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Nyirarukundo eyes for podium finish at Bugesera 20km race

Middle and long distance runner Salome Nyirarukundo has upped her training regimen in an attempt to secure a podium finish at the Bugesera 20km road race come June 17. The 21-year-old who finished 10th at the TCS World 10km race in Bengaluru, India last month, says she is training hard with...

Monday, June 11, 2018, 1:32 AM

What FIFA Ranking stats say about 2018 World Cup

The wait is nearly over, the field for the FIFA 2018 World Cup is now set. On Thursday next week; lights, camera, and action will turn to Russia when football biggest tournament kicks off. If you ever believe in chances just, then the latest FIFA global football rankings have something to signal...

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 12:06 AM

Rwanda face Uganda in cricket Genocide memorial tourney opener

Rwanda ladies national cricket team take on their Ugandan counterparts today in the opener of the 5th annual regional Genocide Memorial Cricket Tournament, which gets underway this morning and will run through June 10 at Gahanga Oval.  Holders Kenya will be up against Uganda later today. The...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 10:20 PM

Rugby federation adopts scrumIT as Rugby Management System

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) has adopted scrumIT as Rugby Management System after using it during the recently ended 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup tournament in Ghana. ScrumIT is an online player registration and rugby administration software developed in South Africa by ENS Software as a service...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:19 PM

Cricketer Uwimanishaka laid to rest

Former national team wicketkeeper and swashbuckling batsman, Prince Uwimanishaka, was laid to rest yesterday at Rusororo cemetery. The 21-year-old batsman passed away on Sunday evening at Kibagabaga hospital in Kigali. Heartbroken teammates of 21 year old cricketer Uwimanishaka Prince formed a...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 1:13 PM

Para Taekwondo star Niringiyimana tipped for greatness

Para Taekwondo player Jean Claude Niringiyimana has been named among Rwandans tipped to shine at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The global Paralympic Movement describes Niringiyimana as one of the world’s fastest and accurate kickers when it comes to lightening up quick fights in...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:00 AM

Cricket: Rwanda batsman Uwimanishaka dies

The local cricket fraternity is mourning the sudden death of Rwanda international batsman, Prince Uwimanishaka, who breathed his last on Sunday evening at Kibagabaga hospital. The cause of his death is still unknown. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the 21-year old youngster was recovering from...

Monday, June 4, 2018, 5:00 AM

Hitimana’s journey to athletics stardom

If 2018 is already a memorable year for any local sportsman, then it has to be Noel Hitimana. The APR Athletics Club runner, almost anonymous until May 20, 2018, defied the odds to strike gold in the men’s half-marathon at this year’s Kigali International Peace Marathon. By winning...

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 AM

Hitimana eyes gold in Bugesera 20km race

APR athletics Club runner and half-marathon gold medalist at this year’s Kigali International Peace Marathon, Noel Hitimana, has upped preparations for  the upcoming Bugesera 20km race race. The 4th edition of the annual event is set for June 17 in Bugesera District, Eastern Procince....

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:00 AM

Nyirarukundo falls short in India

Women 1. Agnes Tirop (KEN) 31:19 2. Senbere Teferi (ETH) 31:22 3. Caroline Kipkirui (KEN) 31:28 9. Salome Nyirarukundo (RWA) 33:31 Men 1. Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) 28:18 2. Birhanu Legese (ETH) 28:38 3. Mosinet Geremew (ETH) 28:39 Salome Nyirarukundo’s hopes for a podium finish...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 5:45 AM

2000 Athletes set for Bugesera 20km race

Close to 2000 athletes from different parts of the country are expected to take part in this year’s Bugesera 20k race scheduled for  June 17 in Nyamata. Held every year since 2015, the fourth edition of the athletics event is dubbed ‘Race to Restore’ according to a statement...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 5:22 AM

We have made progress, Cricket team captain says

The senior men’s national cricket team captain Eric Dusingizimana has revealed that, although there is still more work to do, the team has improved a lot. The skipper was speaking during in an exclusive interview with Times Sport on Wednesday following Rwanda’s 4-1 victory against...

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 3:19 AM

New committee tasked to turn Kigali Golf Club into tourism hub

The Kigali Golf Club assembly has elected executive committee, which will serve for two years. According to Davis Kashaka, who was reelected the club captain, the main task at hand for  the new mandate is to turn the newly inaugurated Kigali Golf Club into a hub for golf tourism on the...

Monday, May 21, 2018, 2:43 AM

NPC Rwanda launches wheelchair basketball

The National Paralympics Committee (NPC) of Rwanda has launched a new sport – wheelchair basketball for the disabled. The new discipline was launched on Thursday at NPC gymnasium at Petit Stade Amahoro, in Remera. Speaking at the launch, NPC president Jean-Baptiste Murema revealed that it...

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 2:58 AM

Why AS Kigali have a chance to claim league title this season

THEY have never won anything major in club history since joining the topflight league 2001, may be apart from the 2013 Peace Cup. But how close are AS Kigali to winning this year’s Azam Rwanda Premier League? For the first time in a long time, we could be witnessing a four-horse title race...

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 2:06 AM

Cricket: Rwanda, Zambia in T20 friendlies

The senior men’s cricket national team and counterparts from Zambia are set for a series of T20 friendly tests as part of intensive preparations for upcoming regional qualifiers of the World Cup, Times Sport has learned. The three-day friendly matches start this morning at Gahanga Cricket...

Friday, May 18, 2018, 2:06 AM

Kwibuka24: Taekwondo memorial tournament moved to Rubavu

The fifth edition of Taekwondo Genocide Memorial Tournament will be staged in Rubavu District, the first time it will be held outside Kigali, Times Sport has learned. The one-day event, organised in honour of the over one million lives lost during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, will be...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 11:33 PM

Hachimantai City to host Rwandan contingent at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee, RNOSC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hachimantai City of Japan, to host and facilitate the Rwandan delegation during the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The signing ceremony took place on Tuesday morning at the Ministry of Sports and...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 5:59 PM

Rugby body blames inadequate preps for poor performance

The local rugby governing body has blamed insufficient preparations for Silverbacks’ unsatisfactory performance at the recently-concluded Africa Bronze Cup in Ghana. Rwanda finished third out of four countries in a contest that came to a climax over the weekend in Cape Coast. HOsts Ghana...

Monday, May 14, 2018, 11:39 PM

Silverbacks finish third as Ghana win Africa Bronze Cup

Silverbacks settled for third position as they watched hosts Ghana lift the 2018 Africa Bronze Cup on Saturday afternoon in Cape Coast. Ghana beat Mauritius by 23-17 in a hard fought victory in the final to automatically earn promotion to the 2019 Africa Silver Cup. In the third place playoff,...

Monday, May 14, 2018, 12:17 AM

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