What Next for Embattled Rayon Sports?

It is arguably the most popular football club in Rwanda with hordes of fans scattered all over the country but Rayon Sport Football Club never stops being in the news, mostly for the wrong reasons. 

The last three months have been the most tumultuous ones for the club in recent years -from a player exodus to infighting and divisions within the club which saw the president of the executive committee Sadate Munyakazi, who was presumably ousted along with his committee, appealing to President Paul Kagame to intervene in the wrangles which have tone apart the club. 

The month of May was dominated by the drama in the club which is now torn apart by disagreements between two sides -one side backing the young and aggressive Munyakazi while the other rallied behind the old-timers including Charles Ngarambe and Paul Muvunyi.

However, over the weekend, Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) seemed to restore order after it confirmed that Munyakazi and his committee were still the legal representatives of the club, in a way, confirming that the embattled Club president is still in charge despite recent efforts to remove him. 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RGB, Dr Usta Kayitesi confirmed to KT Press that Munyakazi, who through his letter to the President opened a can of worms, is still the legal head of the club, ending weeks of ups and downs in the ranks of the embattled club. 

Sadate Munyakazi

“Him [Munyakazi] and the current executive committee are the legally elected leaders. We responded to a letter from someone called Charles Ngarambe, who thought he was a legal representative since 2013 yet their constitutional mandate is 2 years,” 

Charles Ngarambe

“The current president and his committee were legally elected. There is a legal process of removing and electing new leaders and competent organs. We have given the current team a period to give us a proposal of harmonised legal documents, structure of the organisations and financial accountability,” Dr Kayitesi told KT Press.

The feedback from RGB ended days of speculation on who the legitimate leaders of the club were, rendering the new committee led by Charles Ngarambe which was elected on May 25 null and void.

 The committee, led by Ngarambe, was also made up of Paul Muvunyi, Dr Claude Rwagacondo, Théogène Ntampaka, Chance Denis Gacinya, Prosper Muhirwa and Paul Ruhamyambuga. They had convened a meeting of fan clubs, which on May 27 moved a vote of no confidence in Munyakazi and his team. 

Paul Muvunyi

Ngarambe and co. had wanted RGB to confirm that the President of the fan club association was the legal representative, which would automatically render Munyakazi and his executive committee powerless but RGB could not do so. With the intervention of RGB, Munyakazi was confirmed the legitimate head of the club and its associated bodies, swaying decision-making power back to him. He now has a task of reuniting the club torn apart by internal wrangles.

Embattled Munyakazi, who awaits a ruling on his appeal filed against the football federation FERWAFA protesting a six months ban from participating in any club or football-related activities, says he is ready to lead the process to put the Rayon Sport house back in order.

Munyakazi says that in 3 days, beginning from Monday, the issues that have bogged down the much-revered club will have been given direction. As the bickering went on, Rayon Sport’s leading players left the club, signing for competitors such as SC Kiyovu and Police FC among others.

 “As I promised you last Tuesday, we are going to resolve the problems affecting our club and association. We ask for more patience, in three days we will have a clear direction of all the challenges we are facing and focus our efforts on rebuilding the club we all love,” Munyakazi promised the Rayon Sport loyalists.

 The youthful president is facing an uphill task to win back the confidence of the players and the fans at the same time, after some of the key players left including the skipper Eric Rutanga and compatriot Eric Iradukunda who both joined Police FC while goalkeeper Yves Kimenyi and left-back Eric Irambona signed for SC Kiyovu.

 Rallying for support

 The developments have left the club in tatters with Munyakazi backed by at least 10 fan clubs while more than 20 had sided with the new committee of old timers. Both sides have been peddling accusations against each other but vocal Munyakazi maintains that he is still in charge.

 “For those who have been asking many questions regarding the player’s salaries and other issues relating to money raised from selling players, all these issues will be addressed in 3 days, resolving 60 percent of the challenges we are facing, after which we will forge ahead to resolve the remaining problems,”

 “The last few days saw us getting lost in bickering. The energy we have used in these fights should be redirected towards rebuilding the club. At this point we are all required to come together and unite, share constructive ideas and offer all kinds of support to the club,” Munyakazi said, rallying fans to back him.

Munyakazi said that whatever was said and done should be put behind and redirect energies to restoring parity in the club but he will have to convince the other party, including the former club honcho and alleged former backer, businessman Muvuyi and his charges, who have since fallen out with the young and ambitious president.

