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APR FC, Mukura VS to Face Off in Super Cup Next Month

by Bonnie Mugabe
10:16 am

Mukura VS’ Burundian defender Nshimirimana David takes on APR Fc’s Muhadjiri Hakizimana in last year’s league match played at Huye Stadium.

Azam Rwanda Premier league champion APR Fc and Peace Cup winners Mukura VS will face off in the Super Cup clash on October 6 at Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu district, Western Rwanda.

According to Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) statement, the tie serves as the curtain-raiser for a new football season and pits League champions against Peace Cup winners. The league is supposed to start on October 19, 2018.

APR FC claimed the 2017/18 Azam Rwanda Premier League after finishing the eight-month long season with 66 points, five points ahead of second-placed AS Kigali.

The military side climaxed the season having won 19 matches, drawn 9 and lost 2, scoring 51 goals and only conceded 15 goals in 30 matches respectively.

On other side, their opponents in the Super Cup contest, Mukura VS beat Rayon Sport 3-1 on penalties to win the 2018 edition of Peace Cup in August.

This was the first title for Mukura VS in the knockout competition since 1992.

They were also winners in 1978, 1986 and 1990. Previously, they had lost three finals in a space of 10 years; 4-2 to APR (in 1999), 3-0 to Rayon Sports (in 2005) and then 1-0 to the now defunct Atraco (in 2009).

This is the first time that both sides will be meeting in a Super Cup contest since its establishment two years ago thanks to sponsorship from FERWAFA’s host broadcaster Azam TV.

APR FC will play in next year’s Total CAF Champions League while Mukura VS will represent Rwanda in next year’s second-tier continental club championship, Total CAF Confederation Cup.

Rayon Sports FC won last year’s Super Cup edition after defeating APR Fc 2-0.