UNR keep champions in check

League standingsAPR             24UNR             22UNATEK     18KVC             15CO Gisenyi   14Kabgayi        14GSOB           12PSB               11KIE                9CXR              5

League standings
APR             24
UNR             22
UNATEK     18
KVC             15
CO Gisenyi   14
Kabgayi        14
GSOB           12
PSB               11
KIE                9
CXR              5

REVAMPED National University of Rwanda (UNR) stayed within touching distance of table leaders and reigning league champions APR after Sunday’s 3-1 win over UNATEK.

With proceedings poised at 1-all after two sets, Rwanda’s star player Eric Nsabimana came out blazing to spur the side to back to back set wins thereby sealing a well deserved 3-1 away victory.

For UNR coach Fidele Nyirimana, the win keeps the team in the race for this year’s title.

“We knew it would not be easy to break them down but we came through with a commendable performance,” the former national team libero said.

UNR, who moved onto 22 points after the win, are now two points adrift of APR, who kept their unbeaten run intact after thumping St. Joseph Kabgayi 3-0.

UNATEK are third on 18 points but KVC, who enjoyed successive wins over KIE and GSOB over the weekend can close in on the former if they win their game in hand.  KVC have 15 points while College of Gisenyi rounds off the top five with 14 points.

Ten teams are in contention this year.