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Nigeria tour will boost ladies’ national team, says cricket body

Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) is optimistic that the one-week series against Nigeria will help build a strong national ladies cricket team ahead of the World Cup qualifiers tournament. Emmanuel Byiringiro, the RCA Executive Secretary, has said that the cricket body is highly expectant for the...

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Sports minister calls for collaboration, improved partnership among stakeholders

The Minister for Sports and Culture, Esperance Nyirasafari, has reminded all sports federations, partners and stakeholders that strengthening partnerships and collaboration in the sector will be key to sports development. Nyirasafari was speaking yesterday during a two-day Sports Retreat 2019,...

Friday, January 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

National sports retreat kicks-off in Rubavu

The Ministry of Sports and Culture (Minispoc) in conjunction with Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) have organized a national sports retreat that gets underway today in Rubavu and will run through Saturday. The three-day retreat is expected to attract among others; the presence...

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rugby league to start on March 2

The 2019 season of the Mindsky National Rugby League will get underway on March 2, Times Sport has learned. The championship will be preceded by a sevens rugby preseason tournament, to start on February 23, in order to help league teams in their final preparations, and embracing the competition...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Amissa Bongo 2019: Munyaneza shines in Stage 1

Tuesday Stage 2: Franceville – Okondja (170km) Team Rwanda had little to smile about in Stage 1 of the ongoing 14th La Tropicale Amissa Bongo on Monday as Italian Niccolo Bonifazio sprinted to victory. Riding for French side Direct Energie, Bonifazio covered the 100km in 2 hours, 43...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 11:37 AM

Open water swimming good for talent devt, says coach Ndoli

NATIONAL SWIMMING head coach Jimmy Ndoli has revealed that organising outdoor swimming competitions will help upcoming talent to improve their swimming techniques.  The coach said that swimmers who practice and compete in lakes or rivers tend to acquire a certain technique that’s...

Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:36 PM

Tuyisenge rubbishes links to AS Vita Club

Rwanda international and Gor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge has rubbished reports linking him with a move to DR Congo giants AS Vita Club, and has instead committed his future to the Kenyan champions. Tuyisenge moved to Gor Mahia in February 2016 after captaining Amavubi to quarter-finals of the...

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 1:00 AM

Rugby: Silverbacks placed in Pool B at Africa Silver Cup

The national senior men’s national team, Silverbacks, has been drawn in Pool B at this year’s Africa Silver Cup tournament, which is slated for June 13-14 According to Africa Rugby Federation, the Africa Silver Cup 2019 will be held under two pools with Pool A – that includes;...

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:58 AM

RCA names cricket team for Nigeria Tour

Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) has released a final list of fourteen female cricketers that comprise the national team ahead of the 2019 Nigeria tour. According to RCA, the cricket bilateral series will be held from January 23 to 30 in Abuja. The team will feature in five match series that...

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:55 AM

Rugby is not just a men’s sport – Ibemaso tells girls

Like in most parts of the world, rugby in Rwanda is male-dominated. As a matter of fact, hardly do we hear or see a local ladies tournament, league or the national team in any competition. In today’s issue, Saturday Sportprofiles Ernestine Ibemaso, whose CV is mostly centered around being a...

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rugby clubs urged to get legal status

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) has urged local clubs to obtain legal status, latest by the end of the 2019 season. Times Sporthas learned that out of ten teams that comprise the domestic rugby league, only one – Lion de Fer – has legal status. RRF president, Tharcisse Kamanda, has...

Friday, January 18, 2019, 12:28 AM

Hanani Uwineza on her secret to success in triathlon

The name Hanani Uwineza needs no introduction when it comes to triathlon in Rwanda. Triathlon is a multisport that is increasingly becoming popular since its introduction in the country in 2012. Last year, she tormented her main rivals to reap big almost in every competition on the 2018 local...

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

Sheer delights and despairs of 2018 in sports

2018 has been a year full of sheer delights and despairs across all sporting disciplines. Remarkable achievements were recorded but so were disappointments and bad memories. As the New Year looms, Saturday Sportlooks back at some of the moments that shaped the local sports sector in four...

Saturday, December 29, 2018, 12:00 AM

Defeating Rayon was a perfect Christmas gift – Peter Otema

Police FC forward Peter Otema has said that defeating Azam Rwanda Premier League rivals Rayon Sports last Friday was a perfect Christmas gift for their fans. Ten-man Police beat Rayon 1-0, thanks a wonder goal from Jean-Paul Uwimabazi in the dying seconds of the match-day 10 game at Kigali Stadium...

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 12:00 AM

VW Golf tourney set for January

The first edition of the Volkswagen Golf tournament will be held in January, and will be the opening competition for the 2019 domestic season. The multi-category tourney will be held at the 9-hole Kigali Golf Club in January. Specific dates are yet to be determined. According to Kigali Golf Club...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 12:31 AM

MindSky to sponsor rugby league in 2019 season

The local rugby governing body (RRF) has confirmed that the sponsorship deal with MindSky, which was due to end with 2018, has been extended till end of the 2019 national rugby league. The development was confirmed to Times Sport on Sunday by Livingstone Muhire, an administrator in the newly...

Monday, December 24, 2018, 1:17 AM

Swimming: Special Holiday Inter-Club contest set for today

The fifth edition of the annual Special Holiday Inter-Club swimming championship takes place on Sunday at Cercle Sportif de Kigali. Four clubs, including the defending champions Thousand Kilo’s, have registered for the one-day multi-category competition. Others include; Rwamagana Canoe and...

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 11:43 PM

Jean Claude Gakwaya: The rally driver shifts focus to 2019 season

Two-time national champion, Jean Claude Gakwaya, has turned his attention to the 2019 National Rally Championship’s season after failing the mission to win it for a record third consecutive time this year. Gakwaya who races with his Subaru Impreza car suffered mechanical setbacks late last...

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 12:00 AM

Rubagumya calls for more friendly matches

CLINTON Rubagumya, the Under-23 national cricket team captain, has appealed to management to organise more friendly matches before engaging into competitions. Rwanda U23 team hosted their Ugandan counterparts in a six-match friendly series at Gahanga Cricket Stadium, which concluded over the...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 12:00 AM

Triathlon body awards all teams in weekend contest

The national triathlon federation (RTF) president, Alexis Mbaraga, has applauded all the teams that participated in Sunday’s Kigali Duathlon Competition at Kigali Conventional Centre.  Over 40 participants took part. The clubs included Rwamagana triathlon club, Rubavu, Karongi, Huye,...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 12:00 AM