AFTER scoring that crucial goal for APR during Saturday’s Orange Champions League second round tie against the competition’s reigning champions Tout Puissant Mazembe, Albert Ngabo is now pushing for a place in the starting team for the return leg slated for April 4 in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa.
In the first leg, Ngabo came on as a second half substitute for the injured Abbas Rassou. After a few nervous touches, the APR star scored a brilliant individual goal after beating two defenders and the goalkeeper.
With confidence now running high, the 24-year-old has asked his coach Erik Paske to start him in the return leg.
“I was a bit nervous when I came on, but I later gained my composure and good for me scored the goal.”
“Scoring that goal has really given me huge confidence ahead of the return leg.”
The Amavubi defender cum midfielder joined APR last season from Rayon Sport for Rwf11.5m and has so far played in three Champions league matches.