Kigali to host annual Inter-Cities Trophy football tournament

Association Sportive de Kigali Football Club (AS Kigali) is set to organize the first of what will be an annual pre-season tournament which will bring together the top teams of the Zone V countries

Group A: AS Kigali, APR FC, Dauphin Noir and AS Vita 

Group B: Rayon Sports, Mukura VS, Sanga Balende and Police FC.

 

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Fixtures

 

Sept. 6
AS Kigali vs AS Vita 3:30pm
Sanga Balende vs Mukura VS 6pm

Sept. 7
APR FC vs Dauphin Noir 3:30pm
Rayon Sports vs Police FC 6pm

Sept. 9
AS Kigali vs Dauphin Noir 3:30pm
Sanga Balende vs Rayon Sports 6pm

Sept. 10
Mukura VS vs Police FC 3:30pm
AS Vita vs APR FC 6pm

Sept. 12
AS Vita vs Dauphin Noir 3:30pm
Mukura VS vs Rayon Sports 
Police FC vs Sanga Balende

Association Sportive de Kigali Football Club (AS Kigali) is set to organize the first of what will be an annual pre-season tournament which will bring together the top teams of the Zone V countries

The tournament will go by the official name ‘Inter-Cities Trophy’, according to the organizer. The first edition will be held from September 6-16 at different stadiums in Kigali, Rubavu and Huye. 

However, this year, it will be called ‘AS Kigali Pre-season Football Tournament’ before it changes the name next year.

Three clubs from DR Congo will compete in the tournament including; Sanga Balende, Dauphin Noir and AS Vita while Rwanda has APR FC, Rayon Sports, Mukura VS, AS Kigali and Police FC.

The eight teams have been drawn into two groups and matches will be played at Kigali Regional Stadium, Umuganda Stadium and Huye Stadium.

The City of Kigali Vice Mayor, Parfait Busabizwa, while addressing a press conference on Friday evening at City Hall, noted that tournament is aimed at helping Rwandan clubs prepare for the upcoming 2016/17 season, which is set to start later this month.

“This is a good tournament which will help our clubs to prepare for the upcoming season. The involvement of clubs from DR Congo will make the tournament more competitive,” said Busabizwa.

The semi-finals will be played on September 14 while the final and third place on September 16, at Amahoro National Stadium. 

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