Rayon Sports F.C.

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Full nameRayon Sports Football Club
Nickname(s)Gikundiro
FoundedMay 1968
GroundStade Régional Nyamirambo[1]
Kigali, Rwanda
Capacity25,000
ChairmanPaul Muvunyi
ManagerRoberto Oliveira Goncalves do Carmo
LeagueAzam Rwanda Premier League
2017–20183rd

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 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 80% 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.
2017.
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
2018 – Quarter Finals
1993 – Preliminary Round
2002 – Quarter-Finals
1990 – First Round
1994 – Second Round
1996 – First Round
2000 – Second Round

Current squad (2018–19)[edit]

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

No. Position Player
{{country data {{{nat}}}|flagicon/core|variant=|size=}} GK Mazimpaka Andre
Rwanda GK Bashunga Abouba
{{country data {{{nat}}}|flagicon/core|variant=|size=}} GK Bikorimana Gerrard

{{Fs player|no30|nat=RWA|pos=GK|name=kassim ndayisenga

{{country data {{{nat}}}|flagicon/core|variant=|size=}} DF Nyandwi Saddam
Rwanda DF Irambona Eric TEam v.captain 2
Rwanda DF Iradukunda Eric
Rwanda DF Habimana Hussein
Rwanda DF Manzi Thiery Team captain
Rwanda DF Ange Mutsinzi Jimmy
{{country data {{{nat}}}|flagicon/core|variant=|size=}} DF Rwatubyaye Aboudul Team vice captain
Rwanda DF Rutanga Eric
Ghana MF Donkor Prosper
Rwanda DF Niyonzima Olivier Sefu
Rwanda MF Muhire Kevin
No. Position Player
Rwanda MF Mukunzi Yannick
Rwanda MF Mudeyi Sulaiman
Rwanda DF Nova Bayama
Rwanda MF Imanishimwe Djabel
Rwanda MF Tumushime Altijan
Rwanda MF Mugisha Francois
Burundi FW Bimenyimana Bonfils Caleb
Ghana FW Sarpong Michael
Rwanda FW Mugisha Gilbert

{{Fs Fs player |no9 |nat=Brazil |post =FW |name= Rafael jonathan da silva [Fs player |no27| nat=D.R.C | post =MD | name = kakule mugheni fabrice ]

Staff[edit]

  • Secretary General: Itangishaka King Bernard
  • Head coach: Roberto Oliveira Goncalves do Carmo
  • Assist coach: petit jimmy [4]
  • Goalkeeper coach: Nkunzingoma Ramadhan [4]
  • Fitness coach: Hategekimana Corneille

Team manager :Adrien

Notable coaches[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/teams/rwanda/rayon-sports/3895/
  2. ^ a b Historique de l'équipe.
  3. ^ "Rayon Sport na Nyanza FC zifatanyije zatangiye imyitozo n'ibikoresho bicye" (in Kinyarwanda). Umuseke.rw. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b http://www.rayonsports.net/
Rayon sport fc also known as "GIKUNDIRO" made history being the 1st East African football club to enter the CAF CONFEDERATIONS CUP Quaterfinals(1/4)from 2004 when the CAF CONFEDERATION CUP was founded

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