8 November 2012

Rwanda: Okoko Delighted With Highflying La Jeunesse

LA JEUNESSE coach Godfrey Okoko expressed his delight after seeing his highflying side move to third position in the league with a 2-1 win over Isonga on Wednesday.

The Nyamirambo based side won the rescheduled fixture against the youthful Isonga played at Stade de Kigali thanks to goals from Idisbard Nshuti and Andrew Lomami.

Shadad Nsengayire netted the consolation goal for Vincent Mashami's team, which is struggling to cope with the intensity and physique of the top flight division.

"Our first target is to make sure we stay in this league and as soon as we achieve that, then we can set ourselves other targets. In the meantime, I can't hide my satisfaction with the way we are going about our business," said Okoko.

The former SC Kiyovu and Mukura coach added, "We have sorted out some of the problems which affected the team last season that is why you are seeing the team doing well in the league."

The win moved La Jeunesse to joint third, level with Police on 15 points but the later have a better goal difference of one.

Last season Jeunesse finished 9th on the 13-team table standing with 29 points, which cost coach Emmanuel Ruremesha the job and team snapped up Okoko, who led Mukura to a respectable third place finishing.

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