RWANDA Football Federation, Ferwafa chairman Degaule Vincent Nzamwita has strongly condemned the violence that occurred at Amahoro stadium during a Turbo King Football league match between Rayon Sports and AS Kigali.
Nzamwita vowed to act tough on the hooligans saying they had no place in Rwandan football as he described their actions as not only barbaric but disrespectful to the country.
“It is a sad day for Rwandan football to see such hooliganism in football a game that should be celebrated. I wonder how people can decide to be violent.”
“As a federation we cannot condone hooliganism in any form and we are going to take stern action against the perpetrators of this ugly vice that is taking us back to the dark ages,”
We are meeting on Tuesday or Wednesday to take stern punishments for this unbecoming behavior and acts of hooliganism such that no other club can ever think engaging themselves in such shameful acts,” a furious Nzamwita told Times Sport.
Violence broke out when rowdy head coach Luc Eymael and Cedric Amissi attacked the match referee Gervais Munyanziza.
The actions saw Munyanziza issue a straight red-card to Amissi, a feat which vented their anger forcing Rayon Sports fans to pelt stones, causing mayhem and damaging properties.
Police intervened immediately and controlled the situation. All officials were evacuated unharmed and 12 people were arrested and detained in connection with this incident.
They are currently detained at Remera Police Station as investigations continue and if found guilty, such unruly behavior causing insecurity in such an event is charged with Articles 529 and 530 of the Rwandan Penal Code.
The police said they were working with the football governing body, (Ferwafa) and other sports associations to prevent such misconducts in the future.
The result saw the Blues lose their grip on the top of the national football league, now trailing leaders APR FC with two points.