Eric Nshimiyimana Resigns As APR Coach


this capsule geneva;”>Around Sunday, 28th April 2013, Kigali was awash with romours that Nshimiyimana was set to leave APR FC. After the APR -Kiyovu SC game, Nshimiyimana declared his resignation on Monday 29th April 2013.

The former assistant will lead the Amavubi to Mali for the match of the fourth day of 2014 Brazil World Cup playoffs.

He will be deputised by Kayiranga Jean Babptiste, Mugisha Ibrahim (goal keepers’ coach) and Jean Pierre Enzen who is team pyschio.

The new interim all native coaching team was a decision of the Rwandan Football Federation, which had dismissed Serb Miludin Sredojevic from office for lack of results.

“It is Eric Nshimiyimana, previously Assistant of the resigned coach who will manage the next game. For the moment we can not reveal the goals that the Federation and the Ministry have defined him. About our preparedness plan, by next week, we will know a little more about the strategies of the next two games, after consultation with the coaching staff … Play to win; this is the philosophy of Rwandans.

Whether it is against Algeria, Benin and Mali, we will play to win, “said Celestin Ntagungira, President of the Rwandan Football Federation (FERWAFA) on International Algerian Radio.

Asked whether his resignation had links with conflicts he had with Andreas Spier APR’s senior coach, Nshimiyimana refused to relate the two incidents.

“I don’t want to talk much on my conflict against Andreas Spier. The truth is that I already decided to resign in APR FC as a coach, I’m now going to put more effort in the National team”, he said.

“APR FC is a good team, and I hope in a short period of time, it will be the best team in Rwanda”, he added.

Nshimiyimana leaves APR in 3rd place of the Primus National league on 39 points, with four games to go as Rayon Sport the leaders on 48 points look to clinch this season’s championship.


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