Mukura stun Rayon Sports to maintain perfect start

Rayon Sports midfielder Kevin Muhire (right) attempts to get the ball off Mukura VS skipper Hussein Ciza during the 2-1 defeat at Kigali Stadium on Sunday


Rayon 1-2 Mukura




Kirehe 0-0 AS Kigali 
Amagaju 1-1 AS Muhanga 
Musanze 0-2 APR
Bugesera 1-0 Etincelles
Sunrise 1-0 Gicumbi

Rayon Sports conceded two first-half goals as Mukura VS maintained their perfect start in the 2018/2019 Azam Rwanda Premier League with a 2-1 win at Kigali Stadium on Sunday.

New signing from Amagaju Innocent Ndizeye scored both goals before skipper Thierry Manzi netted the consolation goal for the hosts.

Forward Ndizeye opened the scoring in the 27th minute, resulting from Yannick Mukunzi’s failure to clear the ball, before doubling the lead five minutes later.

Burundian striker Bonfils Caleb Bimenyimana had a chance to find an equalizer two minutes after Ndayizeye’s opener but his effort was saved by in-form goalkeeper Omar Rwabugiri.

After several squandered opportunities, Manzi finally scored for Rayon Sports with a magnificent header from Djabel Manishimwe’s corner in the 50th minute.

After two match rounds, only the defending champions APR and Peace Cup holders Mukura are yet to drop points. AS Muhanga, SC Kiyovu, Bugesera, Sunrise and Rayon Sports have four points each, having recorded one win and one draw.

This was Mukura’s second victory over Roberto Oliveira’s side in the last two months, having edged The Blues 3-1 in penalty shoot-outs to lift the Peace Cup title in August.

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