Rwanda: Kiyovu Fans Back Team After Marines Humiliation


Kiyovu football club fans are confident head coach Olivier Karekezi and his team will bounce back from their crashing defeat to Marines on Tuesday, December 8.

that his club is still favorite to win the league title for the first time in 27 years despite recent 3-0 home defeat by Marines.

The Mumena-based club, currently led by new president Juvenal Mvukiyehe, spent millions of francs during the transfer market signing new players with a target to help the club end a 27-year wait for the league title.

Kiyovu started the league campaign with a 3-0 away victory against Mukura, something that boosted the confidence of the club’s fans all over the country but things changed all of a sudden on Tuesday when Marines FC outclassed a weakened Kiyovu SC 3-0 on its home turf at Kigali Stadium, Nyamirambo.

Hemedi Minani, the president of the club’s supporters says Marines’ loss won’t thwart Kiyovu SC’s dreams of winning the side’s league title this season but the loss should serve as an opportunity to fix some tactical mistakes towards better performances in future fixtures.

“Defeat [against Marines FC] is part of the game and you can’t question the team’s performance from just one game. We should avoid panicking about results this early if we are to win the league. We trust the coach and the team to be able to evaluate performance [vs Marines] and prepare for better results,” he said.

From quality players and coaching staff to the resources and transport means for the club, Minani is confident that his team has positioned itself as a serious title contender.

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