Rucogoza joins Gicumbi on a two-year contract
TURBO KING National Football League side Gicumbi FC has signed defender Aimable ‘Mambo’ Rucogoza’s on a two-year contract from Espoir FC. Former Amavubi stars defender’s contract will see him stay at Northern Province based club until the summer of 2016.
The full back defender who joined Gicumbi a week ago was signed by his former Espoir and current Gicumbi coach Emmanuel Ruremesha.
Ruremesha said, “Rucogoza will be vital for our side in the upcoming season due to his vast experience,” said the former Mukura, Kibuye and La Jeunesse tactician.
AS Kigali sign five new players
LAST YEAR’S Peace Cup winners AS Kigali have boosted their side with five new signings ahead of the start of next season. Head coach Andre Cassa Mbungo signed goalkeeper Bate Shamiru (Espoir FC), Innocent Twagirayezu (Esperance FC), Jean Pierre Maombi (Gicumbi FC), Francois Hakizimana (Gicumbi FC) and Jacques Kimenyi from AS Muhanga on separate two-year contract deals.
The new signings come at a time when the youthful club had lost key players such as goalkeeper Emery Mvuyekure, defender Mwemere Ngirinshuti and striker Jimmy Mbaraga, who all joined Police FC with midfielder Mohammed Mushimiyimana joining APR FC.
The club has also renewed contracts for Justin Mico, Latif Bishira, Patrick Umwungeli, Hamidou Ndayisaba, Ibrahim Itangishaka, Sothere Kayumba, Amini Mwizerwa, Rodrigue Murengezi, Mouhamed Kabura and Janvier Mutijima.
Meanwhile, Jean Pierre Hakiri Mabura and Eric Ndahayo have been released by the club.
Musanze FC extend Yeka’s contract
STRIKER WAI YEKA has been offered a two-year contract extension by Musanze FC after the Congolese finished top of the goal scorer’s chart with 14 goals. Musanze FC chairman Benon Rwabugande hailed Yeka’s role in helping Musanze finish seventh in the league last season.
“He is an important asset for the club and after assessing his performance last season, we felt the need to extend his contract such that we can register much more success next season,”
The Congolese helped Musanze secure 38 points to finish seventh on the standings. He scored 14 goals out of the 29 goals scored by Musanze in the whole season.