The contest for Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA)’s top seat will be a tussle between two candidates namely; Intare Fc vice president Rtd. Brig. Gen. Jean Damascene Sekamana and former referee Rurangirwa Louis.
The two candidates were declared eligible to vie for the country’s football top seat on Friday by the FERWAFA Electoral Commission.
Speaking to the media on Friday, the FERWAFA Electoral Commission Vice President Boniface Nsabimana said, “We are officially declaring Rtd. Brig. Gen. Jean Damascene Sekamana and Rurangirwa Louis as eligible candidates allowed contesting for the presidency of FERWAFA,”
“The two candidates who met all the Electoral Code requirements are allowed to start campaigning from March 12 until March 30, 2018. We have asked them to exercise professionalism and discipline during the campaign process,” added Nsabimana.
Elections are scheduled to take place on March 31st.
Retired Brig. Gen. Sekamana who served as the president of SC Kiyovu and vice president of Bugesera Fc in recent years, is the vice president of second division cub Intare Fc.
According to the electoral commission, Retired Brig. Gen. Sekamana’s list of executive committee members is constituted of Habyarimana Matiku Marcel (Espoir Fc) – Vice President, Eng. Nshimiyimana Alexis Redamptus (Miroplast Fc) – Technical Development Commission, Ruhamiriza Eric (La Jeunesse) – Competitions Commission, Mme. Kankindi Alida Lise (Rambura Wfc) – Finance Commission,Mme. Rwakunda Quinta (Giticyinyoni)- Marketing Commission, Me. Gumisiriza Hilary (United Stars)-Legal Commission, Mukangoboka Christine (Isonga Fc)-Women Football Commission,Hakizimana Moussa (AEFR)-Medical Commission and IP Ntakirutimana Diane (Police Fc)-Security and Fair Play Commission.
Rurangirwa, a former referee was recommended by the Rwanda Referees Association (ARAF).
Should Rurangirwa, a former Athletics Rwanda Federation president be elected in office, he will work alongside Munyemana G. Pascal (Rugende WFC)-Vice President, Dr. Zimulinda Alain (Rugende Fc)-Medical Commission, Me. Hakizimana John –Legal Commission, Uwizeye Sylvestre (Unity Fc)- Marketing Commission, Rutagarama Mediatrice (Youvia WFc)-Women Football Commission, Mureramanzi Felicite –Commission Finance, Nkurunziza Benoit –Technical Development Commission, Murengerantwali Dominique (Amagaju Fc)-Competition Commission and Kirehe Fc’s Mukunzi Emile who will be in charge of Security and Fair Play Commission.
The newly elected FERWAFA president who will replace incumbent Nzamwita Vincent will serve a four-year term renewable three times only.
This is the second time that Rwanda Football Federation will be holding elections after the first elections held on December 30, 2017 but failed to produce an outright winner with sole candidate Rwemalika Felicite failing to garner the majority vote to be elected the president of FERWAFA.