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CECAFA Women Challenge Cup set for July 19

Rwanda Football Federation, Ferwafa, has confirmed the hosting of the 2018 CECAFA Women Challenge Cup, scheduled to be staged from July19-27 in Kigali. Initially the event was supposed to take place on May 12-22 but it was postponed due to unavailability of hosting budget, which was initially...

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:40am

Sitting V-ball teams report to residential camp ahead of World Champs

The national sitting volleyball teams, men and women, have embarked on a two-week residential camp for intensive preparations ahead of the upcoming 2018 World Sitting Volleyball Championships due July 15-22 in the Netherlands. After three months of non-residential training at Amahoro Stadium,...

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:37am

Five reasons Germany have failed at the World Cup

Germany have failed to qualify from the group stages at a World Cup finals for the first time since 1938. AFP looks at five reasons why the holders performed so badly in Russia: Loew’s misguided loyalty Head coach Joachim Loew has always stuck by his tried and trusted stars - but it was...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:41pm

World Cup: England’s game Vs Colombia ‘biggest knockout game for decade’

England’s last-16 World Cup tie against Colombia is the national side’s “biggest knockout game for a decade”, says manager Gareth Southgate. England will play the South Americans on Tuesday after a 1-0 loss to Belgium saw them finish runners-up in Group G. Southgate said...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:35pm

Who needs football? Cricket has billion-plus fans, survey finds

The football World Cup may be attracting viewers across the planet but cricket has a huge audience too, with a fanbase of more than a billion people, a major new survey says. The report, conducted by Nielsen Sports for the International Cricket Council (ICC), put the number of fans at 1.039...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:31pm

Four Lessons from Egypt’s World Cup Experience

Egypt’s national soccer team rode to Russia for their first World Cup finals in 28 years on a wave of lofty expectations and potent fan enthusiasm. They are now returning home having lost all of their games – no small disappointment for a country that takes both soccer and national...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:25pm

Strive for excellence, Gen. Nyamvumba tells cricketers ahead of regional tourney

RWANDA national senior men’s cricket team has been urged to ‘be confident and strive for victory’ when the country hosts the ICC World T20 Africa ‘B’ Qualifiers next week at Gahanga Cricket Stadium – from July 7 to 15 in Kigali. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 5:56pm

Havugimana eyes Kenya Tennis Open title

Rwanda’s second seed Olivier Havugimana is keen on putting up a commanding performance during the upcoming Kenya Open tournament – for July 26 to August 1 in Nairobi. The 22-year-old has intensified preparations to make amends at the week-long tournament in Kenya after two poor...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:29am

CECAFA Kagame Cup: APR start title quest against Singida

Today Group A JKU (Zan)      Vs     Vipers (UG) Azam (TZ)     Vs     Kator (SS) Group C Singida(TZ)   Vs     APR (RWA)   THREE-time CECAFA Kagame Cup champions, APR FC,...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:18am

FIBA WCup Qualifiers: Rwanda take on Mali in Group B opener

Today Mali           Vs      Rwanda 5pm Nigeria     Vs      Uganda 8:30pm   The national senior basketball team will, today, begin their daunting task for a ticket to the...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:07am

Ten confirmed to attend table tennis training camp in China

Three coaches and seven Rwanda national table tennis players are set for a two-month training camp in China. Times Sport has learnt. According to Yves Ndizeye, the national table tennis team’s technical director who will also be among the training beneficiaries, revealed that the delegation...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:04am

Robertinho urges Rayon players to “be disciplined” ahead of CECAFA Cup

Newly appointed Rayon Sports head coach Roberto Oliveira Goncalves de Calmo, a.k.a Robertinho, has revealed ‘high discipline’ will be his number one priority during his tenure as he leads the Blues at the upcoming CECAFA Kagame Cup in Tanzania. The Brazilian urged his players to...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:50am

First ANOCA regional forum kicks-off in Kigali

The first Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) – Zone 5 regional forum will be launched in Kigali today at Hotel de Mille Collines. The two-day forum, which concludes tomorrow, has brought together 40 delegates from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya,...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:52am

Russia 2018: Loew considers quitting after shock exit

Joachim Loew says he needs time to decide his future after Germany crashed out of the World Cup finals following a shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea on Wednesday. After 12 years in charge, Germany’s head coach will be under intense pressure to resign in the coming days, despite having only...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:49am

Kagere completes move to TZ’s Simba

Rwanda international Meddie Kagere has completed his controversial but lucrative move to Tanzanian giants Simba SC, from Kenyan champions Gor Mahia on a reported Rwf 50M (U$D 60,000) fee. Times Sport also understands that Kagere will earn close to Rwf2.4M as a monthly salary and other benefits...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:45am

We must improve before AfroBasket finals, admits U18 Team Coach

The National Under-18 Boys’ Basketball Team head coach Yves Murenzi has admitted his side still have areas of concern to be worked on if they are to make an impact at the forthcoming 19th FIBA Africa Basketball Under-18 Championship. The biennial continental showpiece in boys’ category...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:43am

Handball: Police on hunt for unbeaten record to the league title

After finishing the national handball league’s first round unbeaten, giants Police Handball Club have set the bar high for themselves as they seek to become the first side to win the championship without dropping a point. The league’s second round starts on July 8. Last week, the law...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:40am

‘Dream’ win over Germany bittersweet for Son

Winger Son Heung-min hailed South Korea’s 2-0 victory over Germany on Wednesday as “a dream” as Joachim Loew’s defending champions were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup. It was, though, a bittersweet success for the Koreans, who exited the tournament despite recording...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:36am

Lukaku a doubt for England clash – Martinez

Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku could miss his team’s final Group G clash with England after coach Roberto Martinez said on Wednesday that the match in Kaliningrad was “probably one day too early” for the striker. Lukaku has missed training this week after picking up an ankle...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:33am

Brazil ease into last 16 with win over Serbia

Brazil comfortably reached the World Cup last 16 after Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored in each half to give them a 2-0 win over Serbia who were eliminated on Wednesday. The five-time world champions finished top of Group E with seven points and will face Mexico in the second round. Serbia ended...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:31am