Sports

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

Qualification process for Tokyo Olympics is complicated, says Karate body chief

Karate will make its debut appearance at the Summer Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Olympic karate will feature two events, Kumite and Kata. Sixty competitors from around the world will compete in the Kumite competition and twenty will compete in the Kata competition. Rwanda Karate Federation (...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:55am

Volleyball: Ntawangundi relishes new coaching job with Gisagara

Dominique Ntawangundi, the newly appointed head coach of Gisagara volleyball club has relished the trust bestowed on him to take charge of the national league champions. The former Kirehe Volleyball club coach who signed a two-year contract with Gisagara on Sunday, was among the founding member of...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:24pm

World Cup trophy tour coming to Rwanda means a lot, RCA officials

RWANDA is one of the twenty-one countries that will witness the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Trophy during its global tour ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup will take place in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. The 11kgs trophy will be welcomed to Rwanda on February 10,...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 9:44pm

Hosting Africa Karate Champs is a sign of trust in Rwanda, says Uwayo

Rwanda being allowed to host the upcoming Continental Championships is a sign of confidence and trust in the country, Theogene Uwayo, Rwanda Karate Federation president, told Times Sport Tuesday morning in an exclusive interview. Uwayo has welcomed continental and world karate delegations to the...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 12:24pm

Young Africans jet in ahead of Rayon Sports’ clash

Tanzania’s Young Africans arrived in Kigali Monday night, at 8pm aboard RwandAir from Dar es Salaam, ahead of the second-leg clash against their Group D opponents Rayon Sports in the ongoing 2018 Total CAF Confederation Cup. The Blues host Young Africans on Wednesday at Kigali Stadium in a...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 12:20am

Rwanda ‘can beat anyone at African Karate champs’

Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal and Botswana are all top contenders that Rwanda will need to be wary of at the upcoming continental championships in Kigali. But for Egyptian tactician Hashim Mahmoud Mohamed Hashim, who is currently in charge of the Rwandan team, his side is not afraid of these opponents...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:16pm

Tennis: sixteen teams for African championships

SIXTEEN teams have confirmed their participation in the upcoming 2nd edition of the Under-12 African Junior Tennis Competition slated for September 1-6 in Casablanca, Morocco. The teams booked tickets to the continental showpiece during zonal qualifiers staged in March this year. Rwanda qualified...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:13pm

Basketball team enter residential camp ahead of WCup qualifiers

Group F Rwanda’s first-leg fixtures September 14 Senegal    Vs   Rwanda September 15 Rwanda    Vs   Cote d’Ivoire September 16 Rwanda    Vs   CAR Rwanda national men’s senior basketball team...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:05pm

Kambale is new Marines FC striker

Former Rayon Sports striker Salita Gentil Kambale has signed one-year deal with Azam Rwanda Premier League side Marines. Times Sport has learned.  In January 2017, the 27-year old joined Tanzania Premier League side Singida United from Etincelles FC but he was released six months later after...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:02pm

Mixed fortunes for Team Rwanda at Tour de l’Avenir

2018 Tour de l’Avenir Top five 1. Tadej Pogačar (Slovenia) 26h 28’ 53’’                                 ...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:56pm

Nyirimana keen to win league title with UTB

FIDELE Nyirimana, the newly appointed head coach of University of Tourism Technology and Business Studies (UTB) volleyball club, has set his sights on winning the league title with the varsity side. The former Gisagara head coach signed a three-year contract with UTB over the weekend. Having...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:51pm

Rwanda ‘fired up’ ahead of African Karate Champs

The Egyptian Karate expert in charge of Rwanda’s national squad has said the team is ready to win big at the upcoming continental championships in Kigali. Starting Tuesday, preliminary preparatory meetings begin in Kigali as Rwanda readies to host the 17th African Seniors Karate...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:13pm

RAC launches Go-Karts racing in Rwanda

It was an exciting week end as Rwandans watched the first ever Go-Karts racing while many had an opportunity to drive the go-karts for free thanks to the Rwanda Automobile Club (RAC). RAC sponsored the first ever Go-Karts racing in Rwanda. The launch that took place on Saturday 25th August at...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 8:52am

Safe Gas Ltd injects Rwf180m into Bugesera FC

Safe Gas Ltd has injected Rwf180m into Bugesera FC for the next five years. The sponsorship will further be broken down in a monthly installment of three million Rwandan Francs. "We want to see the level of partnerships of our club and the private sector increasing, the higher it goes and...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 8:13am

Rwanda falls short in ICC U-19 World Cup qualifiers

Saturday Rwanda vs Tanzania Results in summary Rwanda 134 all out (Y Shema 36, A Iradukunda 34, K Sayal four for 16) Tanzania 135 for four (A Jasani 43 not out, G Das 29) Tanzania won by six wickets The ICC Under19 World Cup Africa Division 2 qualifiers semi-finals in Potchefstroom, South...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 1:13am