AS Kigali Primed to Capture 2019 Heroes Cup

AS Kigali is in pole position to win the 2019 Heroes Cup should they win their last match against Etincelles FC

Kigali City sponsored side AS Kigali is favourite to snatch their maiden 2019 Heroes Cup title after securing four points in two matches played so far.

AS Kigali have so far secured one victory over APR FC (1-0) and goalless draw against Rayon Sports Fc.

Head Coach Masudi Djuma said in Tuesday post-match press conference, “We will go into the last match looking for nothing less than a win. We have an advantage over Etincelles FC who so far lost two matches and I believe if we maintain our consistence, we will win the game with a better goal margin and eventually lift the title,” Masudi added.

The Burundian tactician is keen on making up for the disappointing 2017-18 season in which As Kigali went trophy-less despite heavily investing in the transfer market.

In the other game, leaders Rayon Sports FC and APR FC will face each other on the final day of the tournament which will coincide with the eventual National Heroes Day, February 1- the country’s biggest football clash.

Rayon Sports have four points with a 2-goal difference while APR FC are third with three points and a better three-goal difference.

The tournament winners will pocket Rwf4 million besides winning the trophy, twice the cash prize for first runners-up. The second runners-up and bottom side will walk away with Rwf1.5 million and Rwf1 million, respectively.

2019 Heroes Cup Tournament:

Match Day 1, January 26, 2019

APR FC 0-1 AS Kigali

Etincelles FC 0-2 Rayon Sports FC

Match Day 2, January 29, 2019

Etincelles FC 0-4 APR FC

Rayon Sports FC 0-0 AS Kigali

Match Day 3, January 31, 2019

AS Kigali WFC vs Scandinavia WFC (Stade de Kigali, 13:00)

RDF Winner 1 vs RDF Winner 2 (Stade de Kigali, 15:30)

Match Day 4, February 01, 2019

AS Kigali vs Etincelles FC (Amahoro Stadium, 15:30)

APR FC vs Rayon Sports FC (Amahoro Stadium, 18:00)

Standing:

1. Rayon Sports FC-4pts +2Gls

2. AS Kigali-4pts +1Gl

3. APR FC-3pts +3Gls

4. Etincelles FC-0pts -6Gls




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