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Dr.Petrovic Returns for Second Stint at APR Fc

by Bonnie Mugabe
7:35 pm

Dr Ljubomir Petrovic has returned back to APR Fc for a second stint.

Serbian experienced coach Ljubomir ‘Ljupko’ Petrović has returned to Rwandan champions APR Fc for a second stint as their Head Coach.

The former Red Star Belgrade Coach Petrovic is due to be unveiled on Wednesday as the military side coach following his arrival in the country on Thursday morning.

The Serbian who will be in his second stint at the military side and African in general was first hired in August 2014 and hardly lasted 6 months. He was replaced by his compatriot Dusan Dule Suljagic, but he too left the club without informing them in advance.

Petrovic who came alongside his assistant coach Radanavic Miodrag will be a major coaching boost for APR Fc who are set to face Malian side Djoliba AC de Bamako in the first round of the CAF Confederations Cup. The first leg is in Bamako on March 7 while the return leg will be staged in Kigali on March 17.

Petrovic, who has over 35 years of coaching experience who holds a UEFA PRO License, PHD degree in physical education and UEFA coaching license instructor is remembered for winning the 1991 European Cup with Red Star Belgrade.

The 70-year old fomer Yugoslavia football team player, has also managed Yugoslavia teams before like; NK Osijek Osijek, FK Spartak Subotica, FK Rad Belgrade, FK Vojvodina Novi Sad and Red Star Belgrade.

He was also involved in football management throughout Europe and elsewhere with Spanish league side RCD Espanyol, Uruguayan team C.A. Penarol, Austrian team Grazer AK and Chinese teams Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guoan.

APR Fc dropped points on Wednesday as they were held to a goalless draw in a match day 12 encounter of the Azam Rwanda Premier League played at Stade de Kigali.

The military side is third on the league standings with 21 points, three behind leaders SC Kiyovu.