Taekwondo Ambassador’s Cup set for October

TAEKWONDO Ambassador’s Cup tournament 2018 has been scheduled for October 6-8 in Kigali. Rwanda Taekwando Federation, RTF, has confirmed. The sixth edition of the annual tournament will be hosted either at Green Hills Academy or Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village. By press time...

Friday, August 17, 2018, 11:53 PM

Who is Kayitare, the youngster captaining the national taekwondo team?

TAEKWONDO remains one of the youngest sporting disciplines in Rwanda but it is also hailed as one of the few fast-growing and best performing sports in the country. Despite being listed officially as a national sport barely seven years ago, Rwanda Taekwondo ranks top in the Eastern Africa region,...

Friday, August 17, 2018, 11:35 PM

Mashami inks one-year deal as Amavubi head coach

Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) Wednesday appointed Vincent Mashami as new head coach of the senior national football team on a one-year, renewable, contract. The former APR coach served as the team’s assistant coach to German Antoine Hey who stepped down earlier this year. Ever since,...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 12:38 AM

Women’s U20 V-ball team confident to challenge for title at African Champs

The national U20 women volleyball team has started residential camp for intensive preparations ahead of the upcoming CAVB Africa U20 Nations Championship. The continental tourney runs from August 24 to September 3 in Nairobi, Kenya. The team, which reported to camp over the weekend at St Francois...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:26 PM

Giants of Africa inspired our youth – Mugwiza

The President of Rwanda Basketball Federation (Ferwaba), Desire Mugwiza, has said that the Giants of Africa helped the Rwandan youth to love basketball over the past four years when it started its operations in the country. The renowned grassroots basketball programme was launched in Rwanda in...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 1:38 AM

Handball: Nigeria crowned champs!

Rwanda’s U-20 handball team finished fourth at the Africa Challenge Trophy after losing to Senegal 37-39 on Sunday at Petit-Stade Remera in Kigali.   Senegal started the better side, getting a 19-16 lead at half time before eventually sealing the game 39-37 to win the third place....

Monday, August 13, 2018, 1:35 AM

Basketball: Patriots players hailed after playoffs triumph

Henry Mwinuke, the head coach of Patriots basketball club has hailed his players for a ‘job well done’ after overcome Rwanda Energy Group, REG, to retain the Play-off Games title. By lifting the playoffs title, Patriots completed a local double after dethroning REG to win the Star...

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:33 PM

Volleyball: Mudahinyuka names provisional squad for Africa U20 Champs

Christophe Mudahinyuka, head coach of the national U20 women volleyball team, has named a 23-player provisional squad that start residential camp Sunday for intensive preparations at Amahoro Stadium ahead of the this year’s African U20 Nations Championship. The continental junior...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 11:12 PM

I have made it my mission to nurture volleyball talent, says Elie Mutabazi

Former University of Rwanda, APR and national team setter Elie Mutabazi is a true definition of a living legend of Rwandan volleyball. He continues to contribute to its development to date. Mutabazi was one of Rwanda’s finest volleyball players of his generation that also included legends...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:01 PM

Handball: Rwanda eye Madagascar win to reach semis

Friday Group A Nigeria     Vs    Cameroon 2pm Group B Rwanda    Vs    Madagascar 4:30pm The national U-20 handball team will be looking for victory when they take on Madagascar this afternoon as they seek to book a ticket to...

Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:32 AM

Africa Handball Challenge: Rwanda lose Group B opener to Senegal

Today Group A DR Congo vs Cameroon 2pm Group B Madagascar vs Senegal 4pm Wednesday Group A DR Congo 36 - 22 Zambia Group B Rwanda 31-33 Senegal Rwanda U-20 handball team’s quest for the Africa Challenge Trophy got off to a shocker as they feel to a 33-31 defeat to Senegal in Group B...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 8:23 AM

Africa Challenge Trophy: Rwanda face Senegal in Group B opener

Today Group A DRC vs Nigeria 2pm Group B Rwanda vs Senegal 4:30pm Rwanda’s U-20 handball team start the campaign for top Africa Challenge Trophy honors this afternoon when they take on Senegal in Group B opener at Amahoro Stadium – kick-off 4:30pm. The junior continental...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 12:50 PM

Rwasamanzi names squad for CAF U-17 Qualifiers

Rwanda Under-17 national football team head coach Yves Rwasamanzi has named the final 18-man squad for the upcoming 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations Cecafa regional qualifiers tournament set for August 11-21 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Following a two-week residential camp that also involved a...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 1:27 AM

Volleyball: Gisagara finish second at KAVC Memorial

Rwanda’s Gisagara have finished second at the 22nd NSSF KAVC International Volleyball Tournament after losing to organisers and hosts KAVC in the final. Fidele Nyirimana’s side were overcome in a five-set thriller in Sunday’s final at Lugogo Indoor Arena in Kampala, Uganda....

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 1:17 AM

Peace Cup semis: Sunrise upset Rayon Sports in first-leg

Monday Peace Cup semi-finals, first-leg Sunrise 2-1 Rayon Azam Rwanda Premier League side Sunrise FC stunned Rayon Sports 2-1 in the first-leg of their semi-finals tie in Peace Cup to edge closer to to what would be a historic final berth in the tournament. The Nyagatare -based side scored in...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 1:14 AM

Kagame opens Giants of Africa training camp

President Kagame on Monday joined the Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Adam Silver, and Masai Ujiri, the President of NBA’s Toronto Raptors to officially open this year’s edition of Giants of Africa training camp. Ujiri is also the founder of the Giants of...

Monday, August 6, 2018, 10:55 PM

Peace cup: Sunrise host Rayon Sports in semis

Today Sunrise Vs Rayon Rayon Sports will be looking for a positive result when they face topflight league rivals Sunrise FC in the first-leg of the Peace Cup semi-finals today at Nyagatare grounds. The 2016 winners sailed through to the last four after edging Marines 4-1 in the quarter-finals....

Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:19 AM

B-ball playoffs: Patriots urged to remain focused ahead of must-win Game 5

HENRY Mwinuke, the head coach of Patriots basketball club, has urged his players to stay focused and consider Game 5 of the playoffs finals as a do-or-die clash as they seek to retain the title come August 10. Holders Patriots overcame archrivals REG 74-71 in Game 4 of the best-of-five finals on...

Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:05 AM

Usengimana inks 2-year deal with Khaitan SC of Kuwait

KHAITAN Sporting Club have completed the signing of Rwanda international Faustin Usengimana on a two-year contract. The deal will see him at the Kuwaiti side through 2020. Usengimana, 24, travelled to Kuwait for final discussions and a medical test with the club mid last week before penning his...

Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:01 AM

Hoops playoffs: Patriots beat REG in Game 4 to level series

Best-of-five finals Game 4 Patriots  74-71  REG Patriots bounced back from Game 3 defeat to beat arch-rivals Rwanda Energy Group (REG) 74-71 in Game 4 on Friday to tie the series to 2-2 ahead of Game 5 slated for August 10. On Thursday, in Game 3, REG had overcome Patriots in a...

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 1:17 AM