APR thump Rayon, to face Vita Club in final

Reigning national football league champions APR eliminated arch-rivals Rayon Sports 3-0 to reach for the final of the AS Kigali pre-season tournament, yesterday.
Sibomana is joined by his teammates to celebrate his first goal that came on the 8th minute.  APR won the tie 3-0 to set up a clash with DR Congo's AS Vita Club in the final. (All ....
Sibomana is joined by his teammates to celebrate his first goal that came on the 8th minute. APR won the tie 3-0 to set up a clash with DR Congo's AS Vita Club in the final. (All ....

Reigning national football league champions APR eliminated arch-rivals Rayon Sports 3-0 to reach for the final of the AS Kigali pre-season tournament, yesterday.

APR FC started the game with intent and scored their first goal through Patrick Sibomana after just eight minutes at Amahoro National Stadium.

 

Michel Rusheshangoga provided the assist.

 

Their second goal was came on the 13th minute after Issa Bigirimana was left with only the Rayon Sports goalkeeper, Eric  ‘Bakame’ Ndayishimiye  to beat.

 
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Eric Ndayishimiye the captain of the blues greets Faustin Usengimana of APR FC before the game.

At 22 minutes, it would have been 3-0 after a Muhadjili Hakizimana corner found Herve Rugwiro alone in the box only for his effort to hit the woodwork.

The military side continued to pile pressure on Djuma Masudi’s team, dominating possession and creating chances upfront through Andrew Buteera, Sekamana, Sibomana and Muhadjir.

 Rayon Sports tried to pull at least one back but the APR defence was largely alert while strikers Moussa Camara, Pierrot Kwizera and  Shassir Niyonkuru came close but failed to beat APR goalkeeper Emery Mvuyekure.

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Patrick Sibomana leads his teammates to celebrate the opening goal that he scores,Pappy has been also the man of the match.

The second half started on a high, with Rayon surging forward while APR threatened through counter attacks.

APR got their third goal in the 83rd minute  after a poor back pass by Thiery Manzi to his goalkeeper was picked up by Maxime Sekamana who went ahead to shatter all the hopes Rayon Sports had of getting back into the game.

APR FC will now meet DR Congo giants AS Vita Club in the final of the AS Kigali pre-season tournament on Saturday.

AS Vita Club booked their place in the final after beating SC Kiyovu 1-0.

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APR FC players gather  to celebrate the win against Rayon Sports at Amahoro National Stadium.

Amavubi and former AS Kigali forward Ernest Sugira scored the lone goal of the match on the 24th minute.

The AS Kigali pre-season tournament brought together five local clubs; APR, Rayon Sports, AS Kigali, Police FC and SC Kiyovu, and three Congolese teams, namely AS Vita Club, Sanga Balende and Dauphin Noir.

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