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2020 CHAN Q: Upbeat Amavubi head to Ethiopia after win over DR Congo

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Rwanda’s Amavubi team head to Ethiopia today ahead of Sunday’s first leg of the final round of the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) Central-East qualifiers. Coach Vincent Mashami’s side (...)

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Rwanda, DR Congo square off in friendly match

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Rwanda Premier League 2019/20 Season fixtures released

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Peace Cup 2019 quarter-finals: Rayon rout Gicumbi in first leg

Posted on Jun 21 2019

RAYON Sports have one foot into semi-finals of the 2019 Peace Cup after their sensational 7-1 victory over Gicumbi in the quarter-finals first leg on Thursday.

Goal machine Jules Ulimwengu left Camarade Banamwana’s side with a near-impossible task to pull off when they host the return-leg on Sunday as he became the first player to score four goals in local football, in a single match, in the last 12 years.

His goals all came in the second-half.

Ulimwengu, 19, was also the golden boot winner of the recently concluded Azam Rwanda Premier League with a record 20 goals.

After a reel of missed chances, Gilbert Mugisha broke the deadlock in the 34th minute to put the hosts ahead, but Gicumbi quickly re-energised to equalize through Eric Nzitonda nine minutes later. Just seconds before the break, Hussein Habimana scored to hand Rayon a hard-fought 2-1 first-half lead.

Things went bad for Gicumbi – who looked low-spirited and disorganised – after recess as Roberto Oliveira’s men dominated the possession, scoring five goals within 29 minutes.

Only Eric Rutanga’s goal in the 65th minute was between Ulimwengu’s four strikes in the 58th, 72nd, 86th and 87th minutes, respectively.

Elsewhere on Thursday, hopefuls SC Kiyovu made light work of Intare in a 3-0 win at Kicukiro Stadium to close in on a spot to the last four.

Vincent Habamahoro netted in either half while Armel Ghislain scored from the spot to complete the rout for Alain Kirasa’s Green Baggies who are on the hunt for their first major silverware in 26 years – since the 1993 league title.

The final will be played on July 4 and the winner will earn an automatic slot to represent Rwanda at the 2019/2020 CAF Interclub Season which is scheduled to start in August this year.

Peace Cup 2019
Quarter Final Round Fixtures
First Leg Results
June 19, 2019

Etincelles FC 0-2 Police FC
AS Kigali 2-1 Gasogi United

June 20, 2019
Rayon Sports FC 7-1 Gicumbi FC
Intare FC 0-3 SC Kiyovu

Return Leg Matches
June 22, 2019

Police FC vs Etincelles FC (Stade de Kigali, 15h00)
Gasogi United vs AS Kigali (Stade Kicukiro, 15h00)

June 23, 2019
SC Kiyovu vs Intare FC (Stade Mumena, 15h00)
Gicumbi FC vs Rayon Sports FC (Stade Gicumbi, 15h00)
editor@newtimesrwanda.com


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