Kalanda top scores as Rayon Sports triumphs in Agaciro tourney

2017 Agaciro Development Fund tournament:

  • Champions: Rayon Sports
  • 2nd: APR
  • 3rd: AS Kigali
  • 4th: Police
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Rayon Sports players and officials celebrate their success in the Agaciro Development Fund Tournament

Ugandan forward Frank Kalanda finished with two goals to take home the top scorer award at the 2017 Agaciro Development Fund tournament.

New AS Kigali recruit Kalanda was twice on target as his side overcame Police 2-1 in the earlier kick off.

Rwanda Amavubi forward Abeddy Biramahire got Police’s consolation in the 43rd minute.

Reigning Rwanda Premier League champions, Rayon Sports defeated ten-man APR 1-0 to claim the championship played on a round robin format.

Eric Kamotera Rutanga punished his former side with a well converted a free kick off the edge of the goal area three minutes to full time.

Earlier, APR were reduced to 10 men following Muhadjir Hakizimana’s red card.

As top scorer, Kalanda was rewarded with 100,000 Rwanda francs. So were the other outstanding players – goalkeeper Eric ‘Bakame’ Ndayishimiye (Rayon Sports), promising player Martin Fabrice Twizeyimana (APR) and the tournament MVP, Yannick Mukunzi of Rayon Sports.

Rwanda Football Association (FERWAFA) organized this tournament as part of raising funds towards the Agaciro Development Fund, the country’s sovereign wealth fund.

Rwanda Defence Minister James Kabarebe attended the matches at Amahoro.

A special moment of honour was held prior to kick off to recognize the departed Rayon Sports goalkeeper Evariste Mutuyimana, who passed away earlier in the week.

Final Matches:

  • AS Kigali 2-1 Police FC
  • APR FC 0-1 Rayon Sports

Individual honours:

  • Top scorer: Frank Kalanda 2 goals (AS Kigali) Rwf100,000).
  • Best goalkeeper: Eric ‘Bakame’ Ndayishimiye (Rayon Sports) Rwf100,000
  • Promising player: Martin Fabrice Twizeyimana (APR FC) Rwf100,000)
  • Best player: Yannick Mukunzi (Rayon Sports) Rw100,000)