The New Times (Kigali)

14 February 2013

Rwanda: Police Target Positive Result in Cup First Leg

Rwanda's representatives in the Caf Confederation Cup, Police FC, leave for Burundi on Friday looking to secure a good result to keep alive their hopes of progressing to the next round.

The Cops face Lydia Ludic in Bujumbura in the preliminary round of Africa's second tier football competition. The return leg will be in Kigali in two weeks time.

Speaking to Times Sport ahead of Friday's departure, Police FC Coach Goran Kopunovic said he has full faith in his team to do a good job in the first leg, but admitted the tie would be decided in the return leg.

"I believe we have a squad good enough to get a result in Bujumbura, we need to keep it tight and make sure we don't concede silly goals. We have prepared well and I trust my players to do a good job," the Serb said on Thursday.

He added, "Everyone is raring to go and we are taking only one match at a time. It is only Meddie Kagere who is not in our plans for Confederation Cup but everyone else is fit," he noted.

Police depart Kigali at 11am aboard RwandAir. The game will be played at 3:30pm on Sunday.

Lydia Ludic, who finished second last season in Burundian league, behind Vital' O, won the President's Cup which gave them the right to play in the continental competition.

The winners of the tie will play against DR Congo's DC Motema Pembe.

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