Turbo King Football League

Match Day 18

Sunday

Gicumbi vs. APR [Gicumbi]

Espoir vs. Musanze [Rusizi]

Amagaju vs. SC Kiyovu [Nyamagabe]

Esperance vs. Mukura [Mumena]

Marines vs. Etincelles [Umuganda]

Suspensions

Jean Marie Mukristu [Marines]

Arafat Serugendo [Rayon Sports]

Abdou Nshimiyimana [Musanze]

Djuma Bizimana [Mukura]

Arafat Bahame [Etincelles]

Ibrahim Ndikumasabo [Etincelles]

Andrew Buteera [APR]

Jacques Tuyisenge [Police]

Amani Uwilingiyimana [Police]

Jean de Dieu Manishimwe [Amagaju]

Top Scorers

Wai Yeka [Musanze]-10

Julius Bakkabulindi [SC Kiyovu]-9

Meddie Kagere [Rayon Sports]- 7

Jacques Tuyisenge [Police]-7

Cedric Amissi [Rayon Sports[-7

Arafat Bahame [Etincelles]-6

Fuadi Ndayisenga [Rayon Sports]-6

APR eye Gicumbi scalp

APR FC

THIRTEEN-TIME league champions APR Fc will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Turbo King Football league since the start of the year when they play away to Gicumbi fc on Sunday.

The military side are ranked top of the standings with 40 points, three behind defending champions Rayon Sports who will be making two games in a row following their participation in the Africa Champions League.

And with Coach Andreas Spier out of the military side, all eyes will be on assistant coach Vincent Mashami to again snatch maximum points against a stubborn Gicumbi side.

Mashami was in charge of the club when APR beat Police last week in a tight match and for him to win trust in his employers, he has to maintain a clean sheet in the remaining matches and even win the title for the Rwandan giant this season.

Mashami said, “The mission of the club is to win every match in order to attain the league title. We have a well set team of players ready for the task on Sunday,”

“The team is well prepared to win,” added Mashami who will line up Yannick Mukunzi in the midfield for suspended Andrew Buteera.

For coach Jean Baptista Kayiranga, a loss against APR would complicate his chances of remaining in the top division league and that’s why he has no room for errors against the mighty military side.

“We respect APR because they are a strong team with talented players. We will try to put on a good performance aimed at registering a win. We need a win to remain in safe positions which may not put us at stake for relegation,” added Kayiranga.

Kayiranga has a full-fit squad while APR will miss their impressive midfielder Andrew Buteera who is suspended for Sunday’s game due to two accumulated yellow cards.

Elsewhere, Rusizi-based Espoir will be gunning for maximum points against Musanze to keep them in close contention for the title against rivals APR and Rayon Sports.

Emmanuel Ruremesha’s side sits in third position with 32 points, eight points behind leaders APR while their opponents Musanze stand seventh with 27 points.

Ruremesha said yesterday, “We have no room for mistakes at home. We want to the victory and we settling for nothing less than that,”

SC Kiyovu, sixth-placed travel to Nyamagabe for a date against relegation-battling Amagaju while Cedric Kaze’s Mukura will play way to hosts and relegation-struggling Esperance at Mumena stadium.

It wil be a Western Province derby when Marines hosts Etincelles at Umuganda stadium. Marines stand 12th with 10 points in 16 matches while Etincelles are eighth with 21 points in 17 matches respectively.

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