Khanfir told the media he is due to return home as his six-month contract runs out at the end of the season.
“APR will always be the champions. I am happy with my players, administration and everyone related to the team. Everyone did his best to win the title,” the Tunisian added.
Just before the presentation ceremony, APR suffered a 2-1 loss to city rivals AS Kigali in the ultimate match of the season. Oneseme Twizerimana and Ernest Sugira ensured a perfect end to the season for AS Kigali with a two-goal lead before Emery Bayisenge netted a consolation for the Military side in stoppage time.
APR ended the season with 67 points from 30 matches, a breakdown of 21 wins, four draws and five losses, scoring 43 goals against 18.
Bitterest rivals, Rayon Sports, who finished second also ended the season on a losing note after Musanze beat them 2-0, as the latter confirmed their status in the top flight. Rayon finished six points shy of APR.
Mukuta VS finished third on 60 points with AS Kigali fourth with 56 points.
Meanwhile, Rwamagana City and AS Muhanga have been relegated from the top flight after finishing in the bottom two of the 16-club league. Rwamagana’s exit from the elite division was finalized after a 2-1 loss to Marines on the final day, ending the season with a paltry 25 points from 30 games, three points richer than bottom-place Muhanga.
APR, who will represent Rwanda in next year’s CAF Champions League pocketed 10 million Rwanda Francs (12,429 USD) for the league triumph; whilst Rayon will compete in the CAF Confederation Cup after winning the Peace Cup.