BELGIAN JEAN FRANÇOISLosciuto has started his duties as Rayon Sports head coach with two weeks left for the club to take part in the CecafaKagame Cup championship slated for August 8-24 in Kigali.
The Belgian-born coach arrived in the country on Saturday to start his new job, which he secured four weeks ago.
Losciuto replaces compatriot Luc Eymael who joined Jeunesse Sportive Kairouan of Tunisian topflight league after Rwanda Football Federation, Ferwafa slapped him a two-year ban for improper conduct in last season’s goalless draw between Rayon Sports and against AS Kigali.
At Kigali International Airport, Losciuto was welcomed by hundreds of Rayon Sports fans. Talking to the media, he was surprised and overwhelmed by the warm welcome.
He said, “I’m very happy for this warm welcome by fans. I hope the same support continues during my days with Rayon Sports. I also heard APR FC are the major archrivals, I will do whatever possible to reign over them and together as team we will achieve our target,”
Former Togolese premier league side Anges FC de Notsé technician, Losciuto steps-in at the blues’ hot sit almost two weeks ahead of this year’s CecafaKagame Cup.
Rayon Sport, 2013 league title winners are placed in Pool A alongside five-time winners Yanga of Tanzania, Coffee FC from Ethiopia, Atlabara from South Sudan and Zanzibar’s KMKM.
Rayon has already started preparations ahead of the tournament. They started training last month in Nyanza District under the tutelage of Thierry Hitimana.
The Blues will face a striking hardship after two of their lethal goal machines of MeddieKagere and Cedric Amissi left the seven-time champions prior to bigger offers from FC Tirana of Albania and FC Chibuto from Mozambique respectively.