Yanga opponents APR snatch new coach

03Mar 2016
Correspondent
The Guardian
Yanga opponents APR snatch new coach

RWANDA champions APR have secured the services of a new coach to train the team ahead of next week’s CAF Champions League tie against visiting Yanga to be played at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali.

Nizar Khanfir

Confirmed reports from Kigali have it that APR will now be under coach Nizar Khanfir from Tunisia. The coach used to provide his services to Tunisia’s top flight side of Stade Gabesien before crossing over to the Rwanda champions.

The coach is expected to land in Kigali any moment ahead of official introduction to fans and members of the Rwanda champs on Sunday.

The coach will be replacing Serbian Dusan 'Dule' Suljagic and his immediate assistant for the job will be home-based trainer, Emmanuel Rubona.

Besides securing the services of the new coach, APR is also planning to send secret agents to follow through the Mainland premiership derby between Yanga and Azam to be played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

The agents will be assessing the prowess of Yanga in a move to weigh their prowess before flying back to Kigali and plot an onslaught.

Yanga and APR will meet in the CAF Champions League second round encounter after both teams made a breakthrough past the opening round. Yanga dispatched Cercle de Joachim from Mauritius by 3-0 goals aggregate while APR made a mockery over Swaziland’s Mbabane Swallows by 4-2 goals.

Both Yanga and APR have met several times during the annual Kagame Cup championships. Yanga coach Hans van Pluijm has to set up new strategy to overcome the possibly new-look APR under the Tunisian coach.

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