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Dates for Mountain Gorilla Rally 2020 announced

The 2020 Mountain Gorilla Rally is scheduled for May 15-17, Saturday Sport has learned.  The Rwandan popular race is ranked third on the FIA/African Rally Championship calendar this year, only behind the curtain-raiser Rallye de Côte d’Ivoire due next month and the South Africa Rally...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 3:04 PM

Swimming body on risk of FINA ban after failing to hold elections

The national swimming federation could potentially face a ban – or other penalties – following the failure to hold elections last month.  After former president Samuel Kinimba stepped down early December, an interim committee and electoral commission were set up to organise...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:04 AM

Newly acquired boxing ring will boost the sport – Vicky Kalisa

For the last three years, the local boxing governing body had struggled to organise serious competitions – particularly the national championships – due to lack of a professional ring. But, following the recent acquisition of a good standard ring from Dubai, boxing body president...

Monday, January 13, 2020, 12:23 AM

Karenzi on priorities and strategies to push Rwandan tennis forward

Théoneste Karenzi is the head of Rwanda Tennis Federation (RTF) since April 2019. However, it is not his first time as RTF president. He previously held the position for one year between 2012 and 2013, but prematurely stepped down due to other assignments.  For his second stint as local...

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Table tennis body embarks on five-year strategic plan

Following his recent reelection as president of the Rwanda Table Tennis Federation (RTTF), John Bosco Birungi has laid out a five-year strategic plan to push forward the sport in the country. Birungi unveiled the plan during the end-of-year Extraordinary General Meeting held last weekend, at...

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 12:42 AM

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, 1:02 AM

Table tennis body enters partnership with NISR

As the saying goes, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Rwanda table tennis federation (RTTF) has started reaching out to government institutions through a signature initiative to promote the sport amongst government civil servants. On Wednesday, at their head office, RTTF signed a...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ferwacy elections: Murenzi to run unopposed for president

Abdallah Murenzi will stand unopposed for president in the forthcoming elections for a new executive committee of the Rwanda Cycling Federation  (Ferwacy). The elections, scheduled for December 22, follow the recent resignation of the entire Ferwacy committee, including now former president...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Beach tennis launched in Rwanda

Rwanda Tennis Federation (RTF) in partnership with International Tennis Federation officially launched beach tennis in the country on Wednesday. The event was held at Amahoro Stadium. Beach tennis is practiced in over 50 countries, and Rwanda becomes the third country in the region to...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Yankurije wins Kigali Half Marathon

Marthe Yankurije has continued to be a force to reckon with after winning the inaugural Kigali Half Marathon in women’s category on Sunday. The APR runner and Rwanda international covered the 21.098km distance in one hour, 13 minutes and four seconds, two minutes ahead of Adeline...

Monday, December 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

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, 12:41 AM

All set for Kigali Half Marathon

Rwanda Athletics Federation, in partnership with the City of Kigali, have organised the Kigali Half Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, December 15. It will be the first of its kind, having in the past – since 2004 – only had the Kigali International Peace Marathon. According to...

Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Junior Hakizimana: Rwandan teen lands tennis scholarship

Rwanda’s teen tennis player Junior Hakizimana has been offered a scholarship to train at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) High-Performance Training Centre, starting next month. Hakizimana, 13, is one of the eight youngsters comprising the January 2020 cohort at the Kenya-based...

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Volleyball: Rwanda to back Ruterana for Africa Zone V presidency

The Federation of Rwanda Volleyball (FRVB) has decided to support Fernand Sauveur Ruterana in his bid for the presidency of the Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) Zone V. The elections for new CAVB leaders are due June 2020. The announcement was made on Monday following a meeting by...

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM

Corruption: Infatino says FIFA “stronger and healthier than ever”

Gianni Infantino, President of the world football governing body (Fifa), has called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders if the battle against corruption is to be won. Infantino, who was speaking in Kigali at the 4th edition the International Anti-Corruption Excellence (ACE) Awards on...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:16 PM

Justin Todd: Canadian Pro inspires local squash players

Canadian squash player, Justin Todd, has challenged local players to ‘put in some hard work’ consistently and engage in many competitions if squash in Rwanda is to reach a professional level. Todd made the comments at Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK) over the weekend during the Squash...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM

Why AS Kigali’s Nshimiyimana is next in the sack race

AS KIGALI were supposed to be one of the main challengers for the Rwanda Premier League title this season, with most pundits suggesting that they looked like a side that would finally halt the dominance of APR and Rayon Sports. The City of Kigali-sponsored side, and winners of the 2019 Peace Cup...

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:00 AM

Samuel Kinimba: Swimming body president steps down

Samuel Ufitimana Kinimba has stepped down as president of the local swimming governing body (RSF) after eight years in office. Kinimba confirmed to Times Sport in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “I have written to the National Olympic Committee and the Sports Ministry informing them...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

Over 25 participants for Squash Tourney

Over twenty-five participants have registered to take part in the upcoming squash competition, taking place this weekend at Cercle Sportif de Kigali. The two-day tourney is due Saturday and Sunday at the Rugunga-based sports facility. In an interview with Times Sport on Wednesday, Bosco...

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:00 AM

FRVB undecided on candidate to support in CAVB elections

Léandre Karekezi, president of the local volleyball federation (FRVB), has said that Rwanda has not yet decided which candidate to support in the Confederation of Volleyball (CAVB) elections to be held in Egypt, in June 2020. "Two candidates from Rwanda have shown interest, but we are still...

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

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