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SC Kiyovu risk transfer ban over salary arrears

SC Kiyovu Football club have until March 31 to pay salary arrears owed to their former coach Andre Casa Mbungo or face a transfer ban. When Mbungo joined Kiyovu in August 2017, the former AS Kigali coach was promised Rwf1.5 million as his monthly salary but a few months later, both parties...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 11:56am

Basketball: IPRC-Kigali eye Heroes’ Day tourney title

IPRC-Kigali basketball club has turned their focus on the upcoming 2020 National Heroes Day Basketball Tournament. The week-long competition will start on Friday and run through February 2 at Amahoro Stadium. IPRC-Kigali Head Coach Jean Bahufite told Times Sport that the club has an ambition...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:25am

Casa Mbungo in contention for Rayon coaching job

FORMER AS Kigali Football Club coach Andre Casa Mbungo has become the leading contender for Rayon Sports’s vacant coaching role. “We haven’t contacted any coach yet but we are all in agreement that there are three top candidates for the job. We will open talks soon before the...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:12am

Munyurangabo coy over chances for ticket to Chess Olympiad 2020

Rongin Munyurangabo has continued to hold onto the top spot and sealed his slot in the next round in the qualifiers for the 2020 Chess Olympiad after beating Eugene Kagabo in round 3 and sharing the spoils with Fidele Mutabazi in round 4, on Sunday. Munyurangabo, 19, leading with 3.5 points, is...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:55am

League title still within reach, says Rayon striker Bizimana

YANNICK Bizimana believes Rayon Sports can still catch leaders APR and go on to retain the Rwanda Premier League title after thumping Espoir 3-0 on Saturday. The Blues’ win meant that they are now four points off the table summit. Bizimana, who scored two goals over the weekend, has...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:22am

Heroes new coach Jaanus tasked to keep team in topflight league

Rwanda Premier League side Heroes FC have given newly appointed head coach Jaanus Reitel the unenviable task of keeping them in the topflight league after agreeing to a six-month deal. The Estonian tactician replaces Stephen Johansson who stepped down last month. The Kicukiro-based side are...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:21am

Olympiad Qualifiers: Munyurangabo through to next round after 4 games

Rongin Munyurangabo, 19, has continued to hold onto the top spot and seal his slot in the next round of the qualifiers for the 2020 Chess Olympiad after beating Eugene Kagabo in round 3 and sharing the spoils with Fidele Mutabazi in round 4, on Sunday. The next phase of qualifiers is...

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:06pm

Amissa Bongo 2020: Team Rwanda look for strong start

Monday (Stage 1) Bitam – Ebolowa (150 km) Team Rwanda riders will be looking for a strong start when the 15th La Tropicale Amissa Bongo gets underway in Bitam, Gabon, on Monday. Felix Sempoma and his six-man selection seek to win the famous Gabonese race for a second time in three...

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:50am

Gisagara Volleyball: Kwizera hails players after REG win

Pierre Maréchal Kwizera has hailed his Gisagara players after fighting back to beat champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG) in the national volleyball league on Saturday. The two-time champions edged REG in a five-set (3-2) thriller at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. “We refused to give up, and...

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:49am

Rayon thrash Espoir to cut gap on APR to four points

Sunday Gasogi vs Muhanga Gicumbi vs Police Musanze vs Mukura Sunrise vs Kiyovu Saturday  Etincelles 1-1 APR Rayon 3-0 Espoir  Heroes 0-0 Marines  RAYON Sports returned to their winning ways with a thumping 3-0 win over Espoir on Saturday as they cut the...

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 8:08am

Sports Ministry tips Team Rwanda for Amissa Bongo glory

Stage 1: Jan. 20: Bitam – Ebolowa (150 km) Stage 2: Jan. 21: Bitam – Oyem (110 km) Stage 3: Jan. 22: Mitzic – Ndjolé (180 km) Stage 4: Jan. 23: Lambaréné – Mouila (190 km) Stage 5: Jan. 24: Lambaréné – Kango (145 km) Stage 6: Jan. 25: Port Gentil – Port...

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 8:00am

Muhitira, Yankurije win Huye Half Marathon

Saturday Men Felicien Muhitira 1:05:31 Emmanuel Mutabazi 1:06:39 Sirage Rubayita1:07:08 Women Marthe Yankurije 1:15:15 Adeline Musabyeyezu 1:18:49 Clemantine Nyiranizeyimana 1:21:20 Felicien Muhitira clocked one hour, five minutes and 31 seconds to claim gold at the inaugural...

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 7:54am

Olympiad Qualifiers: Munyurangabo leads table after round 2

Rongin Munyurangabo has boosted his chances to make the national team this year after beating Ian Murara Urwintwari in round 2 of the ongoing Chess Olympiad 2020 qualifiers in Kigali. Munyurangabo, 19, edged Urwintwari, 17, late Saturday to make it two wins in as many matches having tamed...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:00pm

Dates for Mountain Gorilla Rally 2020 announced

The 2020 Mountain Gorilla Rally is scheduled for May 15-17, Saturday Sport has learned.  The Rwandan popular race is ranked third on the FIA/African Rally Championship calendar this year, only behind the curtain-raiser Rallye de Côte d’Ivoire due next month and the South Africa Rally...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 3:04pm

Olympiad 2020 Qualifiers: Youngsters shine in round 1

Youngsters Ben Patrick Cyubahiro, 15, Ian Murara Urwintwari, 17, and Rongin Munyurangabo, 19, earned effortless wins in round 1 of the just started first phase of qualifiers to select Rwanda’s flag bearers at the 44th Chess Olympiad later this year.  Qualifiers in the open section...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 2:33pm

Qualifiers for 2020 Chess Olympiad start Saturday

The first phase of qualifiers to select Rwanda’s flag bearers, in the open section, for the 44th Chess Olympiad begins Saturday at the University of Rwanda’s Gikondo Campus – formerly SFB. The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:08am

Benediction secure Rwf40m sponsorship from Ignite Power

BENEDICTION Cycling Club have received a boost of Rwf40 million from their new sponsors Ignite Power for the upcoming 2020 season, the club has announced. And, as a result, the club will change the name to Team Benediction Ignite. The Rubavu-based side, created in 2005, participated in four...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:23am

Volleyball: Nyirimana urges UTB players to ‘be ruthless’ against APR

Saturday IPRC-East Vs Kirehe 11:00 UTB Vs APR 17:00 REG Vs Gisagara 19:00 Fidele Nyirimana, the head coach of UTB volleyball club, has urged his players to be ruthless when they take on APR in the national volleyball league on Saturday. The game will get underway at 5pm, at Amahoro...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:23am

Etincelles keen to stun APR as champions Rayon host Espoir

Saturday Etincelles Vs APR 15:00 Heroes Vs Marines 15:00 Rayon Vs Espoir 15:00 Sunday Gasogi Vs Muhanga 15:00 Gicumbi Vs Police 15:00 Musanze Vs Mukura 15:00 Sunrise Vs Kiyovu 15:00 ETINCELLES face leaders APR looking to bounce back from their shock 1-0 defeat to...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:17am

Swimming body on risk of FINA ban after failing to hold elections

The national swimming federation could potentially face a ban – or other penalties – following the failure to hold elections last month.  After former president Samuel Kinimba stepped down early December, an interim committee and electoral commission were set up to organise...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 12:04am

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