Football saved my life, quite literally. In 1994, as I was playing for Rayon Sports, Rwanda’s top football team, I survived the Genocide against the Tutsi thanks to the courage and humanity of my teammates, who shielded me.

After the genocide, sports, specifically, football, was one of the things that brought us back together as a nation. It offered a place to escape, build a community, and hope to strive for a better future. As a result, I have developed a strong belief that sports, and in particular football, have the power to transform society and build nations.

Source: The Citizen

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