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Dear African teams, we can do better!

One would say ‘so far so good’, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been nothing short of thrilling – unless of course you are rooting for African teams. Generally, we have witnessed bitter losses and heroic efforts, but most strikingly, we have seen controversial decisions by...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:28pm

More Penalties awarded at Russia World Cup than the whole Brazil Group Stage

SAMARA (Sputnik) - There have now been more penalties awarded at the 2018 World Cup in Russia so far than in the entire group stage of the previous tournament in Brazil in 2014, FIFA said via their official Twitter account on Thursday. Australia captain Mile Jedinak converted the 11th...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 7:54pm

FIBA Africa Zone V: Boys into the final, Girls team set to lift the title

Today Girls Uganda vs Rwanda 2pm Boys’ semi-finals Tanzania 24-64 Rwanda Uganda vs Sudan 4pm The national U18 girls’ basketball team are just one game away from lifting this year’s FIBA Africa Zone V Championship taking place in Dar-es-Salama, Tanzania. Charles Mushumba...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 1:18pm

Kwibuka24: Karate memorial tourney set for Saturday

The national karate federation, Ferwaka, has revealed this year’s Genocide Memorial Tournament will be taking place on Saturday, June 23 at Amahoro Stadium. The one-day competition is open to all karatekas in different gender and weight categories. According to the local karake governing...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:39pm

'I might not be celebrating any goals': England head coach dislocates shoulder

England head coach Gareth Southgate dislocated his right shoulder while running near England's base camp in Repino, just outside St. Petersburg, during a scheduled day off from training. England defeated Tunisia 2-1 thanks to a brace from captain Harry Kane in their first Group G match on...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:15pm

FIFA World Cup 2018 breaks 1954 record of goalless draws

No goalless draws have been registered in the first 20 matches of the World Cup for the first time since 1954. Russia's squad won their opening two matches at the tournament beating Egypt 3-1 and thrashing Saudi Arabia 5-0 to book their place in the latter stages of the competition for the...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:15am

Basketball team lines-up friendly against Mozambique ahead of WCup Qualifiers

Saturday Rwanda        Vs           Mozambique 3pm Sunday Rwanda        Vs          Mozambique 3pm Rwanda senior basketball team...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:41pm

CECAFA Kagame Cup: APR, Singinda replace Yanga and St. George

APR of Rwanda and Singida United of Tanzania will replace Ethiopia’s St. George and Young Africans (Tanzania) at the forthcoming CECAFA Kagame Cup – slated for June 28 to July 12 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ljubomir Petrović’s APR and Singida United are placed in Group C...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:38pm

APR host Etincelles, AS Kigali chase 3 points away to Mukura

Today, 3:30pm APR             Vs         Etincelles Mukura      Vs        AS Kigali Espoir       ...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:35pm

Volleyball: Mana steps down, REG names Kwizera as new coach

The national volleyball league side, REG, have appointed former Rwanda international Pierre Marshal Kwizera as the club’s new head coach following the abrupt resignation of Jean Paul Mana from the position on Monday. Former coach Mana stepped down two days after losing to Gisagara in finals...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 4:15pm

Basketball: U18 teams maintain winning streak in Zone V Champs

Today Girls Rwanda vs Tanzania 2pm Tuesday Boys Rwanda 76-61 Uganda Girls Rwanda 69-36 Tanzania Rwanda U18 national basketball teams – boys and girls – have continued their unbeaten streak at the ongoing FIBA Africa Zone V Championship taking place at Uwanja wa Taifa indoor...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:45pm

Sitting Volleyball: Rwanda drawn in Group A at World Champs

Group stages Group A: Canada, Netherlands, Croatia and Rwanda Group B: America, Russia, Japan and Hungary Group C: China, Iran, Slovakia and Italy Group D: Brazil, Ukraine, Finland and Egypt The national women’s sitting volleyball team has been drawn in Group A at the forthcoming IPC...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:44pm

Tennis: Rwanda lose to Nigeria in Davis Cup opener

Rwandan tennis players lost to their Nigeria counterparts 3-0 in their Group A opening matches on Tuesday at the ongoing Davis Cup Africa Zone Group III Tennis Championship underway in Kenya. The multi-category tournament started on Saturday and will through June 24 at Nairobi Tennis Club. It was...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:23am

Tour du Rwanda 2018: Safety, anti-doping remain top priority

RWANDA Cycling Federation, (Ferwacy) president, Aimable Bayingana, has stressed that safety of cyclists and the fight against the use performance-enhancing drugs remains top priority at this year’s edition of Tour of Rwanda come August 5-12. “In order to keep our race clean, we shall...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:35pm

It’s not over yet, says Nshimiyimana

AS Kigali head ccoach Eric Nshimiyimana has fired a warning to rivals APR that his side still in the Azam Rwanda Premier League title race and, won’t give up until the last league game. During an exclusive interview with Times Sport on Tuesday, the veteran midfielder also urged his players...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:21pm

FIFA WORLD CUP: Senegal punish Polish errors for first African win

SENEGAL deservedly defeated Poland in a game of few chances on Tuesday night at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow to claim the first win by an African team at the World Cup - although there was a hint of controversy about their second goal. M'Baye Niang sprinted back on to the field of play after...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:54pm

Roberto Oliveira: Rayon Sports appoint the Brazilian as head coach

Rwandan champions Rayon Sports have appointed Brazilian Roberto Oliveira Goncalves do Carmo as their new first-team head coach, replacing Ivan Minneart who is set to be assigned as the club’s football academy coach. The 57-year old signed a one-year contract on Tuesday morning before driving...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 4:11pm

19 drivers for Huye Rally 2018

Nineteen Rally Drivers have registered to vie for championship points when the 2018 Huye Rally gets underway on the weekend of June 23-24 in Huye District, Southern Province. The 35th edition of the annual motosport event is the second round of the National Rally Championship, which is comprised...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 3:54pm

FIBA Africa Zone V: U18 boys maintain perfect start as girls get off to a positive note

Tuesday Girls Tanzania vs Rwanda 9am Boys Rwanda vs Uganda 3pm Monday results Girls Rwanda 46-35 Uganda Boys Rwanda 85-45 Tanzania The national U18 basketball teams, boys and girls, have got off to a promising note at the ongoing FIBA Africa Zone V Championship taking place at Uwanja...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:35am

Rwanda takes bold step to become a cycling powerhouse

Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) says that the country will soon become a continental cycling powerhouse, following a government decision to waive the 25 per cent levy that is currently  imposed on imported sports bicycles. While presenting the Rwf2.4 trillion budget for the 2018/2019...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 11:42pm