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Umulisa launches academy to unearth next-gen of tennis stars

Former Rwanda international Joselyne Umulisa has launched an academy to train youngsters in a bid to produce the next generation of tennis stars for the country, particularly female players. Umulisa, 34, holds a level one badge in tennis coaching. The newly launched academy, dubbed ‘...

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:05am

Special Olympics: Sangwa on how Rwf618m grant will be used in UCS schools programme

Special Olympics Rwanda, an organization that engages children and adults with intellectual disabilities into sports, has recently received a support worth USD 650,000 (about Rwf618 million) from the Special Olympics International. With the support, last week, there was launched the Unified...

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 8:47am

Volleyball: Champions REG release Mutabazi

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) volleyball club have released Yves Mutabazi following the two parties’ failure to agree to terms for a new contract. Mutbazi’s current contract with the reigning league champions was due to expire in September. “The club threatened not to pay me for...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:58am

Swimming body optimistic about organising competitions before end of year

Rwanda swimming federation has said that they are optimistic about organising competitions before the end of this year. November 19 has been set as the tentative date for the inter-club national championship. However, according to Pamela Girimbabazi, president of the swimming body, all...

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 2:35pm

Online Olympiad: Draw, two losses give Rwanda hard task ahead

Rwanda has a mammoth task after two losses and one draw on Friday, July 31, its first day of action in the ongoing FIDE Online Olympiad 2020. The event started July 25 and ends August 30. To qualify for the next stage, which is Division 3, a country must make it to the top 3. The...

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:17pm

Online Olympiad: Rwanda faces Syria, Kuwait and Namibia on Friday

Rwanda will play Syria, Kuwait and Namibia on Friday, July 31, its first day of action in the ongoing FIDE Online Olympiad 2020 which started July 25 and will run through August 30. National Captain Alain Patience Niyibizi plans to start Maranatha Nduwayesu, Rongin Munyurangabo, WFM Joselyne...

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 9:42am

What next for Dusabemungu after announcing retirement?

After announcing his retirement from international Cricket, former captain of the men’s national cricket team Eric Hirwa Dusabemungu has revealed that he is going into coaching. The 33-year old’s retirement was announced on Sunday, July 26, by the Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA)...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 10:55am

Skipper Dusabemungu retires from international cricket

ERIC Hirwa Dusabemungu, captain of the men’s national cricket team, has called time on his international cricket career. His retirement was announced by the Rwanda Cricket Association on Sunday. The 33-year old played for the national team for 14 years. Today @Herica563 the...

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:05pm

Online Chess Olympiad: Rwanda to begin quest on July 29

Rwanda's first three matches in the FIDE Online Olympiad 2020, to be held between July 22 and August 30, will start on July 29. This comes after the International Chess Federation (FIDE) announced all seeded divisions' teams last week. Rwanda is among the 38 countries in division 4...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 5:06pm

Korean embassy donates Rwf20m equipment to taekwondo body

The local taekwondo federation (RTF) has received equipment worth Rwf20 million from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Rwanda. Boniface Mbonigaba, the RTF Secretary-General, confirmed the development to Times Sport on Sunday. The received equipment include tables, ...

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:34am

Covid-19: More sports disciplines given greenlight to resume training

The Ministry of Sports on Thursday, July 9, issued new instructions giving more sports activities an all-clear to resume outdoor training in compliance with safety guidelines. All sporting activities – training, competitions and events – in the country were suspended on...

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:34am

Volleyball: RRA optimistic about reclaiming league title

JEAN Paul Mana, head coach of the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) women volleyball club, is hopeful that his side can still win the 2019-20 league title despite their shaky first-leg of the championship. The league resumes in September after a six-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic....

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11:18am

Sports Ministry mulls ambitious plan to unearth, nurture talent

The Ministry of Sports has said that it is mulling new plans to unearth and nurture sports talent in the country. The plan is to revisit and repackage the idea behind the creation of Isonga Football Academy, which went dysfunctional in 2018. Arguably one of the biggest football projects...

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:36pm

Chess: Interim executive team elected to run federation for a year

The Rwanda Chess Federation (Ferwade) general assembly on Sunday, June 14, elected a new executive committee to help steer the ship for an interim period of 12 months. This came after the general assembly last week agreed to hold elections using any viable virtual platform due to limitations...

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:30pm

Covid-19: Non-contact sports given all-clear to resume

Non-contact sports may resume activities starting on Monday, June 8, in compliance with safety guidelines, the Ministry of Sports announced on Friday. Since March 15, all sporting activities – events, leagues and competitions – in the country have been on hold as the government...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 11:22am

Covid-19 and chess in Rwanda: Where things stand

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rwanda Chess Federation will, for some time, continue to be in limbo as it awaits new office bearers. Elections to usher in a new leadership team could not be held last month because of the lockdown. It is still not clear when the chess fraternity, or...

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 6:59am

How has sports infrastructure changed face after 26 years?

The sports sector is one of the areas that were hugely devastated by 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Hundreds of key players in this sector, and hundreds of thousands of fans across different disciplines are known to have lost their lives during the atrocities. Sport plays a significant role in...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 1:29pm

Chess: All Olympiad qualifiers pushed to May

The second phase of qualifiers to pick Rwanda’s flag bearers – in the open section – for the 44th Chess Olympiad, which was due to continue this weekend at Classic Hotel in Kigali, has been postponed after some top players failed to make it on Saturday, the chess federation has...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 6:21pm

NFL star Beckham Jr. visits Rwanda

American National Football League (NFL) star Odell Cornelius Beckham Jr. is on a visit to Rwanda since early this week. #OdellBeckhamJr and his girlfriend #LoLoWood are currently vacationing in #Rwanda and she made a comment comparing one of the gorillas to HER NFL Star boyfriend. Now the...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:18pm

Six named for World Half Marathon

The local athletics body (RAF) has named six runners to represent the country at the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships, due March 29 in Poland. The all-men selection includes in-form Yves Nimubona, Emmanuel Mutabazi, Siraji Rubayita, Gilbert Dushimimana, Felicien Muhitira and John...

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 11:36am

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