Rwanda’s APR Coach Risks Touchline Ban

The coach received a straight red card after invading the pitch to kick out a ball that had been thrown from the crowd...
Defending champions APR's Dutch coach, Erik Paske, risks a touchline ban after he was sent from the bench during Saturday's league opener against Police at Mumena stadium.

Paske was shown a straight red card by referee Michel Gasingwa after interfering with play as Jimmy Gatete inspired the Police side to press hard for a point.

The Ferwafa Chief Executive Officer Jules Kalisa told New Times Sport yesterday that Paske's fate will be known later this week after a meeting between the federation and the coaching body, an association responsible for the welfare of local club coaches.

"In normal circumstances, a coach who has been sent off is banned from the touchline but we are waiting for the coaching body's stand before we take any action," Kalisa said.

Paske walked onto the pitch to kick out a ball that had been thrown from the crowd but Gasingwa did not like the gesture and reacted by dismissing the coach.

A brace from Bokota Labama and Lwamba Bebeto saw the reigning champions through against a spirited and hard tackling Police side.

James Momanyi,