Rwanda Focus (Kigali)

11 February 2013

Rwanda: Kagere Rediscovers Scoring Touch

After a forgettable six-month stint in the Tunisian first division league, Police striker Meddie Kagere seems to have rediscovered his scoring touch after netting four times in his last three matches of the Primus National Football League second round.

The lanky striker joined Esperance de Zarzis at the end of last season for a reported fee of US$150,000 (Frw99m) but the club filed for bankruptcy a few weeks later prompting the Amavubi international to return to Police last month.

Having played only a handful of games in Tunisia, Police coach Goran Kopunovic was worried about the striker's fitness and level of sharpness but Kagere has quickly put those concerns to bed.

He kicked off his return by scoring Police's opener in the 2-all draw against La Jeunesse. In the next game, he scored a brace as Police put Marines to the sword in a commanding 6-2 victory to hold onto top spot.

And more recently, he came to Police's rescue by scoring the equaliser in Saturday's 1-all draw against APR. The goal, his fourth of the campaign, left him level with Musanze midfielder Jean Shyaka and Mukura's duo Papy Hassan Habimana and Bertrand Yossa.

AS Kigali's Jimmy Mbaraga and Peter Kagabo of Police top the scoring charts with nine goals while Rayon Sports' duo Sina Jerome and Gentil Salit Kambale follow closely with seven goals apiece.

Andre Lomami of La Jeunesse has six goals while APR's Jean Claude Iranzi and Rayon's Fuadi Ndayisenga have five each.

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