Bakame may be back for Peace Cup final
APR FC first choice goalkeeper Jean Luc ‘Bakame’ Ndayishimiye may feature in the final of the 2013 Peace Cup final if his club qualifies for the lucrative final.
Ndayishimiye who is out for three months after breaking a born in his left leg during national football league match between APR and Mukura held in Huye.
The shot-skipper will miss APR’s CAF Champions League return leg match against Burundi’s Vital’O, the remaining eight league games, the Peace Cup as well as Amavubi’s crucial World Cup Brazil 2014 qualifier at home to Mali next month.
The injury comes just two months after reclaiming his place as APR’s first choice keeper from long-time friend and rival for both club and country Jean Claude Ndoli, who now gets the chance to get back into the first team.
In 2007, Bakame won second division league title with now defunct Renaissance, before joining Atraco (also defunct) where he won league in 2008, Peace Cup 2009 and Cecafa-Kagame Cup 2009.
After his heroic performance in the final of the 2009 Kagame Cup final in Khartoum against Sudanese champions El Merreik, APR snapped him up and he has since won four league titles, three Peace Cup titles and one Kagame Cup.
The lanky goal keeper has been regular for Amavubi since making his international debut against Equatorial Guinea in 2007 in a game Rwanda lost 2-1.
He has played under different coaches including Michael Nees, Josep Kuze, Branko Tucuk, Eric Nshimiyimana, Selas Tete and currently Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojovic.