Rwandan Seniors beat UK Conservative in exhibition game

The veterans of Senior Football Club defeated the volunteers of the British Conservative Party in a thrilling game played at the national football stadium on Friday afternoon. The Conservatives fielded a strong team and soon held a 2-0 lead thanks to some sublime finishing by Newcastle University star Alby Shale and Jack Rose.
 Members of the Rwandan Senior’s team lift the Umubano Cup after beating
Members of the Rwandan Senior’s team lift the Umubano Cup after beating

The veterans of Senior Football Club defeated the volunteers of the British Conservative Party in a thrilling game played at the national football stadium on Friday afternoon.

The Conservatives fielded a strong team and soon held a 2-0 lead thanks to some sublime finishing by Newcastle University star Alby Shale and Jack Rose.

However, the Rwandans fought back and dominated possession, ending the half with a goal from Bonaventure Twizeyimana. Twizeyimana made it 2-2 soon after the break before Silas Misago won it for the Seniors in the 89th minute.


The Conservative team, who are working on social action projects across Rwanda, included 2 Members of the British Parliament, keen sportsmen Stephen Crabb MP and Brooks Newmark MP.

“We fielded a strong team today, including a 15 year-old Manchester City trainee, an ex-Liverpool academy player and a former professional from Port Vale FC,” MP Stephen said after the game.

For their effort, the Rwandan team was awarded the coveted Umubano Trophy for the second year running.

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