Sports

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

2018/19 football league set for October

THE 2018/19 Rwanda national football league will start in October instead of September according to the country’s football governing body Ferwafa president Brig Gen (rtd) Jean Damascène Sekamana. Sekamana said that the league will kick off in early October although the final date has not yet...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:36am

Men‘s U-21 team off to Nigeria for continental showpiece

THE national U-21 men volleyball team departed for Abuja last night aboard an Ethiopian flight, ahead of the African men’s U21 championship set for September 12-19 in Nigeria. According to head coach Paul Bitok, the boys have had enough time to train together and he is confident they will...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:33am

Police crowned national handball league

Saturday Police  36-29  APR St Aloys  43-35  Inyemeramihigo Es Kigoma  26-24  Munyove Es Kigoma  33- 29  St Aloys Adegi  42-38  Inyemeramihigo POLICE handball club were on Saturday crowned champions of the 2018 national handball league on...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:31am

11 things you should know about Rwanda karate

Last year, representatives of 27 African countries assembled in Yaoundé, Cameroon, for the 2017 African Karate Federations Union (UFAK) General Assembly and decided that Rwanda will host the 2018 Continental Senior and Junior Championships. At the end of the colourful tournament, last weekend...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 8:42am

Buoyant Amavubi out to sting Les Elephants

Sunday Group H Rwanda    Vs     Ivory Coast 15:30 Guinea      Vs     CAR 16:30 WHEN the Amavubi Stars trot onto the field this afternoon against the Les Elephants of Ivory Coast, they will have a few things on mind...

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 11:37pm

How Amavubi can overcome the Ivorians

Against the Elephants of Ivory Coast at Kigali Stadium today, the Wasps will need luck on top of doing the unthinkable – to win the game. A win will be very important for the host team to avoid a second defeat having lost 2-1 in their opening Group H match to Central Africa Republic in...

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 11:32pm

Champions Gisagara sign youngster Dusengimana

The national volleyball league champions Gisagara volleyball club have completed the signing of left attacker Willcliff Dusengimana from rivals APR. The development was confirmed to Sunday Sport yesterday by Dominique Ntawangundi, Gisagara volleyball club head coach. The two-time reigning...

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 11:25pm