PHOTOS: Musanze hold APR in league match

Sixteen-time national league champions, APR played a 1-all draw against visitors Musanze FC at Kigali Stadium yesterday. The draw saw APR remain in third position on the league table with three points behind leaders SC Kiyovu.
Musanze FC players celebrate their goal. (All photos by Sam Ngendahimana)
Musanze FC players celebrate their goal. (All photos by Sam Ngendahimana)

Wednesday
APR 1-1 Musanze
Gicumbi 1-4 Amagaju

Sixteen-time national league champions, APR played a 1-all draw against visitors Musanze FC at Kigali Stadium yesterday. The draw saw APR remain in third position on the league table with three points behind leaders SC Kiyovu.

APR took the lead in the first half before Musanze equalized through a spot kick towards the end of second half.

APR’s Muhadjir Hakizimana scored a stunning goal in the 52nd minute through an assist from Emmanuel Imanishimwe. Musanze equalized through Wai Yeka with a spot kick in the 83rd minute after substitute Obed Imurora was fouled.

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Midfielder Munyakazi and left back Kanamugire Moses vie for the ball with APR FC's Martin Fabrice at Kigali Stadium.
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Defender Francois Hakizimana controls the ball.
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Army side lineup before starting the game.
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Musanze head coach Sostene Habimana captured in action giving instruction to his players during the match.

In another game played, Amagaju beat Gicumbi 4-1 at Gicumbi Stadium.

APR remain in third position with 17 points one behind AS Kigali and three points behind leaders SC Kiyovu with 20 points, followed by AS Kigali with 18.

Rayon Sports are in fifth place with 15 points same as Sunrise, Police and Mukura.

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APR FC captain Herve Rugwiro and Higirimana vie for the ball with Musanze players.
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Army side head coach Jimmy Mulisa gives instructions to the players during a 1-1 draw against Musanze.
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Musanze FC 's Moses Kanamugire and Francois Hakizimana battle for the ball with APR FC winger Fitina Ombolenga yesterday. / Sam Ngendahimana

After match-day 10 fixtures, the league will take a break to allow the national team to take part in CHAN 2018 finals in Morocco from January 12 through February 4.

Amavubi will hold a ten-day training camp in Tunisia from January 2 to 11 before connecting to Morocco. The Rwandan delegation to CHAN will depart for Tunisia on New Year to start preparations ahead of their opening Group C encounter against 2014 champions Libya on January 15 in Tangier. Amavubi will also face Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea in the group.

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Djaphet Hakizimana tries to go past APR FC midfielder Muhadjili at Kigali stadium yesterday.
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Forward Issa Bigirimana takes a shot during the 1-1 draw.
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Left-back Emmanuel Imanishimwe crosses the ball to the box. 
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Mazimpaka lays down after colliding with a player.
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Midfielder Muhadjili Hakizimana tries to control the ball. Hakizimana scored APR's only as they drew with Musanze FC.
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Muhadjili Hakizimana celebrates his goal.
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Musanze FC goalkeeper Andre Mazimpaka shouts instructions to his defenders.
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Musanze FC line-up before the match.
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Musanze FC players celebrate the goal.
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Musanze FC' s Daniel Mwiseneza in action  yesterday.
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Skipper Wai Yeka gives instructions to the teammates during the second half.

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