Nshimiyimana looks at title despite loss
A lone goal from Jean Damascene Harelimana downed the military side to force them to a second defeat in a space of five days following their 1-2 loss to Vital’o in the preliminary round of the Africa Champions League.
APR also lost goalie Jean Luc Ndayishimiye to a long term ankle injury as well s defender Heritier Turatsinze limping off due to the poor state of Kamena grounds.
“Despite losing to Mukura, players showed much determination more than the weekend’s game against Vital’O. We are disappointed with the result but we have to be positive and try to win in the remaining matches,”
“We can’t be ruled out of the contention of the title. We are three points behind the leaders and they may also falter just like we have did. So we are still there and am confident, these youngsters can win the remaining matches to win the title,”
“I am hopeful that all is not lost and we will prevail,” Nshimiyimana said. APR remains on second position with 32 points while Mukura has risen to fifth position with 29 points.
Nothing changed at the top of the table as Rayon Sport’s fixture against Police was postponed to February 27 due to the latter’s continental club commitments.
Other matches which were played on Tuesday, AS Kigali moved into fourth position after playing a 1-all draw against Etincelles.
La Jeunesse heaped more misery on Isonga after earning a 1-0 win at Mumena turf while Espoir secured a 2-1 win over Musanze in Rusizi.
Amagaju and AS Muhanga settled for a goalless draw as Kiyovu suffered a 1-2 loss to Marines in Rubavu.