Just before Milutin 'Micho' Sredojovic was named Amavubi coach, I was one of those pushing for Jean Marie Ntagwabira to take the job. Why? Because over the years, he had proved that he has what it takes to coach at the top level. Not even Eric Nshimiyimana came close to his record of two league titles with two different clubs (APR and Atraco).
He also guided APR to the third round of the Africa's premier club competition (CAF Champions League). That is the furthest APR has gone in the lucrative event despite breaking the bank on many occasions to bring in foreign coaches. And like Rotamir Djukovic, Ntagwabira deserves credit for guiding Amavubi to the 2004 Africa Nations Cup - Rwanda's only Nations Cup appearance till date.
Based on these statistics, the man was simply outstanding until last week's match-fixing confessions.
After another disappointing season for Rayon, he called for a press conference to announce his exit from the club but little did he know that he was about to spill the beans. With emotions getting the better of him, he lifted the lid on his involvement in a match-fixing scandal back in 2009.
He revealed that he had bribed Rayon players in 2009 to throw away a league match against Kiyovu - a team he coached at the time. The motive behind this was to have Rayon coach Baptist Kayiranga sacked and create an opening for himself.
What he didn't know was that his acts would come back to haunt him three years later.
First and foremost, Ntagwabira has to be brought to book for his shameful act. Secondly, whoever was an accomplice in the act must answer for their acts as well. All those Rayon Sport players who had a hand in the 3-2 defeat should be punished.
In the meantime, Ferwafa should relieve him of his duties as Amavubi assistant coach.
The big question now is whether that was the only time he asked opposition teams to throw away matches.
For a sportsman, there is nothing as sweat as victory and like we have always seen, they will do anything within their means to win. For Manchester City, they are not afraid to spend millions of pounds on players provided they win trophies.
And like we have heard on radio all week, Ntagwabira will splash out to the opposition side if that's what it takes to win.
Ntagwabira's revelations raise many questions. Are his titles with APR and Atraco legitimate? Is he the first coach to get involved in match-fixing? Are there players doing it on the low? Only Ferwafa can answer these questions.
Reacting to the revelations, Ferwafa's CEO Michel Gasingwa said that the case would top the federation's agenda this week. This is good because I know many football fans out there are itching to know Ntagwabira's fate. But I'm more concerned about the measures Ferwafa intends to put in place to curb this shameful act. I can't wait to hear Ferwafa's stand on the saga.
Two months ago, the rumbling match-fixing scandal which has thrown Italian football into disarray reached new heights when Bari defender Andrea Masiello admitted that he was offered €50,000 (about Frw 42.5m) to turn the ball into his own net to ensure Bari lost and help secure Lecce's survival in Serie A.
Masiello committed what appeared to be a ghastly error poking a cross into his own goal instead of hoofing it clear before collapsing dejectedly on the field as his side lost 2-0 to end their faint hopes of surviving relegation.
And only two weeks ago, Juventus coach Antonio Conte was questioned by the Italian police in connection with a match-fixing probe in Italy.
Jean Marie Ntagwabira will soon learn his fate.