Rwanda Spittler raises concerns on increased number of foreigners in Rwanda

National football team (Amavubi) head coach Frank Spittler Torsten has voiced his concern over the growing dominance of foreign players in the local league, noting that it hampers his ability to identify and nurture the best Rwandan talents.

In January, the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) made a decision to raise the cap on foreign players allowed in the league from five to six, with plans underway to potentially increase this number to eight on the field and 12 in the team roster.

“The rule allowing an increased number of foreign players on the field doesn’t sit well with me,” he noted, citing APR’s Gilbert Mugisha as one of the local players, who are being underutilised due to the competition for a starting berth at his club.

“Despite his consistent excellence on the field and in training, he is not getting regular playtime at his club,” Spittler added.

Rwanda is currently gearing up for two friendly matches, against Botswana and Madagascar on March 22 and 25 respectively.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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