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2019 Heroes Cup set to begin On January 26

by Bonnie Mugabe
2:19 pm

Rayon Sports striker Michael Sarpong seen against APR Fc’s Iranzi Jean Claude in last month’s ARPL derby match. APR FC and Rayon SPorts will again clash on the final day of the 2019 Heroes Cup edition.

The 2019 edition of the Heroes Cup Tournament has been set to begin on January 26, 2019 to February 1, 2019 attracting the top four clubs from last season’s Azam Rwanda Premier League at Amahoro National Stadium.

Reigning league champions APR FC, AS Kigali, Rayon Sports and Etincelles FC are set to battle it out for the crown.

The tournament competition will be played on robin round format with all four teams playing each other and afterwards, FERWAFA’s Competitions Commission will consider the points tally and goal difference to determine the tournament winners.

According to the fixtures released by Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) on Thursday morning, APR Fc will open their account against AS Kigali while Etincelles FC will be up against Rayon Sports on January 26, 2019 with all matches set to be staged at Amahoro Stadium.

On Match Day two due on January 29, 2019, Etincelles FC will face APR FC before Rayon Sports FC takes on AS Kigali.

On Match Day three due on January 31, 2019, women league champions AS Kigali WFC will face rivals and second-placed Scandinavia WFC before the two RDF teams (yet to be known) take on each other vying for the champions slot.

The final day of the tournament will be held on Heroes Day, February 1 at Amahoro stadium with AS Kigali hosting Etincelles FC while APR FC will clash with Rayon Sports FC.

The winner of the Heroes Cup tournament will pocket Rwf. 4 million on top of the trophy, first runner will pocket Rwf. 2 million, third-placed will bag Rwf. 1.5 million while the fourth club will earn Rwf. 1 million.

The winning in the women category will pocket Rwf. 750, 000 while the losing finalist will pocket Rwf. 500, 000.

The winning RDF team will earn Rwf. 1 million on top of a trophy while the losing finalists will earn Rwf. 500, 000 respectively.

Rayon Sports FC won last year’s edition tied on four points but with a superior goal difference over APR FC and Police FC respectively. The blues lost the final game 1-2 to arch rivals APR FC.