 However, with FERWAFA set to decide on his fate on June 5, Munyakazi could be handicapped by the six months ban which some insiders say is likely to be upheld.

 It also could be too late for Munyakazi to get the house in order after Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said it was investigating some of the serious allegations he made in his letter to President Kagame, including corruption and embezzlement, where he says over Rwf1bn was embezzled from the club coffers between 2014 and 2019.

He also alleged that the club leadership he succeeded evaded tax up to the tune of Rwf239m which he said was embezzled as well as other serious allegations like match-fixing and some top officials in the club working with anti-government groups including Rwanda National Congress (RNC).

 Observers say that the allegations made by Munyakazi against the same group of people who plotted to oust him will leave the club divided, whether they are found to be true or not.

 A source within the club ranks told KT Press that Munyakazi could have come up with some of the allegations as a final attempt to weaken and discredit his adversaries. The RIB Spokesperson Marie Michelle Umuhoza confirmed that the allegations are under investigation.

 Though the investigative body is yet to release its findings, observers have predicted that several individuals will be held accountable while Munyakazi could also be reprimanded if it is found that he concocted the allegations to put his opposition in trouble.

 Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Rayon Sports has been in the news for the wrong reasons -from failure to pay players and abandoning them at the time of need, to players like Ghanaian Michael Sarpong openly criticizing Munyakazi for allegedly being incompetent to run club affairs.

 The Ghanaian striker, one of the fan’s favourite players, was booted out of the club for disrespecting Munyakazi in an interview but the new temporary committee, now rendered null and void, was planning to re-sign him.

 Earlier in May, local media reported that Akagera Business Group had repossessed the club bus after Rayon Sport failed to pay the remaining balance of Rwf36m to the company, the remaining amount on the Rwf100m which the club bought the white and blue bus.

 Munyakazi is expected to convene a general assembly to decide on some of the key issues the club is faced with. According to the statute, a third of the recognised fan clubs can also call for the general assembly to discuss outstanding issues.

 Founded in 1965, Rayon Sport, commonly known as ‘Gikundiro’ boasts of a huge fanbase, but over the years the club has been bogged down by internal wrangles, financial mismanagement and administrative challenges, often leading to sponsors pulling out.




