Rwanda’s football governing body (Ferwafa) have cracked the whip by sacking Amavubi team manager Jackson Rutayisire after the national team was punished by the Confederation of Africa Cup for fielding an ineligible player in one of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Rwanda were docked points by the African body after they allegedly fielded suspended Kevin Muhire during their 2023 Group L qualifier against Benin in Kigali on March 29.
Though the game had ended 1-1, Benin lodged a complaint with Caf arguing the Kuwait-based midfielder was not supposed to play after receiving two yellow cards in two consecutive Afcon qualifying matches.
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According to Rwanda’s daily Times Sports, Ferwafa have moved to take action by dismissing Rutayisire, stating he should have recorded the two bookings and informed Rwanda coach Carlos Ferrer about his suspension.
The outcome of the Caf ruling which saw Rwanda forfeit the game on a 3-0 basis, changed the dimension of the table with Benin moving to the third place of Group L level with second-placed Mozambique on four points in four matches while Rwanda dropped to the bottom with two points.
Amavubi have two matches to play – at home against Mozambique and away to table leaders Senegal.