Jejje Muhinde

NPC introduces football for the visually impaired

National Paralympics Olympic (NPC) has said it is introducing football for the visually impaired and partially sighted people around the country. The sport for the blind is a grassroots project supported and funded by the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) across the African continent...

Monday, November 19, 2018, 10:56 PM

Ishimwe, Ingabire inspire Indatwa to victory over Charity

Indatwa Hampshire Cricket Club put up a batting master class in the women’s UNIMONI Premier League to beat defending champions Charity Cricket Club. Playing the Women Division 1 game at Gahanga on Sunday, Indatwa registered the highest score of 207/5 in 40 overs thanks largely to...

Monday, November 19, 2018, 8:32 PM

Uncertainity hovers over district-sponsored league teams’ future

Former Amavubi manager Andre Casa Mbungo stepped down as SC Kiyovu head coach last month allegedly for going five months without pay. Just a week earlier, the annual budget of Azam Rwanda Premier League side, Bugesera FC, had been slashed by 33.3 per cent – from Rwf60m to Rwf40m. The same...

Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:53 PM

Silverbacks earn promotion to Africa Silver Cup

The senior men’s national rugby team, Silverbacks, have been promoted to the second tier of Africa Rugby competitions. The Silverbacks earned promotion to what is dubbed “Africa Silver Cup” following the Africa Rugby Federation’s move to increase the number of teams from...

Friday, November 16, 2018, 12:05 AM

CECAFA Senior Challenge adjourned as council struggles to find host

The Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) has confirmed that the 2018 Senior Challenge Cup will not be taking place after failing to get a host nation. The regional tournament was scheduled for late this month. Efforts to reach Nicholas Musonye, the Cecafa secretary...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 10:27 PM

Handball body to introduce U15 talent search competition

As part of their talent search programme, Rwanda handball federation (Ferwahand) has pledged to establish an Under-15 schools competition. Theogene Utabarutse, Ferwahand president, has revealed that the initiative will start next year as the local handball governing body moves to implement its...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 10:27 PM

Seven countries set for EA table tennis champs

Seven countries have confirmed their participation at the forthcoming 2018 East African Junior Table Tennis Championship – slated for November 30 through December 2 – at Green Hills Academy in Kigali. The seven countries include; Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Mauritius, Djibouti, Somalia...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:32 PM

Div2 cricket league: Ruchir Khole hits century to inspire Tigers into the final

RUCHIR Khole scored a century against Zonic Cricket Club in the men’s second division league on Sunday to propel Kutchi Tigers to the final. Kutchi Tigers won the toss to bat first at Gahanga Cricket Oval as they declared on 369/10 in 49.5 overs, with Khole’s exemplary 134 runs off 99...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10:19 AM

Rugby clinic underway

Experts from the UK-based Penguin International Rugby Football Club over the weekend started a four-day Level 2 rugby clinic for referees and coaches as well as the men’s national rugby team, the Silverbacks. Two Penguin rugby experts Tony Penn, a former New Zealand prop-forward, and Collin...

Monday, November 12, 2018, 11:32 PM

RAF enter partnership with ADEPR to promote athletics

The local athletics governing body and ADEPR Rwanda have established a working partnership in a drive to promote athletics and sharpen talents at the grassroots level. The initiative was launched on Saturday during the ‘Children Athletics Competition’ that attracted over 100 youngsters...

Monday, November 12, 2018, 1:26 AM

Athletics: Gicumbi Road Race 2018 set for Nov 14

The third edition of the annual Gicumbi Athletics Road Race, which is designed to detect new talents, is scheduled to take place this Sunday, organisers have revealed. Organised by Mountain Classic Athletics Club in Gicumbi District, the grueling race will see the senior runners covering a...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10:01 PM

Motorsport: Rallye de Mille Collines dates confirmed

Preparations for the 2018 Rallye de Mille Collines are in high gear after the organisers, Unity Rally Team, announced dates for the motorsport event. According to a statement released on Monday, the 35th edition of the annual competition is set for Saturday, December 1, in Bugesera District. It...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 10:10 PM

Telugu Royals edge Right Guards to qualify for Unimoni Div I final

In a tight game played at Gahanga Cricket Over on Sunday, Telugu Royals beat Right Guards by two wickets to qualify for the Unimoni Premier League Division 1 men final. The Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first; batting first Right Guards were 85 for 5 in 21.2 overs when rain interrupted...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 1:20 AM

Cricket league: Telugu face Right Guards for final berth

Sunday Men Division I Telugu     Vs    Right Guards 9:30am Men Division II Titans       Vs    Spartans 9am   Defending champions Telugu Royals take on Right Guards for a slot to this year’s Unimoni...

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:37 PM

Construction of 10,000-seater indoor arena to kick off soon

The construction works of the long-awaited multipurpose indoor stadium project are set to take off. The Ministry of Sports and Culture has announced. The arena will be completed in ten months and will be built on both the former APR training base and Ferwafa artificial turf outside Amahoro...

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:34 PM

Boxing: Theogene Gakunzi on his early retirement and budding coaching career

BOXING is one of the less popular sporting disciplines in Rwanda, to the extent that even a sports journalist would struggle to name two boxers if caught off guard. The sport operated unofficially in the country for nearly five decades until 2016 when it was recognised by the Ministry of Sports...

Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:25 PM

Over 180 golfers expected for MTN Rwanda Golf Open

The 2018 edition of the annual MTN Rwanda Golf Open tournament is expected to attract over 180 golfers at the 9-hole Kigali Golf Club, in Nyarutarama. The four-day event is scheduled for November 21-24. According to officials at Kigali Golf Club, participants will come from Uganda, Kenya,...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10:03 PM

Rugby body to review its constitution

The national rugby federation (RRF) has announced that the executive committee will review the body’s constitution during their upcoming general assembly scheduled for November 25 at Amahoro stadium. Tharcise Kamanda, RRF secretary general, has revealed that one of the items to be discussed...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 9:59 PM

Rwemarika pledges to lobby for local sports projects at IOC

Rwanda’s Félicité Rwemarika has promised that she will pitch local sports projects and ideas to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for funding. Rwemarika, who was elected as IOC member in Buenos Aires, Argentina last month along with four others (two women and two men), says that...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 9:57 PM

Challengers down Telugu Royal to reach cricket league final

Men’s Division 1 cricket fixtures for the Unimoni Premier Cricket League ended with defending champions Challengers defeating Telugu Royals to book a ticket to the final. Challengers, who won the toss and elected to bat first on Sunday at Gahanga, posted 144/7 in 33 overs. While bowling,...

Monday, October 29, 2018, 9:26 PM

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