APR seek to retain local league top spot

The second round of the national league starts today, with defending champions APR FC looking to get maximum points against struggling Etincelles at Kigali Regional Stadium.
Young striker Issa Bigirimana is APR's top scorer with 3 goals in the league this season. (T. Kisambira)
Young striker Issa Bigirimana is APR's top scorer with 3 goals in the league this season. (T. Kisambira)

Friday

APR Fc vs Etincelles 3:30pm
SC Kiyovu vs Bugesera Fc
Espoir vs AS Muhanga
Amagaju Fc vs Gicumbi Fc

 

Sunday

 

Police Fc vs Mukura VS
Rwamagana City vs AS Kigali
Musanze Fc vs Sunrise Fc
Rayon Sports vs Marines Fc

 

The second round of the national league starts today, with defending champions APR FC looking to get maximum points against struggling Etincelles at Kigali Regional Stadium.

Head coach Nizar Khanfir’s side moved top of the league table for the first time this season, on the final day of the first round after defeating AS Kigali 3-1 ten days ago.

The army side is looking to getting a record-extending 16th league title in 22 years. The club has 34 points, having won ten, drawn four and lost one at the halfway stage of the campaign.

“Our first priority is to win our games. I know it will be hard, but in life you have to be ambitious and set high targets in order to achieve the best results. We need to get better results against any team,” the Tunisian tactician, Nizar told Times Sport.

He added, “Our aim is to win the league title this season, and we are in good position to achieve our target.”

He said the players are determined not only to win the next match, but also the other league games for the rest of the season to retain the league title.

Etincelles is second from bottom with 7 points, but head coach Innocent Seninga believes his team can still get out of the danger zone.

“We want to start winning matches so that we can move away from the relegation danger. We still have chance, but we need to work harder in the second round than we did in the first 15 matches,” he admitted.

Rayon Sports is in second position with 32 points, same as Mukura Victory Sports but the 2013 league champions have scored seven more goals than Godfroid Okoko’s team in 15 matches. AS Muhanga remains bottom of the standings with four points in 15 matches.

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