Kigali, Rwanda – (African Boulevard News) – Kiyovu Sports took a massive step towards winning the Rwanda Premier League on Sunday, May 7, thanks to Ismail ‘Pitchou’ Nshimirimana’s early strike. His goal inside 39 seconds helped Kiyovu Sports beat Musanze FC 1-0 at the Ubworoherane Stadium, putting them in a pole position to clinch the title.
Pitchou’s early goal helped Kiyovu Sports gain a three-point lead over their closest rivals, Rayon Sports, who suffered a major blow in their quest for this season’s title after being held to a 1-1 draw by AS Kigali. The result leaves Rayon Sports in second place, three points behind Kiyovu Sports with two matches left to play.
Kiyovu’s coach, Andre Casa Mbungo, was delighted with the victory that keeps his team in charge of their own destiny. “I am very pleased with the result; we won this game because of our determination and hard work. Our supporters played a significant role in motivating us,” he said.
The win over Musanze FC was the sixth consecutive victory for Kiyovu Sports, who have been in impressive form this season, thanks largely to Pitchou’s heroics. He has scored 13 goals in 28 league appearances, making him one of the most prolific strikers in the league.
Pitchou, who is widely regarded as one of the best players in the Rwandan Premier League, was pleased with his contribution to the team’s victory. “I am delighted to have scored the winning goal, but the most important thing for us is to keep winning as a team and focus on our remaining games,” he said.
With two matches left to play, Kiyovu Sports only need one more win to secure the league title, while Rayon Sports will have to hope for a slip-up from their rivals to have any chance of winning the league. Meanwhile, AS Kigali are now in third place with 48 points, followed by APR FC with 45 points.
The Rwanda Premier League is one of the most exciting football competitions in Africa, and the battle for the title this season has been intense. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the league has remained competitive, with Kiyovu Sports emerging as the team to beat.
The next round of matches will take place on May 12, with Kiyovu Sports facing Marines FC, while Rayon Sports will be up against AS Muhanga. Football fans across Rwanda will be watching these matches with bated breath, as the race for the title reaches its climax.