APR FC in commanding seat
Marines 1 – 0 Mukura
Musanze 1 – 0 Amagaju
Esperance 0 – 2 APR
APR FC thrashed newcomers Esperance 2-0 to move top of the table with an unbeaten run in two matches played in the 2013/14 Turbo King Football League.
Isaiah Isonga and new signing Patrick ‘Pappy’ Sibomana scored for Andreas Spier’s side in either half of the game which the victors dominated the game held at Stade Mumena.
The result means that the military side remains the only team with 100 per cent record in the 2013/14 league after all its main rivals dropped points in the second round of matches.
It was the second successive loss for Esperance after their defeat to Police, a week earlier.
APR, now at the summit with six points, kicked off their campaign with a 6-2 win mauling of Marines FC the previous weekend.
Huye-based club Mukura fell 1-0 to Marines in Rubavu thanks to Bonaventure ‘Gangi’ Hategekimana’s penalty, with Police also drawing 1-1 away to Gicumbi.
Former Rayon and Kiyovu striker Yussuf ‘Kabishi’ Ndayishimiye scored the winner as Musanze beat Amagaju 1-0 to move up the table with four points.
The hotly anticipated first derby of the season between old rivals Rayon Sports and SC Kiyovu ended in a goalless draw as neither team showed enough quality to win the match.
Ten-man Rayon Sports went into the game without injured Faustin Usegimana and suspended skipper Fuadi Ndayisenga but Samson Jackesh made his debut in this hotly anticipated clash against SC Kiyovu whilst Gilbert Yaounde Kanyankole missed Jean and Michel Girukwishaka who had last minute issues with their transfer requirements while Christian Mbirizi was out to mourn his fallen brother in Burundi.
The opening few moments of the game resembled a tête-à-tête, with Kiyovu and Rayon Sports both launching attacks which ended unsuccessfully. It was however Kiyovu who dominated the first half with entertaining Ally Musa and Hussein Habimana putting at bay Rayon Sports’ midfield.
Poor defending from Hussein Sibomana and Arafat Serugendo gifted three clear chances to Laudit Mavugo, Ally Musa and Habimana but were all saved by Jean Luc Ndayishimiye.
For the first derby of the season, this was a dull affair, lacking in clear-cut chances.