Leave a Comment

adana escort adapazarı escort adıyaman escort afşin escort afyon escort ağrı escort ahlat escort akçaabat escort akçakale escort akçakoca escort akdeniz escort akhisar escort aksaray escort akşehir escort aksu escort akyazı escort alanya escort alaşehir escort aliağa escort altıeylül escort altınordu escort amasya escort anamur escort ankara escort antakya escort antalya escort araklı escort ardahan escort ardeşen escort arnavutköy escort atakum escort avanos escort avcılar escort aydın escort ayvacık escort ayvalık escort aziziye escort babaeski escort bafra escort bağcılar escort bağlar escort balıkesir escort bandırma escort bartın escort batıkent escort batman escort battalgazi escort bayburt escort belek escort besni escort beylikdüzü escort beyşehir escort biga escort bilecik escort bingöl escort birecik escort bismil escort bitlis escort bodrum escort bolu escort bor escort bornova escort boyabat escort bozüyük escort buca escort bucak escort bulancak escort bulanık escort bünyan escort burdur escort bursa escort çan escort çanakkale escort canik escort çankaya escort çankırı escort çarşamba escort çayeli escort çekmeköy escort çerkeş escort çerkezköy escort çeşme escort ceyhan escort çivril escort çorlu escort çorum escort çubuk escort çukurova escort çumra escort dalaman escort darıca escort datça escort davutlar escort defne escort denizli escort derince escort develi escort didim escort digor escort dinar escort diyadin escort diyarbakır escort doğanşehir escort doğubayazıt escort dörtyol escort dulkadiroğlu escort düzce escort edirne escort edremit escort efeler escort elazığ escort elbistan escort emirdağ escort erbaa escort erdemli escort ereğli escort erenler escort ergani escort ergene escort erzincan escort erzurum escort escort esenler escort eskil escort eskişehir escort espiye escort eyyübiye escort fatih escort fatsa escort fethiye escort finike escort fındıklı escort gaziantep escort gaziemir escort gebze escort gediz escort gelibolu escort gemerek escort gemlik escort gerede escort giresun escort gölbaşı escort gölcük escort görele escort görükle escort göynük escort gümbet escort gümüşhane escort güngören escort güroymak escort gürsu escort hakkari escort haliliye escort hatay escort haymana escort horasan escort iğdır escort ilgaz escort i̇lkadım escort i̇negöl escort i̇skenderun escort isparta escort i̇stanbul escort i̇zmir escort i̇zmit escort i̇znik escort kadirli escort kadıköy escort kağıthane escort kağızman escort kahta escort kaman escort kangal escort kapaklı escort karabük escort karacabey escort karahayıt escort karaköprü escort karaman escort karatay escort karesi escort kars escort karşıyaka escort kartal escort kaş escort kastamonu escort kaynaşlı escort kayseri escort keçiören escort kemer escort kepez escort keşan escort keskin escort kestel escort kilis escort kırıkhan escort kırıkkale escort kırkağaç escort kırklareli escort kırşehir escort kızıltepe escort kocaeli escort kocasinan escort konak escort konya escort konyaaltı escort körfez escort korkuteli escort köyceğiz escort kozan escort kumluca escort kumru escort kuşadası escort kütahya escort lara escort lüleburgaz escort malatya escort malazgirt escort malkara escort maltepe escort mamak escort manavgat escort manisa escort maraş escort mardin escort marmaris escort melikgazi escort menemen escort menteşe escort meram escort mersin escort merzifon escort mezitli escort milas escort mucur escort mudanya escort mudurnu escort muğla escort muratpaşa escort muş escort mut escort nazilli escort nevşehir escort niğde escort niksar escort nilüfer escort nizip escort nurdağı escort ödemiş escort of escort oltu escort onikişubat escort ordu escort orhangazi escort ortahisar escort ortaköy escort osmancık escort osmangazi escort osmaniye escort palandöken escort pamukkale escort pamukova escort patnos escort payas escort pazar escort pazarcık escort pendik escort polatlı escort rize escort safranbolu escort şahinbey escort sakarya escort salihli escort samandağ escort samsun escort sandıklı escort şanlıurfa escort sapanca escort sarıçam escort sarıkamış escort sarıyer escort şarkışla escort şehitkamil escort selçuklu escort selim escort serdivan escort serik escort seyhan escort siirt escort silifke escort simav escort sincan escort sinop escort şişli escort sivas escort siverek escort şırnak escort söğüt escort söke escort soma escort sultangazi escort suluova escort sungurlu escort sur escort suruç escort suşehri escort susurluk escort talas escort tarsus escort taşova escort tavşanlı escort tekirdağ escort terme escort tire escort tirebolu escort tokat escort torbalı escort toroslar