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EAPCCO GAMES: Rwanda National Police beat Burundi in opening football and volleyball matches

Football: RNP 3-1 PNB

Volleyball: RNP 3-0 PNB

Rwanda National Police (RNP) overcame Burundi National Police in the opening football and volleyball matches played on Day One of the 4th edition of the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) Games, which started on Tuesday, March 21, in Kigali.

Muhadjir Hakizimana opened the score for the RNP inside the first ten minutes of the opening football match played at Kigali Pele Stadium but PNB cancelled the lead in the 27th minute through Titi Hakizimana.

Striker Didier Mugisha and Bosco Kayitaba scored a goal each in the second period to seal the well deserved victory for the hosts.

Kayitaba, who came in for Mugisha put his name on the score sheet with his first touch when he utilized the corner kick to nod in the third goal.

The RNP football team coach, Vincent Mashami, said: "This was an entertaining match playing a good side from Burundi. It is the first time that Rwanda has hosted the EAPCCO Games and this was the opening game of the tournament, so this win was important for us and for the host country."

In the volleyball game played at BK Arena, the RNP team also came out victorious winning three straight sets; 25-17 in the first period, 25-20 in the second period and 25-22 in the third period.