The win, the second in the season for the Rubavu-based side helped them leapfrog Rwamagana City while APR Fc remain top of the table with 34 points, but victories for Rayon Sports and Mukura, who both play on Sunday will see the military side drop to third.
“My players understood my tactics. In the game against APR, we relied on the counterattacks and making good block with dangerous pressing. We face the strongest team in Rwanda which has best coach in country and best players, but our aim is to work hard to remain in the top flight,” Seninga said after his side’s second win of the season.
APR, under the technical guidance of Tunisian Nizar Khanfir, came into the game needing the maximum points to extend their lead at the summit of the standings but Etincelles were more determined.
The army side finished the game with ten men after Javier Benedata was sent off following a second yellow card.
APR Assistant coach Emmanuel Rubona said “we are not happy with the result. We tried to score but we failed. Etincelles was the better side defensively but in overall we were unlucky to miss our chances. We are going to reorganize again for the next fixtures”.
Elsewhere, SC Kiyovu thrashed rivals Bugesera 3-2 to remain sixth with 26 points. Veteran striker Andre Lomami struck a double to move top of the goal scorer’s chart with 10 goals while Yamin Salum scored the third goal for the old giants with Djihad Rucogoza and Bernard Nsabimana netting for Bugesera.
Bottom-placed AS Muhanga forced a goalless draw against home side Espoir in Rusizi while Amagaju and Gicumbi also settled for a barren stalemate.