Caf commends Rwanda for hosting successful AYC

Rwandans urged to grace final game The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has commended Rwanda for hosting a successful 16th African Youth Championship which winds up tomorrow at Amahoro national stadium, Kigali.
Caf Chairman of Youth Competitions Slim Aloulou addressing journalists yesterday at Serena hotel, Kigali. (Photo / B.Mugabe).
Caf Chairman of Youth Competitions Slim Aloulou addressing journalists yesterday at Serena hotel, Kigali. (Photo / B.Mugabe).

Rwandans urged to grace final game

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has commended Rwanda for hosting a successful 16th African Youth Championship which winds up tomorrow at Amahoro national stadium, Kigali.

Caf chairman of youth competition, Slim Aloulou praised Rwanda for hosting what he described as “an extraordinary African Youth Championship” which will go down in history as the best ever.

“This championship will go into records as the best ever during my reign while heading the youth competitions.

“At the beginning, many people thought Rwanda would not make it and with time Rwanda has emerged and surprised every body to beat all odds and hosted a successful tournament.

“No team complained about the services offered and our inspection continued to make their regular visits to check on all and everything has been of high standard,” Aloulou said.

Aloulou also stressed that hosting stadiums, Amahoro and Nyamirambo were all equipped with the necessary facilities.

Comparing Rwanda with past hosts, Aloulou said that Rwanda was excellent in organizing the tournament, be it from management, transport, accommodation, feeding, medical issues, security to mention among other things, everything was of a high standard.

The Caf administrator expressed gratitude towards Rwanda’s football federation, Ferwafa and government leaders as well as ordinary Rwandan for their undying efforts to host a flourishing tournament.

Aloulou also pointed out African youth football has developed to an outstanding level.

“This is a tournament where football performance was of a high quality. All the eight teams played good football and we are satisfied with this level of football.

“This is a first time that 38 goals have been recorded and only one red card issued in this tournament and this shows good standard for African football,” Aloulou said.

Rwandans urged to grace AYC final

Rwandans have been urged to be part of the African Youth Championship final game on Sunday.

The Local Organising Committee (Loc) president Brig. Gen. Kazura called on Rwandans to come and support Ghana and Cameroon as they battle for the African Youth Championship title on Rwandan soil.

“Though our own team didn’t make it to the final, I call upon all Rwandans to come and support the finalists. We’re all part of this final because it’s being played on our soil, so let’s be part of this historical occasion,” Kazura said.

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