APR striker Innocent Nshuti has revealed they have shifted their focus to the final of the Peace Cup after helping the side to lift the Rwandan Premier League title on Sunday.
The army men clinched their 21st title after defeating Gorilla FC 2-1 in their final fixture of the season at Kigali Pelé Stadium. The military side won the title by goal difference after finishing the campaign tied on 63 points with runners-up SC Kiyovu.
Nshuti, who scored the opener against Gorilla, has promised their supporters another trophy when they face rivals Rayon Sports at Huye Stadium on June 3.
“We’re delighted to have won this title race in the final sprint. We are enjoying the league and we are happy for our supporters who have been there for us,” Nshuti said as quoted by Times Sport.
“We know that we need to step things up again for the next game of the Peace Cup [against Rayon Sports] to better match our aspirations for our fans.”
Midfielder Bosco Ruboneka, who also found the back of the net on Sunday, said: “It was an incredible moment for us to win the league because it took us until the final game to win the league.
“We had to give everything for every game, we had a tough campaign this season to the extent that people wrote us off from winning the league. It has been a tough season for us but we’re still happy to be champions.”
With the league trophy, APR will represent Rwanda in the Caf Champions League for next season while Rayon, who are Peace Cup finalists will return to the continental stage to play in the Confederation Cup.