[PHOTOS] Rayon Sports thump Amagaju to restore 11-point lead at top

Table leaders Rayon Sports thrashed Amagaju 4-1 on Wednesday at Stade de Kigali to re-establish their eleven-point advantage at the top of the Azam Rwanda Premier League.
Rayon Sports' Djabel Manishimwe (c) celebrates with his teammates after he scores the fourth goal. All photos by Sam Ngendahimana.
Rayon Sports' Djabel Manishimwe (c) celebrates with his teammates after he scores the fourth goal. All photos by Sam Ngendahimana.

Wednesday

Rayon Sports     4-1 Amagaju

Table leaders Rayon Sports thrashed Amagaju 4-1 on Wednesday at Stade de Kigali to re-establish their eleven-point advantage at the top of the Azam Rwanda Premier League.

Moustapha Nsengimana netted in the 15th and 37th minutes before Kevin Muhire and Djabel Manishimwe added the other two goals in the 61st and 67th minutes, as the Blues continued to match towards an eighth league title.

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Rayon Sports' brace scorer Moustapha Nsengimana netted in the 15th and 37th minute , seen here dribbles past Amagaju defenders yesterday.

Amagaju scored their consolation goal through Alanga Yenga in the 90+3 minute and remain 10th on the table with 25 points. Rayon Sports have 55 points, 11 ahead of second-placed and defending champions APR FC, who won for the time in four attempts in a 2-0 victory over Etincelles on Sunday.

1491471754Amagaju defenders block Rayon Sports strikers as table leaders  thrashed Amagaju 4-1 yesterday
Amagaju defenders block Rayon Sports strikers as table leaders  thrashed Amagaju 4-1 yesterday.

In the 34th minute, Amagaju goalkeeper Gad Muhawenayo was taken off and rushed to hospital after colliding with Rayon Sports’ Fabrice Fikiri.

1491471932Amagaju goalkeeper Gad Muhawenayo was taken off and rushed to hospital after colliding with Rayon Sports’ Fabrice Fikiri.(Sam Ngendahimana)
Amagaju goalkeeper Gad Muhawenayo was taken off and rushed to hospital after colliding with Rayon Sports’ Fabrice Fikiri.

With eight league matches remaining, Rayon Sports, who have only lost once – against APR – this season, have now won 17 matches, five more wins than their archrivals have managed, drawing four.

APR FC, on 44 points, have a real fight on their hands to keep the second place as Police FC and AS Kigali are lurking just one point behind in third and fourth places, respectively.

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Rayon Sports Head coach Djuma Masudi looks his players during a 4-1 win against Amagaju yesterday.

Rayon Sports need 13 points from eight matches to win the league for the second time since the 2012/13 season while APR will need to win all their remaining games and hope that Djuma Masudi’s team collapse, something that looks increasingly unlikely.

Pipiniere FC, who have won just two times all season, are rock bottom with 12 points.   

The league will take a two-week break as the country enters into the 23rd Genocide commemoration period tomorrow in remembrance of the over one million victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

1491471851Amagaju goalie Gadi Muhawenayo asks his team mates to be vigilant as Rayon Sports  get a free kick (Sam Ngendahimana)
Amagaju goalie Gadi Muhawenayo asks his team mates to be vigilant as Rayon Sports get a free kick.
1491472032Amagaju head coach Pablo Nduwimana gives his complain to the referees in the first half ( Sam Ngendahimana)
Amagaju head coach Pablo Nduwimana gives his complaint to the referees in the first half.

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