Is local football losing popularity?

Today, Society Magazine unveils the state of Rwanda’s football through the eyes of the local viewer. This is word on the street about the dilemma of whether local football is losing its sweet taste.
L-R; Didasi Niyifasha; Queen Nadege; Ziggy Fikiri; Dr. Otto Vianney Muhinda
L-R; Didasi Niyifasha; Queen Nadege; Ziggy Fikiri; Dr. Otto Vianney Muhinda

“People these days have no love for football. Technically the game has lost it and this is seen in our national senior team which has in the past been losing most games, now and then.”

Didasi Niyifasha, Sports Journalist, Radio 10.

“No, the game is still popular. As a fan I know that football has a bright future in this country. This is based on how people love the game and the mechanisms in place to groom better players right from childhood.” 

Queen Nadege, Private Sector.

“Honestly, the game is loosing popularity and it’s based on how these local teams are performing in their tournaments. It is not entertaining at all. I cannot afford to go and watch a match when I already know what will happen.”

Ziggy Fikiri, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) staff. 

“Football is not losing popularity amongst its fans, but they are only being disappointed by our teams which are not trying hard enough to make the game interesting; since they lose at every point. There is need for professionalism in the game.”

Dr. Otto Vianney Muhinda, Rwanda Rugby Federation President 

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