According to the president of the Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA), Vincent Nzamwita, they have agreed terms with the Dutchman, who is expected in Kigali next week to put pen to paper.
“We have discussed the development of Rwandan football because he is someone who knows African football. Pieter is bright, intelligent and is highly motivated and very detailed in his approach. We are sure that we made the right decision,” said Nzamwita.
He will be assisted by Jimmy Mulisa, one of the assistant coaches of the senior national team.
His major tasks will include delivering and managing youth development programmes; developing and implementing player analysis tools to enhance performance and support development.
Pieter de Jongh began his playing career at NAC Breda, before moving to Sparta Rotterdam only for a serious ankle injury to force the abrupt end of his career.
Since becoming a coach, he has had stints with multiple clubs in his native Holland including RKC Waalwijk, FC Dordrecht, Vitesse Delft and AZ Eredivisie, before leaving for Hungary as head of Budapest Honved’s academy. His last job was in charge of Kenyan side AFC Leopards in 2014.