Sports

Taekwondo: Five teams available for Ambassador’s Cup

FIVE foreign taekwondo teams have confirmed they will take part in the 2018 edition of the annual Taekwondo Ambassador’s Cup – slated for October 6-8 in Kigali. Rwanda Taekwondo Federation president, Placide Bagabo, confirmed this to Times Sport yesterday. “So far five non-local...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:49pm

Kwizera urged to ‘grow up’ after howler against Ivory Coast

LUC Eymael, the head coach of South African side Free State Stars, has urged his goalkeeper Olivier Kwizera to grow up after making a horrible blunder against Ivory Coast during the AFCON qualifiers Group H clash at Kigali Stadium on Sunday. The Rwanda international was the main highlight of the...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:47pm

RAF to unveil two new athletic clubs

The local athletics governing body, RAF, will this weekend welcome two new athletic clubs. The development was confirmed to Times Sport on Thursday by RAF Secretary General, Olivier Umutangana. The two new RAF members are; Nyaruguru and Huye Athletic Club – to be unveiled on Saturday and...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:19pm

Bimenyimana fires warning to Enyimba

Rayon Sports striker Bonfils Caleb Bimenyimana is confident the Blues can overcome Nigerian outfit Enyimba FC when the sides face off in the first-leg of their CAF Confederation Cup’s last eight tie at Kigali Stadium on Sunday. The in-form Bimenyimana says he is unmoved by the reputation and...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:14pm

Enyimba expected in Kigali Friday ahead of Rayon clash

Sunday Rayon Vs Enyimba Nigerian champions Enyimba FC will arrive in Kigali on Friday night ahead of the much awaited encounter against Rwanda’s Rayon Sports in the two sides’ first-leg clash of their last eight tie in the ongoing 2018 Total CAF Confederations Cup. According to the...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:35pm

Ferwafa laughs off bribery allegations by CAF referee

The local football governing body, Ferwafa, has played down allegations that Namibian referee Jackson Pavaza was tempted with a bribe to manipulate the result of the 2019 Afcon qualifier between Rwanda and Ivory Coast played at Kigali Stadium on Sunday. The FIFA and CAF match official, Pavaza, was...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:21pm

CIMERWA Golf Tournament is back with a focus on strengthening the sport

The second edition of the CIMERWA Corporate Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday at the nine-hole Kigali Golf Course in Nyarutarama. This year, CIMERWA, Rwanda’s main cement producer, have partnered with other sponsors namely; HYGEBAT, AfriPrecast, ROKO, BCEG, Transnova, Kesi...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:14pm

Renowned Japanese karate instructor set for second visit to Rwanda

From September 20 to 24, Toshihiro Mori (8th dan), a highly rated Japanese karate instructor will preside over a training workshop in Kigali. This will be his second such trip in the country after the first in June 2015 when Rwanda became a member of the Japan Karate Association (JKA), one of the...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:12pm

Volleyball: Rwanda begin quest for African Champs glory against Tunisia

Today Rwanda vs Tunisia 5pm The national U-21 men’s volleyball team take on Tunisia tonight as they begin their chase for the African Championship glory in Abuja, Nigeria. The game starts at 6PM CAT. Following Tuesday’s technical meeting, Rwanda has been drawn in Group A alongside...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 3:05pm

Team Rwanda riders rallied to step up ahead of World Champs

Sept 22-30 The 2018 UCI World Road Championships Rwanda international Joseph Areruya has called on his compatriots to roll up their sleeves and prove their fast-rising status as a force to be reckoned with on the continent when Team Rwanda make their fourth consecutive appearance at the...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:51pm

Manishimwe extends contract with Rayon

Rayon Sports midfielder Djabel Manishimwe has renewed his contract with the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finalists by two years, which will see him stay at the club until the end of the 2019-2020 season. The development was confirmed to Times Sport on Tuesday by Rayon Sports’ Secretary...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:45pm

African V-ball Champs: U21 Men’s team vow to emulate U20 women counterparts

WILCRIFF Dusengimana, the captain of the national U21 men’s volleyball team, has insisted that the team is ready and determined to make the country proud at the African Championships as they attempt to emulate the inspiring performance of their U20 female counterparts. The 2018 edition of...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:43pm

Basketball: Rwanda take on Nigeria in final build-up match

Wednesday Friendly game Nigeria Vs Rwanda 7pm The national men’s senior basketball team will this evening take on continental powerhouse and hosts Nigeria in their final warm-up game ahead of the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup African Qualifiers that start Friday. Following a low...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:40pm

UNIMONI League: Tuyisenge hits a century as Kutchi Tigers condemn Sorwathe

A stunning spell of bowling by Orchidde Tuyisenge was the highlight of the men’s Division Two Unimoni Premier League game on Sunday in a game full of runs at IPRC-Kicukiro Ground between Kutchi Tigers and Sorwathe. The Kutchi won the toss and elected to bat first, piping Sorwathe by 333 runs...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:40pm

Mashami positive despite loss against Cote d’Ivoire

Rwanda’s Amavubi head coach Vincent Mashami praised his players’ character despite a 2-1 home defeat to Cote d’Ivoire in their Group H Afcon qualifier at Kigali Stadium on Sunday. Goals from Jonathan Kodjia in the 45+1 minute and Max Allain Gradel in the 48th minute were enough...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:29am

Handball: Champions Police shift focus to Carré d’As

POLICE Handball Club, the newly crowned champions, have turned attention to the season-ending tournament, Care d’As, after edging APR to win the national handball league title at Kimisagara Youth Centre over the weekend. Dismas Turatsinze’s side won championship after beating rivals...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:29am

Amavubi stars have huge potential…but are we letting the boys down?

It was a disappointing weekend of internationals for the Amavubi fans. Hosts Rwanda lost 1-2 to Les Éléphants of Ivory Coast in the second round of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers. There is no shame in losing to the immediate former African champions and three-time African...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:08am

Rwandan trio set for inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon

Rwanda’s leading middle and long distance runners Felicien Muhitira, Noel Hitimana and Salome Nyirarukundo will make their debut at the inaugural edition of Commonwealth Half Marathon championship due on October 7 in Cardiff city in the United Kingdom. The inaugural championship will be...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:21am

Bosnjak buoyant despite modest preparations for World Cup qualifiers

THE national basketball team head coach, Vladimir Bosnjak, has rallied his team to impress at the forthcoming second round of 2019 FIBA World Cup African Qualifiers despite humble preparations they have had. The Serbian tactician made the remarks on Saturday in an exclusive interview with Times...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 7:50pm

Amavubi slip further in Afcon qualifiers

AFCON2019 Qualifiers results Sunday Rwanda  1-2  Côte d’Ivoire Guinea  1-0  CAR Madagascar  2-2  Senegal South Sudan  0-3  Mali Togo  0-0  Benin Ethiopia  1-0  Sierra Leone Congo  1-1  Zimbabwe Angola...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:39am