Rwandan military side APR FC will have to wait for another year before trying their luck in the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) competitions after missing out to reach the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup after losing 2-1 to RS Berkane of Morocco on Sunday.
Larbi Nadji and Mohamed Aziz scored the goals that gave the Moroccans a ticket to the next round of the competition while Lague Byiringiro netted the consolation goal for the army side.
APR has a poor record against North African teams and they have never reached the group stages since making their debut in 1997.
APR FC’s best campaign in the competition was in 2004 when they reached the third round.
APR's best campaign in Africa’s premier club competition was during the 2004 season when they reached the third round under the stewardship of late Jean Marie Ntagwabira.
Since then, APR, who are regarded as the country’s most successful club, has faltered in the continent’s elite competition.
APR have never reached the group stage since they made their debut in Africa’s premier club competition in 1997.