A goal each from Issa Bigirimana and Jean Claude Iranzi earned the military side the maximum points and go four points clear at the top.
“This is the result we wanted and I am happy with the boys’ work. I am delighted but we have to stay focus for the next fixtures because we still have long way to go. Our aim is to win the title and we will continue in that regard” said APR’s Tunisia-born coach Nazir Khanfir.
The loss saw Police slump to sixth spot on 31 points same as AS Kigali who were forced to a goalless draw away at Rwamagana against Sunrise.
“It is of course disappointing because we wanted to win the game and stay in the title race but we failed. We will continue to work hard and try to finish high. APR looked better in the last minutes and score the goal” said Police coach Andre Casa Mbungo.
Second-place Rayon Sport has played a game less after their encounter with Etincelles rescheduled for a later date.
Mukura remained in third position, five points shy of the leaders after narrow lone goal victory over Rwamagana City.
Elsewhere, SC Kiyovu jumped to the fourth place after beating Amagaju 2-0 in Nyamagabe. Martin Twizeyimana and Cedric Nkubwimana scored for the old giants ‘Green Baggies’.
AS Muhanga defeat Musanze 2-0 in Nyakinama to leapfrog from the bottom jump with 11 points, one more than Rwamagana City.
Espoir registered their fourth win of the season thanks to a 1-0 home win over Bugesera in Rusizi, while Marines and Gicumbi settled for a one-all draw in Rubavu.
Sunday, 24 April 2016
Espoir 1-0 Bugesera
APR 2-1 Police
Amagaju 0-2 SC Kiyovu
Rwamagana City 0-1 Mukura
Musanze 0-2 AS Muhanga
Marines 1-1 Gicumbi
Sunrise 0-0 AS Kigali