11 August 2017

Rwanda: League Trio in Battle to Sign Free Agent Sugira

Former AS Vita Club striker Ernest Sugira is in talks with several Azam Rwanda Premier League clubs including Rayon Sports, APR and AS Kigali, Times Sport has established.

According to reports, the three clubs have made initial approaches with varying offers to entice the Rwanda international, who was released by DR Congo side Vita Club last week.

The 26-year-old only joined the Congolese side last year from AS Kigali but struggled to live up to the expectations in his first season when he played 14 games in all competitions scoring 8 goals.

"I have offers in Rwanda and outside of Rwanda but I have to take time and see what is best for me. I need to be open-minded as I talk to any club that approaches me," Sugira said on Tuesday.

Sources intimated to Times Sport that Peace Cup winners APR FC are at the fore-front of the chase for Sugira's signature but their offer of Rwf8 million is far below the player's own valuation at Rwf16m.

Rayon Sports have offered Rwf10m to lure the Sugira, while his former club AS Kigali is reported to be offering him Rwf9m. The player is still weighing his options but sources say he prefers to join Rayon as they offer CAF Champions League football next year.

The former AS Muhanga and APR forward signed for AS Vita Club for a reported US$130,000 (about Rwf102.7m) and has been earning Rwf4 million per month.

Rwanda

KCB Group Appoints Kenyan As Acting Rwanda Country Manager

KCB Group has appointed George Odhiambo as Acting Managing Director of KCB Bank Rwanda. Read more »

Copyright © 2017 The New Times. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.