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Olivier Kwizera From Local Hero to International Star

Olivier Kwizera is a Rwandan professional footballer, born on July 30, 1995. Standing at 1.85 meters tall, he is a remarkable goalkeeper known for his incredible shot-stopping abilities. He has played for several clubs and currently represents Al-Kawkab in Saudi Arabia and the Rwanda national team.

Olivier in Rwanda National team Amavubi

Kwizera embarked on his professional football journey with Isonga FC in Rwanda, honing his skills as a goalkeeper. His talent quickly became evident, leading him to join APR FC in 2013. With APR FC, he achieved great success by winning the Rwandan Premier League in both 2014 and 2016, solidifying his reputation as a top-class goalkeeper In 2017, Kwizera made a bold move to South Africa, joining Free State Stars, thus becoming the first Rwandan goalkeeper to play in South Africa. His career took an international turn as he showcased his shot-stopping prowess on foreign soil In 2020, Kwizera’s remarkable career continued to flourish as he joined Rayon Sports. His unwavering commitment to his craft and his ability to organize his defense made him a valuable asset to any team.

Kwizera has been capped by the Rwanda national team since 2014  He has represented as goal keeper

Kwizera’s journey has taken him from his homeland of Rwanda to South Africa and ultimately to Saudi Arabia. He’s not only a local hero but also an international sensation, making waves on both African and Asian football stages.

Olivier said his parents recognized his potential and encouraged him to pursue his passion. He said They would often accompany him to training sessions and matches, proudly to watch their son’s skills evolve.

Olivier when he was in Saudi Arabian club Al-Kawkab

“When I was a kid, I realized how much I loved playing football. And somehow, I ended up as the goalkeeper I really enjoyed it because it made me feel like I had an important job. It was thrilling, and I felt like the person who had to protect the goal at all costs But being a goalkeeper wasn’t just about being fast and flexible; it also needed a strong mind. I eagerly took on the challenge” Said by Kwizera Olivier

When we try to ask olivier’s teammate about his discipline and his courageous in his career they told that he is a kind person, he is hard worker and fighter in his team.

“i have known Olivier for many years, and I have seen him grow into the successful footballer that he is today He is a role model for young people everywhere, and I am so proud of all that he has achieved Olivier is a hard worker and a dedicated athlete He is always willing to put in the extra effort to improve his game He is also a humble and down-to-earth person. He never forgets his roots, and he is always willing to help others On the pitch, Olivier is a fierce competitor He is a commanding presence in goal, and he is always there for his teammates He is also a great leader, and he is always willing to help his teammates improve” Kimenyi Yves Said

Never give up on your dreams, no matter how difficult things may seem. If you have a passion for something, go after it with all your heart Said by Kwizera Olivier as an inspiration to young youth

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