Sports

Emile Karera: The making of a volleyball star from genocide ashes

EMILE Karera, a 28-year old volleyball player, has helped Gisagara to win two national volleyball championships back-to-back in the last two seasons since joining the club in 2016. Fondly known as Dada among his peers, Karera is one of the most famous names in local volleyball, as well as one of...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:16pm

Rwanda beat Cameroon to qualify for World Champs

Sunday Final Egypt  Vs  Rwanda Friday Semi-finals Rwanda 3-1  Cameroon Egypt      3-0  Nigeria RWANDA’s under-20 women volleyball team became the first African team to secure a ticket for the 2019 FIVB World Championship on Friday night...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:00pm

Motorsport: Kenyan Manvir set for second ARC title

ARC standings, top 3 1. Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock    75 points 2. Jas Mangat/Joseph Kamya           33 points 3. Piero Cannobio/Silvia Frigo         29 points The sixth and penultimate...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:51pm

Ivory Coast names strong squad for Rwanda tie

September 9 Rwanda Vs Ivory Coast Ivory Coast has named a star-studded team ahead of the 2019 AFCON Qualifier against Rwanda which will be played on September 9 at Kigali Stadium, in Nyamirambo. Manchester United centre back Eric Bailly and Tottenham’s Serge Aurier have been named in a 23-...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:49pm

Rwanda begin medal chase in African Champs

The Continental Championships start today, Friday, beginning with all categories of Kata contests and junior individual Kumite (fighting), according to a programme issued by the organizers on Thursday. Kata is display of a set sequence of moves in a pre-arranged fight against imaginary opponents...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 2:24pm

Table tennis: Eight Rwandans set for African Championships

A team of eight national table tennis players will represent Rwanda at the forthcoming 2018 African Championships scheduled for September 3-9 in Mauritius. According to the local Table Tennis governing body, the team is composed of four men and four women, and will be departing for Mauritius...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 1:25am

Robertinho lauds players after historic ticket to CAF Confederation Cup quarters

RAYON Sports head coach Roberto ‘Robertinho’ Oliveira Goncalves has praised the character of his players, especially striker Bonfils Kaleb Bimenyimana, after Wednesday’s crucial victory over Tanzania’s Young Africans in the last Group D fixture of the CAF Confederation Cup...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:36am

Africa U18 Basketball Championships: Rwanda face Egypt for ticket to semis

Friday Quarter-finals Libya Vs Senegal 14:15 Congo Vs Angola 16:30 Rwanda Vs Egypt 18:45 Tunisia Vs Mali 21:00 The national U18 boys basketball team will be looking to land a ticket for semi-finals when they take on giants Egypt in the last eight of the ongoing FIBA U18 African...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:34am

Volleyball: Rwanda eye DRC win for ticket to semis

Wednesday Group A Kenya 1-3 Nigeria Group B Rwanda 3-0 Uganda The national under-20 women volleyball team will be eyeing nothing but a victory when they face their counterparts of DR Congo in the last Group B encounter this afternoon at the ongoing CAVB Africa Women’s U20 Championship in...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:52pm

Zen Karate-Do: Rubavu-based club’s intention to rule the national team

As the nation hosts the Continental Karate Championships this week it seems a club from Rubavu District will be on a double mission; winning medals as well as making a statement on the national scene. Rwanda is hosting the 17th African Seniors Karate Championships and the 9th African Juniors...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 8:14am

Bimenyimana on target as Rayon storm Conf Cup quarter-finals

Wednesday Group D Rayon Sports 1-0   Young Africans USM Alger    2-1   Gor Mahia RAYON Sports turned on style to beat Tanzania’s Young Africans in Kigali yesterday to become the first Rwandan football club to reach the quarter-finals of any...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:15am

Team Rwanda needs bigger budget to make a mark on global arena – Magnell

Following the conclusion of the Tour de l’Avenir, Team Rwanda Cycling head coach Sterling Magnell has something to say: A bigger budget and commitment from both the Ministry of Sports and the cycling federation can break new ground for the team’s success on global scene. From August 17...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:29pm

RAF hails ‘timely’ opening of WADA laboratory in EAC region

Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) president Fidèle Mubiligi has welcomed as major development the initiative to establish the first World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in the East Africa region. Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), an independent agency of world athletics ruling body IAAF, said on its...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:22pm

Determination and confidence, key to beat Ivory Coast - Haruna

September 9 Rwanda Vs Ivory Coast Simba SC midfielder and Amavubi skipper Haruna Niyonzima has advised his teammates that a combination of confidence and determination will be key when Rwanda host Ivory Coast in AFCON qualifiers, Group ‘H’ clash at Kigali Stadium on September 9....

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:17pm

Who are the Rwandan players likely to challenge heavyweights at Continental Champs?

All players on the national team are able to defeat any opponent but national coach Hashim Mahmoud Mohamed Hashim has said he is especially excited by a few youngsters, most of whom will be debutants on the international stage. This was speaking during an interview on the sidelines of a training...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:24pm

Tennis: Rwanda U12 team off to Morocco for African Champs

Rwanda’s U12 national teams fly off to Casablanca this evening on Kenya Airways flight, at 6:30pm, ahead of the African Youth Tennis Championships – set for September 2-6 in Morocco. Representing the East African region, the team of six – three boys and three girls – will...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 4:09pm

FIBA U18 Africa: Rwanda eye Senegal win to go top in Group B

Wednesday Rwanda Vs Senegal 6:45pm Following a nerve-wrecking defeat to defending champions Angola on Sunday, Rwanda’s U18 boys’ basketball team will be looking to overcome Senegal in their final Group B game today as they bid to finish the preliminary round in pole position. Rwanda...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:05am

CAF Conf Cup: Rayon take on Young Africans in do-or-die clash

Today Group D Rayon Sports Vs Young Africans 15:00 USM Alger Vs Gor Mahia 15:00 It will be a case of now or never for Rayon Sports when they take on Young Africans today at Kigali Stadium in their final Group D match, in Total CAF Confederation Cup. The Blues host the Tanzania giants in a...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:30am

AS Kigali at risk of losing eleven players

Azam Rwanda Premier league side AS Kigali could lose as many as 11 players following the expiry of their contracts with the club in July, Times Sport has learnt. The players include captain Soter Kayumba, goalkeeper Batte Shamiru, centre-back Latif Bishira, midfielder Evode Ntwali, left-back...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:58am