Players landed at the airport at 3:40pm and received by thousands of people from all corners of the country in what revelers dubbed ‘hero’s welcome’.
The champion Areruya and colleagues returned home after making history of winning the top African Cycling competition ‘La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2018’ title, the competition that took place in Gabon last week.
Areruya participated in the competition with five colleagues namely: Valens Ndayisenga, Bonaventure Uwizeyimana, Didier Munyaneza also known as Mbappé, Ukiniwabo Jean Paul René and Jean Ruberwa.
However, Valens Ndayisenga and Bonaventure Uwizeyimana did not make it to the final after involving in an accident.
Areruya won La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2018 by using 23 hours 52 minutes and 24 seconds. This made him become the first Rwandan to win the title and third African.
Team Rwanda took home Rwf20 million including other prizes they won in the competition.