SC Kiyovu will be Hosting AS Kigali as title race enters crucial stage


AZAM Rwanda Premier League side AS Kigali will be hoping to collect all points when they face third-placed Kiyovu this afternoon at Mumena stadium.

On the other hand, Kiyovu are looking to narrow the gap on the table toppers with a win today, which would see them move to within four points of AS Kigali.

Andre Casa Mbungo’s Kiyovu have not won the league title since 1993 and the head coach insists that his side is still in contention for the league title.

The City of Kigali-sponsored outfit are in the hunt for their first league title since the club was created in 2001 – initially under the name ‘Les Citadins’ before changing to AS Kigali five years later.

Kiyovu remain the only Rwandan football club to have won the league unbeaten for a whole season – in 1990.

The two sides have met 26 times since 2006 with AS Kigali winning nine matches, Kiyovu emerging winners on five occasions with ten ties ending in draws.

Mbungo told Times Sport: “We are not very far from the top and the gap will even be thinner if we defeat AS Kigali on Tuesday (today)”.

The SC Kiyovu captain will back from Injury. and is ready to start today’s game.

Going into today’s game, which starts at 3:30p.m, Eric Nshimiyimana’s AS Kigali are placed on second spot with 45 points from 21 games while Kiyovu are third with 38 points from 22 games.

In an interview on Monday, Nshimyimana said his side are at a point in the title race where every point dropped dents their hopes for the league title and “we will fight for victory with all that we got. Players are fit and ready for the game.”

The good news for sc kiyovu is that all players are available for selection, except Habamahoro Vincent who is suspended due to three yellow cards, and far better they will be welcoming their Maestro Fabrice Mugheni who had been sidelined by ankle injury, now he is also available and ready if selected.

With five weeks to the end of the 2017/2018 topflight league season, AS Kigali are left with nine fixtures while the Nyamirambo-based green-and-white outfit have eight games to play.

Meanwhile, Etincelles held reigning champions Rayon Sports to a 1-all draw on Sunday at Kigali stadium, making it a sixth draw for the blues in eight games.

On Sunday, Miroplast lost 0-2 to Musanze at Mironko stadium, while Gicumbi and Mukura played out a goalless draw in Gicumbi District.

On Monday, APR Fc mauled Amagaju FC 6-0 at Stade de Kigali to ascend to the top spot of the Azam Rwanda Premier League.

In Today’s Match, the Entrance fee is  1000, 3000 respectively.




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