Heroes FC and Gasogi United have attained promotion for the first time in the Rwandan Azam Premier League season 2019/2020.
Despite the 1-3 loss in the return leg played against Etoile de on Wednesday, a 3-3 goal aggregate was enough for Heros FC to progress thanks to the away goal rule.
At Stade de Kigali, the 1-all sweating scoreline on Gasogi United’s result against Sorwathe was enough to filter through before the final whistle to kick start the party in Nyamirambo.
The TV1 sponsored club-Gasogi progressed through on a 2-1 aggregate.
This will be a daylong remembered in for fans from both teams as they nervously crossed the line into the topflight Premier League for the first time in history.
No-one can dispute the spirit and resilience put together on a relative shoestring by both teams since the start of the second Division Football league.
The third-place match and final will be played on Saturday at Stade de Kigali, according to organizers local football body Ferwafa.
The third-place match between Sorwathe FC and Etoile de l’Est will kick-off at 13:00 while the final between Heroes FC and Gasogi United will be staged at 15:30 to determine 2nd Division football champion this season.
Cash prize worth Rwf5m will be shared among the top three winners. The champion will pocket Rwf. 3m on top of the trophy while first and second runner-ups will take home Rwf. 1.5m and Rwf. 500,000 respectively.
Gasogi United and Heroes FC will now face Amagaju FC and Kirehe FC who were relegated from last season’s top-flight league.
The 2019/2020 Azam Rwanda Premier League is scheduled to start on September 13, 2019.