FERWAFA Super Cup set for October 6 in Rubavu DistrictPosted By: Saddam MIHIGO - On:21/09/2018
The 2018 Super Cup will pit Azam Rwanda Premier League champions APR Fc against Peace Cup champions Mukura VS with kick-off set at 15:00.
APR FC claimed the 2017/18 Azam Rwanda Premier League after finishing the eight-month long season with 66 points, five points ahead of second-placed AS Kigali.
The military side climaxed the season having won 19 matches, drawn 9 and lost 2, scoring 51 goals and only conceded 15 goals in 30 matches respectively.
On other side, their opponents in the Super Cup contest, Mukura VS beat Rayon Sport 3-1 on penalties to win the 2018 edition of Peace Cup in August.
This was the first title for Mukura VS in the knockout competition since 1992.
They were also winners in 1978, 1986 and 1990. Previously, they had lost three finals in a space of 10 years; 4-2 to APR (in 1999), 3-0 to Rayon Sports (in 2005) and then 1-0 to the now defunct Atraco (in 2009).
This is the first time that both sides will be meeting in a Super Cup contest since its establishment two years ago thanks to sponsorship from FERWAFA’s host broadcaster Azam TV.
The FERWAFA Super Cup will be staged as a curtain-raiser ahead of the start of the 2018/19 football season, which gets underway on October 19, 2018.
APR FC will play in next year’s Total CAF Champions League while Mukura VS will represent Rwanda in next year’s second-tier continental club championship, Total CAF Confederation Cup.
Rayon Sports FC won last year’s Super Cup edition after defeating APR Fc 2-0.