Sports

Rosine Micomyiza: The rise of a basketball star

In most African countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, women’s basketball is undeniably lagging behind. It is actually rare to find countries with active women leagues in this particular sport. On the local scene, here in Rwanda, basketball for women is fairly competitive, and as far...

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 12:21am

Handball: League resumption in doubt as schools’ reopening remains uncertain

The resumption of the local handball league remains in doubt as there is no certain date set for the reopening of schools, yet 6 out of the 10 clubs comprising the league are from education institutions. The handball league was suspended after a few matches into the new season in March, and...

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 12:17am

Murenzi takes over as Rayon Sports’ interim president

Abdallah Murenzi has started his stint as President of the Rayon Sports’ interim committee following Thursday’s handover ceremony at Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) headquarters in Kigali. Murenzi, who also serves as president of the local cycling body (Ferwacy) was appointed...

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 9:42am

Ferwafa to review foreign players' quota rule

The local football governing body (Ferwafa) will table in their upcoming General Assembly the revision of the 3-3 rule regarding the restriction of foreign players in the topflight clubs. The general assembly is scheduled for Sunday, October 17. Under the current 3-3 rule, clubs are only...

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:13am

Rayon Sports: Murenzi named President of interim committee

ABDALLAH Murenzi has been appointed as President of the ‘normalisation’ interim committee for a period of 30 days, Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) announced on Wednesday. Murenzi, who was also the club’s president during their 2012/13 league title-winning campaign, will have...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:27am

Mugisha in Italy for World Champs 2020

RWANDA’s elite rider Samuel Mugisha has arrived in Italy where he is representing the country at the 2020 Road World Championships, which gets underway Thursday, September 24. Mugisha, 22, flew to Italy on Wednesday from France where he has been based since last month when he joined his...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:11am

Defender Bayisenge joins AS Kigali on one-year deal

EMERY Bayisenge has joined Rwanda Premier League side AS Kigali in a one-year deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2020/21 season. Francis Gasana, the AS Kigali Secretary General, confirmed the transfer to Times Sport on Wednesday. The Rwanda international completed the...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:10am

Gasogi complete signing of striker Museremu

GASOGI United have completed the signing of Burundian striker Iddy Museremu from Le Messager de Ngozi ahead of the 2020/21 Rwanda Premier League season. The 24-year old joins the club for an undisclosed fee, and has penned a two-year deal. Last season, Museremu smashed 19 goals to claim...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:09am

Rayon Sports’ ExCo dissolved, interim committee to take over within 48 hours

The Executive Committee of Rwanda Premier League side Rayon Sports has with immediate effect been dissolved and an interim caretaking committee is to take over the club’s reigns. The development was announced by Usta Kayitesi, the CEO of Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), during a press...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:19am

What does Tuyisenge bring to APR?

League reigning champions APR announced, last week, the signing of Rwanda international striker Jacques Tuyisenge following his exit from Angola’s Petro Atletico. The celebrated striker, who has been one of the best strikers in the region for half a decade, penned a two-year contract...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 11:11am

Umulisa launches academy to unearth next-gen of tennis stars

Former Rwanda international Joselyne Umulisa has launched an academy to train youngsters in a bid to produce the next generation of tennis stars for the country, particularly female players. Umulisa, 34, holds a level one badge in tennis coaching. The newly launched academy, dubbed ‘...

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:05am

Niyonzima scores lone goal as Azam edge Mbeya in TZ league

Rwanda international Ally Niyonzima was the lone scorer as his side Azam FC registered a 1-0 win over struggling Mbeya City in the Tanzania Premier League on Sunday. Niyonzima made the all-important difference in the 25th minute with a powerful header from a corner that was delivered...

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 5:58am

Resumption of league ‘good news’ for Afrobasket preps – Vladimir Bosnjak

Vladimir Bosnjak, head coach of the men’s national basketball team, has said that the resumption of the league would be good news for his endeavours to prepare his team for the upcoming Afrobasket qualifiers. Scheduled to take place in November, at Kigali Arena, qualifiers for the...

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:10am

Upgrade works of Amahoro stadium to start in December

The Ministry of Sports has announced that activities to renovate the Amahoro National Stadium, Amahoro Indoor Stadium and the Paralympic Games Gymnasium will commence in December and end next year. The upgrade, which could reportedly cost over Rwf2 billion, will see the stadium’s capacity...

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:08am

APR manager Erradi excited for Tuyisenge's signing

Moroccan tactician Adil Erradi has said that he is excited for APR’s signing of forward Jacques Tuyisenge and looks forward to work with him next season. The 28-year old was unveiled as the club’s latest arrival on Friday. Following his signing, which ended weeks of...

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:07am

PSG Academy in Rwanda to start operations next month

French club Paris Saint-Germain’s football academy will start operations in Rwanda in October ‘if things go according to plan’, the Ministry of Sports has said. The academy is part of a three-year sponsorship deal that was signed last December between Rwanda and the...

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:06am

Amavubi looking for friendly match before Cape Verde tie

VINCENT Mashami, head coach of the men’s senior national football team, has said that his side could use an international friendly match before November’s double-header against Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers. Rwanda will face Cape Verde twice within 10...

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:05am

Bayisenge in advanced talks with AS Kigali

Local outfit AS Kigali have closed in on a swoop for Rwanda international Emery Bayisenge, club officials have said. Bayisenge, whose contract with Bangladeshi side Saif Sporting Club runs until next year, will, according to reports, not rejoin the club due to the Asian country’s visa...

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:04am

Kiyovu: Is Rwanda’s ‘Liverpool’ finally getting its mojo back?

The last time SC Kiyovu had the league trophy in their hands was in 1993. It is the very year that they lifted their last major silverware – a wait too long even for their staunchest fan to stomach. The Mumena-based side are widely likened – by local pundits and fans – with...

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:02am

PHOTOS: Tuyisenge completes Rwf48m move to APR

JACQUES Tuyisenge has completed his long-awaited move to APR on a two-year contract after one season with Angolan outfit Petro Atletico de Luanda. The Rwanda international signed for the army side in a reportedly deal worth USD50,000 (about Rwf48 million), and will keep...

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:12pm

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