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CAF Confed Cup: History Made As Rayon Sports Reach Quarter-final Round

by Bonnie Mugabe
6:51 pm

Rayon Sports Fc striker Caleb Bonfils Bimenyimana dribbling past Young Africans defenders enroute to the scoring the lone goal of the game

Rwandan side Rayon Sports defeated Young Africans of Tanzania 1-0 in the final Group D match to seal a historical qualification to the quarter-final round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

In a game played on Wednesday at Stade de Kigali, Rayon Sports scored early in the 19th minute with a brilliant finish from Bonfils Caleb Bimenyimana, enabling the hosts to advance to the last eight of the lucrative club competition.

As a result, Rwanda’s Rayon finished second in Group D with 9 points, while Tanzanian outfit Yanga crashed out of the competition after finishing fourth on the table.

The historical landmark for Rayon Sports started in May when they were held to a goalless draw in Kigali by Gor Mahia FC. They then went to Tanzania and also played a goalless draw two weeks later.

In July, they lost 2-1 in Kigali at the hands of USM Alger before Rayon Sport and USM Alger played out a 1-all stalemate in Algerian capital.

Then on August 19, Robert Oliveira’s side registered a vital 2-1 victory over Gor Mahia to register a total of two wins, three draws and one defeat.

In another encounter, USM Alger edged out Gor Mahia 2-1 to qualify on top of the standings with 11 points. Prince Ibarra scored the opening goal before Amir Sayaoud doubled the lead. Gor Mahia got their consolation goal courtesy of a late strike from George Odhiambo.

Gor Mahia finished third with 8 points while Young Africans remain rooted at the bottom of the standings with 4 points.