Rwanda’s National Broadcaster (RBA) and The New Times emerged as the winners of the first ever DStv 4×4 Media Mini football challenge dubbed “Play the Talk” held in Kigali on Saturday.
The TNT Team (women category) was led by Linda Mbabazi while the RBA (Men) was led by Didier Rusine.
Both teams banked a medal and Rwf500,000 cash prizes (in both categories) after defeating their competiting teams that participated aimed having fun with rewards in a football games played on a mini football pitch composed of four players per team.
The participating teams included Rwanda Journalist Association (ARJ), Fine FM, TV10, RBA and TNT which each fielded players in either the men or women’s categories.
Playing in the mini football pitch proved a challenge to both amateur and professional players as many slid off the synthetic pitch while trying to score inside the one-meter goal post.
The games were interrupted by rain drizzles for over one and half hours but the participating teams, especially the women media personalities brave the rain to come through the decisive games.
Football supporters, mainly composed of media personalities were also engaged in the games on the sidelines and were full of morale boosting and they too braved the drizzles to enjoy the games.
On site, it was visible that the games were an opportunity to relax and network with each other in the media sector.
DStv Rwanda Business Sales Manager, Gaston Patrick Gasore said that the games were aimed at engaging media and acquitting them with DStv products, services and current promotions which include affordable decoders, discounted channel offers for business owners and promoting ongoing Premier League games.
The mini football challenge organizers said that the next competitions will come with very lucrative awards and stated that the challenge will be held on a quarterly basis.