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AS Kigali family lift 2019 Peace Cup titles

Posted on Jul 05 2019

The Kigali City sponsored clubs AS Kigali men’s team and AS Kigali women’s team were crowned champions of the 2019 Peace Cup Competition after winning their final matches staged at Stade de Kigali on July 4.

In the women category which was played at 14:00 saw AS Kigali edge arch rivals Scandinavia 1-0 courtesy of a 44th minute penalty scored by Anne Marie Ibangarye.

Inyemera WFC finished third in this category after ES Mutunda WFC 4-1 in the rd place final which was staged on July 3.

In the men’s final, AS Kigali men’s side emulated their women counterparts as they stopped SC Kiyovu from winning win the tournament for first time, having previously claimed it as Rwanda Cup in 1975 and 1985 following a 2-1 win in extra time.

The Green Baggies grabbed the opening goal in the 39th minute courtesy of Rashid Kalisa’s strike.

In the 54th minute, AS Kigali equalized through Niyomugabo Jean Ckaude from a set-piece created Nsabimana Eric ’Zidane’.

In the 93rd minute attacking midfielder Eric Nsabimana scored a stunning winner whch broke the hearts of Kiyovu diehards before AS Kigali went on to defend until the final whistle of extra time.

The victory for AS Kigali extended their perfect record in Peace Cup finals, after winning the tournament’s title in 2001 and 2013.

Former champions Rayon Sports emerged third after defeating Police FC 3-1 in a 3rd place match played on July 3.

AS Kigali who also pocketed Rwf. 10 million as cash prize will represent Rwanda at the 2019/2020 CAF Confederations Cup slated to begin in August this year.

Peace Cup 2019
July 4, 2019: Final
Women Category

Scandinavia WFC 0-1 AS Kigali WFC

Men Category
AS Kigali 2-1 SC Kiyovu

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