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CECAFA: APR, Vital’O Geared For Final Showdown

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abortion http://conforms.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/date.php geneva;”>El-Merreikh Vs Rayon Sport (Classification match) 5:30pm

APR Vs Vital’O (Final) 8:30pm

APR booked their place in the final with a win over Sudanese side El-Merreikh 3-1 on spot kicks.

Vital’O on the other wrote a new page of their country’s history when they edged Rayon Sport 1-0 in the second and last semi final of this year’s tournament on Saturday evening to become the first club in Burundi making it to this level.

Defender Celestine Habonimana scored the all-important 75th minute when he headed home a cross from Ndikumana Yusufu to book their fifth class with the Rwandese champions in a stretch of less than twelve months.

“We are aware of their [Vital’O] strength and we shall attack them from onset to look for early goals, destroy their system of play and keep them on pressure,” Andreas Spier APR’s German tactician told reporters on Sunday.

APR will miss the services of their central defender John Baptiste Mugiraneza who was sent off during their semi final match against El-Merreikh and Eric Nsabimana who acquired a second yellow card in the same match while Vital’O will have all their players legible for the game.

El-Merreikh and Rayon Sport faceoff in the classification match is scheduled for 5:30 pm.

Ugandan representatives Express and URA were eliminated at the quarterfinal stage by Rwandese sides APR and Rayon Sport 2-0 and 3-2 respectively.

The winners of this championship will take home US$ 30,000, the first runners up US$ 20,000 and the third club US$ 10,000. The prize money is a donation from Rwandan president Paul Kagame

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