Papy fires APR into next round
Next hurdle:Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel await local giants
APR 1-0 Tusker
APR go through on aggregates (1-0)
Orange Confederation Cup
Simba 2-1 SC Kiyovu
Simba progress 3-2 on aggregates
BURUNDIAN international Faty Papy fired APR into the next round of the Orange CAF Champions league after netting the decisive goal in yesterday’s preliminary round second leg at Amahoro stadium.
After a goalless first half, the midfielder’s thunderous strike on the 62nd minute was enough to power the military side into the first round of the lucrative tournament.
Jean Claude Iranzi, who was a doubt for the game, came off the bench to set up Papy for that all important goal.
Tusker goalkeeper Boniface Otieno stretched out but could not get his fingers onto the ball.
It was an unlikely goal for the hosts considering the fact that the Kenyan league champions had dominated play. In the first half, Were Ooko, Mukaisi Alusiola and Okello Ojwang had scoring opportunities but failed to put away their chances.
Midway through the second half, Tusker Coach Sammy Omollo brought on Erasto Ndege, Joseph Ani and Ochiengo Owino but the Kenyan side still failed to break down APR’s defence.
APR will now play Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in the first round.
The first leg is slated for the weekend of March 23-25 in Kigali while the return leg is planned for the weekend of April 6-8 in Tunis.
In the Orange Confederation Cup, SC Kiyovu was sent packing after a 2-1 loss to Tanzania’s Simba. The green baggies lost 2-3 on goal aggregates.
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