Mukura overcome Kiyovu to stretch perfect start

Mukura VS players celebrate after taking an early lead through Bertrand Iradukunda. Courtesy


Rayon         Vs     Gicumbi    15:30
Bugesera    Vs     Sunrise     15:30


Kiyovu      0-1     Mukura
Marines    0-2     APR
AS Kigali  0-2     Etincelles


Musanze    2-1     Espoir
Amagaju   1-2      Police
Kirehe       2-2      AS Muhanga

MUKURA Victory Sports’ stunning start to the 2018-19 season hit a new high as they made it four successive Azam Rwanda Premier League wins with a shock 1-0 victory over SC Kiyovu on Saturday.

Forward Bertrand Irakunda netted the lone goal in the 12th minute at Mumena Stadium as the Peace Cup holders proved yet again that they are among the upper echelon on merit.

Along with the defending champions APR, who also beat Marines 2-0 on Saturday, Mukura are the only side yet to drop points. Both sides have picked a maximum 12 points, but, the former lead courtesy of a better goal difference (8) compared to Mukura’s 4.

Forward Muhadjiri Hakizimana and in-form youngster Lague Byiringiro were on target as APR edged Marines 2-0 at Umuganda Stadium.

After four match rounds, the military side have scored eight goals and are yet to concede a goal.

In the meantime, AS Kigali’s troubles only deepened as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Etincelles at Kigali Stadium. Thanks to goals from Hertier Turatsinze in the 40th minute and Ibrahim Niyonsenga in the 85th minute, respectively

Struggling AS Kigali have only managed three out of a possible 12 points.