Second div. league: Pepiniere win to remain second in Pool A

Pepiniere FC defeated Esperance 2-0 on Saturday at Mumena Stadium in the second division league to stay second place in Pool A and further boosted their hopes of an immediate return to the topflight division.
Pepiniere FC defeated Esperance 2-0 at Mumena Stadium in the second division league on Saturday (Sam Ngendahimana)
Pepiniere FC defeated Esperance 2-0 at Mumena Stadium in the second division league on Saturday (Sam Ngendahimana)

Saturday

Group A
Rwamagana City 2-1 Gitikinyoni
Esperance FC 0-2 Pepiniere

Group B
SEC Academy 0-1 Interforce FC
UR FC 0-3 La Jeunesse Fc
Rugende FC 0-0 Heroes FC

Pepiniere FC defeated Esperance 2-0 on Saturday at Mumena Stadium in the second division league to stay second place in Pool A and further boosted their hopes of an immediate return to the topflight division.

The Ruyenzi-based side, which was relegated from the Azam Rwanda Premier League last season after only one season, have 39 points from 17 matches, one point behind Pool leaders Sorwathe FC, who have played a game less.

Striker Christopher Safari scored both goals for Pepiniere in the 32nd and 61st minutes respectively.

Elsewhere in Pool A, Rwamagana City moved up to third following a 2-1 victory over Gitikinyoni FC, who stayed in 10th place with 10 points from 17 games.

Meanwhile, fixtures involving teams that have players in the Rwanda U20 team had their matches postponed. The junior national team is preparing for the 2019 U20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya next month.

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