Etincelles’ striker Sylva Ochaya (C), leads the league top scoring chart with 10 goals, and he will be looking to add to his tally against APR on Wednesday. The New Times/T. Kisambira.

Seven points separate the army side and the law and order enforcers, who have, however, played two games more.

APR’s Dutch coach Ernie Brandts will miss five of his influential players namely Seleman Ndikumana (head injury), Douglas Lopes (ankle injury) and trio of Jean Baptist Mugiraneza, Ismail Nshutiyamagara, St. Preux Leonel to suspension.

“This is a very important game for us because we want to win it not only to close the gap on Police, but also as part of our preparations for the return leg against Etoile du Sahel.

“We have to keep a winning mentality. It is very important because we are trying to build a team, you have to keep a right mentality,” noted Brandts.

APR, who have won the league an incredible 12 times in 16 years, are third in the league, seven points adrift of league Police.

Today’s opponents, Etincelles, stand in sixth position. Their striker, Sylva Ochaya, is the league top scorer.

Police host struggling La Jeunesse at Kicukiro and will be hoping for a win to keep their grip on the top spot regardless of what happens elsewhere.

At the Kigali Regional stadium in Nyamirambo, SC Kiyovu, who were eliminated from the Orange Confederation Cup, last month, take on AS Kigali, while Nyanza face Isonga at Mumena stadium.

Second placed Mukura hosts Marines at Kamena, while out of sorts Rayon Sports visit Amagaju in Nyamagabe hoping to win and keep within touching distance of the front-runners.

PNFL, Today

Police vs La Jeunesse
Kiyovu vs AS Kigali
Isonga vs Nyanza
Etincelles vs APR
Mukura vs Marines
Amagaju vs Rayon Sports

By Bonnie Mugabe, The New Times

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