Inaugural soccer academy tourney kicks off

Sunday (Amahoro stadium) Kiyovu vs APRFerwafa vs Kicukiro  FOUR soccer academies will this Sunday meet in a tournament organized to give the country’s U-17 coach Patrice Lair a glimpse of who can get into the team for the 2011 Africa U-17 Championship.

Sunday (Amahoro stadium)

Kiyovu vs APR
Ferwafa vs Kicukiro
 
FOUR soccer academies will this Sunday meet in a tournament organized to give the country’s U-17 coach Patrice Lair a glimpse of who can get into the team for the 2011 Africa U-17 Championship.

The continental showpiece will be staged in Kigali next January so the local football federation (Ferwafa) is under pressure to make sure they assemble a formidable side for the championship.

“The aim of the soccer academy tournament is to give Lair enough time to assess the players,” Bonny Nsabimana, who is in charge of youth competitions at Ferwafa, told Times Sport.

Kiyovu and APR will kick-start the tournament before a 4pm clash between Ferwafa and Kicukiro secondary school at Amahoro stadium.

The final and third-place play-off will be played next Thursday at the same venue.

Rwanda was approved to host the U-17 championship after successfully hosting the 2009 U-20 Youth Championship which was won by Ghana. Current Amavubi coach Sellas Tetteh was the architect of Ghana’s glory.

The 2011 Youth Championship will be jointly held at Amahoro, Regional and Gisenyi stadium.

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