The incident occurred on Saturday, January 13, 2023, at Gicumbi District Stadium during a match between Rambura WFC and Inyemera WFC. In the 65th minute of the game, moderate rain accompanied by lightning struck eight individuals, including players and coaches from both teams.
The Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) confirmed on Sunday that all the affected players had been released from the hospital and were showing signs of improvement.
"We are pleased to inform you that the six players who spent the night in Byumba Hospital and the two who spent the night in King Faisal Hospital have all been discharged as they have started to recover," announced the federation.
The Rambura WFC players undergoing treatment were Uwimaniduhaye Diane, Isubirizihe Jeannine, Uwayisaba Olive, Kaze Deline, Gisubizo Umulisa, and Uwiduhaye Valentine. The Inyemera WFC players involved in the incident were Niyokwizerwa Devotha and Mutuyimana Clarisse, along with coaches Niragire Jean de Dieu and Umutoniwase Marie Gisèle.
It remains unclear whether the interrupted game would be restarted or continued from the 65th minute.
However, according to regulations, if there is a compelling reason for the game not to conclude, it may be restarted and continue from the minute it reached.