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Rayon Sports Goalkeeper Announces Shock Retirement

Former Rayon Sports and Rwanda goalkeeper Olivier Kwizera has confirmed his retirement from football at the age of 27.

Kwizera joined Rayon on a two-year deal in July 2020 but was out of contract few days ago after he was suspended for the one year after failing drug test.

Reports have it the former Free State Stars custodian was targeting a move for Ghanaian Premier League side Asante Kotoko or Benchem United but plans have not gone as expected, forcing him to quit.

Kwizera won one Premier League titles, two League Cups with local side APR FC during a stellar career.

He also played at Mthatha Bucks, Isonga, Bugesera and Gasogi , and won 10 caps for his country, scoring  two goals.

“I had planned on quitting football for a while, so it is not a sudden decision,”  Kwizera told reporters on Thursday.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] “My contract with Rayon Sports has expired, and I do not want to extend it. I am going to start a new chapter out of football.[/perfectpullquote]

Kwizera is remembered for helping Rwanda national team reach the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals.


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