Etincelles keen to stun APR as champions Rayon host Espoir

APR thumped Etincelles 3-0 in October. File photo.

Saturday

Etincelles Vs APR 15:00

Heroes Vs Marines 15:00

Rayon Vs Espoir 15:00

Sunday

Gasogi Vs Muhanga 15:00

Gicumbi Vs Police 15:00

Musanze Vs Mukura 15:00

Sunrise Vs Kiyovu 15:00

ETINCELLES face leaders APR looking to bounce back from their shock 1-0 defeat to struggling Heroes 1-0 last weekend. The game starts at 3pm at Umuganda Stadium, in Rubavu.

“We desperately need this win,” said Abdul Beken Bizimana, Etincelles head coach.

Ninth-placed Etincelles have had a turbulent start to the 2019/2020 Rwanda Premier League, having only managed five victories after 17 match rounds.

“We are well-prepared and will be playing in front of our home fans. We should be able to take the three points,” Bizimana added.

On the other hand, APR – the only unbeaten side this season – will be optimistic to keep grip on the top spot and could potentially open up a nine-point lead if Espoir upset champions Rayon at Kigali Stadium.

Ahead of their respective weekend matches, APR top the table with 41 points, six ahead of second-placed Rayon. Police, who face Gicumbi on Sunday, are third with 34.

Etincelles, in ninth position, have 21 points.

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