Ferwafa confirm La Jeunesse league exit
THE Ferwafa executive committee has given a greenlight to La Jeunesse’s request to pull out of the 2013/14 National Football League due to financial constraints.
According to the secretariat of Ferwafa, the executive committee which sat on Tuesday agreed to La Jeunesse’s request and passed two decisions which stipulated that if La Jeunesse feels like returning back into the league in future, they will first seek qualification by featuring in the second division league tier.
The executive committee also paved way for Etincelles to return back into the 14-man fold which will take part in the next season’s league which gets underway on September 21.
Etincelles finished 13th last season but after La Jeunesse’s pull out, the club which is managed by former Ferwafa vice president Veduste Kayiranga sought permission to return back into the league.
The Nyamirambo-based youthful side dropped out of the league due to lack of enough funds to keep them in business after their main sponsor Tinco, a South African mining company opted to withdraw their monthly Rwf. 6 million sponsorship.
Club chairman, John Ntwali said recently, “We will not take part in next season’s league because our sponsor will not continue to support the team and since we have been caught an aware, it’s hard for us to compete without sustainable financial base,”
La Jeunesse has followed other teams like KIST, Electrogaz and Atraco FC who have pulled out of the top flight division in the past after their financiers pulled the plug off the cash flow.