A message from Philipp who initiated The Kimisagara Youth League:

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league web philHello everybody, The Kimisagara Youth League which I have started last year in June has now its second season! The first match days have already been played.
For everyone who doesn’t know the Kimisagara Youth League: It is an U17 youth league which is organized by the Rwandan NGO Esperance in cooperation with German volunteers. 8 Teams from Kimisagara and its neighboring sectors are playing against each other over a period of 3 months.
With the youth league, we want to give Rwandan youth the opportunity to play football on a regular basis and on a competitive level. Though Rwanda has many young talented players and so many youth teams, there is no one who organizes a youth league. The only competitive matches most teams play are very irregular friendly matches.
Our goal therefore is, to establish a youth league in Kigali as a whole by instructing small youth leagues with the example of the Kimisagara Youth League in Kigali’s different sectors. Within the next ten years we want to have youth league structures in Kigali’s three Districts: Nyarugenge, Gasabo and Kicukiro. Those three youth league systems will together form the major Kigali Youth League.
Because many Rwandan teams lack of training materials as jerseys, cones, footballs, bibs, etc. prizes in form of football and training materials are given to the participating teams after each Season. This equipment of youth teams with good materials should improve their training.
Great thanks go to FC Energie Cottbus, the German Embassy Kigali, Ingo Dansberg, the Spremberger SV 1862, BSG Traktor Leuthen e.V., FuPa Brandenburg and the Fußball-Landesverband Brandenburg who support this project by donating football equipment.
As Rwandan youth is given the opportunity to show their skills and improve their talents within a competition and at the same time Rwandan Premier division and Second division teams are given a platform for talent detection, this project of a youth league system in Kigali is an improvement for Rwandan Football as a whole.
As we have a stable Kimisagara Youth League, we are getting in contact with potential partners, like the Rwandan Football Federation FERWAFA to support us by establishing a youth league structure in Kigali.
Lately, we have been in different Rwandan Newspapers, Radios and Televisions. Below there are some of the links. Check them out. They are in Kinyarwanda though.
89.7 Contact FM
RuhagoYacu Ltd
Thanks to Jannik Skorna, we now have a website www.kimisagarayouthleague.com where you can follow the news, and facebook page:kimisagara youth league.



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