The battle for Tanzanian league title is still on, says APR’s Hakizimana

The battle for Tanzanian league title is still on, says APR’s Hakizimana

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jun 18, 2018. 14:00

Armée Patriotique Rwandaise (APR) midfielder Muhadjiri Hakizimana says they need to keep their hopes of winning this season’s Azam Rwanda Premier League (ARPL) title alive by securing a victory over Miroplast on Tuesday.

The attacking midfielder spoke to Rwandan publication Sunday Sport after inspiring APR to a 2-1 win over Rayon Sports at Amahoro National Stadium on Friday.

Hakizimana netted in either half, while Burundi international Pierrot Kwizera scored Rayon’s consolation goal.

APR have 54 points - three above of second-placed AS Kigali and a nine ahead of arch rivals Rayon Sports, who are the defending champions.

“The win against Rayon is probably our most important victory this season and is a massive boost to our league title chase,” Hakizimana said.

“Everyone gave it their best, I can only challenge my teammates to stay focused and keep the momentum till end of the season.

The former Mukura midfielder further noted that: “The battle is still on. We (players) should understand there is no room for complacency, each of our four remaining league games is a must-win. We need to remain calm and take it game by game.”

APR, who have clinched 15 league titles, are hoping to win their first league trophy since 2016.

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