SC Kiyovu has maintained their perfect start to the new season with a narrow 1-0 win over AS Kigali on Saturday to go top of the Primus National Football League table standing.
Veteran striker Bokota Labama scored the only goal of the game in the 20th minute for Jean Baptiste Kayiranga's side at Mumena stadium.
The victory leaves SC Kiyovu as the only team with maximum nine points after three rounds of matches played so far following APR's draw with Police. Defeat for AS Kigali, who had won their first two matches, brought their perfect record to an early end.
The big game of the day between defending champion APR and rivals Police ended in a 1-all stalemate at Amahoro stadium.
Midfielder Jean Claude Iranzi put the military side ahead with a left-footed strike from 30 yards on 17th minute which left Police keeper Evariste Mutuyimana with no chance before substitute Eric Ndahayo equalized ten minutes from time.
With both teams struggling to break each down in a cagey affair, the champions took the first most of the first initiatives in the first half, forcing Mutuyimana into making a couple of decent saves from Iranzi and Farouk Ruhinda.
On the other hand, Jean Claude Ndoli was forced to make superb save from Imran Nshimiyimana's effort on 25th minute. Midfielder Innocent Habyarimana had his effort well saved just before the half time whistle.
Police returned from the break the stronger team with Coach Goran Kopunovic bringing former APR striker Ernest Kwizera for Jaques Tuyisenge and Eric Ndahayo for Nshimiyimana.
The move paid off immediately as Police controlled the proceedings in the midfield as they searched for the equalizer.
Ndahayo scored Police's equaliser from a defensive error committed by Ismail Nshutiyamagara with ten minutes left on the clock.
The draw leaves APR in second position with 7 points while Police has moved to fourth position with five points.
The league continues this afternoon with Rayon Sport hosting youthful La Jeunesse in Nyanza. Rayon are yet to register a point this season.
The six-time champions have lost 1-2 and 3-1 against Amagaju and AS Kigali, a record which has left them languishing at the bottom of the table.
Coach Ali Bizimungu who will be in charge of the club after returning back from a coaching course in Germany wants to revive the club's poor start to the season.
SC Kiyovu 1-0 AS Kigali
APR 1-1 Police
Mukura vs Marines
Rayon Sport vs La Jeunesse
Isonga vs Amagaju
Etincelles vs Espoir
Muhanga vs Musanze