Trio book Peace Cup quarter-final slots

Mukura VS players thank their supporters after stunning AS Kigali 2-1 during the Peace Cup last 16 match at Kigali Stadium yesterday. Sam Ngendahimana.

1/8th Round, 2nd Leg Matches
Today
APR Vs La Jeunesse (Mumena Stadium)
Amagaju Vs AS Muhanga (Nyagisenyi turf)
Bugesera Vs SC Kiyovu (Nyamata turf)
Police Vs Musanze (Kicukiro Stadium)

Yesterday
AS Kigali 1-2 Mukura VS (3-5 Agg.)
Sunrise FC 2-0 Espoir FC (3-2 Agg.)
Marines FC 1-0 Pepiniere FC (2-0 Agg.)

 
Mukura Victory Sports, Sunrise and Marines are through to the last eight of the 2018 Peace Cup.

Mukura beat AS Kigali 2-1 in the second leg of their last 16 fixture at Kigali Stadium last evening.

The Huye-based side qualified after a 5-3 aggregate victory having also won the first leg 3-2 at Huye Stadium on Monday.

Yesterday, forward Jimmy Mbaraga put the City of Kigali sponsored side ahead in the 22nd minute with a powerful header, thanks to a good cross from Janvier Benedata.

However, Mukura returned from the break with new ideas, dominating proceedings with tiki-taka football and it payed off only nine minutes into the half when Ugandan Rachid Mutebi scored in the 59th minute from a wonderful cross from new signing Frank Lomami.

AS Kigali responded with attacking football but it was Mutebi who scored the winner for his ‘yellow-and-black’ side in the 65th minute.

In the other matches, Marines cruised to the last eight with a 2-0 on aggregate win over Pepiniere FC after winning both legs 1-0, while last year’s finalists Espoir were eliminated by Sunrise on 3-2 aggregate score.

It was Espoir who had come into the return leg leading 2-1.

Peace Cup action continues today with APR hosting minnows La Jeunesse at Mumena stadium, with the holders leading 3-0 from the first leg. 

Musanze and Police FC will tussle it out at Kicukiro stadium, the former having won the first leg 2-1, while SC Kiyovu face Bugesera at Nyamata stadium both teams having drawn 1-1 in the first leg.

Second division sides AS Muhanga and Amagaju will also battle it out for a place in the quarterfinals, with Muhanga going into today’s clash leading 2-1 from their first leg.

Meanwhile, Rayon Sports did not play their scheduled game against Etincelles owing to their involvement in CAF Confederation Cup play-offs. The defending league champions will today take on Mozambican side CD Costa Do Sol in the first leg of their fixture at Kigali Stadium today.

Peace Cup quarter-finals will be played in May while semi-final fixtures are scheduled late June with the final due on July 4.

The eventual winners will represent Rwanda in the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup.

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