Rwanda APR FC overpower Mukura to open seven-point lead at the summit

APR FC extended their lead at the top of the Primus National League table following Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Mukura VS at Huye Stadium.

The win saw APR open a to seven-point lead ahead of second-placed Rayon Sports who lost 1-0 to Musanze FC on Friday. Sharaf Eldin Shaiboub shot the army side ahead with a fine strike in the 22nd minute before Ramadhan Niyibizi doubled the lead the 83rd minute.

Mukura, on many occasions, tried to use their home advantage to take control of the game but goalkeeper Pavelh Ndzila was outstanding for the visitors as he made a couple of fine saves to deny the Black and Yellow side the opener.

Both teams created a host of chances but with Mukura pushing for an equalizer but APR remained resilient until Niyibizi scored 83rd minute goal that ended Mukura’s hopes of making the score even. The final seven minutes of the game saw APR defending gallantly as they held on to their 2-0 win to keep their unbeaten run in the league intact.

In another fixture, Sunrise FC came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Etincelles at Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu. Etincelles went 2-0 up through Jordan Dibumba and Aman Rutayisire before Robert Mukoghotya and Frank Shema completed the comeback to spare a point for the visitors.

Elsewhere, Gorilla FC were held to a 1-1 draw by Bugesera FC at Kigali Pele Stadium.

  • New Times of Rwanda.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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