Feller rules out reinforcements

Nine-time league champions APR have no considerations of making any reinforcements in the team ahead of next year’s Confederations Cup.
ROCK AT THE BACK: Elias Ntaganda is among the long serving players at APR.
ROCK AT THE BACK: Elias Ntaganda is among the long serving players at APR.

Nine-time league champions APR have no considerations of making any reinforcements in the team ahead of next year’s Confederations Cup.

The club’s head coach Rene Feller said that his club has what it takes to do well this season.

“I don’t need new players. I have a lot of experienced players who can do the job. I only hope that poor grounds will not be a hindrance this time,” said Feller.

APR travel to Kenya on the weekend of January 30-February 2 for the first leg against Gor Mahia before playing in the return leg a fortnight later.

Gor Mahia is the only Kenyan club to win an African continental title. The Kenyans won the defunct Cup Winners Cup in 1987.

Their last appearance on the continental scene came in 1996 when they were knocked out in the first round.

The winner between APR and Gor Mahia will face Egyptian side Haras El Hodoud who got a bye into the first round.

The third round winners automatically progress to the group stages of the Confederation Cup competitions mid next year.

APR has made two appearances in the Confederation Cup.
In 2004 under Coach Jean Marie Ntagwabira, the military side reached the intermediate round of the competition and the following year, APR managed to reach the second round thus becoming the first local club to reach the second round.

APR, with seven appearances in the Champions League became the first Rwandan club to reach the third round in 2004.

Early this year, APR lost to Zamalek (Egypt) 1-4 in the African Champions League.

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