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Bizimana signs for Belgian club Waasland-Beveren

APR midfielder Djihad Bizimana has joined Belgian first division side Waasland-Beveren on a three-year deal. According to the Waasland-Beveren website, Bizimana will officially join the side at the start of the 2018-2019 season.   The 21-year old holding midfielder signed a contract...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:19pm

Over 8000 to take part in Kigali Peace Marathon

More than 8000 athletes are expected to take part in the Kigali International Peace Marathon, according to Jean-Pierre Ndacyayisenga, the technical director of the Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF). The 14th edition of the annual race is scheduled for May 20. Unlike previous editions where...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:40pm

Three drivers in contention for African Rally Championship glory

ARC Standings Manvir Baryan (KEN), 25 points Carlo Tundo (KEN), 25 points Gary Chayne (IVC), 25 points Piero Cannobio (KEN), 19 points Guy Botterill (SA), 18 points The 2018 Africa Rally Championship (ARC) looks to be a fantastic year for fans of rally because it is now a three-way tie...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:11am

Bizimana passes trials at Belgian club Waasland-Beveren

APR midfielder Djihad Bizimana has passed trials with Belgian first division side Waasland-Beveren, Times Sport can confirm. The 21-year-old left the country for Belgium a fortnight ago where he has been undergoing trials and is said to have impressed the club’s technical staff. The...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:14pm

Rwanda to play Ghana in Africa Bronze Rugby Cup

The national rugby team, Silverbacks, will face Ghana in the 2018 Africa Bronze Rugby Cup on May 9 at Accra Sports Stadium. The tournament runs from May 9 to May 12 and it will attract four teams, namely Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda and Mauritius. According to Silverbacks head coach Claude Aime Ezour,...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:12pm

Handball: Bagirishya looks to strong start to regional tourney

The U20 national handball team coach, Anaclet Bagirishya, says his team will be out to avoid defeat in their opening game at the forthcoming 2018 Challenge Trophy that runs from May 14-20 in Kampala, Uganda.  The Rwanda Handball Federation last week appointed Bagirishya to replace...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 3:35pm

Second Div: Sorwathe, Pepiniere progress to playoffs stage

SECOND Division football league sides Sorwathe and Pepiniere have booked tickets to the second division quarter-finals. The two were in Group A. Sorwathe, unbeaten this season, progressed to the playoffs stage of the second tier on Sunday after a goalless draw with Aspor while their rivals...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 3:28pm

Etincelles, Rayon Sports clash in Peace Cup today

Today Etincelles Vs Rayon Sports 3:30pm Etincelles FC will be hoping to set one foot in the quarterfinals of the Peace Cup for the first time in nine years by defeating Rayon Sports this afternoon at Umuganda Stadium. The match was initially supposed to take place early this month but was...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:07am

Irrepressible Mohamed Salah fires five star Liverpool until late Roma double raises old doubts

Jurgen Klopp called it “all-inclusive football”, or in other words a night when Anfield witnessed the demolition of Roma followed by what they hope was not a chilling sequel, that being the start of another momentous comeback when these two clubs reconvene for the second leg next...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:56am

Basketball league: Patriots skipper cautions teammates as title race hots up

Rwanda national basketball team skipper Aristide Mugabe has challenged his Patriots teammates to up their game as the Star Times Basketball National League reaches a crucial stage. The 30-year-old point-guard made the appeal in an interview with Times Sport yesterday. Patriots thrashed struggling...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:04pm

Oman businessmen set to open sports centre in Rwanda

Oman-based businessmen Said Nasser Abdullah Al Kindi, Abdul Rahim Sleyim Salmeen Al Hajri, Sulaiman Khamis Salim Al Obaidani and Majid Sulaiman Salim Al Wahaibi are in Rwanda to hold discussions with Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) member association, Ijabo Ryawe Rwanda, on the feasibility of...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:02pm

I can’t wait to play for Amavubi again – Kagere

Forward Meddie Kagere has said he is looking forward to playing for the Amavubi again. Kagere, 32, who currently plies his trade with Kenyan giants Gor Mahia, was speaking yesterday after he completed his naturalization process. Kagere, originally from Uganda, was sworn in as Rwandan at the City...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:58pm

I am happy to be Rwandan – Meddie Kagere

Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere is a happy man after acquiring Rwandan citizenship which opens the door for his possible return to the Amavubi fold.   Kagere was sworn in as Rwandan at the City Hall in Kigali Tuesday completing his naturalisation process. “It’s an amazing...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:51pm

Meddie Kagere, four others acquire Rwandan citizenship

FOOTBALLERS Meddie Kagere (Gor Mahia, Kenya) Hussein Cyiza (Mukura), Jimmy Mashingirwa ‘Mbaraga’ Kibengo (AS Kigali), Andre Fils Lomami (Kiyovu) and Peter ‘Kagabo’ Otema (Musanze) yesterday completed their naturalisation process. The footballers were among 12 people who...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:02am

She-Amavubi enter camp ahead of Cecafa Cup

The National Women Team, ‘She-Amavubi’, yesterday started residential training ahead of Cecafa Women Challenge Cup which runs from May 11-22 in Kigali. The tournament will attract eight countries, namely; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Burundi, Ethiopia, Djibouti and hosts Rwanda....

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:50am

Why Rwanda missed U19 Africa beach volleyball tourney

Rwanda failed to participate in the U19 Africa beach volleyball championships due to financial constraints, it has emerged. The tournament took place in DR Congo from April 20 -22. The secretary-general of Rwanda volleyball federation (FRVB), Adalbert Mfashimana, speaking in an exclusive...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:53am

Confederation Cup: Rayon draw Gor Mahia, Young Africans

RAYON Sports have been drawn in Group D alongside regional titans, Young Africans of Tanzania and Gor Mahia of Kenya. Algerian side USM Algiers is the fourth member of the pool. The Azam Rwanda Premier League champions Rayon was handed the three group opponents during a draw ceremony held at the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 9:30am

Minneart not scared of Rayon AFCON group opponents

Rayon Sports head Coach Ivan Minneart is relatively pleased with his side’s draw for the 2018 Total CAF Confederation Cup group stage held in Egypt on Saturday. Nonetheless he does not  expect any easy match.  Rayon Sports were drawn in Group D of the CAF Confederation Cup, which...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:41am

Kiyovu hold Rayon

Sunday SC Kiyovu 2-2 Rayon Sports Miroplast 0-3 AS Kigali Rayon Sports came from behind twice to salvage a point against SC Kiyovu in their latest effort to retain their Azam Rwanda Premier League title, at Kigali Stadium, yesterday. Former Rayon player Fabrice Mugheni Kakule put SC Kiyovu...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:36am

Juniors Wasps urged to remain focused ahead of Zambia clash

Rwanda’s U20 Junior Wasps head coach Vincent Mashami has urged his young guns to remain focused ahead of their next 2019 Total AFCON qualification round against defending champions Zambia slated for May 11. Rwanda will host the first leg on Friday, May 11 before the second leg in Zambia on...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:53pm