Tennis: Rwanda U12 team set for African Champs

Rwanda’s Under-12 national teams (boys and girls) have intensified preparations ahead of the African Youth Tennis Championships set for September 2-6 in Morocco. The six-player team – three boys and three girls – qualified for the continental competition in March after...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 12:26 AM

Rwanda U-18 basketball team off to Bamako for African Championships

The national under-18 boys’ basketball team was due to leave the country for Bamako, Mali last night ahead of the 2018 FIBA Under-18 African Championships slated to run from August 24 to September 2. The team was set to take off at 12:30am aboard an Ethiopian Airways flight. The youthful...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 12:23 AM

Nigerian Ugochukwu set for trials at Rayon Sports

Nigerian striker McCarthy Okpara Ugochukwu has arrived in the country ahead of his trials with Azam Rwanda Premier League giants, Rayon Sports. Ugochukwu landed at Kigali International Airport on Tuesday afternoon and was welcomed by the club’s Secretary General Bernard ‘King’...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10:18 PM

Over 30 coaches train in Chanbara

Thirty-three local coaches on Sunday completed a one-day training that aimed at equipping them with the skills and knowledge in rules that govern the Chanbara sport. The training was organised by Rwanda Chanbara Federation (RCF) at Amahoro Stadium. Sensei Tsutomu Takahashi, a 6th Dan holder, was...

Monday, August 20, 2018, 10:59 PM

Eight teams confirmed for Women’s U20 African Championships

Eight teams have confirmed their participation at the 2018 Women’s U20 African Nations Championship due to start in Nairobi, Kenya on August 26 and run through to September 2. The confirmed teams are hosts Kenya, defending champions Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritius,...

Monday, August 20, 2018, 10:55 PM

Volleyball: UTB close in on signing Nyirimana as new coach

The University of Tourism Technology and Business Studies (UTB) volleyball club are in advanced talks to sign Fidele Nyirimana as their new head coach ahead of the 2018-19 season. The development was confirmed to Times Sport on Sunday by Philbert Mucyo, the UTB volleyball club team manager....

Monday, August 20, 2018, 12:40 AM

Police midfielder Nizeyimana seals move to APR

APR FC have completed the signing of midfielder Miraf Nizeyimana from Police Fc on a two-year contract. The former Etincelles FC skipper, who was recruited by Police in 2016, also on two-year contract – expired at the end of the 2017/2018 season last month. It is understood that Nizeyimana...

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:48 PM

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