Sports

Meet Kimenyi, Rwanda’s fast-rising goalkeeper

Rwanda may be an average footballing country, or below average for that matter, but the country has got football stars of its own. Looking back in fifteen years or so, a few names could pop-up such as Jimmy Gatete, late Hamad Katauti Ndikumana, and Desire Mbonabucya to mention but a few. A decade...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 2:14pm

AS Kigali thrash Bugesera to close in on leaders APR

Friday AS Kigali 4-0 Bugesera AS Kigali recovered from Tuesday’s 4-1 defeat to SC Kiyovu to sink Bugesera 4-0 on Friday  at Kigali Stadium. The hosts controlled the game from start to finish. Ugandan striker Flank Kalanda got his name on the score-sheet twice, in the 28th and 69th...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 2:12pm

RRA eye spot to playoffs final

By Damas Sikubwabo Today Men’s finals, game 1 Gisagara Vs REG; 3p.m Third place APR Vs UTB; 4p.m Women’s semi-finals, game 2 RRA Vs KVC 2pm APR Vs Ruhango; 3p.m REIGNING Champions Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) women volleyball have their sights set on the playoff games...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:31am

Kiyovu face Etincelles

Today, 3:30pm Sunrise Vs Police Amagaju Vs Gicumbi Etincelles Vs Kiyovu SC Kiyovu will be seeking to extend their winning streak to three games when they take on Etincelles this afternoon at Umuganda stadium in Rubavu in an Azam Rwanda Premier League fixture. SC Kiyovu will go into the game...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:25am

Team Rwanda begin medal hunt at Tour du Cameroun

Today Stage 1 Pouma - Kribi – 154.4km TEAM Rwanda, the national cycling team, start their quest for top honours at the Tour du Cameroun today. The 15th edition of the UCI Africa Tour 2.2 race category gets underway today and will run through June 23 with a total of 10 teams from Africa...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:25am

Nyirarukundo in India for Bangalore 10km race

After landing a second gold in the annual Kigali International Peace Marathon last Sunday, Rwanda’s star middle and long distance runner Salome Nyirarukundo is now in India where she is set to compete at this year’s 10-kilometre Break Course in Bangalore. The 21-year old left on Friday...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:04am

Cycling: Team Rwanda in Yaoundé for Tour du Cameroun

Roadmap – Tour du Cameroun 2018 May 26: Stage 1  Pouma - Kribi – 154.4km May 27: Stage 2  Kribi - Douala – 175.7km May 28: Stage 3  Douala - Douala - 108km May 29: Stage 4  Douala - Limbe – 85.5km May 31: Stage 5 Mbanga - Bafang...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:15am

Minneart praises players’ mentality after win to Etincelles

IVAN Minneart, the Rayon Sports head coach, has praised the team spirit and determination of his players that saw them storm the quarter-finals of the 2018 Peace Cup following a 2-0 win over Etincelles on Wednesday. This was Rayon’s first victory in eight games in all competitions. The last...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:13am

Basketball: GMT regional edition kicksoff with 7 teams from DR Congo

Today Men Group A REG (Rwanda) Vs Terreur (DR Congo); 8pm Group B APR (Rwanda) Vs Goma Bulls (DR Congo); 6pm Veterans (Men) Patriots (Rwanda) Vs VCGB (DR Congo); 6pm Espoir (Rwanda) Vs UGB (Rwanda) 8pm A TOTAL of seven clubs from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo are in town...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:37am

AS Kigali seek to bounce back after Kiyovu defeat

Today AS Kigali Vs Bugesera Thursday Musanze 1-2 APR AS Kigali are keen on bouncing back from Tuesday’s nightmare of 4-1 defeat to SC Kiyovu, when they take on Bugesera this afternoon at Kigali Stadium – starting at 3:30pm. The City of Kigali-sponsored side is now in second...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:37am

FIFA Council Meeting: Delegates in Kigali for inspection visit

FIFA officials have started a second inspection visit in Kigali, in preparation for the eighth FIFA Council Meeting scheduled for October 25-26. The six-member delegation, led by FIFA’s Senior Corporate Events Manager Antonetta Santagata, arrived in the country on Tuesday ...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 2:54pm

Handball team rues poor preps despite Challenge Trophy triumph

Rwanda’s junior handball team head coach Anaclet Bagirishya has said that he was not impressed with his team’s preparations despite his youngsters retaining the IHF Africa Zone 5B Challenge title in Uganda.   Rwanda overcame the hosts 32-27 to claim the 2018 regional...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 2:47pm

Arsenal fans welcome Rwanda-Arsenal deal

ARSENAL fans in Rwanda have welcomed the newly announced partnership between Rwanda and the topflight English Premier League football club. The three-year deal will see all Arsenal teams wear ‘Visit Rwanda’ on the left sleeves of their shirts during matchdays. The deal was announced...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:37am

Kwizera, Tchabalala on target as Rayon advance to Peace Cup quarters

Wednesday Rayon 2-1 Etincelles (3-1) June 12-13 Quarter-finals (first-leg) Marines Vs Rayon Police Vs APR Bugesera Vs Sunrise Mukura Vs Amagaju RAYON Sports eased into the quarter-finals of Peace Cup 3-1 on aggregate as Pierrot Kwizera and Hussein ‘Tchabalala’ Shaban...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:31am

Sugira starts training after 10-month injury ordeal

Rwanda international and APR FC forward Ernest Sugira has edged closer to a return to competitive football after ten months on the sidelines with left leg injury. The 27-year-old striker has not kicked a ball since August 2017 when the former AS Kigali goal-machine suffered a fractured left-leg...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:19am

AS Kigali’s Nsabimana out for the rest of season

AS Kigali midfielder Eric Nsabimana has been ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining a minor compression fracture on his neck in Tuesday’s 4-1 defeat to SC Kiyovu. With 15 minutes to play, SC Kiyovu skipper Fabrice Mugheni Kakule hit Nsabimana with an elbow on the neck with the...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:13am

Mustafa inspires Kiyovu to 4-1 thrashing of AS Kigali

Tuesday Kiyovu 4-1 AS Kigali FRANCIS Mustafa scored a hat-trick and as SC Kiyovu romped to 4-1 Azam Rwanda Premier League victory over AS Kigali on Tuesday at Mumena stadium. The Burundian-born forward put his side ahead with a well taken shot in the 32nd minute before completing a first-half...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:29am

Petrovic urges his players to stay grounded after big win

Thursday Musanze Vs APR Monday APR 6-0 Amagaju APR head coach Ljubomir ‘Ljupko’ Petrovic has encouraged his players to remain ‘grounded and focused’ after mauling Amagaju The military side thrashed struggling Amagaju 6-0 on Monday at Kigali Stadium. Muhadjir Hakizimana...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:21am

REG optimistic for GMT double

FOLLOWING their triumphant campaign in the just-concluded local edition of this year’s Genocide Memorial Tournament, REG Basketball Club have turned their attention to the upcoming GMT regional edition, scheduled May 25-27. On Sunday, former league champions REG showed no mercy, inflicting a...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:15am

Div2 League: Intare eye win over Heroes for top spot

Today Intare Vs Heroes ; 3pm SECOND division football league side Intare FC are keen on earning a  win over Heroes to finish the group stage on top of Pool B, which would boost their chances of getting promoted to the topflight league. Still unbeaten after 19 games, Intare host rivals...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 1:14am