Local football federation, Ferwafa has confirmed that MTN Rwanda will sponsor the next edition of the Peace Cup, which gets underway January 15, 2010.
The news of Ferwafa’s continued partnership with the country’s leading Telecommunications provider was revealed last evening by the federation’s president Brig. Gen. Jean Bosco Kazura.
Gen. Kazura said Ferwafa has got assurance from MTN Rwanda of their willingness to renew their contract to sponsor the second most important football competition in Rwandan football.
“We are positive MTN Rwanda will sponsor the 2010 Peace Cup tournament. We have been promised support, and what is remaining is to agree on the actual amount of money they are ready to inject into the competition,” Kazura, said.
The next edition of the national knockout competition, which had initially been scheduled to start this week, has been pushed to January. The reason Ferwafa gave was that some of the participating teams are “facing financial constraints”.
MTN Rwanda has sponsored the last two editions of the annual competition. They injected Frw20 millions last year and latter upped the stake to Frw50 millions this year.
The package saw clubs competing for total prize money of Rwf23 millions with the winner (Atraco) pocketing Rwf10m, a major increase from what APR won the previous year.
The military side was awarded Rwf5m for their win in the final of the 2008 edition.