CECAFA Kagame Clubs Cup: St. George defeat APR 3-1, Ulinzi demolish Ports FC 9-0
Morogoro, Tanzania Ã¢â‚¬â€œ EthiopiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s representative St. George FC, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Ulinzi of Kenya in the Group C opener of the CECAFA Kagame Clubs Cup on Tuesday, beat APR of Rwanda 3-1 here today according to a report posted on the clubÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s website.
However, we cannot independently confirm the report.
It was APR who beat St. George 2-1 at last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s final match.
In todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s other match, Ulinzi of Kenya demolish Ports FC of Djibouti 9-0 to go on top of the group with 4 points and 9 clear goals. The Saints are now in second place with 4 points +2 clear goals, followed by APR with 3 points and 2 clear goals, and Ports FC who lost both of their matches.
St. GeorgeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s remaining match will be against last-placed Ports FC, who conceded a total of 14 goals in two matches, while APR will take on group leader Ulinzi on Saturday.
Group C Standings:
|St. George (Ethiopia||2||1||1||0||3||1||+2||4|
|Ports FC (Djibouti)||2||0||0||2||0||13||-13||0|
The following report is from SuperSport.com
St George gain revenge against APR
Ugandan international Prince Godwin notched a brace as EthiopiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s St George gained sweet revenge over arch rivals APR of Rwanda demolishing them 3-1 in a repeat of the 2010 Cecafa Kagame Cup final.
Suleiman Mohamed broke the deadlock for St. George in the 18th minute after his shot was spilled by APR keeper Jean Claude Ndoli into his own net.
APR mounted a comeback and the pressure paid off as Jean Claude Iranzi beat Robert Odongkara from an acute angle in the 22nd minute to level matters.
Both teams went into the break tied at 1-1 but the Ethiopians were the stronger side after resumption with Godwin netting twice in quick succession in the 51st and 53rd minutes capitalizing on a defensive lapse to beat keeper Jean Claude Ndoli.
The win put Ulinzi Stars at the top of Group C on goal difference against St. George although they tie at four points apiece with APR third with three points.
In the post match interviews APR coach Ernest Brandts blamed his keeper for the mistakes as he told SuperSport.com, “we have to win our next match but my goal keeper really let me down today.”
His counterpart Giuseppe Dosena was elated with the win, “this is just another chapter but we still have an important game to play against Ports though we have one foot in the quarters”.