Eric Ndayishimiye has promised AFC Leopards fans at least a trophy ‘this year’ after the Rwandan custodian penned a two-year deal with the sleeping Kenyan giants.
The Kenyan Premier League title has been elusive for Ingwe since 1998, but the former Rayon Sports goalkeeper believes that his presence at the Den could end the 20-year spell.
“I will do everything possible to make sure that AFC Leopards win something this season. I will try to bring a smile to our fans,” Ndayishimiye promised on Friday.
The 30-year-old Rwandan international is a full-package for Ingwe; coming both with the leadership skills as well as the winning mentality.
Ndayishimiye knows exactly how it feels to step on the podium, having lifted the Cecafa Kagame Cup with Atraco in 2009. The former Rayon Sports captain, who started off his career with AS Kigali, also boasts of international exposure, having featured for the Rwanda national team, the Amavubi on several occasions.
But just like his experience on the pitch, the new acquisition also has a heavy load of controversy hanging on his big shoulders.
Ndayishimiye is currently involved in a protracted battle that may end up in the corridors of justice after he was suspended by Rayon Sports in May for allegedly ‘faking injuries to miss important games, conspiracy against his own team and using media to defame the club.’
The arrival of Ndayishimiye, who is the 2016/17 Rwanda Premier League best keeper, will certainly push Ezekiel Owade down the pecking order at the Den.