Football games marking Heroes day celebrations took place on 1st February 2017, at Amahoro Stadium where APR FC has won the Heroes Day cup against Rayon Sports (1-0).
Before the APR-Rayon Sports match, RDF military football teams that reached finals in inter- Divisions Heroes Day tournament also played the final game at Amahoro Stadium. The RDF Headquarter emerged the winner of tournament after defeating Special Operations Force (4-1).
The Heroes Day games were graced by high authorities including Speaker of Senate Hon Bernard Makuza and Prime Minister Hon Anastase Murekezi. Other dignitaries included Minister of Sports and Culture, Hon Uwacu Julienne, Defence Minister, Hon Gen James Kabarebe, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Patrick Nyamvumba and chairman of the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and Decorations of Honour, Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi.
The dignitaries handed over cups and other awards to winning teams. APR FC went with a cup and 3 million rwandan francs whereas Rayon Sports was awarded 1.5 million rwandan francs.
RDF Headquarter, winner for Inter- Division Tournament received a cup with 500,000 Frw and second runner, Special Operations Force went with 300,000 Frw.
The sport events marked the culmination of the National Heroes Day.