Police Football Club winded up the first round of Azam National League tightening their third place with a 2-0 win over Marine FC on Sunday.
Goals from strikers; Justin Mico in the 27th minute and league top scorer Danny Usengimana in the 70th minute took the law enforcers tally to 31 points, five behind league leaders Rayon Sport and three behind second placed APR.
Usengimana has so far scored 12 goals in 15 with Mico, who joined Police at the start of the season from AS Kigali netting eight times.
The league resumes on February 12.
“It’s been a promising and brilliant first round to which we should build on in the second round to put more pressure on the league leaders,” said Police coach, Innocent Seninga.
Out of 15 matches in the first round, Police won 9; drew 3; lost 3; scoring 24 goals and conceding 12.
“Our biggest challenge in the first round has been injuries which affected our performance, the latest causality being the captain and centre defender Fabrice Twagizimana, who is out for almost the rest of the season. We have also played without experienced players like Anderson Neza and Robert Ndatimana both with torn ligament. That was our biggest setback,” said Seninga.
He added: “We have, however, had strong support from our mother institution – Rwanda National Police – that continued to lift the morale in the camp, coupled with the discipline and team spirit of the players.”
“We hope to sign a defender in this transfer window to fill the void and overcome the defensive crisis. The focus remains unchanged; to win the trophy, and that’s which we are working for.”