- Published on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 01:39
- Written by DAILY NEWS Reporter
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RWANDAN army side, APR FC, go into Thursday’s Kagame Cup semifinal game against Yanga with one thing on their mind: revenge.
The big-spenders lost 2-0 to Yanga during their group round and their coach Ernest Brandt said they would be out to avenge the loss. “Of course we will be seeking to revenge against Yanga, we knew even before their game against Mafunzo that we will face them in the semifinals,” the Dutch man told ‘Daily News’.
APR are three-time Cecafa/Kagame Cup champions but have won all the titles on home turf and their coach believes winning it on the foreign soil should be his target. “We have won the cup three times at home, now we will be trying to win it here in Tanzania,
we have to try and win it, it may not be easy but we have to win it,” he added.
APR went through after beating URA of Uganda 2-1 on Monday. After the game, URA captain Simeon Massa tipped the home teams to win the title. “I am sure it will be Simba or Yanga winning the trophy, they have reached this far and I don’t see how they will let it go,” said Massa.
APR will rely on the creative display of their defensive midfielder Jean Claude Iranzi, who often ghosts in goal scoring positions, as well as veteran striker Olivier Karakezi to get the win.
Meanwhile Yanga’s on-form striker Said Bahanuzi, who is a second top scorer with five goals, will be the key to his team’s chances of retaining the title.