Peace Cup to start Jan 30

The 2018 edition of the Peace Cup competition will kick off on January 30 with preliminaries qualification round matches.
APR FC players celebrate PEACE CUP 2017 title at Kigali Stadium (Sam Ngendahimana)
APR FC players celebrate PEACE CUP 2017 title at Kigali Stadium (Sam Ngendahimana)

The 2018 edition of the Peace Cup competition will kick off on January 30 with preliminaries qualification round matches.

The tournament will start with the knockout stage before heading to 1/16 that will be played over two legs from February 3-4 in the first leg and February 6-7 in second leg.

The 1/8 will be played from February 21-22 while the return is scheduled for March 14 to 15. The quarterfinals will be staged from May 22-23 and the return on June 12.

The semifinals will be played between June 26-27 and second leg will be played on June 30 and July 1 before the final and third place play on July 4.

Out of 22 teams in knockout stages, only 11 teams will qualify for the 1/16 round plus other five best losers where they will play against the top teams that reached 1/16 last year.

After knockout stages, the competition will be played over two legs until the semi-final stage where eventual winners will face-off in the final.

APR are defending champions and will represent Rwanda in next year’s CAF Orange Confederations Cup.

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