APR booked their final berth in the Peace Cup after coming from a goal down to defeat Kiyovu Sports 2-1 in the semi-finals at the Kigali Pele Stadium on Sunday.
Having drawn 1-1 in the first leg meeting, the army side scored through Innocent Nshuti and Christian Ishimwe in the return leg to silence their opponents and reach the final on a 3-2 aggregate win and they will come up against their sworn rivals on June 3.
It was Kiyovu, who started the game on a blistering note but they were forced to wait until the 10th minute when Riyaad Noordien fired a direct free-kick past the APR goalkeeper.
Three minutes later,Noordien should have doubled Kiyovu’s lead but after Abedi Bigirimana and Erisa Ssekisambu combined well to set him up, he unleashed a feeble shot that went inches wide.
However, APR levelled matters in the 43rd minute when Yunus Nshimiyimana unleashed a shot which was punched out for a corner kick. From the resultant corner taken by Ishimwe, Nshuti headed home for a 1-1 draw at the half-time break.
Left-back Ishimwe then carried the day for APR in the 55th minute after he raced clear to slot the winner.
On Saturday, Rayon Sports reached the final after securing a 4-3 aggregate result against Mukura Victory Sports.
Rayon had registered a 3-2 victory in the first leg, and in the return leg at Kigali Pele Stadium they produced a 1-1 draw enabling them to reach the final for the first time since 2018.
The winner of the Peace Cup will earn a direct ticket to represent Rwanda in the Caf Confederation Cup next season. The last time Rayon featured on the continental stage was way back in 2019.