Construction of Rusizi, Gicumbi stadiums set for April

On 31 January 2018 at 04:08

The construction of Rusizi and Gicumbi stadiums is slated to start in April this year, the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has announced.

The construction works will be conducted under the partnership with the Federation Royal Marocaine de Football (FRMF).

The development was confirmed by FERWAFA president, Vincent de Gaule Nzamwita after holding a meeting with Anouar Gueriri, the Director General of the Morocco based Coter Terhrazaz Construction Company which will handle the construction works.

The meeting was held on Tuesday in Casablanca on the sidelines of the on-going Africa Nations’ Championship taking place in Morocco.

“They (Coter Terhrazaz Construction) are beginning constructions works of both stadiums in Gicumbi and Rusizi in April. Based on the meeting we had, they will use these two months to ship their equipments to Rwanda such that by April they begin construction activities,” Nzamwita said.

"They have accessed the topographical requirements of each site and are ready to begin works without any issues," Nzamwita added.

Rusizi and Gicumbi districts will each have a 3000-seater stadium with expenses fully covered.

Depending on the need of other districts or government agency and its repayment plan, more 3000-seater stadium (which can be elevated to more seats in the near future) will be constructed in at least each district.

A view of current Gicumbi stadium
Rusizi stadium will also be newly constructed
Nzamwita (R) and the Director General of the Morocco based Coter Terhrazaz Construction Company after signing the contracts to construct both stadiums