CECAFAKagameCUP: Rayon Sports Seriously Thumps Atlabara Fc to Reach a Quarter Final

Author: Rutayisire Patience
On:10/07/2019 11:21
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Rwanda’s striker, Jules Ulimwengu, helped Rayon Sports score two goals against Atlabara Fc on the second day of the matches in group A.

On the 15th minute of the match Jules hit a free-kick which shook Atlabara’s net and he continued to put pressure on backward defenders of Atlabara, snatching the ball from Atlabara’s players on the 79th minute and with his right foot sent a stinging shot from midway of the field to score the second goal.

In the match played at Kigali stadium yesterday, Rayon completed six points because it also defeated TP Mazembe 1-0 in the opening match played at Amahoro Stadium.

                     Jules clinched 3 goals in CECAFA Kagame Cup 2019

Olivier Ovambe, a new coach of Rayon Sports, seems to have started the tournament with a lot of chances, since this comes as his second victory in only two matches of the tournament. If he keeps like this, this year’s peace cup might be ecstatic to Rayon’s fans, who are claimed to be the majority of Rwandans.  

Before the match began, both teams took a minute of silence to remember Azam TV journalists who were killed in a car accident in Singida, based in Tanzania.

Rayon’s coach did not change game tactic he used while facing off with TP Mazembe because 11 first lineups were the same.

Jean Claude Iranzi mounted in the field from right-wing position, leaving behind Eric Irankunda Radou. Eric Rutanga Alba, the captain, was on the left-wing position. Jules Ulimwengu was put on forward-striker’s position while Herve Rugwiro and Saidi Iragire played as backward defenders and Yves Kimenyi played in the goal.

                     Ulimwengu Jules mounted in the field with the ball 

Atlabara Fc showed that it was not capable of challenging the Rwanda’s Gikundiro because it was uncompetitive during its first match against KMC Fc.                                                     

                                Substitutions on Rayon’s side

Mirafa Nizeyimana substituted Olokwei Comodore, Said Irakoze substituted Jean Claude Iranzi and Yannick Bizimana replaced Hussein Cyiza. 

Atlabara’s players started the second half-time trying to calm the ball in the pitch and give quick passes to one on one, but rather Rayon discouraged them after breaking their deadlock on 79th minute.    

Rayon now leads group A with six points, TP Mazembe is the second with three points and KMC FC and Atlabara Fc have one point each.


Atlabara FC XI: Atlabara FC XI: Khamis Daniel (GK,1), Mutawakil Abdelkarim 6 ,Mustafa Salim 15, Yakub Adam 13, Lam Buay 21, Peter Sunday 5, Marish Mandela 20, Okena Pixy 14, Nelson Mandela 10, Jimmy Michael 7, Obeyono Edisiri 11.

Rayon Sports XI: Kimenyi Yves (GK,1), Iradukunda Eric 14, Eric Rutanga Alba (C,3), Rugwiro Herve 4, Iragire Saidi 2, Nshimiyimana Amran 5, Olokwei Commodore 11, Mugheni Kakule Fabrice 27, Cyiza Hussein 10, Iranzi Jean Claude 21, Ulimwengu Jules 7.

                        Olivier Ovambe, head coach of Rayon Sports

Matches of group D are scheduled to be played this Wednesday, as AS Ports will be in a clash against  Gor Mahia Fc from 1:30’ Pm, and KMKM will be colliding against  AS Maniema from 3:30’ Pm.  

Tuesdays match results:

Group B:

-Bandari FC 2-2 Mukura VS (Huye Stadium)

-KCCA 1-0 Azam FC (Huye Stadium)

Group A:

-KMC 0-1 TP Mazembe (Kigali Stadium)

-Atlabara FC v0-2 Rayon Sports (Kigali Stadium)

Wednesday schedule of the matches:

-AS Ports FC vs Gormahia FC (Stade Umuganda, 13h30’)

-KMKM FC vs AS Maniema FC (Stade Umuganda, 15h30’)



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