Sports

Rwanda oust DR Congo to set up semis date with Mali

Saturday Semifinal 1 Mali  Vs  Rwanda 4:45pm Friday Quarterfinals Mali              78-21  Cape Verde DR Congo  44-49  Rwanda The national U18 girls basketball team will this afternoon lock horns with...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 12:07am

Date and venue for Thousand Hills Rugby Festival revealed

The third edition of the annual Thousand Hills Rugby festival is scheduled for September 1 at APR FC training ground, outside Amahoro National Stadium. The development was confirmed to Saturday Sport yesterday by Thousand Hills Rugby coach and co-founder Jimy Mugabo. The former national team...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 12:05am

CAF Conf Cup: Rayon Sports optimistic ahead of Gor clash

Rayon Sports are optimistic to overcome Gor Mahia of Kenya when the two sides face off in their return-leg clash in Total Caf Confederation Cup on at Sunday at Kasarani Stadium in in Nairobi, Kenya. Rayon Sports captain Thierry Manzi has warned the Blues are still in the contest, and will be...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:55pm

Taekwondo Ambassador’s Cup set for October

TAEKWONDO Ambassador’s Cup tournament 2018 has been scheduled for October 6-8 in Kigali. Rwanda Taekwando Federation, RTF, has confirmed. The sixth edition of the annual tournament will be hosted either at Green Hills Academy or Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village. By press time...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:53pm

At Thousand Hills Rugby “we are a family”, says Mugabo

Jimy Mugabo has a dream. A dream about rugby in Rwanda. In this dream, he envisions Rwandan kids growing up to play what he believes is the most honourable team sport in the world and represent their country in international tournaments. “And our President Kagame will be there to cheer them...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:43pm

Tour du Rwanda: Victory in more ways than one

Along the roadside, hundreds of spectators squint against the sun awaiting their heroes. Suddenly, the crouched figure of Samuel Mugisha comes into view. Sweating, teeth clenched, the Rwandan wins the second stage. The twenty-year-old is riding this year’s 10th edition of the eight-stage...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:37pm

Who is Kayitare, the youngster captaining the national taekwondo team?

TAEKWONDO remains one of the youngest sporting disciplines in Rwanda but it is also hailed as one of the few fast-growing and best performing sports in the country. Despite being listed officially as a national sport barely seven years ago, Rwanda Taekwondo ranks top in the Eastern Africa region,...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:35pm

FIBA Africa U18: Rwanda face DR Congo in bid for berth in semis

Friday FIBA Africa U18 Women Quarterfinals Cape Verdevs   Mali                 12:15pm DR Congo   vs   Rwanda          2:30pm Egypt ...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 5:12pm

Rwanda makes historic debut at Tour de l’Avenir

Tour de l’Avenir roadmap Today Stage 1:  Grand-Champ-Elven    (138.2km) Aug 18 Stage 2:  Drefféac-Châteaubriant   (144.2km) Aug 19 Stage 3:  Le Lude-Châteaudun (171.2km) Aug 20 Stage 4:  Orléans-Orléans (TTT)       (20....

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:14am

Home advantage will help us win bouts and medals – karatekas

The National Karate Team is confident that competing at home will give them added advantage of winning bouts and medals at the upcoming Africa Karate Championship in Kigali. Rwanda will host the 17th edition of the continental championship for both Africa’s Senior Karate Championship and the...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:11am

Cricket: Rwanda to face Swaziland in World Cup qualifiers opener

The national U-19 cricket team will begin their campaign in the ICC U19 World Cup Africa Division 2 qualifiers against Swaziland on Sunday at Senwes Cricket Stadium in South Africa. Teams start arriving in South Africa today ahead of Sunday’s official kick-off of the qualifiers tournament,...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:07am

Rayon Sports sign two new players

Azam Rwanda Premier League giants Rayon Sports have completed the signing of two new players Gerard Stephane Kouame Brou and Prosper Donkor Kuka to help bolster the squad in a bid to do better in Caf Confederation Cup match against Gor Mahia on August 19. Ghanaian midfielder Kuka, 20, signed from...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:05am

Basketball teams begin early preps for second round qualifiers

Group F first-leg fixtures September 14 Senegal    Vs   Rwanda September 15 Rwanda   Vs   Cote d’Ivoire September 16 Rwanda   Vs   CAR The national men’s senior basketball team will this evening, at Amahoro...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:41am

Mashami inks one-year deal as Amavubi head coach

Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) Wednesday appointed Vincent Mashami as new head coach of the senior national football team on a one-year, renewable, contract. The former APR coach served as the team’s assistant coach to German Antoine Hey who stepped down earlier this year. Ever since,...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:38am

Rusheshangoga on the verge of rejoining APR

After parting ways with Tanzania topflight league side Singida United, Amavubi right-back Michel Rusheshangoga is closing in on a second stint with Rwandan champions APR FC. In an interview with Times Sport, the 24-year old confirmed that he is no longer a player for Singida, and revealed that he...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:35am

Circuit beach volleyball set for September 8

The local volleyball governing body, FRVB, has confirmed there will be a circuit beach volleyball tournament on the shores of Lake Kivu in Rubavu District from September 8-9. According to Christian Hatumimana, FRVB Executive Secretary, the annual event help players to keep fit and get ready for...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:32am

Team Rwanda begin quest for 2.HC medal at Colorado Classic

The 2018 Colorado Classic (2.HC race) Today Stage one: Vail (Circuit) (103.2km) Aug 17 Stage two: Vail (TTT) (15.88km) Aug 18 Stage three: Denver (161.9km) Aug 19 Stage four: Denver (114.8km) elite riders of The national cycling team, Team Rwanda, will today begin their chase for...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:26am

FIBA Africa: Rwanda thump Cape Verde to storm quarters in second spot

Tuesday Group A Cape Verde 32-57 Rwanda Mozambique 57-45 Egypt The national U18 girls’ basketball team yesterday overpowered struggling Cape Verde 57-32 to advance to quarter-finals as first runners-up of Group A in the ongoing FIBA U18 Women’s African Championships. Following...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:04pm

U17 Amavubi keen on ticket to AFCON after overcoming Burundi

Monday Burundi     3-4      Rwanda Rwanda U17 football team head coach, Yves Rwasamanzi, has hailed his young troops after edging Burundi 4-3 on Monday to reach the semi-finals of the CECAFA- CAF U17 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tournament in Dar...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:37pm

Cricket team set for ICC U19 World Cup qualifiers in SA

The national junior cricket team is set to compete at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Africa Qualifier Division 2 tournament, slated for August 17-29 in South Africa. The tournament will bring together eleven African countries namely; Rwanda, Botswana, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:34pm