APR to receive 2017-18 league trophy in new season’s opener

APR players and coaching staff in wild celebrations after being crowned the 2017 Peace Cup champions. (File)

The 2018/2019 topflight league

 

Day 1

October 19

APR              Vs     Amagaju

October 20

Etincelles    Vs     Rayon

Gicumbi      Vs     Espoir

Mukura        Vs     Sunrise

Kirehe          Vs     Kiyovu

October 21

Muhanga     Vs     Police

AS Kigali      Vs     Musanze

Marines       Vs     Bugesera

Big fixtures

November 30

SC Kiyovu    Vs     Rayon

December 12

APR              Vs     Rayon

December 29

Etincelles    Vs     Marines

The 2017/18 Azam Rwanda Premier League champions, APR, will be crowned on the opening day of the 2018-19 season, which will pit them against Amagaju at Kigali Stadium on October 9.

Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) released fixtures of the 2018/19 league season on Thursday.

The event to hand the military side their league trophy was not held at the conclusion of last season due to many football engagements locally and regionally they were involved in.

Also in Day One fixtures, Mukura will be hosting Sunrise at Huye Stadium, Etincelles will take on eight-time champions Rayon Sports at Umuganda Stadium, Gicumbi will host Espoir in Gicumbi District, while Kirehe will be up against SC Kiyovu at Kirehe grounds. All matches are due on October 20.

The following day, new league entrants AS Muhanga will face Police at Muhanga Stadium, AS Kigali will entertain Musanze at Kigali Stadium, while Marines and Bugesera will be squaring off at Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu District.

The first main derby of the season – which pits rivals APR FC and Rayon Sports – will be staged on December 12 at Kigali Stadium while the reverse fixture will be played on April 24.

APR will represent Rwanda at next year’s Total CAF Champions League while Mukura, Peace Cup winners, will take part in the Total CAF Confederations Cup.

The upcoming new league season will run through June 8, 2019.

editorial@newtimes.co.rw

 

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