Poor start for Lionceaux academy in ARS
Rwanda’s team Lionceaux academy made a false start at the Under-17 Airtel Rising Stars inter-country football tournament where they lost twice to Malawi and Nigeria in the opening matches of Group A in Lagos this week.
In their opening match against Malawi, the Rwandan representative lost 3-0a and the result was doubled against Nigeria on Wednesday.
On Thursday, they were set to play DR Congo who was also ejected out of the tournament after losing its two matches too.
Lionceaux academy was making its first appearance in the Airtel Rising Stars U-17 soccer tournament is a pan-African initiative of Airtel Africa designed to create a pool of talents that would help feed the national teams.
Last year, Ghana won the girls title while the boys crown went to Niger.
The best players from the championship will get the opportunity to attend football clinics provided by two of the world’s biggest football clubs; Arsenal and Manchester United.
The clinics, which will take place in Lagos (Nigeria) and Lubumbashi (DR Congo) in April 2014, will be managed by UEFA-trained coaches from the two English Premier League giants.