Rwanda to host Daimler Cup tournament

The National Olympic Committee is due to organize the Daimler Cup football tournament, which will be held at Nyanza stadium, Southern Province from May 1-2. According to Executive Director in the local Olympic Committee, Thierry Ntwali, the Daimler Cup will be contested for by 30 teams drawn from around the country with each side allowed to register 10 players.
Thierry Ntwali
Thierry Ntwali

The National Olympic Committee is due to organize the Daimler Cup football tournament, which will be held at Nyanza stadium, Southern Province from May 1-2.

According to Executive Director in the local Olympic Committee, Thierry Ntwali, the Daimler Cup will be contested for by 30 teams drawn from around the country with each side allowed to register 10 players.

“The format is different from the normal football game situation where we have 11 players on each side.

“Here the teams will field seven players aside and they only use half of the pitch for the matches,” said Ntwali.

The Olympafrica Daimler Cup will attract 300 boys between the age of 12-13 and 14-15 from the neighborhood. A team will be chosen to represent the country at the Zone V qualifiers next year in Sudan.

Olympafrica is a project run by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa to help communities and less privileged athletes.

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