APR qualified for the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup after a 2-1 victory over the city of Mogadishu in Somalia in the second leg of the preliminary round.
The military team, which entered the second leg with a 0-0 draw, came from behind to score twice thanks to Djabel Manishimwe and Hassan Karera.
The visitors scored first in the 24th minute thanks to Bi Marc Boue, but Manishimwe equalized in the 60th minute while Karera scored the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute.
The APR will still have a mountain to climb against Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel who qualified for the next stage without kicking a ball.
The army will host Etoile du Sahel in the first leg at the start of October 15, while the return leg will take place in Tunisia on October 23.
Etoile du Sahel have never lost against the RPA in their last two meetings.
The APR has a bad record in the Champions League, but its opponents have excelled in continental competition by winning a CAF Champions League, 2 CAF Supercup titles, 2 CAF Confederation Cup titles and 2 African Cup Winners Cups.
Last season, APR FC lost to Kenyan Gor Mahia in the first round of the Champions League.
APR have a busy campaign ahead as they prepare to represent the country in the 2020/21 CAF Champions League, the Peace Cup and attempt to retain the league title they won undefeated in the last season.
APR 2-1 Mogadishu