Football

League title still within reach, says Rayon striker Bizimana

YANNICK Bizimana believes Rayon Sports can still catch leaders APR and go on to retain the Rwanda Premier League title after thumping Espoir 3-0 on Saturday. The Blues’ win meant that they are now four points off the table summit. Bizimana, who scored two goals over the weekend, has...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:22am

Mashami to stay on as Amavubi head coach

RWANDA Football Federation (Ferwafa) has confirmed that Vincent Mashami will stay on as head coach of the senior men’s football team, Amavubi, after his current contract ran out in November. The development was confirmed to Times Sport on Thursday afternoon by Regis Uwayezu, the Ferwafa...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 4:39pm

APR seal massive four-year sponsorship deal with Azam

APR FC have struck a huge shirt sponsorship deal with Azam Group worth Rwf57 million a year.  The sponsorship agreement was signed on Wednesday afternoon, and will last for four years – starting with their Rwanda Premier League crunch against Etincelles at Umuganda Stadium on Saturday...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:01pm

Adil Erradi hails APR’s fighting spirit, eyes title

APR head coach Mohamed Adil Erradi has praised his team’s fighting spirit following their hard-earned 2-1 victory against Bugesera in the Rwanda Premier League over the weekend. The Moroccan tactician also believes the military side will keep getting better – after a 17-match...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 11:47am

Mukura target top four finish

After falling out of the title race, Mukura Victory Sports have set themselves a target to finish in the top four in the Rwanda Premier League, head coach Spain Tony Hernandez has said. The Spaniard made the remarks after his team fought back to see off stubborn Sunrise 4-1 on...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:11am

Sidi vows to end AS Kigali’s goal drought

AS Kigali have come so close to winning matches this season but more often than not, ended up empty handed mainly due to lack of clinical goal-scorers, something that newly signed striker Mike Abdallah Sidi has vowed to solve. The City of Kigali-sponsored side played out goalless draws against...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 12:22am

Struggling AS Kigali look to dent Rayon’s chances for title defence

Saturday AS Kigali Vs Rayon 15:00 Marines Vs Gasogi 15:00 Muhanga Vs Gicumbi 15:00 Sunday APR Vs Bugesera 15:00 Mukura Vs Sunrise 15:00 Etincelles Vs Heroes 15:00 Kiyovu Vs Espoir 15:00 AS KIGALI will be looking to put up a much better performance when they face reigning...

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:14am

Police can win league title, says coach Haringingo

Friday Police Vs Musanze 15:00 Police head coach Francis Haringingo has vowed to work hard towards winning as many games as possible in his side’s remaining 14 matches in the Rwanda Premier season. The Burundian tactician says he is confident that guiding Police to their first league...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:08am

Striker Sugira delighted with winning debut at Rayon Sports

Centre forward Ernest Sugira has said that he was happy to score on his debut appearance for Rayon Sports as his lone goal sank Gasogi United on match-day 16 of the 2019/2020 Rwanda Premier League over the weekend. The APR striker, who was loaned to Rayon last week, came on as a halftime...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 12:11am

Rayon’s new signing Sugira promises goals

Rwanda international Ernest Sugira has promised to reward the faith put in him by Rayon Sports by scoring goals for the blues. The towering forward joined Rayon on loan from rivals APR where he had been banished to the cold on disciplinary grounds. “I am happy to sign for Rayon Sports;...

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 12:16am

Rayon Sports step up search for new coach

RAYON Sports have started the search for a new head coach following the departure of Javier Martinez Espinosa earlier this week. The Mexican was axed on Tuesday – after just three months in charge – allegedly for his now former team’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to archrivals APR...

Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 12:16am

Ten-man APR beat Rayon to extend lead

Saturday APR 2-0 Rayon Mukura 2-4 Kiyovu Muhanga 0-0 Sunrise Marines 1-0 Musanze APR have opened up a five-point lead at the Rwanda Premier League summit following their 2-0 win over Rayon Sports despite being reduced to ten men early in the second half on Saturday. Young striker...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 4:12pm

Martinez sacked as Rayon Sports coach

JAVIER Martinez Espinosa has been fired as Rayon Sports head coach following a 2-0 defeat for the Blues against archrivals APR in the Rwanda Premier League over the weekend. The Mexican, who joined the club on a one-year deal before the start of the 2019-20 season, departs the club just after...

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 12:20am

APR coach targets league, Peace Cup trophies

After beating the rivals Rayon Sports 2-0 on Saturday, APR head coach Mohamed Adil Erradi has challenged his team to go on and win the league and Peace Cup titles this season. The Blues lost 2-0 to ten-man APR at Amahoro Stadium as the latter extended their lead to six points.   “I...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 3:27pm

Haruna confirms talks with former club Young Africans

Amavubi skipper and AS Kigali midfielder Haruna Niyonzima has confirmed that talks have reached an advanced stage with his former club Young Africans for a possible move this month. The playmaker that he was approached by the Tanzania giants, a side he played from 2011 before ending his glorious...

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 1:08am

APR v Rayon: Mutsinzi warns old club ahead of league derby

APR defender Ange Mutsinzi has said facing his former club Rayon Sports will be a special moment, but warned that it will be a ‘no mercy’ clash. However, the towering centre-back has revealed that he will not celebrate if he scores come Saturday at Amahoro Stadium. Mutsinzi...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 12:26am

Sarpong set for move to Chinese side Changchun Yatai

Rayon Sports striker Michael Sarpong is set for a move to Chinese side Changchun Yatai this month after successful talks between the two clubs. The 23-year old will complete the move on December 22. The Ghana-born talisman departs the Blues after one and a half seasons during which he helped...

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 7:25pm

PSG-Rwanda deal: How will it impact local football?

Following a fruitful partnership with Arsenal, Rwanda – through Rwanda Development Board – last week inked another remarkable deal, this time with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Commonly known as PSG, Paris Saint-Germain are arguably the most successful French club. The three-...

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:41am

Heroes out to stop APR, Bugesera face Gicumbi test

Heroes Vs APR 15:00 Gasogi Vs ASKigali 15:00 Gicumbi Vs Bugesera 15:00 Heroes will be looking to become the first team to beat APR when the two sides face off on at Bugesera Stadium on Saturday afternoon, starting at 3pm. Leaders APR go into the match looking to stretch their current...

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:36am

Div2 league new season kicks off

Saturday Group B Vision Vs Etoile de l’Est 12:00 Nyagatare Vs Vision J.N 14:00 UR Vs Rugende 14:00 The 2019/2020 season of the second division football league starts on Saturday after being postponed twice last month. A total of 21 teams – split into two groups...

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:30am

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