Police thrash Etincelles
Turbo King League
Police 6-0 Etincelles
Mukura 0-1 APR
Espoir 1-2 Rayon Sports
Esperance 2-3 Musanze
Marines 0-1 SC Kiyovu
Gicumbi 0-1 AS Kigali
AS Muhanga 1-1 Amagaju
MIDFIELDER Imran Nshimiyimana snatched a double as Police routed Etincelles 6-0 in the sixth round of the Turbo King Football league yesterday at Stade de Kigali.
The Cops side displayed fine football as they started from where they stopped when they beat Rayon Sports 2-1 to book one of the heaviest wins of the season.
Nshimiyimana’s first club goal of the season came after he beat a defensive blunder from skipper Ndayisenga Mbanyi to score past goalie Mukadi Irunga off D’amour Uwimana’s corner on 24th minute.
Police, with new coach Sam Ssimbwa, were always in control and two minutes later Uwimana curled home a superb free kick, scoring the second goal from the edge of the box where Innocent Habyarimana had been fouled.
Peter Kagabo made it three as he chipped a brilliant ball outside the penalty box which went past goalie Irunga on the 27th minute as Ssimbwa’s side sent a strong statement to his rivals.
The first half ended 3-0 but would have been five if Jacques Tuyisenge and Kipson Atuheire’s headers were not ruled out due to contentious offsides.
After recess, the Cops side continued with the goal spree as Kipson atuheire bagged his third goal of the season and fourth for Police after connecting a well-prepared setpiece which the former APR and URA striker neatly put past Irunga on 52nd minute.
Nshimiyimana was again on the score sheet as he headed a fifth goal off Donatien Tuyisenge’s corner on the 70th minute. The scoring rout ended ten minutes later when Jacques Tuyisenge dribbled past three defenders and chipped an aerial ball past goalie Irunga to slot the sixth goal of the game.
With the win, Police has moved to fifth position with 11 points while Etincelles which suffered its first loss of the season dropped to seventh spot.
Leaders AS Kigali maintained their good run of the season as they snatched another slim 1-0 win over hosts Gicumbi. Bodo Ndikumana’s lone goal helped AS Kigali move to 15 points in six matches played this season.
Rayon Sports recovered from the weekend loss to register a 2-1 win over hosts Espoir in Rusizi. Cedric Amissi and Fuadi Ndayisenga snatched crucial goals to move to fourth position with 13 points but with an inferior lower goal difference against APR who snatched a 1-0 win over Mukura.
Djuma Bizimana scored an own goal to help the military side move into the top three despite a poor start.
Elsewhere, Musanze maintained its grip on second position with 14 points after a 3-2 win over Esperance while SC Kiyovu moved into eighth position with its second 1-0 win over Marines with nine points.
Amagaju snatched its first point of the season after a 1-all draw away to AS Muhanga under caretaker Pablo Nduwimana who is acting after the resignation of head coach abdul Mbarushimana early this week.
Amagaju is still rocked bottom of the standings with one point. The seventh round of the 2013/14 Turbo King Football league continues over the weekend.