Former Army side midfielder Jean Claude Iranzi has signed a two years contract in Slovakia’ s MFK Topvar Topoľčany in the third division.
APR FC captain’s deal to football exodus from local level to professional level revealed his emotions during local media brief on Sunday after his team crowned the champion of Azam Rwanda Premier league 2015-2016.
Speaking with local media, Iranzi uttered that he has been dreaming of having such opportunity to join some foreign teams for many years. Most of times the deal to leave Rwanda failed. “I am thankful to APR FC staff who finally allow me to join other clubs out of Rwanda.” He added
Iranzi who is registered among Amavubi players who joined National Team many times, will leave Rwanda along with fellow new signings and compatriots; midfielder Rachid Kalisa, 19 (formerly with Police FC) and right back Fitina Ombalenga, 21 (ex-SC Kiyovu).
The player who did all his best to help his former APR FC to be crowned the 16th title of Rwanda Football league added “I left everything behind for a professional move and I will work hard to be the best that I can. It might be difficult in the first few days but I know I will deliver.”
Though Iranzi ‘s wish to play out of Rwanda has been a pipedream for long time , he does not tire to praise the deal done for his favor . He noted “playing in Europe is a dream come true for many players and it’s a big achievement for me. Every player wants to go professional. I also believe it can inspire younger players back home to work hard.
The 25-year old former APR midfielder began his career with Esperance academy in 2000.He joined SC Kiyovu in 2004 where he spent four years and later APR (in 2008). He had played for army side team during eight years.
Iranzi played for Amavubi in different matches. During Amavubi’s last performance in two main competitions , CHAN and CECAFA, Iranzi was the pillar of the wasps. Some local football analysts confirm that Iranzi’s performance triggered the Slovakian managers to decide his new engagement to MFK Topvar Topoľčany.