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Former Marseille president Pape Diouf dies from coronavirus

Pape Diouf, a former president of Olympique de Marseille has died. Earlier on Tuesday the French club revealed the 68-year-old had been suffering from coronavirus. L’Olympique de Marseille a appris avec beaucoup de tristesse le décès de Pape Diouf. Pape restera à...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:31am

Dates for Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games confirmed

The International Olympic Committee has announced that the 2021 Tokyo Olympic will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021 in Japan. The Paralympics will run from August 24 to September 5. The decision to postpone both events was taken to protect the health of the athletes and everyone...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:18am

COVID-19: African basketball fraternity urged to observe preventive measures

The President of Basketball Africa League (BAL), Amadou Gallo Fall has spoken about the postponed BAL tournament, calling upon the African basketball fraternity to observe the preventive measures put in place by authorities in order to fight the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The BAL tournament,...

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 5:39pm

Rising basketball star Ally Ruzigande on his NBA dreams

During his teenage years, Ruzigande was passionate about football and dreamed of being a professional footballer at some point in his life. Many other young players like him never manage to reach their full potential until an opportunity presents itself for them to showcase their exceptional skills...

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 5:30pm

APR SG reveals secret behind unbeaten run

Lt. Colonel Sylvestre Sekaramba, the Secretary-General of APR football club says the club’s 24 match unbeaten run this season is due to recruiting the right personnel in both the coaching and playing departments and instilling mental strength in the players. The military side has played 24...

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:25am

COVID-19: Kigali Peace Marathon moved to June

The 2020 edition of annual Kigali International Peace Marathon which was scheduled for May 17 has been postponed with immediate effect, Rwanda athletics federation (RAF) has announced. The postponement according to RAF officials is due to the severe global ongoing uncertainty created by the...

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:23am

The 10 highest paid Rwandan professional footballers

Amavubi and FC Pynik (Armenia) defender Salomon Nirisarike is the best paid Rwandan professional footballer, according to research by this reporter. The former Isonga football club star earns Rwf6.7m ($7000) per week which makes it $336,000 a year. Isonga football club which was mainly made...

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:46am

FERWAFA vows to punish poor officiating in football matches

Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) is examining ways of implementing stringent measures against referees who make serious mistakes in football matches that negatively impact games. There have been calls from football fans, especially on social media about a series of poor decisions in the...

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:24am

Muhitira completes move to APR Athletics club

Felicien Muhitira, Rwanda’s top middle and long distance runner, has completed his move to APR Athletics club on a one-year deal. The 26-year signed a one-year contract on Monday evening after spending three years in The Mountain Classic Athletics. He was previously an athlete for...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:04am

COVID 19: 2020 Chess Olympiad postponed

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) has postponed this year's Olympiad, a biennial chess tournament bringing together teams from all over the world, which was scheduled to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, from August 5 to 18. A statement released on Tuesday by the FIDE Council regarding the...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 5:38pm

How local football has been affected by COVID-19

Just like many countries across the globe, the coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every sphere of life, and pretty much everyone has a story to tell about how much they have been affected. We have seen how the economic and social life of people has been altered by the recently imposed...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:24am

Rayon Sport, Airtel-Tigo agree Rwf240m sponsorship deal

RAYON Sports Club has agreed in principle a five-year sponsorship deal with Airtel-Tigo worth Rwf240m. The blues club chairman Satade Munyakazi confirmed on Monday that the agreement will be signed this week. The 2018/2019 League champions will receive Rwf 4m every month and in turn the Rayon...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:19am

Rayon Sports, SKOL sponsorship deal on hold

Rayon Sports and SKOL, the club’s sponsor are yet to agree on an improved sponsorship package of Rwf300 million that the club wants. The nine-time league champions in 2017 signed a five-year sponsorship deal with the Belgian Brewer of Rwf 60 million a year but the club last month issued a...

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:40am

Coronavirus: Migi, Kagere not allowed back in Tanzania

The President of the Football Federation (TFF), Wallace Karia has said that Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza and Meddie Kagere will not be allowed to return to Tanzania until the coronavirus pandemic is managed and the situation returns back to normalcy. Karia further warned Tanzania Premier League...

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:38am

Coronavirus: 'Stay calm and follow guidelines'

APR football club captain Thierry Manzi has called on football fans to heed government advice on prevention of the coronavirus as the country seeks to return to normalcy. The national football league and all sporting activities were suspended on March 15 after the Government rolled out a raft of...

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:05am

Africa Volleyball club championship postponed

The African Volleyball Club Championship, that was scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt, from March 31 to April 11, has been postponed, according to the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB). The tournament, like many other sporting events worldwide, was postponed due to the outbreak of the...

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:04am

Top scorer Samson Babua dreams of Amavubi call-up

Sunrise FC striker, Samson Babua is keen on playing for the national team, Amavubi, following a run of good performances that saw him score 15 goals in 24 matches. The Nigerian born forward is married to a Rwandan and is in the process of acquiring Rwandan citizenship, something that will make...

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:25am

AS Kigali women in search for new coach

AS Kigali women football club has advertised the job for head coach with the club saying they are looking for experienced coach to meet their ambitions. This follows the decision by the City of Kigali-sponsored club not to renew the contract of Shaban Mbarushimana who has been with them for the...

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:20am

COVID-19: Sports federations throw weight behind preventive measures

All sports federations in the country have rallied behind government in efforts to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. This came after the Ministry of Health announced Saturday that Rwanda had recorded its first COVID-19 case. The situation has since evolved fast with the ministry saying...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:25am

New Gicumbi coach has his work cut out

Jean Paul Munyankindi has been given the unenviable task of keeping Gicumbi FC in topflight division after agreeing a 6-month deal to replace Radjab Bizumuremyi. Munyankindi joined Gicumbi on March 14 and says his main target is keeping the Northern Province-based side in Rwanda Premier League...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:22am