Mukura lose chance to close gap after draw
Nyanza 1-1 Marines
Amagaju 0-0 Mukura
Isonga 0-0 Kiyovu
Espoir vs Rayon Sports
La Jeunesse vs APR
Etincelles vs AS Kigali
Primus league title contenders Mukura Victory Sports missed the chance to close gap on leaders Police after they were held to a goalless draw away to Amagaju in Nyamagabe.
Mukura needed the win to boost their hopes of pushing Police all the way but the draw leaves the Southern Province side eight points adrift of the table leaders, who have however, played a game more and are not in action this weekend.
Mukura remains in second position with 36 points in 19 matches, while Amagaju also remained unmoved on tenth position with 21 points from the same number of matches played.
At Nyamirambo stadium, Isonga and Kiyovu failed to make any big impact in their bid to jump into the big four as they settled for a barren draw. The result leaves both sides in fifth and sixth positions with 32 and 30 points respectively.
Elsewhere on Saturday, relegation threatened Nyanza Fc failed to help themselves out of the danger zone following a 1-all draw against visitors Marines in Nyanza.
League action continues this afternoon when the champions APR Fc, fresh from their disappointing first round exit from the CAF Champions League at the hands of Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel face La Jeunesse at Kigali regional stadium, while Rayon Sports travel to Rusizi for a clash with lowly Espoir.
Following unpaid salaries for the last two months, the blues head to Rusizi without key players like Burundian pair of Amissi Cedric and Fuadi Ndayisenga and Hamad Ndikumana Katauti who refused to travel unless their outstanding salaries are paid.
Police lead the league table standing with 44 points, while APR, who have played three matches less, are in third position ten points off the pace. Espoir is bottom of the table with six points.
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