Wednesday, 13 November 2013

As Kigali Eye Mukura Scalps

AS Kigali team

AS Kigali team

TKFL, Tuesday

AS Kigali vs Mukura (Stade de Kigali)

Musanze vs APR (Musanze)

SC Kiyovu vs Police (Mumena)

Etincelles vs Rayon Sports (Umuganda)

AS Muhanga vs Marines (Muhanga)

LEADERS AS Kigali looks to extend its lead at the top of the Turbo King Football League when they face Mukura in the ninth round of the season at Stade de Kigali on Tuesday.

Unbeaten in the past six matches, Coach Andre Gasambungo will all be out to register another win for his youthful side which has been in good form since the season started.

They have lost once and won seven matches consecutively and AS Kigali seems not to be in any stand of losing any point again.

“The team has picked up the league rhythm and we are set for our next assignment against Mukura. It is a good squad and though they have struggled this season, we will not underestimate them,

“We will give them the respect they deserve as we seek to win the game,” added Gasambungo.

Coach Cedric Kaze has seen Mukura struggle to make any impression in as far as the league is concerned. Standing ninth with nine points, Mukura has won three matches and lost five.

However, Kaze believe his team will bounce back after losing three consecutive league matches just in a space of 14 days. “Lack of concentration and inability to score goals despite creating many opportunities has been our sole problem,”

“We have to pick up ourselves and prepare for the next match. I believe we can work hard and be able to start picking points in the enxt matches,” said Kaze.

Kaze’s side lost 2-1 at home to Police on Saturday, which followed narrow identical 1-0 defeats to APR and Rayon Sports respectively ahead of the AS Kigali crucial tie.

Mukura, who finished fourth last season, are aiming at winning this season’s title but if they are to achieve their targets, they will need to win more than they lose or draw.

Yossa Betrand Ngandjeu is expected to sit out this match due to suspension.

In other matches due this afternoon, defending champions Rayon Sports plays away to Etincelles at Umuganda stadium. Both sides go into today’s game nursing a loss in their last fixture. Rayon Sports lost 1-0 to APR while Etincelles succumbed to a 0-2 loss to Gicumbi.

Both sides will miss services of their key players; Cedric Amissi and Isiaka Nahimana who are out with two accumulated yellow cards.

Another tight match today will pit SC Kiyovu against Police at Mumena turf. Coach Gilbert Kanyankole’s old giants have been in good form and are ranked fifth with 15 points, a point better than Sam Ssimbwa’s side while AS Muhanga hosts Marines in Muhanga.

A battle between the second and third will be hosted in Musanze as APR seeks to garner maximum points away to Musanze without skipper Ismail Nshutiyamagara whp is suspended for today’s clash.

Meanwhile, two matches which were expected to pit Amagaju against Gicumbi and Espoir against Esperance have been postponed to Saturday.

As Kigali Eye Mukura Scalps


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