One Dollar Campaign charity match
Nyampinga FC 5-3 IWRFT
AMAHORO STADIUM - Rwanda’s First Lady Jeannette Kagame inspired Nyampinga FC to thrash International Women in Rwanda Football Team (IWRFT) 5-3 in yesterday’s One Dollar Campaign charity match played at the Amahoro stadium.
The first lady’s efforts rescued her side which had succumbed to a 0-3 deficit in the first half.
She scored her goal through a penalty which was awarded after she was fouled in the penalty area. Tamara Kabuye and Veneranda Nyihirwa scored a brace each to put Nyampinga in commanding lead.
IWRFT had earlier got their goals through Molly Brostrom who scored a brace and the other goal was scored by Lynley Mannell.
Sandra Idossou who featured for IWRFT praised the First Lady for her initiative in taking part in the match, saying that her presence motivated many women to play and even participate in the One Dollar Campaign.
The event was preceded by Children’s mini-matches which attracted youth from APR Academy, Etoile Sportive de Kigali and Muhazi.
The matches which attracted different age categories from 8 to 12 years opened the One Dollar campaign Charity match.
APR academy lifted the title after defeating Etoile Sportive 2-1 in the U-12 age category; APR played a 2-all draw with Muhazi in U-8 and earned a 2-all draw against Etoile in the U-10 age category respectively.
The match was aimed at fundraising for the ‘One Dollar Campaign’ and was organised by the National Women Council (NWC).
The Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC), ECOBANK, Caisse Sociale du Rwanda, Utexrwa, Access Limited, Shamibourc, Audiotex, The New Times and Maxnet sponsored this charity match.
Local musicians namely Tom Close, Miss JoJo, Meddy, Sgt. Robert, Natty Dread, Intore Masamba and Uranana drama group graced the event.