AS Kigali Yesterday won this year’s Rwanda’s peace cup title after beating Kiyovu Sports 2-1 during the final match that clocked 120 minutes at Kigali stadium
AS Kigali previously clinched victory in 2013 under the reign of Coach, Cassa Mbungo Andre, who later joined AFC Leopards based in Kenya. SC Kiyovu was unable to win yesterday’s match, despite their commitment in the field, to regain their dignity they had when they previously walked home with the title in 1998.Rachid Kalisa of Kiyovu Sports
The Rwanda’s elephants scored an opening goal in a half-time on 38th minute of the match, on a stinging shot kicked by Amee Uwineza Rwabuhini, before Claude Niyomugabo of AS Kigali broke the deadlock on 54th minute to equalize the win.
90 minutes of the match finished with the draw but 30 minutes of extra time gave Eric Nsabimana, of AS Kigali, golden opportunity to score the second goal on 92nd minute. There was no more opportunity for both sides until the match came to an end.
AS Kigali in celebration for their victory
It was a good match for both sides, in the beginning, but their backward-defenders seemed weak because forward-strikers could easily penetrate into defensive line which occasioned both teams to finish the first half-time with 1-1 draw.
As Kigali won a trophy accompanied with Frw10million and every player of the team notched up a golden medal.
The elephants finished the tournament second, Rayon Sports third while the Rwandan national police team finished fourth.
Hussein Habimana (left) with Mazimpaka Andre (right)
In women’s category, As Kigali women football club won this year’s peace cup title, defeating Scandinavia WFC 1-0. Inyemera WFC clinched third position after 4-1 victory over AS Mutunda WFC.
SC Kiyovu XI: Nzeyurwanda Jimmy Djihad (GK,18), Serumogo Ally 2, Ngarambe Jimmy Ibrahim 12, Karera Hassan 6, Uwineza Rwabuhihi Aimée Placide 6, Habamahoro Vincent (C,13), Rachid Kalisa 8, Warren Shavy Babicka 10, Nizeyimana Jean Claude 10, Nizeyimana Djuma 9 , Gyslain Armel 14.
AS Kigali XI: Bate Shamiru (GK,21), Nshimiyimana Marc Govinho
16, Bishira Latif 5, Rurangwa Moss 4, Niyomugabo Claude 23, Nsabimana Eric
Zidane 30, Ntamuhanga Thumaine Tity (C,12), Benedata Janvier 3, Ndarusanze Jean
Claude 11, Frank Kalanda 9, Fuad Ndayisenga 10.
Rwanda's Peace Cup