Robertinho extends contract as Rayon Sports head coach, targets two trophies

By Samson Iradukunda
On 28 December 2018 at 11:22

After talks with different coaches including Andre Cassa Mbungo, Rayon Sports Football Club has decided to extend the contract of Brazilian Roberto Oliveira Goncalves do Carmo ’Robertinho’ as their headcoach for the next six months.

Robertinho has sealed a six-months contract on Thursday, December 27th, and pledged to win the Azam Rwanda Premier League and the Peace Cup, the two tournaments Rayon Sports is participating in this season.

Talks between two sides that had been going for almost two months were ended when the Brazilian tactician accepted a $4500 salary until July 4, next year.

Robertinho contract extension raised a lot of controversy when it was said the blue side, eight-time winners of the Rwanda National Football League had talks to sign Rwandan Andre Cassa Mbungo who requested a less salary.

Robertinho who is popular among Rayon’s players arrived in Rwanda in June this year and as their headcoach, he helped Rayon Sports reach the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup, for their first time in history, the quarters of the CECAFA Kagame Cup and lost Rwanda’s Peace Cup 2018 in the final to Mukura Victory Sports on 1-3 penalties.

After signing his new contract, the Brazilian also requested Rayon Sports authorities to look for him the two aides coaches including the vice coach and the goalkeepers’ coach.

News reaching IGIHE suggest that the vice caoch to Robertinho is between Said Abed Makasi and Thierry Hitimana while the new goalkeepers coach will be Thomas Higiro who was the goalkeepers’ coach in AS Kigali.