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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

Man United, Spurs seek FA Cup success

Today Tottenham vs Man United 6:15pm Manchester United head into Saturday’s FA Cup semifinal against Tottenham Hotspur needing to keep their hopes of silverware alive to save their season. However, Spurs are just as hungry as they aim to end a decade-long wait for a trophy and confirm...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:59pm

Barca face Sevilla in Copa del Rey final

Barcelona and Sevilla will know the success of their respective seasons is on the line when they go head to head in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. The Cup would certainly have been third on Barca’s list of priorities only a month ago, but the shattering Champions League defeat to Roma...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:45pm

Atletico slump, Malaga relegated

Atletico Madrid slumped to a 3-0 defeat at resurgent Real Sociedad on Thursday which means Barcelona need one more victory to wrap up a 25th Spanish La Liga title while Malaga were relegated after losing 1-0 at Levante. Second-placed Atletico were outplayed by Sociedad from start to finish and...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:35pm

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