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Kimisagara and Kabuye Football Youth Leagues

webFootball youth leagues have proven to be an inconceivable success as a tool for talent detection and promotion while also offering great opportunities to foster positive attitudes and values among young people. Since 2017, ESPERANCE and Amahoro e.V. yearly organize football youth leagues for young talented players from different football centers in Kigali, especially from Kimisagara, Nyamirambo, Gisozi, Kacyiru and Kabuye. Two youth leagues with a total of 18 teams for boys and 8 teams of girls are organized in Kabuye and Kimisagara. Through football competitions more than 400 youth players learn to develop their talents and acquire further skills to increase their chances of becoming professional football players and prevent dangers which may affect their future like early pregnancies, drug abuse and school dropouts. 25 youth leaders are trained in workshops on refereeing and first aid. They play a crucial part in the organization of each match day. 24 Youth coaches improve their coaching skills through coaching workshops and regular matches during the competition.

Ferwafa, Kick for Help and Jumelage Rhenanie palatinate/Rwanda support esperance

On Saturday, 12 March 2022, The General Secretary of Ferwafa, Muhire Henry gave football donations to Esperance, donations which he himself and the President of Ferwafa, Olivier Mugabo Nizeyimana promised to the Youth from Esperance football talent detection programs, some days ago when Ferwafa delegation accompanied Honorable Norbert Neuser, the sponsor of Esperance Women Football team at his visit to Esperance. All of these great contacts were initiated by Jumelage Rhenanie Palatinate/Rwanda. For that, Esperance Ngo has selected the 30 women to follow the trainings and workshops and play for Esperance, the national women championships in the future. The trainings and workshops increase and develop sportive skills of the players and change the people’s’ mindset. The trainers live daily life with the youth and are volunteers committed to transmit the knowledge to the rest of the group. The selected group of women learn through practical channels such as sport for development, sport for peace and football life skills.

God bless you.

Visit of Hon.Norbert Neuser from Kick for Help/Germany

VISIT OF HONORABLE NORBERT NEUSER AND JUMELAGE RHENANIE PALATINATE/RWANDA, Tuesday 2nd November 2021, at Kimisagara Football for Hope Center: Association des Jeunes Sportifs de Kigali ESPERANCE, the women football team of ESPERANCE, the committee members of ESPERANCE and everyone present at the visit of Honorable Norbert Neuser and Jumelage Rhenanie Palatinate/Rwanda, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your remarkable visit, your generous donations to our team and your big support to helping Rwandan youth reach their goals. We really appreciate it.

For everything you have done for us till now, everything you still do and will continue to do, we at ESPERANCE just want you to know how thankful we are, and we look forward to a prosperous future together. Much gratitude to you for being OUR sponsor, everyone had a great time yesterday. We thank as well everyone responsible for this great partnership, Niko Neuser and Philipp Neuser and Mainz 05.



dsc09135“You have to stay home, you have to wear the mask, do not touch or approach another person, avoid public places, do individual sports, check your immune system, get vaccinated, do quick test” all of these because of Covid19. Sports programs got disturbed a lot and even stopped for some months. Nowadays, different services and programs resume. Youth from Kimisagara and from Kigali are enjoying again moments together at Kimisagara Football for Hope Center. From 5 to 21 years old, girls and boys rejoin sports programs and training sessions. Life at the pitch comes back with determination, smile, energy, social interaction and mutual learning. ESPERANCE women football team is born, thanks to Mr Norbert Neuser and Kick for Help from Germany. Not only football carrier is developing, but also peace building, conflict resolution and reproductive health give youth a hope to a better future and our gratitude goes to all of you who support our youth to make their dreams come true.

Kimisagara youth league parallel with Kabuye youth league


P1160822Hello and welcome to our annual first post about the youth leagues 2019/2020. For the first time in Esperances history we are not only organizing the Kimisagara youth league which is starting with their 4th season this year. In 2019/2020 we are also starting the first season of Kabuye Youth league.

On the 16th of November we will have an opening ceremony for the Kabuye youth league, with all the participating teams includind the Coaches and Managers.

The opening ceremony for this years Kimisagara youth league will be on the 17th of november.

On Saturday the 23rd of February 2019 both Legaues will start with the opening games. Until then we advice you to keep reading our posts to get updates about the final gameplans and important dates to know.

Since 2017, Esperance organizes the Kimisagara Youth League and for the first time the Kabuye youth league as well. Every year in collaboration with German volunteers, German institutions and german donators. This year 2019/2020, the German volunteers Maximilian and Sandro coordinate the league together with Esperance’s staff members. We would like to thank our donators (of funds and material) and advisers. Thanks to the German Embassy, the office of Jumelage Rhenanie Palatinate/Rwanda, DOSB and ASC Goettingen, Philipp Schoenlaub (the founder of the league) and to everyone involved in giving Rwandan youth the chance to develop their talents and work on their careers for a better future.

For further informations keep reading our posts. Next time we will give you an update about the final gameplans and dates.

As every year you are all invited to enjoy the games and moments of both leagues with us!