Rayon Sports defeat Kirehe FC to restore ten-point lead

Title hopefules Rayon Sports extended their lead at the summit of the national football league table standing after coming from behind to beat Kirehe FC 2-1 in their matchday 24 encounter on Sunday at Kigali Stadium.
Moustapha Nsengiyumva netted the winning goal in the 74th minute as Rayon Sports beat Kirehe FC 2-1 to edge closer to the league title. File photo
Moustapha Nsengiyumva netted the winning goal in the 74th minute as Rayon Sports beat Kirehe FC 2-1 to edge closer to the league title. File photo

Sunday

Rayon Sports 2-1 Kirehe FC

Pepinieres 0-1 Marines

Title hopefules Rayon Sports extended their lead at the summit of the national football league table standing after coming from behind to beat Kirehe FC 2-1 in their matchday 24 encounter on Sunday at Kigali Stadium.

After a goalless first half, visiting Kirehe FC took the lead in the 55th minute through striker Ismi Kagabo but the lead last just 11 minutes before Dominiqu Savio e Nshuti equalized in the 66th minute and Moustapha Nsengiyumva netted the winning goal in the 74th minute.

The win took Djuma Masudi's team ten points clear at the top of the table ahead of defending champions and second-placed APR FC, who defeated Espoir 2-0 earlier on Saturday to cut the gap to seven points. Rayon Sports still have one game in hand against Mukura Victory Sports.

In other matches played on Sunday, Marines FC edged Pepinieres FC 1-0 at Ruyenzi ground to go 26 points, six points clear of the relegation zone, while Pepinieres remain bottom with 12 points.

Abdul Karim Nduhirabandi’s Marines jumped above SC Kiyovu, who dropped to 14th place in the 16-team league table, just four points above second from bottom Gicumbi FC, who were beaten 1-0 at home by Sunrise FC on Saturday.

Reigning champions APR FC registered a 2-0 win over Espoir FC on Saturday at Kigali Stadium, thanks to goals from Muhadjir Hakizimana and Issa Bigirimana in 22nd and 34th minutes respectively.

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