Musanze face 32 per cent budget cut for next season

Rwanda Premier league side Musanze FC will see their budget for the 2020/21 season thrashed to Rwf85 million, marking a 32 percent cut from last season, Times Sport has learned. The Musanze District-sponsored side, who finished in 12th place with 26 points, used Rwf125 million last season....

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

Basketball: Mukama joins Dutch side Leeuwarden on one year-deal

Rwanda’s Canada-based basketball star Jean-Victor Mukama has joined the Dutch Basketball League side Leeuwarden for the 2020-21 season. The Ontario native and Ryerson university product is coming off the 2020 Canadian elite basketball league campaign, where he suited up for the...

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Striker Sugira in talks with Moroccan side El Jadida

Forward Ernest Sugira has started talks with Moroccan side Difaa El Jadida for a possible move in the coming weeks, Times Sport has learned. The 29-year old is a free agent after serving out his six-month stint with Rayon Sports in June. Earlier on, it had emerged that Rayon would extend the...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 12:24 AM

Olivier Karekezi: New Kiyovu manager jets in

Rwanda football legend Olivier Karekezi has arrived in the country ahead of his new job as head coach for Rwanda Premier League side SC Kiyovu. The 37-year-old jetted in on Sunday, August 9, but he will not meet his players or club officials at least until Tuesday after a two-day mandatory...

Monday, August 10, 2020, 7:23 AM

VIDEO: From APR player to head coach: The rise and rise of Karim Nkusi

If you are looking around for a legend for the APR basketball club, Aime Karim Nkusi’s name is way up on the list.  The famous shooting guard featured for the local outfit for a whopping 10 years, before he went out of Rwanda for new pastures; and later returned and took over the...

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

AS Kigali wins tough race to sign Muhadjiri

AS Kigali have beaten stiff competition from a couple of clubs to sign coveted forward Muhadjiri Hakizimana. Currently one of the hottest assets on the Rwandan football scene, Muhadjiri has for weeks been on the radar of local outfit Rayon Sports and Tanzania giants Young Africans. The 25-...

Friday, August 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Nzarora announces retirement aged 27

Former Amavubi goalkeeper Marcel Nzarora has retired from football at the age of 27.  The 27-year old, now residing in Scotland, revealed to Times Sport in an exclusive interview that he will not play active football again, partly due to injuries that have disturbed his...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mugisha looking forward after joining French team

Former Tour du Rwanda winner Samuel Mugisha has said that he is excited after linking up with his new team LMP–La Roche Sur Yon over the weekend. Mugisha, 22, left Rwanda for France on Saturday, August 1, to join LMP, having inked a 1-year deal with the French side in late 2019...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 7:00 AM

Niyonzima on why he joined Azam

Rwanda international Ally Niyonzima has said that the success of fellow Rwandan players in the Tanzania Premier League is one of the factors that pushed him to join Azam FC. Niyonzima signed a two-year contract with Azam over the weekend, and joins a number of Rwandans who ply their...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Swimming body optimistic about organising competitions before end of year

Rwanda swimming federation has said that they are optimistic about organising competitions before the end of this year. November 19 has been set as the tentative date for the inter-club national championship. However, according to Pamela Girimbabazi, president of the swimming body, all...

Monday, August 3, 2020, 9:43 AM

AS Kigali to represent Rwanda in Caf Confederation Cup

AS Kigali have been confirmed as the team that will represent Rwanda in the 2020/21 Caf Confederation cup. The decision, announced by the Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa) on Friday, comes two months after the 2020 Peace Cup edition was declared null and void by due to the Covid-19 Pandemic...

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 8:14 PM

Nshimiyimana extends AS Kigali deal until 2022

ERIC Nshimiyimana has agreed to a new contract as AS Kigali head coach until 2022, the club announced on Friday. The former Rwanda international has been tasked to guide the Nyamirambo-based side at least to one major title during his fresh two-year tenure. The club said: “We decided to...

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 1:39 PM

Niyogisubizo's journey to becoming a force in Rwandan volleyball

Samuel Niyogisubizo is one of the best right-attackers in Rwanda’s volleyball domain. Gifted with speed and prowess to take on heavy shots from opponents, the 25-year-old who features for UTB has proven himself a hot prospect in the game – and seems to only get better. He was...

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 12:56 AM

APR look to challenge UTB for league title after 8-year drought

APR women volleyball club will be looking to mount a challenge against reigning champions and leaders UTB for their first league title in eight years when the season resumes in September. The army side, with a game at hand, are third on the seven-team table with 10 points, 8 behind UTB and...

Friday, July 31, 2020, 12:00 AM

Goalie Mazimpaka joins Gasogi on one-year deal

Gasogi United completed the signing of former Rayon Sports goalkeeper André Mazimpaka on a one-year deal on Tuesday, July 28. Mazimpaka, 30, joins Gasogi as a free agent after spending the last two years at Rayon. Having joined Rayon at the start of the 2018/19 campaign, Mazimpaka was part of...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mugiraneza set for new KMC contract

Former Rwanda international Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza is hopeful of securing a new deal with Tanzania side KMC after serving out his first one-year contract this month. The Dar es Salaam-based outfit finished in 13th place with 46 points on the 20-team Tanzania premier league table this season,...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Volleyball: Mutuyimana poised for APR return

Aimable Mutuyimana, a former captain of the APR volleyball club, could rejoin the army side for the 2020/21 season, head coach Elie Mutabazi has revealed. The 29-year-old outside attacker’s contract with his current club UTB expires at the end of the ongoing 2019/20 season. “We...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 11:27 PM

Usengimana on playing football abroad and future prospects

FAUSTIN Usengimana is one of those football stars who had the opportunity to hit the limelight at a very young age, being part the legendary Rwanda U-17 national team that competed at the 2011 U-17 Fifa World Cup in Mexico. The 26-year-old has gone on to have a fairly colourful career. He...

Saturday, July 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Eric Nshimiyimana set for new one-year contract at AS Kigali

Rwanda Premier League side AS Kigali have hinted that they will offer Eric Nshimiyimana a new one-year contract as the club’s head coach. The deal will end with the 2020/21 season. Times Sport has established that his current contract expired on June 26. Nshimiyimana, a...

Friday, July 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Haruna faces five months out with injury

Rwanda international and playmaker for Tanzania giants Young Africans, Haruna Niyonzima, will be out for at least five months following a serious knee injury he sustained last week. Luc Eymael, the club’s head coach, has confirmed that the former Rayon Sports and APR midfielder cannot...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

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