Police extend lead with win

Goals from strikers Jacques Tuyisenge and Laudit Mavugo helped Police Fc beat AS Kigali 2-1 at Nyamirambo stadium yesterday to extend their lead at the top of the Primus league table standing.
Burundian striker Laudit Mavugo (R) scored Police’s second goal as the league leaders beat AS Kigali 2-1 on Saturday at Nyamirambo stadium. The Sunday Times/ File.
Burundian striker Laudit Mavugo (R) scored Police’s second goal as the league leaders beat AS Kigali 2-1 on Saturday at Nyamirambo stadium. The Sunday Times/ File.

PNFL, Yesterday
AS Kigali     1-2     Police

Today
La Jeunesse     vs     Etincelles
Marines     vs     Amagaju
Rayon Sports     vs     Nyanza
Isonga         vs     Espoir

Goals from strikers Jacques Tuyisenge and Laudit Mavugo helped Police Fc beat AS Kigali 2-1 at Nyamirambo stadium yesterday to extend their lead at the top of the Primus league table standing.

Chasing their maiden silverware, Police are now on 44 points, nine points ahead of second placed Mukura whose game against defending champion APR was postponed due to the latter commitments in the CAF Orange Champions League.

However, the leaders have played two matches more than Mukura and three more than APR and Rayon Sports. Jimmy Mbaraga scored AS Kigali’s goal.

If Goran Kuponovic’s side win their remaining matches against Isonga, Espoir, Marines and Mukura, then they will become the 4th club after APR, Rayon and now defunct Atraco to win the league.

The loss for AS Kigali means that the Kigali-city owned club remains on eleventh position with 18 points.

Meanwhile, on Sunday Rayon Sports host Nyanza at Amahoro stadium and coach Jean Marie Ntagwabira is aware that nothing but a win will keep his side in the title race.

The blues who haven’t won silverware for 7 years are 13 points adrift of Police albeit with three games in hand.

Elsewhere, La Jeunesse hosts Etincelles at Mumena with Amagaju travelling to Rubavu for a date against Marines at Rubavu stadium.

Isonga will hope to gain more points against relegation battling side Espoir at Kicukiro stadium. Espoir lie in the relegation zone with six points.

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