Sekamana elected FERWAFA new president


Retired Brig. Gen. Jean Damascène has been elected the new President of Rwanda Association of Football Federation (FERWAFA) to replace the outgoing Vincent De Gaulle Nzamwita.

Sekamana won the football top position with 45 votes of the total voters against his competitor, Louis Rurangirwa who got only seven votes.

The 60-year old retired army senior officer will serve a four-year mandate. In December last year, same elections took place but there was no victor. The 2017 contest was between Vincent De Gaulle Nzamwita and Félicité Rwemalika.

During the campaign, Sekamana said that after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, only football did not develop, a reason that he decided to bring his contribution towards revamping the sector.

The outgoing president, Nzamwita urged new committee to develop regulations that prohibit members from creating groups which he dubbed ‘Coalition for changes groups’. He said that such groups don’t contribute to solving problems. He urged that they should address problems in the general assembly.

It is not the first time the federation is led by a senior army officer. It was led by Lt. Gen. Caezar Kayizari from 1995 to 2005; and Maj. Gen. Jean Bosco Kazura from2006 to 2011.

Sekamana and Rurangirwa hug after the elections.
Rtd Brig. General Jean-Damascène Sekamana (red tie) and his predecessor Vincent de Gaulle Nzamwita yesterday.

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,( is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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