AS Kigali lifts Super Cup 2019

On 2 October 2019 at 12:09

AS Kigali has won the 2019 FERWAFA Super Cup beating Rayon Sports FC at the final match on Tuesday, October 1 at Amahoro Stadium.

Following a 2-all draw in normal time, AS Kigali won their maiden title through penalties where they recorded a 3-1 win.

Rayon Sports took an early lead thanks to a 29th-minute own goal from Bishira Latif who failed to clear a pass from Iradukunda Eric, only for the ball to go past his goalkeeper onto the goal post.

AS Kigali forward, Ssentongo Farouq Saifi equalized for the Kigali City-sponsored side in the 31st minute before Gabonese import Allongo Martel Mba Rick doubled the lead six minutes later.

Rayon Sports managed to secure the equalizer in the dying minutes of additional time through Rutanga Eric who struck a header past Ndayishimiye following a good cross from Mugisha Gilbert to force the match to be decided on penalties.

In Penalties, AS Kigali emerged the winner following a 3-1 win with Ntamahanga Tumaine, Haruna Niyonzima and Fosso Raymond converting their spot kicks for AS Kigali while Benedata Janvier missed his penalty.

AS Kigali goalie Ndayishimiye Eric played a vital role in the goalposts as he denied Rayon Sport’s attempts taken by Michael Sarpong, Yannick Bizimana and Mugisha Gilbert leaving Rugwiro Herve as the only player who converted his penalty.

Following the victory, AS Kigali were handed the trophy and a dummy cheque of Rwf. 5 million worth of cash prize.

The Super Cup Match was a curtain-raiser for the 2019/20 league season that kicks on October 4 with Super and Peace Cup holders AS Kigali will host record champions APR FC at Stade de Kigali at 15h00.

Defending champions Rayon Sports FC will begin their title defense away to newly-promoted side Gasogi United at Stade de Kigali on October 5, 2019.

The other games scheduled on matchday one include Bugesera FC hosting Heroes FC at Bugesera Stadium, Etincelles FC host SC Kiyovu at Stade Umuganda, Mukura VS hosts Espoir FC at Stade Umuganda, all set to be played on October 5, 2019.

On October 6, Marines Fc hosts Gicumbi FC at Stade Umuganda, Musanze FC will be away to AS Muhanga at Stade Muhanga while Sunrise FC plays away to Police Fc at Stade de Kigali.