Paris Saint-Germain and France midfielder Warren Zaïre-Emery on Thursday morning, December 21, arrived in Rwanda for a two-day visit.
The 17-year-old’s visit is part of the partnership existing between Visit Rwanda and the French Ligue 1 champions. “Mwaramutse!” (loosely translated as “Good morning!”), the player greeted members of the press upon landing at Kigali International Airport.
During the visit, Zaïre-Emery will explore some of Rwanda’s top tourist attractions and meet and interact with PSG Academy Rwanda players, fans, and the media. A product of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy, Zaïre-Emery made his professional debut for PSG in August 2022, becoming the club’s youngest-ever player.
In his debut season, he became the club’s youngest-ever goal scorer and the youngest player in the UEFA Champions League history to start a knockout phase match, all at the age of 16, before winning his maiden Ligue 1 title.
He has so far made 40 appearances in the club’s first team, scoring four goals. On the international scene, he was capped by France from the U16 level up to the U21 level before becoming the youngest ever player to receive a call-up in the French senior national team when he was invited to “Les Blues” on November 9, for a game against Greece and Gibraltar.
- Additional reporting by Times Newspaper.