Rayon Sport looks to new signings for experience
Gomes said, “We need a defender to replace injured Faustin Usegimana and an all-rounder player to boost our team’s chances in continental assignment,”
Gomes maintained that playing at continental level requires a lot of experience, skill and tact which is not possible to find in younger, emerging players.
“The Champions League is a tournament of immense magnitude; one cannot compare it to the league where we can use a blend of experience and emerging talent,” he added.
The 7 time league champions will begin their continental campaign in early February against Congo’s AC Leopards in the preliminary round.
Rayon Sports beat AS Kigali 2-1 in the national football league on Sunday at Stade de Kigali to move into second place on the log but level on 22 points with the City of Kigali side.
On Saturday, APR’s 2-1 victory over Amagaju took the military side to the summit of the league for the first time this season, with 23 points albeit with a game in hand – against SC Kiyovu.
Meddie Kagere put Rayon Sports ahead on the 20th minute after finishing a superb move that involved midfielders Robert Ndatimana and Djamar Mwiseneza.
And, it was again Ndatimana who dispossessed AS Kigali midfielder Jean Pierre Mabula before combining well with Cedric Amiss and Kagere to set up skipper Fuadi Ndayisenga, who beat AS Kigali goalkeeper Emery Mvuyekure with a crisp shot for the second goal on the hour mark.
AS Kigali continued to pile pressure on Rayon Sports defenders and Andre Gasambungo’s boys got back into the game three minutes after going 2 goals down when Mabula finished a swift counter attacker to make it 2-1.