APR in talks with KCCA defender Nemeyimana

Rwanda Premier League champions APR have reportedly reached advanced talks with defender Samuel Nemeyimana, of Ugandan side KCCA, for a possible move, Times Sport has learnt. According to a reliable source within APR management, the player has agreed to personal teams and what remains...

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 12:14 AM

VIDEO: Mugiraneza on his unfulfilled dream to feature at AFCON

With a career spanning over ten years, Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza ranks highly among the best midfielders that Rwanda has ever produced. A fortnight ago, he elegantly called time on his international football career to focus on club football. With 68 caps in national colours, the 36-year-old had a...

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 12:12 AM

Mashami wary of tight schedule ahead of African football return

Vincent Mashami, head coach of the national football team Amavubi, has voiced concerns over the tight schedule of matches his team is headed for as continental football edges closer to resumption. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced this month that qualifiers for the...

Friday, August 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Volleyball: Champions REG release Mutabazi

Rwanda Energy Group (REG) volleyball club have released Yves Mutabazi following the two parties’ failure to agree to terms for a new contract. Mutbazi’s current contract with the reigning league champions was due to expire in September. “The club threatened not to pay me for...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 11:58 AM

Covid-19: Training resumption for team sports in limbo as cases surge

Following the recent rise in the Covid-19 infection rate, the Ministry of Sports has said there is no hope for reopening of group training for team sports this month as earlier expected. Since August 14, Rwanda has reported an unprecedented local upsurge in new infections as 1,096 new cases were...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rutanga to stay at Police after Yanga move fails

ERIC Rutanga will feature for Rwanda Premier League side Police next season after his move to Tanzania’s Young ‘Yanga’ Africans SC failed to materialise. It has been a couple of adventurous months for the left-back who left Rayon Sports in May to join Police, only to be snapped...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Volleyball: Kavalo inks new deal with Gisagara

Patrick Kavalo Akumuntu has agreed to a new contract at Gisagara volleyball club until 2022, the club announced on Sunday. Kavalo, 28, joined the two-time champions from UTB in 2018. “We decided to extend his contract for another two years as one of our best players,” Pierre...

Monday, August 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Juggling professional work and sport: The tale of Rwanda's basketball andvolleyball players

If you are a sports fan, then you perhaps have an idea about how professional players have to commit a lot of time and energy to their respective games. Besides having to train hard every day to be at the top form, sports personalities are also obliged to be available for competitive matches, or...

Saturday, August 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

Munyangaju urges federations for equal opportunities in sports

As the country is getting closer to the return of sports action, all federations and sports associations have been urged to provide equal opportunities for men and women athletes in their respective recovery plans. Rwanda, just like many African nations, is looking at getting national teams back...

Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

AFCON qualifiers to resume in November

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Emergency Committee has approved November as the resumption month for qualifiers of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals tournament. The rescheduled tournament, which was initially due next year, will be held in January 2022 in Cameroon. The...

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

‘Rwanda volleyball should learn from advanced countries’ – Yakan Guma

Local volleyball great Lawrence Yakan Guma has reckoned that the game has a good future in Rwanda, but those in charge will need to learn from advanced volley-balling countries. The Uganda-born Rwanda international, who features for Japanese side Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler, is currently the...

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

APR goalie Ntwari loaned to Marines

Rwanda Premier League champions APR have loaned youngster Fiacre Ntwari to Marines for the upcoming 2020/21 season. The 21-year old goalkeeper has been at APR since July 2018 when he was promoted from the club’s youth team – Intare FC. Speaking to Times Sport in a telephone...

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Argentine Morchon is APR’s new assistant coach

APR football club have appointed Argentine Pablo Morchon as their new assistant coach for the 2020/21 season. Morchon comes in to fill the void left by Moroccan Nabyl Bekroui who parted ways with the club last month after serving out his one-year contract with the club....

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 1:47 PM

Basketball: APR sign youngster Rubaduka on one-year deal

APR men’s basketball club have completed the signing of young power-forward Kenny Rubaduka on a one-year contract. The 21-year old most recently featured for AAU basketball team in the United States, a club he joined in 2014 and played for until 2016 when he got an anterior cruciate...

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

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

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