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

Volleyball: Gisagara in advanced talks with trio

Two-time champions Gisagara Volleyball Club have reportedly reached advanced talks with three star players, including centre-blocker Fred Musoni. The other two are left-attacker Yves Mutabazi and right-attacker Samuel ‘Tyson’ Niyogisubizo. Mutabazi, who previously announced...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Local Paralympic season cancelled

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) has announced that leagues and all other competitions for disability sports have been cancelled for the 2019-20 season. The new season starts in October. Speaking to Times Sport on Sunday, NPC president Dieudonné Mutangana confirmed the...

Monday, July 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwatubyaye roots for consistency after man of the match performance

Rwanda international Abdul Rwatubyaye has said that he is rooting for consistency after registering a man-of-the-match performance for his US-based side Colorado Springs Switchbacks over the weekend Rwatubyaye put up a crisp show at the heart of the defence in addition to an...

Monday, July 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Elie Kaje: The humble beginnings that made a radiant basketball career

ELIE Kaje had astoundingly humble beginnings, yet he has gone on to become a prodigious basketball player – one of those that are defining the game at the moment. Just like in many other cases, a number of fans that follow sports stars have a partial picture of the life of the player...

Saturday, July 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Bakundakabo keen on leading Etoile de l’Est to topflight league

Richard Bakundakabo, the head coach of second division side Etoile de l’Est, has insisted that earning promotion to next season’s Rwanda Premier League is top priority for this team. Come September when competitive action resumes, nearly six months after sports activities were...

Friday, July 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Usengimana vows to win titles with Police

POLICE new signing Faustin Usengimana has vowed to help his Kicukiro-based side win trophies next season following his two-year move Wednesday.   The former Rayon Sports and APR centre-back joins the cops after his proposed move to Tanzania and Rayon failed to mature despite having...

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

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