Muhitira gears up for World Marathon Championships

Rwanda’s elite middle and long distance runner, Felicien Muhitira, has started intensive preparations ahead of the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships slated on March 29, in Poland. The Mountain Classic Athletics runner, who won the inaugural Huye Half Marathon, claimed gold after using...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Basketball: The Hoops keen to retain Heroes Cup

Wednesday REG Vs UGB IPRC-Huye Vs UR Huye Espoir Vs 30 Plus Women IPRC-Huye Vs UR Huye Ubumwe Vs the Hoops The Hoops Rwanda basketball team coach Moise Mutokambali has challenged his team to not only retain the Heroes Cup tournament but also do it in style by winning all...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Iranzi joins Egyptian side Aswan SC on loan

RAYON Sports forward Jean Claude Iranzi has joined Egyptian Premier League side Aswan SC on a six-month loan, the club has announced.   Iranzi, 29, completed the move on Tuesday afternoon in Aswan City, Egypt. The deal runs until the end of the 2019/2020 season. The Rwanda international...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 8:10 PM

Volleyball: APR eye Heroes Cup after topping Pool B

APR volleyball club have said that they are targeting the Heroes Cup title after finishing top of Pool B over the weekend. The former local giants will face Rwanda Energy Group (REG) in semi-finals on Saturday. Elie Mutabazi’s APR beat Gisagara in a five-set thriller on Sunday to...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Basketball: REG reach Heroes Cup semis with game to spare

Sunday Men IPRC Huye 75-101 REG Trente Plus 58-44 IPRC Musanze Women The Hoops 59-22 UR Huye UR–CMHS 55-103 APR Holders Rwanda Energy Group (REG) basketball team have reached the last four of the 2019 National Heroes Cup tournament with a game to spare after winning their...

Monday, January 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

Beach V-ball Olympic Qualifiers: Rwanda to face Morocco, South Africa in second round

Men Group D: Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Togo and Mali Women Group B: Morocco, Rwanda, Niger, Sudan and South Africa Rwandan teams (men and women) have been drawn against some of the renowned beach volleyball nations on the continent in the upcoming second round qualifiers for the...

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Why Gasogi snubbed Peace Cup

Gasogi United are one of the only two Rwanda Premier League sides that will not participate in the 2020 Peace Cup tournament. The Gasogi-based side are regarded as one of the fan favourites in local football since joining the topflight league last October after winning the second division...

Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Basketball: Patriots plot revenge against IPRC-Kigali in Heroes Cup

APR vs Tigers - 18:00 Patriots vs IPRC-Kigali - 20:00 PATRIOTS Basketball Club have vowed they will be seeking revenge for their painful league start when they face IPRC–Kigali in the National Heroes Cup tournament on Friday. The game starts at 8pm, at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. Jean...

Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Basketball: REG to start Heroes Cup defence against IPRC–South

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) basketball will start defence of their 2019 National Heroes Cup title against IPRC–South on Saturday. All the games of the week-long tournament, which starts Friday, will be held at Amahoro Stadium. REG, who were also the 2018 winners, won the title last...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Handball: Police start preps ahead of new season

POLICE Handball Club have begun preparations ahead of 2020 national handball league season, which kicks off on February 15. Head coach Antoine Ntabanganyimana and his 20 players reported to training earlier this week, and do two drills a day at Kimisagara Youth Centre grounds. The reigning...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Road to Qatar 2022: Amavubi’s Haruna calls for ‘serious’ preps

Group E: Rwanda, Mali,  Kenya and Uganda HARUNA Niyonzima, the national football team captain, has said that Amavubi will need serious preparations and enough time together if they are to move past the group stage in the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Rwanda was on Tuesday...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

Basketball: IPRC-Kigali eye Heroes’ Day tourney title

IPRC-Kigali basketball club has turned their focus on the upcoming 2020 National Heroes Day Basketball Tournament. The week-long competition will start on Friday and run through February 2 at Amahoro Stadium. IPRC-Kigali Head Coach Jean Bahufite told Times Sport that the club has an ambition...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

Heroes new coach Jaanus tasked to keep team in topflight league

Rwanda Premier League side Heroes FC have given newly appointed head coach Jaanus Reitel the unenviable task of keeping them in the topflight league after agreeing to a six-month deal. The Estonian tactician replaces Stephen Johansson who stepped down last month. The Kicukiro-based side are...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Gisagara Volleyball: Kwizera hails players after REG win

Pierre Maréchal Kwizera has hailed his Gisagara players after fighting back to beat champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG) in the national volleyball league on Saturday. The two-time champions edged REG in a five-set (3-2) thriller at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. “We refused to give up, and...

Monday, January 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Muhitira, Yankurije win Huye Half Marathon

Saturday Men Felicien Muhitira 1:05:31 Emmanuel Mutabazi 1:06:39 Sirage Rubayita1:07:08 Women Marthe Yankurije 1:15:15 Adeline Musabyeyezu 1:18:49 Clemantine Nyiranizeyimana 1:21:20 Felicien Muhitira clocked one hour, five minutes and 31 seconds to claim gold at the inaugural...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 7:54 AM

Volleyball: Nyirimana urges UTB players to ‘be ruthless’ against APR

Saturday IPRC-East Vs Kirehe 11:00 UTB Vs APR 17:00 REG Vs Gisagara 19:00 Fidele Nyirimana, the head coach of UTB volleyball club, has urged his players to be ruthless when they take on APR in the national volleyball league on Saturday. The game will get underway at 5pm, at Amahoro...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:18 AM

Basketball: Former champions APR and Espoir face off in league opener

Friday APR vs Espoir 18:00 Patriots vs IPRC-Kigali 20:00 It will be a clash of former champions when APR face Espoir in the opener of the new BK Basketball National League season, which starts Friday night. The game starts 6pm, at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. Espoir, who won the last of...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

APR seal massive four-year sponsorship deal with Azam

APR FC have struck a huge shirt sponsorship deal with Azam Group worth Rwf57 million a year.  The sponsorship agreement was signed on Wednesday afternoon, and will last for four years – starting with their Rwanda Premier League crunch against Etincelles at Umuganda Stadium on Saturday...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 11:53 AM

Bank of Kigali increase sponsorship to local basketball ahead of new season

Bank of Kigali (BK) has increased its annual sponsorship to the BK Basketball National League from Rwf100 million to 135 million ahead of the new season, which gets underway on Friday. BK, the country’s biggest commercial bank, first signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Rwanda...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Handball: 2020 Heroes Cup tourney due Feb. 1

The 2020 edition of the annual National Heroes Day handball tournament has been scheduled for February 1-2 in Gicumbi District, the local handball body has confirmed. The two-day showpiece will comprise both men’s and women’s categories. Speaking to this publication on Wednesday,...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

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