Jejje Muhinde

Taekwondo: Rubavu to host 7th GMT tourney

This year’s Taekwondo Genocide Memorial Tournament will be hosted in Rubavu, making it a second successive year the Western Province district has accommodated the competition. The two-day event is scheduled for June 8-9. The competition is organised every year in honour of the over one...

Monday, May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rugby: Isimbi powers Hills to top spot with win at Sharks

Thousand Hills outclassed reigning champions Kigali Sharks over the weekend to go top of the table in Central Division of the National Rugby League. The blossoming partnership of Carlos Isimbi and skipper Heritier Habimana inspired the former champions to a 19-8 victory at Red Cross grounds. Man-...

Monday, May 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rugby: Habimana, Tuyisenge return to fold as Hills take on Sharks

Key duo of Heritier Habimana and Jean Luc Tuiyisenge has returned to Thousand Hills line-up as the former champions face reigning champions Kigali Sharks in the national rugby league on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off 3pm, at Red Cross grounds in Kacyiru. Widely regarded as the biggest rugby match...

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

INEOS Europe to build state-of-the-art football academy in Rwanda

Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa) has entered into a partnership with INEOS Europe to set up a state-of-the-art football academy in Rwanda. The chemicals giant INEOS, owned by Britain’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe, signed a Memorandum of Understand with Ferwafa at the latter’s...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 4:39 PM

Taekwondo body turns focus to All-Africa Games after World Champs nightmare

Rwanda Taekwondo Federation (RTF) has turned attention to the 2019 All-Africa Games, which are due in August in Morocco, following the national team’s under-par performance at the just-concluded world championships in England. The country was made to wait for another year to attempt winning...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Karongi to host Kwibuka25 triathlon tournament

THE national triathlon federation (RTF) has said that this year’s triathlon Kwibuka edition will take place in Karongi District, Western Province. RTF president Alex Mbaraga confirmed the competition will be staged on June 15, with all clubs expected to take part. “The objective is to...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 12:00 AM

Mwanaheli, Mutimucyeye dominate Arboretum Duathlon

Samuel Mwanaheli and Saidati Mutimucyeye put up strong performances to at the inaugural Arboretum Cross Duathlon, in Huye District, over the weekend. Mwanaheli, who used one hour, twenty minutes and forty two seconds, blew away his competitors to clinch the top prize in men’s category, while...

Monday, May 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Golf: Kashaka wins Transform Africa tourney

RWANDA’s Davis Kashaka emerged the overall winner of the 2nd Transform Africa Summit golf tournament following his spectacular performance at Kigali Golf Club on Friday. Kashaka returned a stunning 67 to claim the trophy and a golf trolley bag prize, and was followed by Anthony Olwit (70)...

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 6:21 AM

All is set for inaugural Arboretum Duathlon

Over 40 duathletes will be up against a harsh terrain in the first edition of the Arboretum Cross Duathlon competition that takes place Saturday in Huye District, Southern Province. Alexis Mbaraga, president of the local triathlon federation (RTF), told this publication on Friday that the...

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

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, 12:00 AM

RAF, RCB to co-organise 2019 Kigali Peace Marathon

Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB) has entered into partnership with the local athletics governing body (RAF) to co-organise the 15th Kigali International Peace Marathon, Times Sport has learned. The 2019 edition of the annual event is scheduled for June 16. Speaking to this publication on Tuesday,...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 12:11 AM

Athletics: APR runners dominate Bugesera 20km race

Sunday Men 1. Yves Nimubona – 54:33:34 2. Christophe Tuyishime – 59:40:19 3. Alex Nizeyimana – 59:55:58 Women 1. Marthe Yankurije – 1h11:49 2. Adeline Musabyeyezu – 1h13:13 3. Beathe Ishimwe – 1h15:47 APR athletics club have dominated the 20km de...

Monday, May 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

Women rugby: Six teams set for ‘Get Into Rugby’ tourney

Six girls’ teams will compete in the one-day tournament ‘Get into Rugby’, a grassroots rugby programme organized at Buhoro grounds, in Ruhango district, on Sunday. The local rugby governing body has confirmed. The ‘Get Into Rugby’ programme is a grassroots rugby...

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 12:14 AM

Yanga must triple salary to get Tuyisenge, says striker’s agent

Tanzania football giants Young Africans will have to triple Jacques Tuyisenge’s current salary at Gor Mahia if they want to lure him from the Kenyan champions, the player’s agent Patrick Gakumba has said. Tuyisenge, who joined Kenya’s most successful club from Police FC in...

Friday, May 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Cricket: Rwanda beats Mozambique by one wicket to maintain perfect start

RWANDA women’s national cricket team continued to defy the odds as they beat Mozambique one wicket in a nail-biting match to maintain their perfect start to the qualifiers for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Running since Sunday, the week-long qualifiers tournament concludes Sunday...

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

20km race Bugesera garners momentum

Over 1000 participants are expected to partake in the 5th edition of 20km de Bugesera race come May 12, organizers have announced. The athletics race is organized every year, since 2015, by Gasore Serge Foundation in partnership with Bugesera District. Speaking to Times Sport on Tuesday, the...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

The role of sport in unity and reconciliation after Genocide

Sport has the power to foster peace, unity and national cohesion, and such has been the case for Rwanda in her unity and reconciliation efforts after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Over one million people were killed in a spell of only 100 days. Sport did not only help in unity and...

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Huge field as Giancarlo eyes Rally De L’Imbo glory

It will be a battle for supremacy when a record 17 crews take to the dusty roads of Gihundwe Sector in Rusizi District, for the 2019 Rally De L'Imbo on Sunday. Five-time national champion Davite Giancarlo and his navigator, Sylvia Vindevogel, lead the line-up, and are tipped for a second...

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 12:00 AM

Swimming federation left with a tough decision to make

The national swimming federation is in suspense, and with a tough decision to make, as far as preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are concerned. This follows a controversy from one swimmer Issiak ‘Bebeto’ Irankunda who has abruptly decided to drop out halfway his swimming...

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

Golfers tee off in Corporate Night tourney this Friday

The fourth edition of the monthly Heineken Golf Corporate Night competition takes place this Friday at Kigali Golf Club. The corporate golf tournament, which is a product of partnership between Bralirwa and Kigali Golf Club, is held every last Friday of the month at the Nyarutarama-based state-of-...

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

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