Rwanda Premier League Returns, Announces kick-off Date for New Season

Rwanda Premier League Returns, Announces kick-off Date for New Season

The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has confirmed the new 2020/21 Premier League season will start on October 30. The local federation has set a tentative date to start the new season after the Covid-19 pandemic halted the previous campaign.

Like many leagues across Africa and the world, the Rwanda league was stopped in mid-March owing to the effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It could not resume after the country remained under lockdown.

According to a statement from the executive committee, Ferwafa, which held a meeting on July 31, has approved the competition calendar for the new campaign and also scheduled some of the competitions which were postponed owing to Covid-19.

In a statement published on the Ferwafa website, the association confirmed, “The Ferwafa Executive Committee Meeting held on July 31, 2020, approved the Competitions Calendar. The Ferwafa Competitions Calendar released includes the period when the postponed competitions for the 2019/2020 season will resume.”

“These competitions include the Second Division Men’s League play-offs which will be played in a single knock-out format at a yet to be named venue in Kigali from October 2-17, 2020 while respecting measures put in place to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The first and second division women’s leagues will also be played between October 3 to December 20, 2020.”