Football in Rwanda
Football is extremely popular in Rwanda. In the past, the country has suffered great political unrest caused by tribal warfare and even genocide, and sport was quite evidently affected by this situation. In 1994, the national association re-launched competitions and entered the international fray once again. In 1999, FIFAs support allowed a tournament for East and Central African countries (CECAFA) to be held in Rwanda, with the home team lifting the trophy. This was Rwandan footballs greatest day to date. But more importantly, Rwanda showed the world that it had opened its borders and could welcome foreign visitors once again.
The first Goal Project
At its meeting on 29 October 2001, the Goal Bureau approved the construction of association headquarters and a technical centre with the appropriate facilities, to be financed by Goal and the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme. The government donated the required land.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Association headquarters and technical centre in Kigali
Project approved
29 October 2001
Opened on 14 April 2005
Financed by
Goal USD 475,000 FAP USD 209,440 Government Land Total cost USD 684,440