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Sharapova visits Rwanda

MARIA Sharapova, a five-time grand slam winner and former world number 1, is on a visit to Rwanda, reportedly since Sunday. The global tennis star visited the majestic mountain gorillas in Kinigi, Musanze District, on Tuesday. Rwanda ??!! Early morning trek through the rainforest downpour...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:24pm

Tennis: Top players in high gear for Rwanda Open 2019

Local tennis stars have intensified preparations ahead of the upcoming Rwanda Open 2019, which is due November 24 through December 1 at Amahoro Stadium. Top-seed Olivier Havugimana, Yannick Muvunyi and David Uwimana are among those who are targeting top honours at the country’s...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:12pm

Mthembu wins inaugural Falcon Golf Tournament

There was a lot of fanfare over the weekend as golfers from Rwanda, Kenya, India, South Africa and Sweden tussled it out at the newly inaugurated Falcon Golf and Country Club on the shores of pristine waters of Lake Muhazi, in Eastern Province. Bheki Mthembu emerged the overall winner with 43...

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:58am

Challengers, Telugu face off in cricket league final

Challengers Cricket will be looking to retain the Unimoni Premier League title when they face rivals Telugu Royals in a repeat of the 2018 final on Sunday. The match will start at 9:30am, at Gahanga Cricket Stadium. The two teams, the country’s finest, go into the title-deciding...

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 9:34am

RUGBY: FoRR boost Silverbacks preps ahead of Côte d’Ivoire scalp

Friends of Rwandan Rugby (FoRR), a U.K.-based charity organisation, have boosted the training of the national rugby team – Silverbacks – ahead of their away clash against Côte d’Ivoire on November 23. FoRR are long-time partners with Rwandan Rugby Federation (RRF) and they have...

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:05am

Meet Vuningabo, the man who has defied odds to become a national sitting volleyball star

SHORTLY after celebrating his 4th birthday, disaster came knocking. He suffered from a strange muscle illness that left him permanently disabled. But he did not resign to fate. Twenty seven years later, Emile Cadet Vuningabo has defied all odds to make it despite the disability.  In the past...

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 4:48pm

Paravolley Africa Champs: Rwanda finish second after final loss to Egypt

Sunday Egypt 3-0 Rwanda Rwanda was again denied by Egypt a ticket to the Paralympic Games in men’s sitting volleyball after losing the final of the 2019 African ParaVolley Championships at Amahoro Stadium on Sunday. The Egyptian side made light work of the hosts in straight sets (25-...

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:51am

RAC unveils grueling route for Mountain Gorilla Rally

Rwanda Automobile Club (RAC) has unveiled routes for the 2019 Mountain Gorilla Rally, which is due next month. The three-day race will rev-off on Friday, October 5, at Amahoro Stadium with the Super stage (7.11 km), and will be concluding on Sunday. On Saturday, crews will traverse through...

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:15pm

Marthe Yankurije’s journey from school dropout to athletics stardom

Athletics does not come anywhere near the most popular sports in Rwanda, be it in terms of fan base or performance. But, the sport is admired for something different: creating champions from some of the most of humble beginnings. And such is the case for Marthe Yankurije.  The APR...

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 7:19am

Mukandanga steps up preps for World Champs

Rwanda international Clementine Mukandanga has embarked on her final preparations as she gears up to represent Rwanda at the upcoming 17th World Athletics Championships. The 2019 world championships is slated for September 26 through October 6 in Doha, Qatar. Mukandanga secured her ticket to...

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 12:37am

Taekwondo: Police scoop six gold medals in ‘Korea Ambassador’s Cup’

Rwanda National Police (RNP) won eight medals, including six gold, at this year’s Taekwondo Korea Ambassador’s Cup’, which ended Sunday at Amahoro stadium. The annual Taekwondo tournament, which brings together teams from the region, is supported by South Korea’s embassy...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 1:15pm

Nigeria withdraw from ParaVolley African Champs

Nigeria national sitting volleyball teams, men and women, have withdrawn from the upcoming 2019 ParaVolley African Championships. The Secretary General of Africa ParaVolley Committee, Celestin Nzeyimana, confirmed the development to Times Sport on Tuesday, saying that the teams cited financial...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:35am

CECAFA U-15: Rwanda wallop Ethiopia to keep perfect start

Wednesday Group B Ethiopia 0-3 Rwanda Tanzania 6-0 South Sudan Rwanda U15 football team have picked a second victory to maintain their perfect start at the ongoing CECAFA U-15 Challenge after thrashing Ethiopia 3-0 at Asmara International Stadium, in Eritrea, on Wednesday. Siradji...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:42pm

Over 100 karate players receive training from Japanese masters

A total of 140 Rwandan karate players are receiving training on the fundamentals of the game from experts belonging to the Japan Karate Association (JKA), one of the most influential karate organizations in the world. Happening at the NPC Gymnasium in Kigali, the training started Friday evening...

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 3:30pm

Tennis star Niyigena hails Premier Bet for new sponsorship

Local tennis star Etienne Niyigena has said he wants to make amends for last year’s final defeat and win the 2019 Cogebank Tennis Tournament after securing a sponsorship deal from Premier Bet. The competition started Monday, at Cercle Sportif de Kigali, and will run through Saturday....

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:29am

Karate: Rwandans show spirit but suffer early exit at African champs

Maic Shyaka Ndutiye and Khalifa Niyitanga, Rwanda’s flag bearers at the 18th African Seniors Karate Championships and 10th African Juniors Karate Championships in Gaborone, Botswana, were impressive but bowed out without winning a medal on Saturday. After the round one draws made Thursday...

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 6:38pm

Duo in Continental Karate Championships have chance in round one – official

After the draws made Thursday night, Rwanda’s flag bearers at the 18th African Seniors Karate Championships and 10th African Juniors Karate Championships in Gaborone, Botswana, go into the first round with hope to advance. Khalifa Niyitanga, 19, was paired against Zambia’s Yamboto...

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:26pm

Patrick Cyubahiro: Chess federation impressed by the youngster’s steady rise

Kevin Ganza, the Rwanda Chess Federation president, has praised the continued progress of teenager Ben Patrick Cyubahiro, who bagged a trophy as the Best Junior in the tough international section of the just concluded 2019 Genocide Memorial Chess Tournament in Kigali. When the two-day tournament...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:02am

Chess: Genocide Memorial Tournament starts Saturday

The 2019 Genocide Memorial Chess Tournament (GMCT) is scheduled to start Saturday at Classic Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda Chess Federation (Ferwade) has announced. Just like the previous events, the tournament will have two sections – the highly contested and rated section and, the open and...

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:57am

Kigali Peace Marathon 2019 to attract global athletics stars

RWANDA Athletics Federation (RAF) has announced that some of the world’s famous names in athletics are expected in Kigali next month as Kigali International Peace Marathon turns 15. The annual event’s 15th edition is scheduled for June 16. Speaking during the pre-launch of this year...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:51am