Shungu’s debt cleared
PRIMUS national league champions Rayon Sports has finally cleared a long-standing debt worth US$30,000 (approx. Rwf19.9m) the club owed former coach Raoul Shungu.
The debt was cleared in phases since April according to the club’s General Secretary Olivier Gakwaya.
On Monday, the Primus league champions Rayon Sports cleared the third installment of US$9,300 (approx. Rfw5.500.000) via western union after two previous installments worth Rwf8m and Rfw6.500.000 were cleared in April and July respectively
Gakwaya said told local media on Tuesday, “We have cleared all three installments as promised and we are happy that everything has been sorted out amicably,”
“We were committed to end Shungu’s case and now that we are done, focus will be on the club development and its future,” Gakwaya said.
Rayon Sport cleared the debt after Shungu decided to report the club’s actions to Fifa after his third stint at the club ended on a sour note in 2008 when he was sacked under unclear circumstances.
After several failed attempts to get the attention of the club to clear his arrears, FIFA ordered Rayon Sports early this year to either pay Shungu or risk being relegated to the second division league on top of other penalties.
Shungu is considered by many as Rayon’s most successful coach after guiding the club to the Cecafa Club championship in 1998 and three league titles in 1997, 1998 and 2002.
Between 2004 and 2008, Shungu served as the national technical director for the Seychelles football federation. He returned to the Blues towards the end of 2008 but his stay was short-lived after falling out with the club’s hierarchy.