Football

Arsenal fans welcome Rwanda-Arsenal deal

ARSENAL fans in Rwanda have welcomed the newly announced partnership between Rwanda and the topflight English Premier League football club. The three-year deal will see all Arsenal teams wear ‘Visit Rwanda’ on the left sleeves of their shirts during matchdays. The deal was announced...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:37am

Kwizera, Tchabalala on target as Rayon advance to Peace Cup quarters

Wednesday Rayon 2-1 Etincelles (3-1) June 12-13 Quarter-finals (first-leg) Marines Vs Rayon Police Vs APR Bugesera Vs Sunrise Mukura Vs Amagaju RAYON Sports eased into the quarter-finals of Peace Cup 3-1 on aggregate as Pierrot Kwizera and Hussein ‘Tchabalala’ Shaban...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:31am

Sugira starts training after 10-month injury ordeal

Rwanda international and APR FC forward Ernest Sugira has edged closer to a return to competitive football after ten months on the sidelines with left leg injury. The 27-year-old striker has not kicked a ball since August 2017 when the former AS Kigali goal-machine suffered a fractured left-leg...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:19am

AS Kigali’s Nsabimana out for the rest of season

AS Kigali midfielder Eric Nsabimana has been ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining a minor compression fracture on his neck in Tuesday’s 4-1 defeat to SC Kiyovu. With 15 minutes to play, SC Kiyovu skipper Fabrice Mugheni Kakule hit Nsabimana with an elbow on the neck with the...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:13am

AS Kigali face SC Kiyovu as title race enters crucial stage

Today Kiyovu  Vs  AS Kigali  3:30PM Sunday Rayon  1-1  Etincelles Miroplast  0-2  Musanze Gicumbi  0-0  Mukura AZAM Rwanda Premier League leaders AS Kigali will be hoping to collect all points when they face third-placed Kiyovu this afternoon at...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:19am

Police FC get Zambian coach

AZAM Rwanda Premier League side Police FC has signed a Zambian national, Albert Joel Mphande, as their new head coach. Mphande, a former footballer, put pen to paper on Thursday before overseeing over his first training session with the law enforcers side at Kicukiro Stadium. The 40-year old had...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:10am

APR keen to end seven-year title drought with Genocide memorial title

Friday (semi-finals) Men REG Vs Espoir, 6pm Patriots Vs APR, 8pm Seven years down the road without a major silverware in the cabinet, used-to-be heavyweights APR are keen to end the jinx by winning the local basketball Genocide Memorial Tournament. The military side skipper Parfait Ishimwe...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:12am

Rwanda U-20 off to Zambia for decisive clash

The national Under-20 men’s football team departed for Zambia last night aboard a RwandAir flight, ahead of the May 19 return leg encounter against the Junior Chipolopolo in the 2019 Africa U20 Nations Cup qualifiers, in Lusaka. The Junior Wasps will have a nearly impossible mountain to...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:06am

Yanga frustrate Rayon

Wednesday Young Africans 0-0 Rayon Gor Mahia 0-0 USM Alger Rayon Sports and Young Africans of Tanzania played out a goalless draw on Wednesday night at Uwanja wa Taifa in Dar es Salaam to register their second draw in two games played so far in Group D of the CAF Confederation Cup. Rayon...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:06am

It’s D-day as Yanga, Rayon square-off in CAF tie

Today Group D Young Africans Vs Rayon, 6pm Gor Mahia Vs USM Alger, 6pm RAYON Sports head coach Ivan Minneart has urged his players to be determined and confident when they take on Group D opponents Tanzanian heavyweaights, Young Africans, today in their second Group D match of the CAF...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:57pm

Gicumbi, Police face off

Today Sunrise Vs Bugesera Espoir Vs Kirehe Police Vs Gicumbi Gicumbi FC head coach Abdul Bizimana has warned Police to expect a tough contest as his relegation-threatened side battle for survival. The two Azam Rwanda Premier League sides face off this afternoon in a match-day 23 fixture at...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:30pm

Zambia sting Rwanda in U20 Qualifiers

Saturday Rwanda 0-2 Zambia The National U20 Junior Wasps have a mountain to climb in the return leg of the Africa U20 qualifies after losing 2-0 to Zambia yesterday at Kigali stadium. The return-leg tie between the two youthful national teams in the ongoing second round qualifiers of the 2019...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 11:27pm

Why Rayon Sports can withstand Young Africans in their own backyard

May 16 Young Africans vs Rayon What Rayon Sports have achieved so far this season is remarkable; but they can still do better. The Blues became the first Rwandan side to reach the group stages of any continental competition, 40 years since the Rwanda Football Federation got affiliated to CAF and...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 11:20pm

Kiyovu eye Sunrise scalp

Today Kiyovu vs Sunrise Kirehe vs Gicumbi Police vs Miroplast Kiyovu will be hoping for a win when they host Sunrise this afternoon as they bid to replace champions Rayon Sports in third place in the Azam Rwanda premier league  table. Andre Casa Mbungo’s side sit in fourth place...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 11:16pm

Minneart optimistic Rayon will bounce back after winless run

Saturday Rayon Sports Vs Amagaju Rayon Sports coach Ivan Minneart has vowed his side will bounce back after enduring a disappointing 1-all draw to Mukura on Wednesday in Huye District. The Belgian tactician appealed to his players to remain unshaken despite the ongoing woes at the club, and...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:50am

Bizimana eyes league title with APR before Belgium move

Rwanda international Djihad Bizimana is optimistic on helping APR FC to a record seventeenth league title before joining his new Belgian side Waasland-Beveren at the end of the season. The 21-year old holding midfielder penned a 3-year contract with his new club, with an option of a fourth, to...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:36am

AFCON U-20 Qualifiers: We are ready for Zambia, says Mashami

Saturday, 3:30PM Rwanda Vs Zambia RWANDA U-20 national football team head coach Vincent Mashami has urged his young guns to aim for nothing other than a home victory when they face Zambia in the first-leg of the 2019 AFCON U20 second round qualifiers this Saturday at Kigali Stadium. The former...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:37pm

Title race continue as leaders AS Kigali visit Sunrise

Today, 3:30PM Kirehe Vs APR Espoir Vs Kiyovu Sunrise Vs AS Kigali AS Kigali will be keen to maintain their winning momentum when they play away to Sunrise FC as the chase for Azam Rwanda Premier League hots up. Skipper Soter Kayumba has challenged his teammates to remain razor-sharp and take...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:24pm

Rayon eye crucial three points against Mukura

Today, 15:30 Mukura Vs Rayon Gicumbi Vs Bugesera Police Vs Miroplast Amagaju Vs Musanze After drawing 1-1 against Kenya’s Gor Mahia in the opener of Group D fixtures of the CAF Confederation Cup over the weekend, Rayon Sports face Mukura this afternoon in a game they will need to win...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:03am

RNOSC calls for concerted effort to fight match-fixing

RWANDA National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) has called for concerted effort to fight corruption and match-fixing in sports. This is contained in a statement released hot on the heels of allegations of bribery and match-fixing incidents in the topflight football league. But RNOSC warned...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:52pm