AS Kigali head coach, Andrew Gasambungo believes his team can make it two wins in two matches when he take his Peace Cup against Malaria winning team to Rusizi to face Espoir FC on day two of the 2013/14 Turbo King National Football League season on Saturday.
However, the City of Kigali side will go into today’s game without the key players David Mbarushimana ‘Saibad’, Bodo Bodo Ndikumana, Emery Mvuyekure, and Ibrahim Itangishaka but Gasambungo believes that the remaining players will do the job.
“We will go to Rusizi looking for three points and I am positive we can do it, we don’t have our key players, but the players available can an equally good job, so I am not worried at all,” he told Saturday Sport yesterday.
The former SEC Academy coach admitted, “We know it will be a very difficult game, because Espoir will be playing in-front of their fans but I have a good enough team to stand up to the challenge that they (Espoir) would pose.”
AS Kigali left the capital for Rusizi in the Western Province on Friday morning for the game with Gasambungo declaring, “We are ready for them, we have been preparing well for the game and we hope we will get the points.”
As Kigali started their campaign with a 2-0 win over Amagaju FC, while Espoir drew goalless against Etincelles.
Espoir coach Emmanuel Ruremesha said, “We were disappointed not to win the first game against Etincelles which we dominated but we couldn’t score, so we must correct a few things on Saturday. It’s a game we need to win.”
“We will try to use the home advantage to get the points but football is an unpredictable sport and some times you don’t get what you deserve and against Etincelles we didn’t get what we deserved but o hope we will do against a very good AS Kigali side,” stated the ex-Rayon Sports, La Jeunesse and Mukura coach.