 – Preliminary Round
2006 – First Round
2008 – First Round
2017 – SECOND Round
1993 – Preliminary Round
2002 – Quarter-Finals
1990 – First Round
1994 – Second Round
1996 – First Round
2000 – Second Round

Current squad (2017–18)[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Rwanda GK Jean-Luc Ndayishimiye(Bakame)
Rwanda GK Ndayisenga kassim
Rwanda DF Mugabo Gabriel
Rwanda DF Irambona Eric
Rwanda DF Manzi Thiery
Rwanda DF Ange Mutsinzi Jimmy
Rwanda DF Rwatubyaye Aboudul
Rwanda DF Rutanga Eric
Rwanda DF Niyonzima Olivier Sefu
Rwanda DF Usengimana Faustin
Rwanda MF Muhire Kevin
No. Position Player
Burundi MF Pierre Kwizera
Rwanda MF Yannick Mukunzi
Rwanda DF Nova Bayama
Nigeria MF Balogun Yusuf Ola
Rwanda MF Imanishimwe Jabel
Rwanda MF Mugisha Francois
Burundi FW Bimenyimana Bonfils Caleb
Burundi FW Shabani Tchabalala
Mali FW Ismaila Diarra
Burundi FW Nahimana Shassir
Rwanda FW Habimana Yussuf
Uganda FW Mugume Hassan
Cameroon FW Chri Mbondi

Staff[edit]

  • Head coach: Ivan Minaert.[4]
  • Assist coach: Djano Witakenge .[4]
  • Goalkeeper coach: Nkunzingoma Ramadhan [4]

Notable coaches[edit]

Notes[edit]

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