Gomes satisfied with Rayon improvements
French Coach Didier Gomes da Rosa is happy with his team’s display despite playing out a 2-all draw against rivals APR in a Primus league match on Sunday.
Jean Claude Iranzi scored with 10 minutes from time to help APR come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against archrivals Rayon Sport. Rayon Sport, playing as the home team despite their home ground being in Nyanza, took a 2-0 lead through Faudi Ndayisenga and Jerome Sina in the 49th and 65th minutes, respectively.
But the champions, despite missing several key players through injuries, rallied to snatch a point through goals from Isaac Muganza and Iranzi in a space of three minutes to deny the Blues a memorable win.
Both sides, separated by one place and one point before kickoff, came out with purpose to secure all three points and it increasingly looked like Rayon were destined to take the day. But former SC Kiyovu midfielder Iranzi had other ideas, setting up Muganza in the 77th minute with a corner, before he hit the equalizer on 79 minutes from 25 yards.
Gomes said, “I am happy with the overall performance of the team. Though one cannot fail to mention a few hitches here and there but the club is displaying something good to be happy with,”
“With this kind of display, I hope we will be stronger and soon than later, this club will be back on track of winning medals,” added Gomes.
Rayon Sport plays away to Muhanga in the first match of the New Year on January 5 at Muhanga stadium.
The draw leaves APR and Rayon stuck in 6th and 7th positions, respectively. Surprise package AS Kigali will end the year at the top of the league with 21 points in ten matches, Police and Kiyovu follow with 19 points, while Etincelles lay bottom of the standings with five points.