mercredi 24 octobre 2012
Jean Baptiste Kayiranga’s side have accrued maximum points from their opening five fixtures and will look to adding three more especially knowing that APR and Musanze are breathing down their necks.
“Our objective is to continue playing the way we have done in the last five matches. We need to get maximum points to maintain the four-point gap between ourselves and the two teams below us.
“It will be very tough against Police but we’re on form and I am confident about our chances of taking all three points,” Kayiranga told Times Sport yesterday.
Police, fifth on the table with eight points, lost to Rayon Sport over the weekend and they will be looking for maximum points and become the first team to stop the league leaders’ unbeaten run.
Coach Goran Kopunovic said, “The first five games have been hard for us. We have played against some tough opponents and now next is Kiyovu, who are on top of the league and are full of confidence.”
“However, we must not lose our concentration. My players are totally committed and ready to bring an end to Kiyovu’s winning streak,” added the Serbian, whose team finished second last season and also reached the Peace Cup final.
Kopunovic will be without the services of injured first choice players including; goalkeeper Evariste Mutuyimana, skipper Jean Bosco Uwacu, left back Frederic Ndaka and midfielder Imran Nshimiyimana, who is suspended for the game.
He however, will welcome back midfielder Jean d’amour Uwimana and striker Peter Kagabo, who missed last weekend’s defeat to Rayon though suspensions.
Meanwhile, reigning champions APR will be hoping that Kiyovu lose to Police and they (APR) beat Espoir in Rusizi to close gap to just a point. APR is second with 11 points while Espoir is ninth with six points.