2012–13 Rwanda National Football League

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Rwanda National Football League
Season 2012–13
Champions Rayon Sports
(7th title)
Champions League Rayon Sports
Confederation Cup AS Kigali
(cup winner)
Matches played 182
Goals scored 354 (1.95 per match)
Biggest home win Police 6–0 Marines
(29 January 2013)[1]
Biggest away win Etincelles 0–5 Police
(21 April 2013)[2]
Etincelles 0–5 Rayon Sports
(4 May 2013)[3]
Highest scoring Rayon Sports 6–1 Muhanga
(12 May 2013)[4]
All statistics correct as of 25 May 2013.

The 2012–13 Rwanda National Football League (known as the Primus National Football League for sponsorship reasons) was the 36th season of the Rwanda National Football League since it began in 1975. The season began on 22 September 2012 and ended on 25 May 2013. Armée Patriotique Rwandaise were the defending champions, having won their record 13th title the previous season.

Rayon Sports won their 7th title, finishing at the top of the table with 57 points, and will represent Rwanda in the 2014 CAF Champions League.

Clubs[edit]

Changes from last season[edit]

The number of teams in the league increased from 13 last season to 14 this season after Nyanza's withdrawal and their replacement by Espoir in the league.[5]

Relegated from National Football League
Promoted from Second Division

Participating teams[edit]

Team Location
Amagaju Nyamagabe
A.P.R. Kigali
AS Kigali Kigali
Etincelles Rubavu
Espoir Rusizi
Isonga Kigali
Kiyovu Sports Kigali
La Jeunesse Kigali
Marines Rubavu
Muhanga Gitarama
Mukura Victory Huye
Musanze Ruhengeri
Police Kigali
Rayon Sports Nyanza

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Rayon Sports (C) (Q) 26 18 3 5 58 25 +33 57 Qualification to 2014 CAF Champions League
2 Police 26 14 10 2 40 13 +27 52
3 A.P.R. 26 12 10 4 31 20 +11 46
4 Mukura Victory 26 12 6 8 25 19 +6 42
5 La Jeunesse 26 11 7 8 27 24 +3 40
6 AS Kigali (Q) 26 10 9 7 24 18 +6 39 Qualification to 2014 CAF Confederation Cup 1
7 Musanze 26 9 9 8 24 21 +3 36
8 Kiyovu Sports 26 9 7 10 21 26 −5 34
9 Amagaju 26 7 10 9 18 21 −3 31
10 Espoir 26 8 6 12 20 28 −8 30
11 Muhanga 26 6 9 11 14 29 −15 27
12 Marines 26 6 6 14 16 38 −22 24
13 Etincelles 26 3 8 15 15 37 −22 17 Relegation to 2013–14 Rwandan Second Division
14 Isonga (R) 26 2 10 14 21 35 −14 16

Updated to games played on 25 May 2013.
Source: Primus National Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1AS Kigali qualified for the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup as winners of the 2013 Rwandan Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Locations of the 2012–13 Rwanda National Football League teams in Rwanda.
Home \ Away[1] AGJ APR ASK EFC ETC ISG KVS LJN MRN MHG MKV MSZ POL RYS
Amagaju 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–3 1–1
A.P.R. 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–4
AS Kigali 0–0 0–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–1
Espoir 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–3
Etincelles 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–5 0–5
Isonga 3–1 1–2 2–3 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2
Kiyovu Sports 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–2
La Jeunesse 3–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–2
Marines 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–4 2–0 0–1 0–1
Muhanga 1–0 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–3
Mukura Victory 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1
Musanze 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1
Police 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 6–0 0–0 1–0 1–1
Rayon Sports 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–3 3–2 1–0 3–1 0–1 4–0 6–1 2–1 3–2 2–0

Updated to games played on 25 May 2013.
Source: Primus National Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Police FC - Marines FC (29/01-2013 kl. 17:30)". Futaa.com. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Etincelles FC - Police FC (21/04-2013 kl. 15:30)". Futaa.com. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Etincelles FC - Rayon Sport (04/05-2013 kl. 16:30)". Futaa.com. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rayon Sport - Muhanga (12/05-2013 kl. 16:30)". Futaa.com. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Bonnie Mugabe (11 September 2012). "Champs APR face Marines". The New Times. Retrieved 27 October 2012.