Benediction secure Rwf40m sponsorship from Ignite Power

Benediction Club have rebranded to Team Benediction Ignite for the 2020 season after securing the Rwf40 million sponsorship from Ignite Power this week. Courtesy photo.

BENEDICTION Cycling Club have received a boost of Rwf40 million from their new sponsors Ignite Power for the upcoming 2020 season, the club has announced.

And, as a result, the club will change the name to Team Benediction Ignite.

The Rubavu-based side, created in 2005, participated in four international races in their maiden season as a UCI Continental Team last year.

“We are very excited to secure the sponsorship from Ignite Power. It will go a long way in the sustainability of the team and enabling us to compete in more competitions this year,” said Felix Sempoma, the club’s founding president.

He added: “This is the beginning, and we hope more partners will come on board.”

Last year, out of four international races, Benediction won two – the Tour de la RD Congo and Tour du Senegal – through Jean Claude Nzafashwanayo and Didier Munyaneza, respectively.

Sempoma’s team will start the 2020 campaign with this year’s Tour du Rwanda on February 16-23.

Benediction roster for 2020 season:

Patrick Byukusenge, Renus Uhiriwe Byiza, Uwiduhaye, Didier Munyaneza, Jean Claude Nzafashwanayo, Yves Nkurunziza, Eric Manizabayo, Janvier Rugamba, Loick Tshiana Kamena and Daniel Ishara Kinanira.

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