Shamiru Batte (shirt 21) looks on as AS Kigali players confront the match referee

Peace Cup (1st Round, Second Leg):
Rayon Sports vs AS Kigali (Agg: 1-0)
Gasogi vs Hope (Agg: 2-2)
Unity vs Mukura Victory (Agg: 3-0)
Intare vs Interforce (Agg: 3-0)

Ugandan born goalkeeper Shamiru Batte and the rest of the AS Kigali players have 90 or so minutes to salvage self from the jaws of eminent elimination from the Peace Cup at the hands of Rayon Sports.

On Friday, the two clubs lock horns once against under three days during the return leg of the Peace Cup.

For starters, Rayon Sports won the first leg 1-0 over 10 man AS Kigali out-fit.

Eric “Zidane” Nsabimana was shown marching orders on the stroke of full time for an unsporting tackle onto Brazilian Jonathan Rafael Da Silva.

AS Kigali skipper Tumaine ‘Titi’ Ntamuhanga believes that there is a lot to play for.

Although we lost the first-leg; the tie is won over two legs. We have not given up, and we will fight as hard as we can to get the result we want. We, as a team, understand the magnitude of the task at hand. We need to have a positive mindset and winning attitude from start to the final whistle, and we are confident that advancing to the next round is still possible

Tumaine Titi Ntamuhanga, as quoted by New Times

AS Kigali won the Peace Cup in 2013 Peace Cup.

They face Roberto Oliveira’s charges who are unbeaten in their last eighteen games in all competitions.

We know we have advantage but that won’t influence how we approach the game on Friday. Our target is to win the title, and that calls for full focus against any and every opponent

Thierry Manzi, Rayon Sports player

Newly crowned Rwanda Premier League champions Rayon Sports seek their first ever domestic double.

Last week, they clinched their 9th league title.

The other matches on the day will see Gasogi host Hope, Unity at home to Mukura Victory and Intare will entertain Interforce.

Hope and Gasogi shared the spoils in a four goal thriller, Mukura Victory leads Unity 3-0.

Interforce also carries a 3-0 lead against Intare.

The respective winners on aggregate will progress to the second round.

Meanwhile, the other set of first round matches will have their return legs played on Saturday, 8th June 2019.

The winner of the Peace Cup in Rwanda is mandated to represent the country at the CAF Confederation cup.

David Isabirye

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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