ERIK Paske has warned APR’s rivals to expect more from the army side this season.
The Dutch coach sounded the warning after his team’s commanding 4-1 victory over SC Kiyovu in Thursday’s Pre-season tournament final.
“We played good football and I hope we can progress to play even better. If they [players] can progress, then this side will be stronger than today [Thursday],”
“We need to enhance the player’s endurance and physical fitness ahead of the start of the season and hope for the best in the upcoming season.
“It’s too early to predict the African Champions’ league with this squad but I am hoping for the best,” Paske said.
New signing Abbas Rassou scored a hat trick while Leon Xavier Cedric put the icing on the cake with a fourth goal as the defending league champions ran amok at a fairly packed Amahoro Stadium.
On top of domestic tournaments, APR have their eyes at reaching the group stages of the Caf Champions League- Africa’s premier club championship.
The team lifted their tenth league title after a 2-0 victory over Mukura on the final day of the league.
The new season kicks off October 17.