escort trabzon escort turgutlu escort turhal escort türkoğlu escort tuzla escort ulus escort ümraniye escort ünye escort ürgüp escort urla escort uşak escort üsküdar escort üzümlü escort van escort varto escort viranşehir escort yahşihan escort yahyalı escort yakutiye escort yalova escort yatağan escort yenişehir escort yeşilyurt escort yıldırım escort yıldızeli escort yomra escort yozgat escort yunusemre escort yüreğir escort zara escort zeytinburnu escort zile escort zonguldak escort Aydın escort muğla escort tekirdağ escort manisa escort balıkesir escort manavgat escort alanya escort fethiye escort didim escort trabzon escort elazığ escort ordu escort kütahya escort ısparta escort rize escort maraş escort yalova escort giresun escort yozgat escort tokat escort şanlıurfa escort sivas escort batman escort erzurum escort sinop escort kırşehir escort karaman escort kırıkkale escort bolu escort amasya escort niğde escort uşak escort edirne escort çorum escort osmaniye escort zonguldak escort van escort erzincan escort söke escort nazilli escort kuşadası escort efeler escort didim escort çine escort bodrum escort fethiye escort marmaris escort dalaman escort menteşe escort milas escort ortaca escort seydikemer escort çerkezköy escort çorlu escort ergene escort kapaklı escort malkara escort süleymanpaşa escort akhisar escort alaşehir escort salihli escort şehzadeler escort soma escort turgutlu escort yunusemre escort bandırma escort altıeylül escort ayvalık escort bigadiç escort burhaniye escort gönen escort karesi escort susurluk escort ayvacık escort biga escort çan escort gelibolu escort yenice escort akçaabat escort araklı escort of escort ortahisar escort yomra escort karakoçan escort kovancılar escort altınordu escort fatsa escort perşembe escort ünye escort tavşanlı escort simav escort domaniç escort eğirdir escort yalvaç escort ardeşen escort cayeli escort fındıklı escort pazar escort afşin escort dulkadiroğlu escort Elbistan escort onikişubat escort pazarcık escort türkoğlu escort altınova escort çiftlikköy escort çınarcık escort bulancak escort espiye escort eynesil escort görele escort piraziz escort tirebolu escort yağlıdere escort sorgun escort sarıkaya escort çayıralan escort boğazlıyan escort akdağmadeni escort erbaa escort niksar escort turhal escort zile escort viranşehir escort suruç escort siverek escort karaköprü escort haliliye escort eyyübiye escort akçakale escort zara escort Yıldızeli escort suşehri escort şarkışla escort gemerek escort kozluk escort sason escort aziziye escort horasan escort oltu escort palandöken escort yakutiye escort ayancık escort boyabat escort gerze escort kaman escort mucur escort ermenek escort sarıveliler escort keskin escort yahşihan escort gerede escort göynük escort mengen escort mudurnu escort göynücek escort gümüşhacıköy escort merzifon escort suluova escort taşova escort bor escort çamardı escort ulukışla escort banaz escort eşme escort sivaslı escort havsa escort ipsala escort keşan escort osmancık escort sungurlu escort bahçe escort hasanbeyli escort kadirli escort toprakkale escort alaplı escort çaycuma escort ereğli escort kilimli escort başkale escort ipekyolu escort özalp escort tuşba escort kemah escort refahiye escort tercan escort üzümlü escort http://www.ddtshanghaiescort.com Antalya escort Bursa escort Mersin escort Aydın escort Balıkesir escort Çanakkale escort Kıbrıs escort Kütahya escort Manisa escort Muğla escort Tekirdağ escort Trabzon escort Yalova escort Isparta escort Maraş escort Ordu escort Rize escort Sivas escort Afyon escort Aksaray escort Giresun escort Şanlıurfa escort Yozgat escort Erzurum escort Amasya escort Çorum escort Tokat escort Uşak escort Van escort Bolu escort Burdur escort Kırşehir escort Niğde escort Osmaniye escort Zonguldak escort Düzce escort Edirne escort Erzincan escort Karabük escort Karaman escort Kastamonu escort Kırıkkale escort Kırklareli escort manavgat escort alanya escort belek escort aksu escort finike escort gazipaşa escort güllük escort kaş escort kemer escort kepez escort konyaaltı escort korkuteli escort kumluca escort lara escort muratpaşa escort serik escort gemlik escort gürsu escort inegöl escort iznik escort mudanya escort nilüfer escort orhangazi escort osmangazi escort yıldırım escort kuşadası escort didim escort nazilli escort söke escort efeler escort bandırma escort altıeylül escort edremit escort karesi escort susurluk escort bodrum escort gümbet escort turgutreis escort dalaman escort fethiye escort köyceğiz escort marmaris escort çerkezköy escort çorlu escort kapaklı escort süleymanpaşa escort meram escort anamur escort erdemli escort mezitli escort silifke escort tarsus escort