Keep up the momentum, IGP tells police FC
The Inspector General of Police Emmanuel K Gasana has urged Police Football Club to aim for the highest and win more local, regional and continental tournaments.
IGP Gasana made the remarks on August 31 as the team presented their recently won Agaciro Development Fund Trophy to Rwanda National Police leadership during a reception held at the forceâ€™s headquarters in Kacyiru.
On Sunday, Police FC won the 2015 edition of the Agaciro Development Fund (AgDF) after edging out Sunrise 1-0 in the final match played at Amahoro stadium. The victory came merely a month after the team also won the 2015 Peace Cup title after seeing off rivals Rayon Sports in a 1-0 victory.
Hegman Ngomirakiza, one of the 14 newly signed players, scoredÂ the only goal in the 25th minute of the first half.
â€œThis is just the beginning, you have to keep up the momentum and maintain the lead; we pledge to keep supporting you with all means possibleâ€¦you should go beyond wining local tournaments and bring home regional and continental trophies,â€ said IGP Gasana.
He expressed delight to the team and congratulated the players and the management saying that the victory of the team is a victory for the entire Rwanda National Police.
â€œWe derive and attribute this success to the leadership of His Excellency Paul Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda. We cannot afford to fail in whichever way we must keep winning,â€ he said.
Police FC President, Col (Rtd) Dodo Twahirwa, thanked RNP leadership for their support to the team saying that the outstanding record the team is recording lately is due to the commitment of RNP leadership.
â€œTo the team, this is just the start, we have many challenges ahead of us; we must be ready to confront and overcome them. Winning requires organization and stability â€“ we already have that and we must keep winning,â€ Twahirwa said.
Police FC head coach, Andre Cassa Mbungo, who brought the team to the helm, winning the two trophies, said; â€œwinning two tournaments in a space of less than two months has put us in the limelight, we are being analyzed in all ways meaning we have to maintain the record we have set.â€
He added that what the team has achieved is mainly due to the commitment and support of RNP leadership that believed in the players and facilitated them with all means possible.
The AgDF tournament will now be held annually as a pre-season tournament partly to continue building dignity among Rwandans through football.
Police FC reached the AgDF finals after eliminating Bugesera and APR respectively.
During the entire tournament Rwf34.2 million, including that from FERWAFA and other affiliated bodies, players and referees, was raised and used as contribution to Agaciro Development Fund