Rwanda Shaiboub the hero as APR FC sink Etincelles to extend run

Sudanese international Sharaf Eldin Shaiboub was once again the hero of the day as his solitary second half strike extended APR FC’s Rwandan Premier League unbeaten run to 22 games following Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Etincelles at Kigali Pele Stadium.

The league leaders’ win piled more misery on Etincelles who are on the brink of relegation as they stay in the drop zone. APR dominated possession in the first half but could not break down Etincelles’ resilience as they defended gallantly until half time.

After the break, coach Thierry Froger brought on wingers Ramadan Niyibizi and Gilbert Mugisha for Taddeo Lwanga and skipper Claude Niyomugabo in an attempt to change his game plan, opting to create chances from the flanks.

Mugisha and Niyibizi brought urgency into APR’s play through making some incursions into Étincelles vital area.Shaiboub, who is enjoying his improvised striking role, broke the deadlock to open the scores for APR with a sublime finish in the 55th minute.

The Army club now has 52 points, eight ahead of Musanze FC who moved to second after beating Muhazi United 1-0 at Ubworoherane Stadium. In other games, Zuberi Hakizimana and Elie Tatou Iradukunda from either half as Mukura VS traveled in Nyamata to beat Bugesera FC 2-0 while Amagaju settled for a 1-1 draw with visiting Gorilla FC at Huye Stadium.

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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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