The battle is not yet over-Kadubiri
Semi final, 2nd leg
SC Kiyovu vs. APR
Sec Academy vs. Police
SC KIYOVU interim head coach Ashraf Munyaneza Kadubiri remains certain his side can make a surprise comeback to ditch APR in the return leg of the 2014 Peace Cup competition.
SC Kiyovu will go into the return leg with a 1-3 goal deficit but a 2-0 win for the Mumena-based club can power them into the finals. The military side snatched the win through Michel Ndahinduka, Papy Sibomana and Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza while Ghad Niyonshuti netted a consolation goal for Kiyovu.
Kadubiri said, “It’s absurd that we lost this game despite putting on a good display. We played a good game and lost due to silly mistakes. It’s the two players to blame because their recklessly mistakes will cost us in the return leg,”
“We have a chance of winning the return leg if good preparations are made. We have a one-goal cushion and if we can snatch two goals, we can make it to the final. I have no worries or doubts on anything that can stop us from defeating APR in the return leg,”
Regarding the absence of suspended duo of Hussein Habimana and Mukamba Musombwa, Kadubiri said, “I don’t think we have any problem in defense because we have other reliable and young defenders to take up their positions. My only worry would be upfront. We have to finding a scoring mechanism against our opponents,”
APR will also miss defensive pair of skipper Ismail Nshutiyamagara and Emery Bayisenge. Bayisenge was sent off for two bookable offences, while Nshutiyamagara too will miss the second leg following bookings in two successive games.
In another semi final tie, Sec Academy will seek a 2-0 win over Police in the return leg to qualify to the final 4-4 on away goal rule.
However, Sam Ssimbwa’s side has an upper edge going into the finals. They registered a 4-2 win in the first leg courtesy of a hat trick from striker Jerome Sina and defender Amani Uwilingiyimana.
Danny Usengimana and Isaac Muganza scored consolation goals for the second division club which could be vital in as far as their return leg affair is concerned.
The second leg is scheduled for June 27 while the final is slated for July 4, when the country celebrates Liberation Day.