(1/16 round) results
APR 3-1 Union
Rayon Sport 3-1 Sorwathe
SC Kiyovu 8-0 Bugesera
Amagaju 10-0 Kirehe
Marines 5-3 Nyanza
Etincelles 1-0 Intare
Police 3-0 Espoir
AS Kigali 1-0 Zebres
Etoile de l’Est 0-2 Interforce
DEFENDING champions APR reached the 1/8th round of this year’s Peace Cup after yesterday’s commanding 3-1 victory over Union at Ferwafa turf.
Ernest Kwizera scored a brace Kipson Atuheire scored the third.
However, Ernie Brandts’ side was reduced to nine men in the final 15 minutes following red cards to Kwizera and right back Tchimanga Mutamba.
With a numerical advantage, the second division side pulled one back but the damage had already been done.
Rivals Rayon Sport secured a similar score line against Sorwathe at Kigali Regional Stadium to give Jean Marie Ntagwabira a winning start in his new coaching role.
Selemani Kiputa, Jamal Mwiseneza and Mike Sserumaga scored the goals for the Blues.
Elsewhere, SC Kiyovu ran riot after an 8-0 win over Bugesera while Amagaju thrashed Kirehe 10-0 at Ferwafa turf.
Musanze was the only top flight side to exit the competition after a 1-2 defeat against SEC football academy at Mumena stadium.
Police received default points against Espoir while Mukura beat Unity 1-0.