Nshutiyamagara rescues APR

Primus LeagueRayon 2-2 APREtincelles 2-2 AmagajuEspoir 1-2 Kiyovu                                                               SUBSTITUTE Ismail Nshutiyamagara scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner to earn APR a point in yesterday’s hotly contested Primus League tie against arch rivals Rayon Sport at Amahoro Stadium.
Migi scored APR's opener yesterday. The New Times / T. Kisambira
Migi scored APR's opener yesterday. The New Times / T. Kisambira

Primus League
Rayon 2-2 APR
Etincelles 2-2 Amagaju
Espoir 1-2 Kiyovu

SUBSTITUTE Ismail Nshutiyamagara scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner to earn APR a point in yesterday’s hotly contested Primus League tie against arch rivals Rayon Sport at Amahoro Stadium.

The left-back, who came on in place of Burundi international Fatty Pappy, made the most of the opportunity as he converted from close range to deny the Blues.

Jean Baptista Mugiraneza a.k.a Migi put the defending champions ahead after just 16 minutes with a powerful header but Rayon’s Faudi Ndayisenga equalised from the spot kick at the stroke of half time after a reckless challenge on Cedric Amissi by Kabange Twite.

After the half-time break, Rayon continued to dominate proceedings and finally got their reward when Amissi’s volley on the 69th minute beat a flat-footed Jean Claude Ndoli.

APR responded with back to back shots on goal but couldnot beat Rayon’s goal keeper Juma Mpongo until the last minute of normal time when Nshutiyamagara pounced on a Kerekezi rebound to score.

The draw kept APR at the top of the league table with 13 points while Rayon remained fourth on 10 points.

Police and Etincelles are tied in second place with 11 points with SC Kiyovu two slots further back  following their 2-1 victory over Rusizi.

Espoir and AS Kigali are struggling in the relegation zone with just a point from five matches.

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