Rayon wallop Rugende 9-0, turns focus on Confed Cup

Peace Cup: 1/16th round
United Stars 0-1 Police FC
Hope FC 1-1 Bugesera
Aspor 0-2 La Jeunesse
Kirehe FC 0-2 Etincelles
Intare FC 0-4 Mukura
Rwamagana City 0-2 Sunrise FC

Peace Cup holders Rayon Sports thumped second division side Rugende Training Centre 9-0 in the 1/16th round first leg on Wednesday at Kigali Stadium.

The goals came from Malian international Tidiane Kone in the 16th minute, Lomami Frank in the 22nd and 44th minutes, and Burundian import Shassir Nahimana (a hat-trick in the 37th, 84th and 90+3 minutes).

Defender Jean Pierre Bugingo put through his own net before Idrissa Nizeyimana sealed the resounding win with his first goal for the club in the 90+2 minute.

“I am thankful for the win and particularly for the players’ concentration throughout the match.

But the focus now turns to the match against Rivers United, in the CAF Confederation Cup),” head coach Djuma Masudi said after the match.

Elsewhere, AS Kigali managed a 1-0 win away to Heroes FC at Kicukiro Stadium; Etoile de l’est held SC Kiyovu to a 1-all draw in Ngoma; Amagaju FC won 2-1 away to Akagera in Rwinkavu; AS Muhanga thrashed Vision JN 4-0 in Rubavu; while Miroplast FC lost 0-2 to Gicumbi at Stade Mironko.

On Tuesday, APR FC beat Vision FC 3-0 at Mumena Stadium with Djamal Mwiseneza, Maxime Sekamana and Onesme Twizerimana on target.

The second leg of the 1/16th round will be played in the mid-week of April 25 and 26.