• Striker Eto’o jets back after the game
Hope Charity Match
Amavubi 4-0 Africa Stars
JIMMY Gatete returned to the score-sheet in a Rwandan shirt for the first time in over a year as Amavubi Stars put four past an All-Star side led by Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o.
The charity game that was played last evening at Amahoro was in line with the ‘One Dollar Campaign’, a project aimed at improving the living conditions and social welfare of the survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis.
Albert Ngabo, Abdul Uwimana and Yussuf Ndayishimiye also went on the score sheet.
Other players on the All-Star team included Rigobert Song (skipper), Didier Drogba, Alexander Song, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure, Dominique Wazal (USA) and Geremi Njitap.
It was a test of character, fitness and perseverance for the Stars who walked onto the field, just two hours after their long flight from Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
President Paul Kagame, who played a big part in the stars’ coming after footing their travel costs, was part of a full crowd that graced the match played under flood lights.
The African stars touched down at Kigali International Airport at 4.30pm where they were received by Sports and Culture Minister Joseph Habineza and Ferwafa boss Brig. Gen. Jean Bosco Kazura among other high profile dignitaries.
While other stars headed to Serena for a dinner, Eto’o who has been linked with a move to Manchester City flew back to sort out his future with European Club Champions Barcelona.
The ‘One Dollar Campaign’ is a project that was developed by the Rwandan Diaspora community.
The proceeds collected from the charity game, dinner and sponsors will go to improving the living conditions and social welfare of the survivors.