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New coach Luc Eymael got off to a dream start as Rayon Sport thrashed AS Muhanga 4-2 in Muhanga to leapfrog APR at the top of the table on goal difference after the army drew with AS Kigali 0-0 at Stade de Kigali, Nyamirambo.

It was Luc Eymael first game as Rayon head coach
It was Luc Eymael first game as Rayon head coach

Cedric Amiss, Kambale Salite Gentil aka Pappy Kamanzi, Arafat Serugendo and skipper Faudi Ndayisenga scored other goals as the defending champions moved to 37 points, level with APR but with a goal difference of 20 goals as compared for APR’s 18.

Nasar Irakoze scored a brace foe for AS Muhanga in match played at Stade de Muhanga.

At Satde de Kigali, APR dominated the first half after enjoying possession but failed to score when Jean Claude Iranzi, Michael Ndahinduka, Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza Migi missed open chance.

Fuad celebrating withi his teamates after scoring goal
Fuad celebrating withi his teamates after scoring goal
Bakame saved a penalty against AS Muhanga
Bakame saved a penalty against AS Muhanga

AS Kigali were relying on counter attacks but didn’t without threatening the opposition goal.

Both sides come back in second half looking for a win but both failed to find a way passed each others’ well organized defences.

While the game lacked spark, it was left to the APR coach Andreas Spier to take his frustration to the fourth official and central referee Hudu Munyemana obliged to send him off with five minutes of normal time left.

APR thought they had won it with a minute to go but striker Ndahinduka, who also hit the post in trhe first half, somehow wasted a glorious opportunity as goalie Emery Mvuyekure came to AS Kigali’s rescue.

APR vs AS Kigali ended goalless
APR vs AS Kigali ended goalless

Elsewhere, Etincelles beat visitors Mukura 3-0 at Umuganda stadium in Rubavu thanks to a brace from Yussuf Kayihura and Arafat Bahame.

SC Kiyovu beat hosts Gicumbi 2-0 with goals for Girbert Kanyankore’s team coming from Julius Bakkabulindi Gabriel Zigabe.

Esperance registered their third win of the season with a 1-0 win over Amagaju at Umumena stadium, Musanze drew with Police 0-0, while Espoir beat Marines 1- to maintain fifth spot.

Emmanuel Ruremesha’s in-form side got their win through the veteran striker Said Abed Makasi’s 85th minute goal.

Migi has missed lots of chances in this Kigali's derby
Migi has missed lots of chances in this Kigali’s derby
Here Andres reacts like a kid he drops his jacket after a knock out from the referee
Here Andres reacts like a kid he drops his jacket after a knock out from the referee

 Photos/P Muzogeye & JN Inzaghi

Times Sport

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