The New Times (Kigali)

Rwanda: La Jeunesse Hold Police

La Jeunesse rallied from being 2-0 down to hold leaders Police FC at a 2-2 stalemate as the Primus National Football League second round got underway at Mumena stadium on yesterday.

Ex-skipper Meddie Kagere put the cops side ahead early in the first half when he converted a spot kick to launch his return to the Rwanda league in style.

Kagere was making his first appearance of the season since returning from the financially struggling Tunisian side Esperance de Zarzis where he spent close to six months.

Kagabo scored his eighth goal of the season after recess, and at this stage, it looked as though Goran Kopunovic's team had the three points in the bag but La Jeunesse had other ideas in the second half.

Former APR striker Robert Ngunga came off the bench to score a brilliant second half free kick to put the youthful side back into the game.

As the clocked ticked away, Godfrey Okoko's team pressed even harder, forcing Police to make more mistakes at the back which Cassim Habyarimana profited from to head home a deserved equaliser off Moses Kanamugire's free kick.

The result did little to help Police and their hopes in the race, but a point moved them to 29 points, 3 ahead of second-placed SC Kiyovu, who are in action this evening away to Espoir in Rusizi.

In another match played yesterday, defending champions APR were forced to a rare goalless draw by Marines in Rubavu.

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