Rwanda’s Etoile edge Bayern Munich Uganda Fans in thriller

  • Etoile FC (Rwanda Select) 3-2 Bayern Munich Fans Uganda
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Action from Bayern Munich Uganda Fans against Rwanda Select at Mumena (Etoile)

Hosts Etoile (Rwanda Select) edged Bayern Munich Fans (Uganda) in a five goal thrilling exhibition match played at Mumena stadium, Kigali.

Both teams assembled star studded teams that had players plying their trade in Rwanda and Uganda top tier leagues including internationals from either country.

Allan Kyambadde, signed by SC Villa from Express in this transfer window and Honest ‘Papi’ Kavuma, the brain behind the Bayern Munich Uganda Fans Regional tour scored for the visitors while AS Kigali forward Chimanga Pappy scored a brace plus Blaise Bigirimana.

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Bayern Munich Fans’ Noah Ssemakula on the ball

Both sides created numerous goal scoring opportunities but were denied by good goalkeeping and poor finishing in front of goal.

The Rwanda Select side (Etoile) had among others former KCCA and Express FC defender cum midfielder, Omar Hitimana, former APR Captain Emery Bayisenge, now in Morocco and Faustine Usengimana, the Amavubi central defender.

The next trip for the German Bundesliga Uganda Fans team will be Nairobi, Kenya where they are set to play other exhibition games.

Kavuma, a staunch Bayern München fan and self-proclaimed President of all the club’s fans in East Africa was delighted with the events at Mumena.

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Honest Kavuma aka Papi talks to the media after the game

“It’s a good start,” he said. “For us, the aim is to bring the Bayern Munich Fans in the region together,” he added.

We are planning to build a sports complex dubbed ‘Bayern Munich Complex and see that one day, the mighty side pays a courtesy visit to its fans in this East African region.

The match was watched by among others, Andrew Buteera, the former Proline FC midfielder who is also a Rwanda international.

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Emery Bayisenge featured for Rwanda Select

The Squads:

Rwanda Select: Bigirimana Ismail (GK, Kiyovu Sports), Junior Herve (FC Lupopo), Mbonyingabbo Regis (Etincelles FC), Makengo Frank (Bugesera FC), Omar Hitimana (Pepinieres FC), Ndayegamiye Abou (Mukura Victory Sport), Mwizerwa Amin (Police FC), Mambo Pappy (FC Musanze ), Chimanga Pappy (AS Kigali), Faustine Usengimana (Amavubi), Charly (No Team) and Blaise Bigirimana (Kiyovu Sport), Emery Bayisenge (Amavubi)

Bayern Munich Fans Uganda Squad:  Allan Kyambadde (SC Villa), Baker Lukooya (Soana), Noah Ssemakula (Express FC), Honest Kavuma (No Team), Joram Nyombi (No Team), Meddie Kibirige (Soana FC/GK), Mood Hassan (Express FC), Musa Mukasa (SC Villa), Farouk Matovu (Soana FC), Steven Kanyafa (Express FC), Sam Ssenkoomi (Express FC) and Elvis Ssenono (Daily Monitor)