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Rwanda Rugby Federation receive support from Rugby Africa Solidarity Fund

The Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) received aid from the Rugby Africa Solidarity Fund to procure both medical and food supplements to combat the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.

President of the RRF, Tharcisse Kamanda, thanked Rugby Africa for the financial support explaining that the financial aid was meant to go towards the purchase of medical and food supplements for the local Rugby community.

“The current health status is having a major impact on all our members in their respective clubs, their coaches and players. This is a boost to our Rugby community as we continue to stand together to do everything possible to deal with the complex situation. Right now health and safety is our current top priority.”

RRF club members including coaches and referees received relief which included food packages, personal protective masks (for each player), both hand sanitizers’ and disinfectants for hand washing and cleaning of Rugby jerseys and balls.

All sporting activities, including rugby, were postponed by the Rwandan government through the Ministry of Sports mid-March due to the COVID19 pandemic, however, all sports including rugby are set to resume in September according to the announcement from the government.

By Leroy Hawkson | talksfrica.com

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