The rivalry between Rwanda giants APR FC and Rayon Sports might be bitter amongst fans and on the pitch but when it comes to players crossing from one side to another it’s a common happening.
The latest player in the mix is Amavubi Stars forward Ernest Sugira who moved to Rayon Sports from APR FC on a six months loan deal.
Sugira rejoined APR FC for a second stint in 2017 following an unsuccessful stint at DRC side AS Vita. After the expiry of his initial one-year contract, he was given a two-year extension by then manager Jimmy Mulisa at the start of the 2019/20 season.
With Mulisa shown the exit by APR, Sugira found himself cast out by new head coach Mohammed Adil Erradi, and despite putting on impressive displays for the Rwanda national team, he still could not dictate a regular spot at the club.
The forward then came out to openly criticize Mohammed’s coaching style. “I am not comfortable with the coaching system the club uses,” Sugira told media.
Soon he was suspended from the first team, and when he was instructed to get involved with the club’s reserve team, it surely marked the end of his time at APR.
On Tuesday, the former AS Muhanga and AS Kigali forward officially commenced training with Rayon Sports at Nzove Training Center in preparation of the Rwanda Premier League second round.
Rayon Sports who are the reigning champions of the Rwanda Premier League ended the first half of the season in third place on 31 points, six behind leaders and rivals APR FC.