Rubavu District based club Scandinavia WFC defeated reigning champions AS Kigali WFC 3-0 on Sunday at Stade de Kigali in a match day nine of the 2019 Rwanda Women’s Football League to go top of the table standings.
Scandinavia WFC who are competing in the women’s league for a second year, were seeking for an avengence against AS Kigali who defeated them last season on the final match of the season to lift their 10th consecutive league title.
In the 31st minute, Scandinavia WFC was in lead courtesy of Jeannette Ukwinkunda’s strike who scored from Uwimana Zawadi’s set-piece.
With a few minutes to the first half, AS Kigali failed to capitalize on two clear chances which could have resulted into goals but Umwaliwase Dudja and Iradukunda Callixte wasted those golden opportunities.
In the 60th minute, Scandinavia doubled the lead from Nadine Mukandayisenga’s brilliant free kick taken from the edge of the goal area punishing a mistake from AS Kigali goalie Uwizeyimana Hélène who held the ball outside the goal area.
With 23 minutes to the end of the game, Mukandayisenga snatched a brace, curling in a third goal for Scandinavia WFC following poor play by AS Kigali’s Maniraguha Marie Louise on Ukwinkunda Jeannette.
The win took Scandinavia WFC to the top of the league table with 24 points in 8 matches played so far while AS Kigali dropped to second spot with 21 points.
Rambura WFC are third with 17 points, with ES Mutunda WFC (16) completing top four. Gakenke WFC are at the bottom with only one point.
Line-ups of both teams:
AS Kigali WFC: Uwizeyimana Hélène, Mukantaganira Joselyne, Uwamahoro Marie Claire, Umwizerwa Angelique, Maniraguha Marie Louise, Nibagwire Sifa Gloria, Nibagwire Liberée, Nyiramwiza Marthe, Iradukunda Callixte, Umwaliwase Dudja and Ibangarye Anne Marie.
Scandinavia WFC: Itangishaka Claudine, Nyirabahimana A.Marie, Umuziranenge Irera, Muhawenimana Constance, Uwineza Jazira, Mukandayisenga Nadine, Uwimana Zawadi, Uwihirwe Kevine, Nyirahafashimana M. Jeanne, Uwamariya Diane and Ukwinkunda Jeannette.
Women Football League, Match Day 9 Results
Division One Results
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Kamonyi WFC 6-0 Gakenke WFC
Rugende WFC 0-4 ES Mutunda WFC
Inyemera WFC 1-1 AS Kabuye WFC
Rambura WFC 1-1 Bugesera WFC
Monday, April 22, 2019
AS Kigali WFC 0-3 Scandinavia WFC
Division Two Fixtures
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Taiga WFC 1-4 Fatima WFC
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Ndabuc WFC 0-1 APAER WFC
IPM WFC 0-2 Nasho WFC
D1 Women’s League Top Scorers
1. Ibangarye Anne Marie (AS Kigali WFC) –12
2. Iradukunda Callixte (AS Kigali WFC) -11
3. Mukandayisenga Nadine (Scandinavia WFC) – 7
4. Uwimana Zawadi (Scandinavia WFC) – 6
5. Dukuzumuremyi Marie Claire (ES Mutunda WFC) – 4
6. Nibagwire Libelle (AS Kigali WFC) – 4
7. Nyirahafashimana Marie Jeanne (Scandinavia WFC) – 4
D2 Women’s League Top Scorers
1. Murorunkwere Claudine (Fatima WFC) -7
2. Bampire Josiane (Fatima WFC) -3
3. Mukandayisaba Drocella (APAER WFC)-3
4. Mukaruzagiriza Jeannette (Ndabuc WFC)-3
5. Niyigena Yvette (APAER WFC)-3