Sports

Scenes of jubilation as Rayon Sports stars return home to triumphant welcome

 Rayon Sports players received a hero's welcome on returning home on Friday morning from Mozambique after they reached the group stage of CAF Confederation Cup. Rayon Sports became first Rwandan club to qualify for the lucrative 16-team league stage.   Thousands of...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:49pm

Police FC coach Seninga resigns

The head coach of Police FC and his assistant Justin Bisengimana, have resigned from the club after a run of poor results. Seninga’s resignation marks the end of his relationship with the cops’ side which has lasted three years. Rwanda National Police wrote on twitter; “...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:42am

Rayon to reward players after CAF qualification

Rayon Sports will give special bonuses to their players after the team qualified for the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup, according to the club’s secretary general Bernard Itangishaka. Each of the 18 players that traveled to Maputo will get Rwf2.8m while the players who didn’...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:36pm

Espoir battle REG in basketball league

Today UGB Vs APR 6pm Espoir Vs REG 8pm Saturday Men Patriots Vs Rusizi 1pm Women The Hoops Vs IPRC- South 3pm Star Times national basketball league side Espoir take on champions REG today at Amahoro indoors stadium hoping to be the first side to defeat them twice this season. The five...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:34pm

Kwibuka24 rugby 7s set for June

The Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) has announced that this year’s Kwubuka24 Rugby memorial sevens tournament will take place on June 9 at the Ferwafa training ground in Remera. The competition is the sixth edition of the annual memorial rugby sevens organised to commemorate victims of the...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:28pm

Relegation battle heats up

By Peter Kamasa & Damas Sikubwabo Friday APR vs Marines Etincelles vs Espoir Kirehe vs Amagaju Bugesera vs Musanze Gicumbi vs Sunrise Sunday SC Kiyovu vs Rayon Sports Miroplast vs AS Kigali The battle to stay in the Azam Rwanda Premier League takes centre stage this weekend...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:25pm

Police, Mukura game cancelled due to heavy rain.

Monday Police vs Mukura (Kigali Stadium) Friday APR Vs Marines Etincelles Vs Espoir Gicumbi Vs Sunrise Kirehe Vs Amagaju Bugesera Vs Musanze The Azam Rwanda Premier League match between Police FC and Mukura Victory Sports that was scheduled for Thursday evening at Kicukiro Stadium...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:13pm

Commonwealth athletes return

Medal-less Team Rwanda returned home Thursday from the Commonwealth Games that have been taking place in Australia. The team led by the National Olympic President Valens Munyabagisha, landed at Kigali International Airport on Thursday at 6:00 am. However, the team...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:46pm

U19 AFCON Qualifiers: Kenya fly in today ahead of CAF tie against Junior Wasps

Kenya National U20 Team Rising Stars, is expected in Kigali this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s second-leg clash against Junior Wasps in qualifiers of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations. According to Football Kenya Federation, the team lands at Kigali International Airport at 3:10...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2:40pm

Rayon reach group stage of CAF Confed Cup in historic feat

Rayon Sports have become the first Rwandan club to progress to the group stage of any CAF club competition after eliminating Clube de Desportos da Costa do Sol of Mozambique in Confederation Cup playoffs yesterday. Despite losing the return leg 2-0, the Rwandan side advanced on a 3-2 aggregate win...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2:38am

Basketball: Struggling UGB take on APR

UNITED Generation Basketball (UGB) will be hoping they can pull off a rare win against rivals APR when the two sides face-off on Friday at Amahoro indoor stadium. After twelve games played, youthful UGB are seventh on the eight-team league table with 15 points, from three victories and nine losses...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:59am

Hadi to participate in Tour du Senegal

Former national cycling team captain Janvier Hadi is set for his first international appearance since 2016 when Team Rwanda takes part in the 17th edition of Tour du Senegal that runs from April 22-29. Team Rwanda Cycling will be making its second appearance at the annual 2.2 UCI category race....

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:59am

Karate team starts Africa Championship preps

The national karate team has started training ahead of the 17th edition of the Africa Karate Championship scheduled in Rwanda from August 28 to September 02. The provisional team, composed of sixty players, started training on Tuesday at Amahoro national stadium and will also be training during...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:50am

Bagirishya named U20 national handball team coach

Rwanda Handball Federation (Ferwahand) has appointed Anaclet Bagirishya as the head coach of the national handball Under-20. He replaces Antoine Ntabanganyimana. Jean-Paul Ngarambe, Ferwahand’s secretary-general, confirmed the development to Times Sport yesterday. Bagirishya, who also...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:50am

Under-pressure Seninga faces Mukura in a must-win clash

Today Police Vs Mukura Friday APR Vs Marines Etincelles Vs Espoir Gicumbi Vs Sunrise Kirehe Vs Amagaju Bugesera Vs Musanze Police FC head coach Innocent Seninga will be hoping his team can have a good second half of the season after a poor showing in the first round where they lost six...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:50am

Rayon Sports fans bullish ahead of CAF tie

Rayon Sports fans are confident their team has what it takes to avoid an upset when they take on Costa do Sol in Maputo tonight. The ‘Blues’ overpowered the Mozambican side in a resounding 3-0 victory in the first-leg on March 6 in KIgali two weeks ago. The 8-time Rwandan champions,...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:49pm

Arab League backs Morocco’s WC bid

A summit of Arab nations has unanimously adopted a decision to support Morocco's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup finals. The April 15 decision was reached during the 29th Arab Summit in the Saudi Arabian city of Dhahran.  “The decision of the Summit commits all member states to...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 1:20pm

Rayon Sports on brink of history

Today Costa Do Sol vs Rayon Sports (Estadio Nacional do Zimpeto, 7:00pm) Fosa Juniors vs Aduana Stars FC Club Athlétique vs St George Wolaitta Dicha vs Young Africans Enyimba vs Bidvest Wits Deportivo Niefang vs Athletic Club Akwa United vs El Hilal Djoliba vs MFM Supersport vs Gor Mahia...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:13am

Gakwaya, Mugabo skip South Africa’s York Rally

Rwandan rally driver Jean-Claude Gakwaya and his navigator Jean-Claude Mugabo will skip the York Rally, the third round of Africa Rally Champion (ARC)  that takes place from April 19-21 in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Mugabo cited financial constraints as the reason that made the duo drop out of...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:59pm

Kirehe FC appoints Kalisa as new head coach

AZAM RWANDA Premier League side Kirehe FC have named François Kalisa as their new head coach and tasked him with making the clubs stay in top flight league. He signed a six-month contract to replace Abdoul Karim ‘Coka’ Nduhirabandi, who resigned last week Club president Christopher...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:56pm