Coach Luc Eymael and Olivier Gakwaya

Coach Luc Eymael and Olivier Gakwaya who both left the club

OLIVIER GAKWAYA has resigned as the Secretary General of Rayon Sports with immediate effect, according to the club chairman Theogene Ntampaka.

Gakwaya who has been the Secretary General for Nyanza-based club for six years tendered in his resignation on Saturday.

It’s reported that the recent disciplinary measures taken by Rwanda Football Federation, Ferwafa triggered his resignation.

Last month, he was hit with a two-year ban from football following his involvement in violence during a league match last season.

However, the sanctions were lessened after making an appeal to an eight-match ban instead of two years and also fined Rwf200, 000 for his role in mobilising fans, encouraging them to chant anti-Degaule songs aimed at Ferwafa chairman Vincent Degaule Nzamwita.

Ntampaka said on Saturday that the club management thinks he resigned because of the Ferwafa sanctions just like their Coach Luc Eymael who left the club on Saturday.

“Gakwaya stated that he resigned due to personal reasons. He never cited any bad blood or any other work-related reason which could have forced him to quit the club but we think it’s because of these sanctions which hurt him a lot,”

“We are going to look for a replacement but we commend him for his role in the daily operation of the club. His services have been vital to the club’s history. We thank him for the job well done in his reign as the club’s Secretary General,” added Ntampaka.

Gakwaya’s resignation comes after a few hours after head coach Belgian Luc Eymael parted ways with the club over the same sanctions slapped onto him by Ferwafa.

Eymael’s sanctions were also reduced to an eight-match ban instead of two years and a fine of Rwf200, 000 following an appeal last month.

Meanwhile, Claude Muhawenimana, Rayon Sports fan club chairman has been banned for two years and slapped a fine of Rwf500, 000.