Sports

Pugilists in Baku for Aiba training camp

TWO of Rwanda’s upcoming boxers Aziz Matusi (light fly) and Peter Habyarimana (bantam weight) are in Azerbaijan for a one-week training camp ahead of the AIBA World Youth Boxing Championship to be held in the country’s capital, Baku from April 23-May 1. The training camp which starts today has been...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:00am

Ferwafa comes to Mukura’s rescue

RWANDA’S football federation, Ferwafa has promised support to Mukura as the club continues preparations to host their annual Genocide memorial tournament.Ferwafa Chief Executive Officer Jules Kalisa said, “We are ready to help in anyway we can to make sure they (Mukura) organize a successful...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:00am

Karate federation to honour ‘1994 victims’

THE national Karate federation is set to organize a tournament in memory of victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. The one-day event dubbed ‘Never Again’ will be held on April 25 at Amahoro indoor stadium. The technical director of the National Karate Federation Guy Rurangayire told Times...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:00am

Mafisango’s fate yet to be decided

APR will decide whether to punish their captain Patrick Mafisango for recklessly getting himself red-carded during their Orange Champions League return leg against African Champions and hosts TP Mazembe after reviewing the tie’s video footage according to Club Secretary General Adolphe Kalisa. The...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:00am

Cecafa ponders on ‘genocide memorial tourney’

THE Confederation of East and Central Africa Football (Cecafa) is expected to meet and decide on whether an annual memorial tournament in honour of victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi can be incorporated into the association’s annual calendar. In a brief phone interview with Times Sport...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:00am

Cecafa rules on guest teams

• Only two foreign clubs to grace this year’s Kagame Cup CECAFA has confirmed a provision of two ‘guest teams’ for this year’s Kagame Cup. The body’s boss Leodegar Tenga told Times Sport yesterday from Dar es Salaam that they don’t expect to invite more than two teams for this year’s edition...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:00am

How football saved lives in ‘94

ONE million US dollars is what has been invested in TP Mazembe this season to make sure they defend their CAF Champions League title. This is testament of how much the competition is valued and why clubs will do anything within their means to make sure they compete in Africa’s premier club...

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 12:00am

Volleyball star ‘Karera’ dreams big

AT just 19, Emile Karera has set the bar so high. After being voted best Libero at last year’s Africa Club Championship, the APR star yarns for even more success. However, despite all the success on the court, Karera who is commonly referred to as ‘Dada’ keeps having nightmares of the 1994 Genocide...

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 12:00am

Cycling ace limps on

IN a world full of evil, the Genocide is the worst human catastrophe that can happen to mankind, and for Adrien Niyonshuti, Rwanda’s top ranked cyclist, the month of April always brings back painful memories of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi where he lost six brothers and other extended family...

Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 12:00am

Nyinawumuntu reflects on horrible 1994

AFTER losing her father in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Grace Nyinawumuntu has found solace in football. The 27-year-old is without doubt Rwanda’s top female coach. Last year, she guided AS Kigali to the national women league title and on the look of things, the team is on course of...

Friday, April 9, 2010 - 12:00am

Giancarlo eyes Pearl of Africa surge

DAVITE Giancarlo is backing himself to up-stage reigning Africa rally champion Jamie Whyte in the KCB Pearl of Africa Uganda rally slated for April 30- May 2. In the opening two rounds of the African Rally Championship (ARC); Kobil Rally of Tanzania and last week’s KCB Safari rally, Giancarlo has...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 12:00am

Champions League - Robben stunner ends United interest

A wonder-goal by Arjen Robben ended 10-man Manchester United’s involvement in the Champions League as Bayern Munich lost 3-2 at Old Trafford but went through on the away goals rule. Wayne Rooney made a dramatic return to action but he could not prevent United exiting the competition after Robben’s...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 12:00am

Amavubi to regroup on April 19

WELL aware of whom they will face in the final qualifying round of the 2011 African Nation Championship (CHAN) in Sudan; Amavubi Stars will regroup on April 19. The Wasps, who marched into the second round with ease following Eritrea’s last minute withdraw, will play Tanzania’s Taifa Stars for that...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 12:00am

Brazilians to grace Genocide memorial tourney

LOCALS will have a glimpse of Brazil’s volleyball talent in the upcoming genocide memorial tournament. On top local clubs, the annual event scheduled for June 5-6 will also attract foreign clubs from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Brazil according to...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 12:00am

APR handball coach blames referee for KIE loss

APR’s handball coach Vienne Munyangondo was quick to question Olivier Umutangana’s ability to handle ‘top level’ games after his side’s surprising 22-27 loss to the revitalized Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) side on Sunday. Munyangondo accused Umutangana of getting overwhelmed by the intensity...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 12:00am

TP Mazembe, Sundowns want feel of Kagame Cup

APR’s conquerors in the Orange Champions League TP Mazembe and South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns are some of the clubs who have requested to feature in this year’s Cecafa/Kagame Club Championship set for May 15-29 in Kigali. Sundowns, Rayon Sport, Heartland of Nigeria (last year’s Champions League...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 12:00am

Gasigwa embarks on Davis Cup preps

AFTER a patchy run in the Davis Cup over the years, Rwanda ‘s tennis  ace Jean Claude Gasigwa is desperate to make amends during this year’s edition which will be held later this month in Morocco. Gasigwa, who lost out to Dieudonne Habiyambere (7-6, 4-6, 6-4) at the semi-finals of last month’s...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 12:00am

Rugby league to start in May

THE national rugby league has been penciled to start early next month according to the first Vice President of the National Rugby Federation Gerald Nsenga. The league was delayed due to the Bujumbura 7s and Hong Kong 10s where the Silverbacks reached the finals of the Bowl category. Nsenga told...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Football academy concludes UG tour

VISION Youth Group, one of Rwanda’s football academies, has concluded a three-day tour in Uganda where they played a series of friendly matches with Uganda’s Proline academy. The academy’s head coach Kassim Rugamba believes the tour was a learning curve for the group. “The tour was a success and...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 12:00am

La Jeunesse coach plots top flight return

Playoffs (Second division) La Jeunesse vs NyanzaKibuye         vs Muhanga LA Jeunesse coach Mohammed Ndikumana has vowed to spearhead the club’s return to the Primus national league (top flight) by beating Nyanza in a play-off contest to be held after the...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 12:00am