Abega to run for Ferwafa president

CELESTIN Ntagungira a.k.a Abega is making a comeback in local football circles only this time; he wants to run for the top most position- Ferwafa president.The retired Fifa licensed assistant referee wants radical changes in the way local football is run and believes the easiest way for this to happen is if he is running the show.
Rwanda’s legendary assistant referee Célestin Ntagungira a.k.a Abega is running for the Ferwafa presidency. The New Times/File.
Rwanda’s legendary assistant referee Célestin Ntagungira a.k.a Abega is running for the Ferwafa presidency. The New Times/File.

CELESTIN Ntagungira a.k.a Abega is making a comeback in local football circles only this time; he wants to run for the top most position- Ferwafa president.

The retired Fifa licensed assistant referee wants radical changes in the way local football is run and believes the easiest way for this to happen is if he is running the show.

Elections for the post as well as that of Chief Executive Officer are slated for October 22.

Speaking to Times Sport, the 45-year-old, who retired after the 2010 Fifa World Cup, says that once voted into office, he will re-ignite the national team, stabilize the primus league calendar and draw more fans into the stadiums.

“One of my immediate goals is to harmonize the clubs, fans, sports administrators, journalists and other stake holders,” he said.

“I want to engage the stakeholders more. We should respect the clubs more, and the clubs should also respect the member associations.”

“The Primus league also needs to have a stable calendar, Ntagungira, who will be fronted by Rayon Sport promised.

APR coach Ernie Brandts and Amavubi assistant coach Eric Nshimiyimana have also expressed their interested in the position.

Who is Ntagungira?
Ntagungira still stands out as Rwanda’s most decorated referee after officiating at two Fifa World Cups, three Africa Nations Cup, two World Club Championships, two U-20 youth championships, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and numerous continental and regional tournaments.

Ends

Have Your SayLeave a comment