BY BONNIE MUGABE
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Atraco FC face Kibuye in a must-win battle of the semi-finals in the Amahoro Cup Championship slated for today at Amahoro Stadium.
Atraco FC who have been under intensive training for the past two weeks is confident of achieving maximum points when they face the Northern Province giants today.
Atraco interim coach, Capt. Jean Marie Ntagwabira who spoke to Times Sport, was full of confidence about his team’s general performance in today’s crucial battle.
“We have been preparing for this day and I think the right time has come for the best side to prove its ability,”
“The playing format is always the same for all the games we have played; attacking and defensive game is all that my team is going to display in order to win this game which will take us through to the finals,” Ntagwabira said, adding that the rest comments were reserved for the players who are obliged to play a vital role in awarding the club their lone silverware since their promotion to the Primus National League two seasons ago.
However, his counterpart Jean Pierre Ruremesha who didn’t want to give an exclusive view of this game, prefered to show his brilliance on the pitch.
“I can only say that we had ample time to fully prepare our team and winning today’s game will depend on the best team that will display good soccer,” Ruremesha said.
Atraco will be boosted with the return of Amavubi Stars’ trio; Ismail Nshutinamagara, Theoneste Muhayimana and Bonaventure Hakizimana after one-month long without featuring for the club due to continental assignments.
However, Ntagwabira could not confirm whether the club’s new signings; Athuman Mohammed (Machupa), Mohammed Mossi, Tambwe Ngoyi and Freddie Bulema will be given a chance of making their first debut for the club.
The quadrulet have not yet obtained their International Transfer Certificates (ITCs) and Ferwafa is due to confirm whether they will be allowed to feature for the club.
Atraco who face Kibuye in the semi-finals today, defeated Kiyovu 2-1 in their last group B qualifier fixture to qualify on seven points while Kibuye in group D, qualified on four points after holding to Rayon Sport to a goalles draw.