APR FC midfielder, Blaise Itangashaka landed a hot slap from his coach Ljubomir Petrovic for failing to heed instructions following a barren draw in a “Peace Cup” match on Friday.
Frustrated by the draw against Mukura Victory Sports, the Serbian embraced violence, slapping a helpless Blaise as fans and media watched at Kigali Stadium, Rwanda.
The 71-year-old’s emotional outbursts are not new to close observers but going to the extent of slapping a player he relies on to deliver positive results left many surprised.
In a recent incident during a league match, the 1991 EUFA Champions League winner stormed the pitch demanding to know why the referee was not ending a match against Musanze.
He also charged at the referee during a recent Cecafa Kagame Cup match in Tanzania after his team was bundled out of the regional championship.
APR is an army side which is tightly controlled and it has not been fruitful trying to get comments from them.
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