akhisar escort salihli escort soma escort turgutlu escort girne escort lefkoşa escort biga escort çan escort gelibolu escort dinar escort emirdağ escort sandıklı escort merzifon escort suluova escort taşova escort yeşilyurt escort gerede escort mengen escort bucak escort kadirli escort osmancık escort sungurlu escort akçakoca escort ipsala escort keşan escort kilimli escort üzümlü escort aziziye escort palandöken escort yakutiye escort bulancak escort espiye escort tirebolu escort safranbolu escort lüleburgaz escort gediz escort simav escort tavşanlı escort elbistan escort fatsa escort ünye escort ardeşen escort çayeli escort birecik escort eyyübiye escort haliliye escort siverek escort suruç escort viranşehir escort kangal escort şarkışla escort suşehri escort yıldızeli escort erbaa escort niksar escort turhal escort akçaabat escort araklı escort of escort ortahisar escort sorgun escort www.elmasajeinfantil.com istanbul masaj salonu ankara masaj salonu izmir masaj salonu bursa masaj salonu antalya masaj salonu adana masaj salonu konya masaj salonu şanlıurfa masaj salonu gaziantep masaj salonu kocaeli masaj salonu mersin masaj salonu diyarbakır masaj salonu hatay masaj salonu manisa masaj salonu kayseri masaj salonu samsun masaj salonu balıkesir masaj salonu maraş masaj salonu van masaj salonu aydın masaj salonu tekirdağ masaj salonu sakarya masaj salonu denizli masaj salonu muğla masaj salonu bağcılar masaj salonu bahçelievler masaj salonu esenler masaj salonu esenyurt masaj salonu kadıköy masaj salonu kağıthane masaj salonu kartal masaj salonu küçükçekmece masaj salonu maltepe masaj salonu pendik masaj salonu sultangazi masaj salonu ümraniye masaj salonu üsküdar masaj salonu aliağa masaj salonu alsancak masaj salonu bayraklı masaj salonu bornova masaj salonu buca masaj salonu çeşme masaj salonu çiğli masaj salonu gaziemir masaj salonu karşıyaka masaj salonu konak masaj salonu menemen masaj salonu ödemiş masaj salonu torbalı masaj salonu çankaya masaj salonu keçiören masaj salonu mamak masaj salonu polatlı masaj salonu sincan masaj salonu alanya masaj salonu belek masaj salonu kaş masaj salonu kemer masaj salonu korkuteli masaj salonu lara masaj salonu manavgat masaj salonu serik masaj salonu side masaj salonu didim masaj salonu efeler masaj salonu kuşadası masaj salonu nazilli masaj salonu altıeylül masaj salonu bandırma masaj salonu edremit masaj salonu karesi masaj salonu susurluk masaj salonu gemlik masaj salonu gürsu masaj salonu inegöl masaj salonu mudanya masaj salonu nilüfer masaj salonu osmangazi masaj salonu yıldırım masaj salonu biga masaj salonu çan masaj salonu gelibolu masaj salonu adıyaman masaj salonu afyon masaj salonu ağrı masaj salonu aksaray masaj salonu amasya masaj salonu ardahan masaj salonu artvin masaj salonu bartın masaj salonu batman masaj salonu bayburt masaj salonu bilecik masaj salonu bingöl masaj salonu bitlis masaj salonu bolu masaj salonu burdur masaj salonu çanakkale masaj salonu çankırı masaj salonu çorum masaj salonu düzce masaj salonu edirne masaj salonu elazığ masaj salonu erzincan masaj salonu erzurum masaj salonu eskişehir masaj salonu giresun masaj salonu gümüşhane masaj salonu ığdır masaj salonu ısparta masaj salonu karabük masaj salonu karaman masaj salonu kastamonu masaj salonu kilis masaj salonu kırıkkale masaj salonu kırklareli masaj salonu kırşehir masaj salonu uşak masaj salonu kütahya masaj salonu malatya masaj salonu mardin masaj salonu nevşehir masaj salonu niğde masaj salonu ordu masaj salonu trabzon masaj salonu osmaniye masaj salonu rize masaj salonu siirt masaj salonu sinop masaj salonu sivas masaj salonu tokat masaj salonu karahayıt masaj salonu pamukkale masaj salonu nizip masaj salonu şahinbey masaj salonu şehitkamil masaj salonu antakya masaj salonu defne masaj salonu iskenderun masaj salonu darıca masaj salonu gebze masaj salonu gölcük masaj salonu izmit masaj salonu körfez masaj salonu akşehir masaj salonu beyşehir masaj salonu ereğli masaj salonu karatay masaj salonu meram masaj salonu selçuklu masaj salonu akhisar masaj salonu alaşehir masaj salonu soma masaj salonu turgutlu masaj salonu akdeniz masaj salonu anamur masaj salonu erdemli masaj salonu mezitli masaj salonu silifke masaj salonu tarsus masaj salonu toroslar masaj salonu yenişehir masaj salonu bodrum masaj salonu dalaman masaj salonu fethiye masaj salonu köyceğiz masaj salonu marmaris masaj salonu menteşe masaj salonu milas masaj salonu adapazarı masaj salonu serdivan masaj salonu atakum masaj salonu çarşamba masaj salonu ilkadım masaj salonu eyyübiye masaj salonu siverek masaj salonu viranşehir masaj salonu çerkezköy masaj salonu çorlu masaj salonu erbaa masaj salonu