In-form AS Kigali host Police
TKFL, Match 20 fixtures
Mukura vs. Rayon Sport [Muhanga]
APR vs. Etincelles [Stade de Kigali]
Gicumbi vs. Musanze [Gicumbi]
SC Kiyovu vs. Esperance [Mumena]
Marines vs. Amagaju [Umuganda]
AS Kigali vs. Police [Stade de Kigali]
Espoir vs. AS Muhanga [Rusizi]
Wai Yeka [Musanze] – 12
Julius Bakkabulindi [SC Kiyovu] – 9
Cedric Amissi [Rayon] – 9
Meddie Kagere [Rayon] – 8
Jacques Tuyisenge [Police] – 7
Fuadi Ndayisenga [Rayon] – 7
Rodrique Mazuru [Mukura]
Albert Ngabo [APR]
Bertrand Youssa [Mukura]
Djuma Ngendakumana [Mukura]
Bonaventure Hategikimana [Marines]
Nasser Irakoze [AS Muhanga]
Jacques Kimenyi [AS Muhanga]
Emmanuel Hakizimana [AS Muhanga]
Kassim Habyarimana [Espoir]
Shamiru Batte [Espoir]
AS KIGALI will look to keep up their fine form in the Turbo King Football League match when they host Police at Stade de Kigali on Sunday afternoon.
AS Kigali have recorded eleven victories, with their latest three-pointer a 1-0 win against AS Muhanga in Muhanga on Thursday.
The Kigali-City sponsored side is also in a positive mood having reached the 1/8th round of the Caf Confederation Cup were they will face Difaa El Jadida of Morocco on March 22.
Against AS Muhanga, coach Andre Gasambungo rested some of his senior players ahead of Sunday’s clash against Police. And with no injuries and suspensions, they are braced for a win against the cops side who want to avenge for the 3-0 loss attained in the first leg at Kicukiro turf.
Gasambungo told Saturday Sports yesterday, “We are taking every match seriously and all we need are crucial results. Police is a tricky side but we must be composed and ready to battle for a win,”
“A win against Police will enhance their confidence and exposure before we turn focus to Continental club assignment next weekend,” added Gasambungo who side stands third on the log with 37 points.
Police who are fifth face a stern test against AS Kigali without suspended head coach Sam Ssimbwa who was hit with one-match ban on Wednesday and a fine of Rwf. 100,000 for despising referees when Police lost to Rayon Sports a fortnight ago.
Assistant coach player Djabir Mutarambirwa will have a lot of work to underake as he will be the sole man in charge of lining up a strong winning squad.
In the other matches lined up on Sunday, sixth-placed SC Kiyovu hosts relegation battling side Esperance while another relegation battling side Amagaju will play to hosts Marines at Mumena stadium.
Fourth-placed Espoir hosts AS Muhanga in Rusizi. Having lost 1-0 to AS Kigali on Thursday, Ali Bizimungu will miss Nasser Irakoze, Jacques Kimenyi and Emmanuel Hakizimana while Espoir will miss striker Kassim Habyarimana and goalie Shamiru Batte who are all suspended with two recurring yellow cards.
On Saturday, defending champions Rayon Sport seek to bounce back when they take on struggling Mukura in Muhanga. The blues are welcoming influential players Cedric Amissi and Karim Nizigiyimana who missed the 2-1 loss to Espoir last week.
Cedric Kaze’s Mukura outfit will face a toughest challenge going into this game without three of their first choice players namely; Rodrique Mazuru, Bertrand Youssa and
Thirteen-league champions APR will hope to extend their lead when they host eighth-placed Etincelles at Stade de Kigali without suspended defender Albert Ngabo. Vincent Mashami coached side will be welcoming midfielder Jean Baptista Mugiraneza and striker Michel Ndahinduka who missed the previous fixture due to knee injuries.
Jean Baptista Kayiranga will hope to help Gicumbi improve on their twelveth position when they host seventh-placed Musanze in Northern Province town of Gicumbi. However Musanze have been in top form with their striker Wai Yeka topping the goal scoring chart with 12 goals scored in twenty goals scored by Munsze in nineteen matches played this season.
APR lead the standings with 46 points, three points adrift defending champions Rayon Sports while Esperance and Amagaju are stuck bottom of the log with 11 and 10 points respectively.