Rayon Sports turn focus to Azam premier league

Rayon Sports will count on striker Hussien Shabalala (R) to score goals when they take on Kiyovu today. Sam Ngendahimana.

Sunday
SC Kiyovu vs Rayon Sports
Miroplast vs AS Kigali

Monday
Police vs Mukura

Rayon Sports will be hoping to close the gap on rivals APR when they take on Kiyovu in the Azam Rwanda premier league this afternoon at Kigali Stadium.

The Blues who are fresh from a morale boosting qualification to the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup are second in the league, 4 points behind league leaders APR but have 2 games in hand.

A win for Kiyovu who are 4th in the league will take them to 2nd place in the league and also serve as revenge to their rivals for defeating them 2-0 in the first half of the league.

This is the 49th time the two sides are meeting over the past 24 years.  In the 43 times they have played in the league, Rayon Sports have won 23, while SC Kiyovu have only won 5. The two sides have drawn 14 times.

In the other match today, bottom placed Miroplast host third placed AS Kigali in a game that they desperately need points from as they try to avoid relegation while Police which sacked their coach and assistant for not meeting their targets take on Mukura on Monday. 

APR edge Marines in five-goal thriller

APR beat Marines FC 5-2 at Amahoro Stadium on Friday and the win saw the military side extend their lead at the top of the League to 34 points.

Forward Muhadjir Hakizimana netted a brace in 28th and 33rd minute while Herve Rugwiro, Fitina Omborenga and Amran Nshimiyimana scored a goal each in the 49th, 78th and 90+2 minutes respectively to secure 3 points.

Marines’ goals were scored by Nicholas Mahoro and Christian Ishimwe in the 54th and 73rd minute respectively.

Elsewhere, Etincelles defeated Espoir 1-0 to jump to fifth place with 27 points while Espoir remains 13th with 15 points. Kirehe came from behind to narrowly defeat Amagaju 2-1 while Bugesera shared spoils with Musanze. Gicumbi got a narrow 1-0 over Sunrise.

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