Jejje Muhinde

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

Rwanda Tennis Open: Title hopes hinge on ladies

Rwanda’s hopes of winning gold in the Rwanda Tennis Open hinge on the women’s singles category as the four slots in the semi-finals are occupied by Rwandan players. The last four, taking place today at Amahoro Stadium, will be an all-Rwandan affair, while the men's category...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:28 AM

Tennis: Umulisa targets first Rwanda Open title

Rwanda’s Jocelyn Umulisa is optimistic of fighting through to the title ahead of her first round match against local rival Tracey Gaga in the Rwanda Tennis Open 2019 on Wednesday. Should she successfully execute the mission, it would be her first Rwanda Open title. The one-week long...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

National swimming team set for CANA Zone III swimming tourney

The national swimming team will represent Rwanda at the fifth CANA Zone 3 Swimming Competition slated at Kasarani Aquatic Stadium,  in Kenya. The competition starts Thursday, November 28, and will be concluding Sunday, December 1. It will attract swimmers from the hosts Kenya, Uganda,...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 12:31 AM

Gakwaya crowned 2019 national rally champion

The 2019  National Rally Calendar came to a climax on Sunday after Jean Claude Gakwaya, navigated by Jean Claude Mugabo, was crowned this year’s national champion. Cruising a Subaru Impreza, Gakwaya finished as best driver this year have won Rallye des Mille Collines over the weekend...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 12:30 AM

Premier Bet enters sponsorship deal with Rwanda Tennis Open

Premier Bet has announced a landmark partnership with Rwanda Tennis Federation (RTF) as one of the main sponsors of the upcoming Rwanda Open 2019, which gets underway on Sunday at Amahoro Stadium. This year’s Rwanda Open will run through December 1. The betting company will not only...

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

NPC Rwanda threatens to sue Kenya ParaVolley body

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC-Rwanda) has threatened to sue Kenya ParaVolleyball Federation over unpaid dues from this year’s African ParaVolleball Championships – held in Kigali in September. The development was confirmed to Times Sport by former NPC Rwanda president,...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda V Côte d’Ivoire: Coach Ezoua on facing his former team

The men’s rugby national team coach, Claude-Aimé Ezoua, has said that it will be a ‘special moment’ for him when Rwanda face Côte d’Ivoire in the Africa Rugby Cup qualifiers this week. France-born Ezoua, 63, represented Côte d’Ivoire during his playing career before...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Issiak Irankunda: Top Rwandan swimmer lands FINA scholarship

Rwanda’s top swimmer Issiak Bebeto Irankunda has been awarded a one-year scholarship by the world swimming governing body (FINA) to train at the High-Performance Swimming Centre in Dakar, Senegal. The scholarship programme is in line with FINA’s policy on development and universality...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

U-15 Cricket tournament set to get underway next week

The 2nd edition of the U-15 Cricket Tournament will get underway on Monday 25th to Friday 29th November 2019 at Kicukiro Oval and Gahanga Cricket Stadium,  according to Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA).   In this year’s tournament, RCA has expanded its reach to include girls in...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rugby: Ezoua names Silverbacks squad to face Côte d’Ivoire

The men’s national rugby team head coach, Claude Ezoua, has announced the 22-man squad he will use against Côte d’Ivoire in the two sides’ Rugby Africa Cup game on November 23, in Abidjan. The provisional squad comprised a total of 45 players who had been under hardcore...

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Over 1500 expected for Kigali Run Blue race

Over 1500 participants are expected to take part in this year’s ‘Kigali Run Blue’ road race on Sunday. The third edition of the annual event is organised by Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) in partnership with Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) and Rwanda Diabetes Association (RDA...

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

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