Sports

Lessons from Amavubi’s poor run in AFCON Qualifiers

It is hard to admit, but if there is a platform for Amavubi players, head coach Vincent Mashami and all those concerned to learn some lessons, then it should be in the ongoing qualifiers of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals due in Cameroon next year. Rwanda and Guinea shared 1-all spoils on...

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:59pm

Stephens backs on-court coaching rule change

Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens has thrown her support behind a push for on-court coaching to be allowed at Grand Slams. Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach of Serena Williams, has called for a rule change with on-court coaching currently banned in Grand Slams but allowed in WTA events. The...

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:59pm

Real suffer fourth defeat in five matches to set unwanted club record

Real Madrid suffered their fourth loss in five games and set an unwanted record with a defeat by Levante at the Bernabeu. The result put further pressure on coach Julen Lopetegui, whose side remain fifth in La Liga, three points behind leaders Alaves and a point behind Barcelona, who have yet to...

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:58pm

Volleyball: Bagirishya appointed Kirehe coach

The national volleyball league side Kirehe VS have appointed Jean de Dieu Bagirishya as their new head coach on a two-year contract. The development was confirmed to Sunday Sport by Kirehe Secretary General, Awunick Mutumwinka, on Saturday. The new deal with the Eastern Province-based side will...

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:58pm

Hakizimana on target as APR thump Amagaju in league opener

Today Muhanga       Vs      Police AS Kigali        Vs      Musanze Marines          Vs      Bugesera Friday...

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:58pm

Masudi pens one-year deal as AS Kigali coach

DJUMA Masudi Irambona was on Friday afternoon unveiled as AS Kigali new head coach. The former Burundi international signed a one-year deal. His signing put an end to speculation that had been linking their former coach Andre Casa Mbungo to a second stint with the club since last week when he (...

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1:12pm

Ingabire’s unlikely rise to karate stardom

Karate being mainly a man’s sport is as common of a saying as it is unfortunate, and that fuels the underrepresentation of women in the martial art – in Rwanda and everywhere else. In most karate classes and clubs, women are notably fewer and sometimes are even treated as “...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:27pm

Bayingana named new Francophonie cycling boss

RWANDA’s Aimable Bayingana has unanimously been elected as the new president of L'Union Francophone de Cyclisme, the cycling governing body of the International Organisation of La Francophonie. Bayingana, the president of Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy), was elected during the Union...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:26pm

Rayon seek strong start to new season

Saturday Etincelles     Vs      Rayon Gicumbi       Vs      Espoir Mukura        Vs      Sunrise Kirehe     ...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:23pm

Struggling Lions eye win over Vikings in cricket league

After enduring four defeats in the last five games in Unimoni National Cricket League, Tamil Lions have set their sights on beating Vikings when the two sides face off at IPRC- Kigali grounds on Sunday – starting at 9am. For the Lions, this will be their final fixture in the championship....

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:20pm

Legacy Basketball Tourney: Patriots, UGB and APR drawn in Group A

Men: Group A:Patriots, APR and UGB Group B:REG, IPRC-Kigali and Espoir   Women: Group A:IPRC South and the Hoops Group B:Ubumwe and APR   LEGACY Basketball Tournament pioneers United Generation Basketball (UGB) have been drawn in Group A along with reigning champions Patriots and...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:17pm

Azam Premier League: Rayon Sports face Etincelles as post-Confederation Cup era begins

Coach Roberto ‘Robertonho’ Olivier and his Rayon Sports side kick off their 2018/2019 Azam Rwanda Premier League campaign against Etincelles on Saturday at Umuganda Stadium. The game gets underway at 3:30pm. For the first time this year, Rayon reached the quarter-finals of the CAF...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:55pm

How Rwamagana-based cycling team is coping after losing its success mastermind

If there was a ranking of the most influential people in Rwanda cycling community, late Jean Baptiste Rugambwa would come at the very top. The former coach and founding president of the country’s most successful cycling team – Les Amis Sportifs de Rwamagana. Rugambwa died on spot after...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:52pm

“Sports is important but it should not be at the expense of education”

The Mount Kenya University Inter-Secondary School football tournament ended on high as GS Gatenga and GS Camp Kanombe clinched titles in boys and girls categories, respectively. The tournament concluded last Sunday at Kagarama SS in Kicukiro. Camp Kanombe lifted the title in girls’ category...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:49pm

Mwiseneza revels in new coaching job at Rayon

Former Rwanda international midfielder, Djamal Mwiseneza, has relished his recent appointment as assistant coach at Rayon Sports where he played for over ten years. Mwiseneza, 32, started his youth football with Rayon Sports academy and rose through ranks to the first team, featuring for the club...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:47pm

Spotlight on Mou as Reds, City seek winning return

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho remains the centre of attention when the former Chelsea boss returns to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. A dramatic fightback from 2-0 down to beat Newcastle 3-2 before a two-week international break offered Mourinho a stay of execution, but the pressure is...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:45pm

Bayingana named new Francophonie cycling boss

RWANDA’s Aimable Bayingana has unanimously been elected as the new president of L'Union Francophone de Cyclisme, the cycling governing body of the International Organisation of La Francophonie. Bayingana, the president of Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy), was elected during the Union...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:43pm

Hakizimana voted Player of the Year

Muhadjiri Hakizimana has won the Azam Rwanda Premier League Player of the Year award for 2017-2018 season. The APR and Amavubi forward, 24, beat former APR teammate Djihad Bizimana and AS Kigali striker Jean-Claude Ndarusanze in the vote by topflight league coaches, captains and a select 16...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 3:24pm

APR begin league title defence with Amagaju

The 2018/2019 topflight league Day 1 Friday APR              Vs     Amagaju Saturday Etincelles    Vs     Rayon Gicumbi      Vs   ...

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:05am

District slashes Bugesera FC budget by 33 per cent

Bugesera District has reduced their annual sponsorship budget to topflight football league side Bugesera FC by 33.3 per cent starting with the 2018/2019 season. The district’s budget to the club will be trimmed from Rwf60m to Rwf40m. According to the district mayor, Richard Mutabazi, the...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:32pm