The New Times (Kigali)

8 December 2012

Rwanda: Rayon Move to Seventh With Isonga Win

Rayon Sport beat Isonga FC 2-0 in the Primus National Football League match played yesterday at Stade de Kigali in Nyamirambo and there was a first league win for Etincelles.

Defender Faustin Usengimana put Rayon in the lead on the 31st minute against his former team and striker Pappy Kamanzi added the second immediately after the break.

The win moves the Nyanza-based side to seventh position on the table with 12 points, while Isonga remain rooted in the relegation zone with just 7 points from nine league matches.

Youthful Isonga, coached by the youngest coach in the league, Vincent Mashami, exhibited good passing football and edged their more experienced opponents possession-wise but couldn't find the back of the net.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Etincelles secured their first win of the season after beating visiting Mukura Victory Sport 1-0 in Rubavu and also moved off the bottom of the table.

The league continues today when former champions and league table leaders SC Kiyovu host the reigning champions APR at Stade de Kigali. Kiyovu have 18 points, three ahead of APR in 5th position.

Kiyovu head coach Jean Baptist Kayiranga goes into today's match looking to win and increase his team's chances of winning their first league title since 1993.

Kiyovu goes into today's match without some key-player strikers Olave Gahonzire, defender Alexis Ngirimana and Fiston Nyamugenda, both injured, while veteran striker Bokota Labama is on suspension. APR will be without defender Ismail Nshutinamagara 'Kodo' due to injury.

Yesterday

Isonga 0-2 Rayon Sport

Etincelles 1-0 Mukura

Espoir 1-0 La Jeunesse

Today

Kiyovu vs APR

Muhanga vs Police

Musanze vs Marine

Amagaju vs AS Kigali

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