League fixtures worry Gomes
Rayon Sports head coach Didier Gomes da Rosa is worried about how his team will cope with the demanding league fixtures where he will face title rivals Police, Mukura and APR in a space of 21 days in November.
“It is very tricky for us but we want to use this rest to plan very well on how we will cope with our rivals.”
“Any slight mistake next month will cost our chances to retain the title. That is why am so focused on reorganizing the squad, train well and increase drills for players such that they can be in right shape ahead of the busy and demanding schedules,” added Gomes.
And with four points, Rayon Sports is two points behind early season pace setters, APR and in the top four after two rounds of matches but to the French tactician he sees no reason to start panicking.
The Blues drew 0-0 against archrivals SC Kiyovu on Saturday in the second league match of the season, having started their defence of their title with 2-1 win against Gicumbi.
APR climbed to the top of the league table after a comfortable 2-0 win over newcomers Esperance FC at Stade de Kigali, on Sunday. Record 13-times league champions remain the only team with a perfect record after two matches.
Isaiah Isonga and Patrick ‘Pappy’ Sibomana scored for Andreas Spier’s side in either half of the game on a weekend when all the potential title contenders either drew or lost their matches.
It was the second successive loss for Esperance after their defeat to Police FC in the first weekend.
APR kicked off their pursuit for a record extending 14th league title with a 6-2 win mauling of Marines FC the previous weekend.