AFTER sealing a historic 12th league title and reaching the last eight of the Peace Cup, APR is set to reward its players with new contracts.
Twelve players will be out of contract at the end of the season but the club Secretary General Adolphe Kalisa insists that there is no cause for alarm as new contract talks are already underway.
Some of the players in question include Haruna Niyonzima, who is being courted by Belgian top division club Lokeren, Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza a.k.a Migi, who has been linked with a move to Bundesliga side Cologne, Albert Ngabo, Jean Claude Ndoli, Jean Marie Vianney Rukundo, Didier Kapet, Abbas Rassou, Omar Hitimana, Eric Ndayishimiye alias Bakame, Malawi international Tchimanga Mutamba, Hegeman Ngoma and Landry Logba.
“It is up to the coach to decide who stays and who moves on but we all know that some players have been exceptional this season and that it would be a huge mistake not to keep them at the club,” the official noted before adding, “But we are not in a rush. We are now focusing on the Peace Cup.”
Tomorrow, APR take on Police in the Primus league before locking horns with a rejuvenated Kiyovu side in Saturday’s Peace Cup quarter-finals.
Last season, the army side won a treble (League, Peace Cup and Cecafa Kagame Cup) under Erik Paske and there is little doubt that new head coach Ernie Brandts wants to match that milestone.