Sports

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

Cycling: Ndayisenga, Uwizeye off to France

Two-time Tour du Rwanda champion Valens Ndayisenga and Jean-Claude Uwizeye left the country on Saturday night to France, where they were due to join their new club Pays Olonne Cycliste Côte de Lumière.  Pays Olonne Cycliste Côte de Lumière (POCCL) is a professional cycling club affiliated to...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:36pm

Manvir Baryan wins York Rally

1. Manvir Baryan (KEY) 2. Guy Botteril    (SA) 3. Matthew Vacy (SA) 4. Leroy Gomes (ZAM) 5. AC Potgieter (SA) Defending Africa Rally champion Manvir Baryan, navigated by Drew Sturrock, won the York Rally in South Africa on Saturday, having led the field since Day I. Twenty-six...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:39pm

Team Rwanda cyclists start quest for glory at Tour du Senegal

Today Stage 1 (Dakar – Thies) 143km Team Rwanda, the National Cycling Team will start their quest for medals at the 17th Tour du Senegal today in the country’s capital – Dakar. The annual race, part of the UCI Africa Tour, paces off this morning, with cyclists competing in the...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:10am

Rwanda qualifies for AFCON U20 second round

Saturday Rwanda 0-0 Kenya (1-1 agg) The National U20 team has qualified for the second round of the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after holding Kenya’s Rising Stars to a 0-0 draw at Kigali Stadium yesterday. Rwanda progressed on the away goals rule and will now face defending...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:10am

Olympics Committee blames federations for Commonwealth Games medals drought

The National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) says the failure to win medals during the 2018 Gold Coast Games is a result of poor preparations of athletes by the responsible federations. Rwanda sent a contingent of 17 athletes to the games however the results were not any different from...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:01am

Rayon Sports turn focus to Azam premier league

Sunday SC Kiyovu vs Rayon Sports Miroplast vs AS Kigali Monday Police vs Mukura Rayon Sports will be hoping to close the gap on rivals APR when they take on Kiyovu in the Azam Rwanda premier league this afternoon at Kigali Stadium. The Blues who are fresh from a morale boosting...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:57pm

Fifty players invited for rugby training clinic

Fifty rugby players have been invited to attend a one-day training, assessment and condition exercise that will take place today at Utexrwa ground in Kigali. Majority of the players are from the eight domestic rugby clubs which feature in the MindSky national rugby league. The purpose of the one-...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:55pm

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

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

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 1:09am

U-20 Amavubi coach optimistic ahead of today’s crunch tie against Kenya

Saturday Rwanda U20 vs Kenya U20 3pm Rwanda’s Junior Wasps (Amavubi) head coach Vincent Mashami is optimistic that his side will beat Kenya’s Rising Stars in Saturday’s return leg of the African Youth Championships qualifiers at Kigali Stadium. Rwanda held Kenya to a 1-1 draw...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:20am

Rayon Sports to know CAF Confederation Cup opponents today

Rayon Sports will know their CAF Confederation Cup group opponents in today’s draw that takes place in Cairo, following their historic qualification after eliminating Costa do Sol of Mozambique with a 3-2 aggregate win in the play-off round. The event will be televised on South African pay...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:14am

What other local clubs ought to learn from Rayon Sports’ historic CAF qualification

Rayon Sports made history on Wednesday after progressing to the CAF Confederation Cup group stage and they deserve a round of applause for flying the country’s flag high. The CAF Confederation Cup is not an ordinary football competition; the fact is that stakes are high given the cash prizes...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:57pm

Lance Armstrong settles $100m US government lawsuit for $5m

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5m (£3.5m) to the US government to settle a long-running lawsuit that could have cost him $100m (£71m) in damages. The American, 46, was accused of fraud by cheating while riding for the publicly funded US Postal Service team. He was stripped of his...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:05pm

Arsene Wenger: The brilliant revolutionary who refused to change

The Arsene Wenger era - a story that started at Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers on 12 October 1996 - is finally over after his decision to step down as Arsenal manager. Wenger’s name is synonymous with Arsenal after winning three Premier Leagues, a record seven FA Cups and six Charity/...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:03pm