Ferwafa keen to have new hotel ready for Chan 2016a
Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has announced that the 4 star hotel it is set to start constructing will host some teams during the African Nations Championship (Chan) next year.
Fifa will provide Rwf2bn ($2,896,640) grant which is half the budget as part of the Fifa Goal project development programme aimed at helping developing countries establish infrastructure and facilities towards the growth of the game. According to the Ferwafa president Vincent Degaule Nzamwita, the hotel will be fourstoreyed with 88 rooms and will be built on the piece of land next to the Ferwafa headquarters in Remera, currently occupied by Rwanda Police. Construction is set to start next month as the football governing body awaits Rwanda Police to shift so that work can commence in order to beat the December deadline. The hotel is expected to reduce on the expenses that the Ministry of Sports spends on national teams during residential training or visiting national teams. Fifa has sponsored several projects in Rwanda including the construction of the Ferwafa Headquaters in Remera, which was the first project in 2001. Six years later, the Fifa Goal Bureau supported the installation of an artificial turf at the technical centre to help improve the facility used by several teams for training. The Goal Project also saw the installation of an artificial turf at the Muhanga stadium in 2011, an initiative that has enabled the facility to host domestic league and cup games.