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English FA wants African football developed

THE English Football Association has confirmed that they will oversee many footballing aspects so as to elevate African football. A representative from the English FA, Ritan Mehta said on Thursday that they recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CAF, on co-operation between the two...

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 12:00am

Silverbacks psyched up for Burundi match

CAR Super 16 Zone tourneyToday (first leg)Rwanda v Burundi 3:30pm SILVERBACKS Captain Benjamin Makombe cannot wait to take on the Burundian national team this afternoon when the two sides clash in the first leg of the Confederation of African rugby (CAR) Super 16 Zone tournament at Green hills...

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 12:00am

Cecafa SG blasts Kenyans

NAIROBI – Cecafa Secretary General Nicolas Musonye has lambasted his Fellow Kenyan for not supporting the Senior Challenge Cup despite being played in their country. According to Musonye, less than a million spectators have watched the 23 matches played so far, a record that is far less than the...

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 12:00am

Nshimiyimana has eyes on Amavubi job

NAIROBI – Interim coach Eric Nshimiyimana has expressed his interest in taking the Amavubi Stars coaching job on a full time basis. After seeing his star rise following his appointment to replace Branko Tucak in an acting capacity barely a month ago, the former Amavubi Stars captain has grown huge...

Friday, December 11, 2009 - 12:00am

Ugandan to officiate Rwanda-Burundi match

Saturday (First leg)Rwanda v Burundi 3:30pm UGANDAN referee Charles Mungoma has been chosen to officiate Saturday’s Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) match between Rwanda’s national team Silverbacks and Intambwe of Burundi. Mungoma is an IRB (International Rugby board) referee and Silverbacks...

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:00am

Niyonshuti starts Gabon preps

IN a bid to win his first foreign competition, Rwanda’s top cyclist Adrien Niyonshuti is leaving nothing to chance after starting training ahead of the Tour of Gabon, also dubbed as ‘La Tropicale Amissa Bongo’. The 22-year-old, who rides for South African cycling club MTN-Energade, believes that...

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:00am

Davite revels in title triumph

EVER since Rudy Cantanhede bowed out of the national rally championship, Davite Giancarlo has established himself as the best driver in the country. The driver asserted his new found fame after claiming his second national championship title by winning the season-closing Rallye des 1000 Collines...

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:00am

Ntagungira picked for 2010 CAN

RWANDA’s assistant referee Celestin Ntagungira a.k.a Abegga has been picked to officiate at next month’s Africa Nations’ Cup finals in Angola. Ntagungira is among 32 officials to officiate at Africa’s most prestigious football tournament. “I’m delighted that I have been picked to officiate at the...

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:00am

Paske concedes tough road in Champions league

APR’s Dutch coach Erik Paske has admitted that his guns are in for a difficult ride in next year’s African Champions league. The ten-time national league champions are scheduled to play Angolan club Recreativo du Libolo in the preliminary round before taking on reigning African champions TP...

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:00am

Angola’s ASA in for Kenya’s KPA

2009 Fiba-Africa Club ChampionshipsVenue-KigaliDates-Dec 13-22 APR’s task at this year’s Fiba-Africa Club Championship has been toughened after the inclusion of another Angolan team-ASA. ASA, who registered a 13-point win over the Indomitable Lions in last year’s edition held in Tunisia have...

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:00am

Amavubi storm finals

YesterdayTanzania 1-2 Rwanda SundayThird place playoffZanzibar v Tanzania 1pm SS3 FinalUganda v Rwanda 3pm SS3 NAIROBI – Rwanda’s Amavubi Stars are just a win away from claiming their second Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup title after dismissing Tanzania 2-1 in a hotly contested semifinal clash played...

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:00am

Nshimiyimana eyes Tz scalp

TodaySemi-final Tanzania vs Rwanda 4pm SS3 YesterdayUganda 2-1 Zanzibar NAIROBI - Amavubi Stars interim coach Eric Nshimiyimana has urged his player to take the game to Tanzania from the onset when the two teams meet in the second semi-final of the 2009 Cecafa Orange Senior Challenge Cup this...

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:00am

KVC’s Nsengiyumva to coach national Junior team

KIGALI Volleyball Club (KVC) head coach Jean Marie Nsengiyumva has been tasked to assemble a formidable team to compete at next year’s U-20 Africa Volleyball championships. Nsengiyumva, who guided KVC to this year’s Rutsindura Memorial tourney, will start work on Sunday. The national volleyball...

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:00am

Cecafa Brief

Get over politics-Cranes coach Uganda Cranes Scottish coach Bob Williamson has challenged the East African countries to separate politics from sport if they have to compete at the highest level“This is the only way. But what we see is, after every year there’s something coming up. You cannot...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:00am

Gatete wants positive approach against Taifa Stars

DESPITE watching Amavubi dismantle Zimbabwe on Tuesday, Jimmy Gatete, arguably Rwanda’s most lethal striker of the last decade has cautioned Amavubi to expect a tougher challenge when the wasps clash with Tanzania today, in the second semi-final of the Orange Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. The 27-...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:00am

APR draws Angolan club in 2010 Champions league

Champions LeagueFixtures APR FC     v Recreativo de LiboloSofapaka FC             v   IsmailySaint George             v   El MerreikhEl Merreikh...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:00am

Karekezi travels to Uganda for All-Stars tour

RWANDA’S most celebrated professional footballer Olivier Karekezi travels to neighboring Uganda this morning to honour the All-Star African tour. Karekezi and his colleagues will play a Ugandan select side this Friday at Nakivubo stadium. The team’s entourage also has Patrick Mboma, Francois Omam...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:00am

Fresh challenge for Silverbacks

IT will be fascinating to see how the Silverbacks regroup for Saturday’s CAR 15-aside match with Burundi’s Intambwe. The national side, which has been engaged in 7-aside and 10-aside tournaments of late has not played a competitive 15-aside match since May and could find it hard to rumble down the...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:00am

Cecafa Briefs

Zim coach roots for Uganda Immediately after exiting the tournament, Zimbabwe stand-in coach is tipping Ugandan Cranes to defend the title. Norman Mapeza said he would put his money on the defending champions to retain their title. But he also warned against writing off Rwanda. Asked which team he...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:00am

Rayon-Tigo talks call down

SIX-time league champions Rayon Sport have to wait a little longer before knowing if they will sway new Telecommunications provider Tigo into funding the club. The Blues’ Secretary General Olivier Gakwaya recently told Times Sport that the club doesn’t expect a quick response from the Telecom...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:00am