Police, APR face-off in Turbo King League
AS Kigali 1-0 Marines
Gicumbi 0-1 Mukura
Espoir vs. Kiyovu
Amagaju vs. Rayon Sports
Muhanga vs. Musanze
Esperance vs. Etincelles
Police vs. APR
Police FC expects to bounce back this Wednesday when they play APR FC in the match day four of the Turbo King Football League due to be held at Stade de Kigali.
The law enforcers have fared badly in the first three matches of the season and they would not to repeat the same feat against fellow title contenders APR.
Over the weekend, Congolese Wayi Yeka converted a free kick in extra time to grant Musanze maximum points against Police FC. Widely accepted as a goalless draw, it was just a matter of time before the match referee blew the whistle to end the game but unfortunately luck was not on the law enforcers’ side.
This was Coach Sam Ssimbwa’s first loss of the season after securing four points in three games were his side registered a 2-1 win over Esperance and a 1-1 against Gicumbi respectively.
However, both APR and Police goes into today’s tie with an urge to recover after last weekend’s disappointments. APR was also shocked to a 1-0 loss against AS Kigali.
APR Fc who faces Police without suspended Jean Claude Iranzi has six points in three matches, two points better than the law enforcers.
Ssimbwa said, “We will be aiming for a win but I am not God, if things don’t turn out the way we expect, we will go back to the drawing.”
“We are in the ‘morning’ of the league; we still have a marathon to end to the league. We lost a battle but the war is still on but we will play for three points against APR,”
Other matches due today, unbeaten side Espoir will be hoping to maintain their good start when they take on SC Kiyovu in Rusizi; winless Amagaju host the reigning champions Rayon Sports in Nyamagabe, inform Musanze visit AS Muhanga in Muhanga while newcomers Esperance will be looking for their second win when they host Etincelles at Mumena turf.
AS Kigali clinches top spot
AS Kigali snatched a slim 1-0 win over Marines yesterday to climb top of the Turbo King Football league standings with nine points.
Jimmy Mbaraga scored the lone goal of the game in the second half as AS Kigali extended their comeback after the 1-2 loss to Espoir on the second day of the league.
In Northern Province, Mukura ended their poor run of results as Hussein Kiiza earned maximum points for Cedric Kaze’s side which had lost two matches in a row.