Date for fresh Rwanda football elections set

  • FERWAFA Elective Assembly 
  • 31st March 2018
Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) incumbent president Vincent Nzamwita

The Elective Assembly for the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) will be held on 31st March 2018 in Kigali.

The date was confirmed by President of the FERWAFA Electoral Commission,  Adolphe Kalisa.

Nomination forms shall be received on February 19, with the vetting to be done on February 28 2018.

The successful candidates will be published March 9 before the campaigning process starts three days later.

On 30th December 2017, the assembly failed to vote in a new president in a dramatic election.

Sole aspirant Felicite Rwemalika, failed to garner enough votes that would have made her the first woman to lead the football federation in Rwanda.

Rwemalika, who serves as the vice president of Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee, collected 13 out of 52 votes with 39 votes announced as invalid.

She needed at least 27 votes to replace incumbent Vincent Nzamwita who had pulled out of the race moments before the poll, according to the election commission.

Nzamwita has been at the helm of Ferwafa since 2014.

[Additional notes by New Times]

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