In bid to raise talent of local players, Etincelles has decided to give a chance to Rubavu born players such that they can make part of the squad’s mission in the second leg of the Turbo King Football League.
Etincelles new chairperson , Amani Turatsinze said on Tuesday that they intend to have at least 80 per cent of their players hailing from the Rubavu area.
Turatsinze , previously the club vice chairperson, automatically assumed the top seat following the election of his predecessor Vedaste Kayiranga to the position of vice president of the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) last weekend.
The new Etincelles chief revealed that the club had started a tour of the 12 sectors of Rubavu District on a scouting mission for young, homegrown players.
“We are lacking five players to complete the required 30-member squad, and we need to find those players from this area (Rubavu). We no longer want foreign players who cost us a lot of money yet at the end of the day there is really nothing to show for it,” he said.
The campaign to look for the five players to fill up the squad before the start of league second round on Saturday next week is being conducted in five zones, among them are, Busasamana-Cyanzarwe, Nyamyumba- Rugerero, Gisenyi- Rubavu.
According to the official, Etincelles, who are in eighth position in the league with 17 points from 13 matches, presently have one foreign player – their goalkeeper – who will be the last foreign player to play for the club – at least in the foreseeable future.