Dusenge Bertin scored a lone second half goal as Bugesera Fc stunned defending champions Rayon Sports 1-0 on Saturday to claim their first win in the 2017/18 Rwanda Premier League at Bugesera grounds.
Following a first half goalless draw, the hosts who dominated play earned a deserved victory when Dusenge unleashed a long shot which ricocheted past defender Eric Rutanga en-route to the net beating goalie Eric Ndayishimiye the wrong way.
Despite several missed attempts from Rayon Sports, Bugesera Fc held on to defend their goal, eventually securing their first victory of the season.
The game ended in spats as both coach Ally Bizimungu for the hosts and coach Karekezi Olivier for Rayon Sports nearly exchanged blows as the latter alongside his players blamed Bugesera Fc for time wasting via their Nigerian import Samson Ikechukwu who lay down on the pitch claiming to have been hurt in a tackle with Niyonzima Olivier as the game reached its climax.
The pair were both sent off the touchline to the fans section, leaving their assistants to handle the remaining minutes of the game.
The win for Bugesera Fc who are 14th with three points ended Rayon Sport’s unbeaten start to the season, leaving Olivier Karekezi’s men three points behind leaders and arch rivals APR Fc in fifth place.
Elsewhere, Etincelles Fc were forced to a 1-all draw at home by visitors Mukura VS at Stade Umuganda. Kirehe Fc also secured their first win of the season as they edged Musanze Fc 1-0 at home following a lone strike from Uwimbabazi Jean Paul.
Nyagatare District based side Sunrise Fc earned a point from their away game against Espoir Fc in Rusizi.
More action continues on Sunday, Amagaju Fc wo are seeking to extend their clean sheet face Police Fc away at Kicukiro stadium in Kigali city, Marines Fc unbeaten will be away to Gicumbi fc while bottom-ranked Miroplast Fc takes on SC Kiyovu at Mironko grounds.
Rwanda Premier League
Match Day 3 Fixtures
APR Fc 2-1 AS Kigali
Bugesera Fc 1-0 Rayon Sports Fc
Etincelles Fc 1-1 Mukura VS&L
Espoir Fc 0-0 Sunrise Fc
Kirehe Fc 1-0 Musanze Fc
Police Fc vs Amagaju Fc (Kicukiro Stadium)
Gicumbi Fc vs Marines Fc (Gicumbi Stadium)
Miroplast Fc vs SC Kiyovu (Mironko stadium)