Rayon set to sign Burundian Kwizera
Rayon Sports hope to bank on attacking midfielder Pierrot Kwizera to win the Cecafa Kagame Cup
FORMER LEAGUE Champions Rayon Sports will this week seal a two-year contract with Burundian attacking midfielder Pierrot Kwizera from Cote d’Ivoire’s premier league club Afad Jekano.
According to club president Theogene Ntampaka, Kwizera is expected in Kigali on Sunday this week to put pen to paper on a two-year contract deal.
Ntampaka said over the weekend, “We have held initial talks with the player and we are expecting him to officially conclude the transfer deal such that he can sign a longterm contract deal with Rayon Sports,”
“He is a good player whom we believe his services will be vital in as far as Rayon Sports winning silverware next season is concerned,” added Ntampaka.
Kwizera is being considered as a possible replacement for Burundian Cedric Amissi who has since joined Mozambique’s premier league side Clube do Chibuto.
The Nyanza-based club which is expected to start pre-season training this week has only side former AS Kigali defender James Tubane on a two-year contract.
The blues have also appointed Belgian coach Jean Francois Losciuto and tasked him to win trophies including next month’s Cecafa Kagame club championship.
Rayon Sports is in group A alongside five-time Kagame Cup winners Young Africans from Tanzania, Coffee [Ethiopia], Atlbara [South Sudan] and KMKM [Zanzibar].
Arch rivals APR are pooled in Group B alongside Kenyan giants Gor Mahia, Uganda’s KCCA, Flambeau de l’est of Burundi and Djibouti’s Telecom.
The tournament’s defending champions Vital’O from Burundi have been placed in Group C alongside Sudan’s El Merreikh, Police of Rwanda and Benadir from Somalia.