Twenty-two clubs, two from Azam Rwanda Premier League and twenty second division sides are vying for spots in the 1/16th round when the knock-out stage of the 2018 edition of the Peace Cup competition starts on Tuesday.
Top flight sides Kirehe Fc and Miroplast Fc face Interforce and UR Fc respectively as they bid to come among last 32 teams which will take part in the 1/16 that will be played over two legs from February 6-7 in first leg while the return leg is slated for February 21-22.
Out of 22 teams set to compete in the knockout stages, only 11 teams will qualify for the 1/16 round plus other five best losers where they will play against the top teams that reached 1/16 last year.
The 1/8 will be played from March 14-15 while the return is scheduled for March 17-18. The quarterfinals will be staged from May 22-23 and the return on June 12-13.
The semi-finals will be played between June 26-27 and second leg will be played on June 30 and July 1before the final and third place play on July 4.
APR Fc is the defending champions and will represent Rwanda in this year’s CAF Orange Confederations Cup.
2018 Peace Cup, Knock-out Stage Fixtures
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Aspor FC vs Unity FC (Mumena, 13:00)
Kirehe FC vs Interforce FC (Rwamagana, 15:30)
Miroplast FC vs UNR FC (Muhanga, 15:30)
Etoile de l’Est vs SEC FC ( Rwamagana, 13:00)
Hope FC vs Nyagatare FC (Mumena, 15:30)
Heroes FC vs Gitikinyoni FC (Kicukiro, 15:30)
Pepiniere FC vs Gasabo United (Stade de Kigali, 15:30)
Vision FC vs Rugende FC (Ferwafa, 13:00)
United Stars vs Akagera FC (Stade de Kigali, 13:00)
Intare FC vs Vision JN FC (Ubworoherane; 15:30)
Rwamagana City vs Esperance (Kicukiro, 13:00)