‘I skipped lunch for training, hard work paid off’ – Ndizeye

DIEUDONNÉ Ndizeye has always had big dreams and aspirations – a factor that has partly seen him make giant leaps in his basketball career. The small forward, who features for three-time Rwandan champions Patriots, also plays for the men’s senior national team since 2017 and has so...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Francophonie Games moved to 2022

The 2021 edition of the Jeux de la Francophonie have been moved to 2022 to avoid a direct clash with the Tokyo Olympic Games. The multi-sport event for French-speaking countries was due to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, between July 23 and August 1...

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 10:54 AM

Korean embassy donates Rwf20m equipment to taekwondo body

The local taekwondo federation (RTF) has received equipment worth Rwf20 million from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Rwanda. Boniface Mbonigaba, the RTF Secretary-General, confirmed the development to Times Sport on Sunday. The received equipment include tables, ...

Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

Adil Erradi tasked to guide APR to group stage in Champions League

APR has tasked newly contracted head coach Adil Erradi with a daring task to guide the team to the lustrous group stage of the CAF Champions League, a level no Rwandan side has ever achieved in the continent’s premier club competition. The Moroccan tactician, who was signed in 2019,...

Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

PSG Academy: Mulisa shortlisted for technical director job

Rwanda football legend Jimmy Mulisa has been shortlisted for the Technical Director role at the soon to be launched PSG Academy in the country. Mulisa, who was a key member of the national team (Amavubi) that competed at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Tunisia, also previously...

Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:14 PM

Sugira optimistic about new contract at Rayon

Ernest Sugira is optimistic about extending his contract with Rayon Sports after serving out his short-term stint and helping them to a second position in 2019/20 Rwanda Premier League. The Rwanda international is currently without a club after his six-month contract expired last month, but he...

Friday, July 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

Moroccan coach Bekroui parts company with APR

APR assistant coach, Nabyl Bekroui, has announced that he will not extend his contract with the club and will be leaving the country after international travel restrictions – due to Covid-19 pandemic – are relaxed. Times Sport understands that the army side wanted to keep...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 8:38 PM

RAF issues reassurance about Peace Marathon, October 4 set as tentative date

Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) has reassured athletes and fans that the 16th Kigali International Peace Marathon will take place this year and October 4 has been set as the tentative date for the competition. Usually, the annual event is organised mid-year, either in May or June, but it has...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12:03 AM

APR confident of return to continental volleyball

APR men’s volleyball club have not graced Africa’s top competition since 2015 – making it a five-year absence on continental stage and six years since they clinched their last domestic league title. Elie Mutabazi, the head coach and a legend of the club, has said that he is...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:33 AM

Gasogi United: Casa Mbungo appointed new head coach

André Casa Mbungo has been appointed as the new head coach for Rwanda Premier League side Gasogi United on a contract that runs until the end of the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Friday. Mbungo, whose six-month contract with Rayon Sports expired on Tuesday, will be assisted by...

Friday, July 3, 2020, 3:51 PM

Striker Bigirimana joins Rayon on two-year deal

Former APR striker Issa Bigirimana has completed his two-year move to Rayon Sports as the Blues continue to beef up their squad ahead of the 2020-21 Rwanda Premier League season. The development was confirmed to Times Sport on Wednesday by Jean Paul Nkurunziza, the club’s spokesperson....

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kagere eyes local double with Simba

Rwanda international Meddie Kagere has tipped Simba SC for a local double this season after inspiring his side to the Tanzania Premier League title over the weekend. Regional giants Simba were confirmed as Tanzania champions for the 2019-20 season on Sunday after a goalless draw with Tz Prisons...

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

Basketball: IPRC-Kigali keen about playoffs spot

IPRC-Kigali basketball club have said that they will be targeting a spot into the playoff games when the 2019-20 BK Basketball National League resumes in September. The Kicukiro-based side are fifth-placed with 15 points after nine games – six victories and three defeats. They are level,...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 12:07 AM

Covid-19 pandemic taught me important lessons – Nijimbere

Despite creating difficult times in different aspects of life, the Covid-19 pandemic has also had its positives especially in form of lessons it has given. Guibert Nijimbere, who is one of the players in domestic basketball, is one of those people that have gained lessons in the rare period...

Monday, June 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kagere’s Simba crowned Tanzania champions

SIMBA SC have won the Tanzania Premier League for a third consecutive season and 21st overall, one short of record champions Young Africans. Rwanda international Meddie Kagere and his teammates were confirmed after a goalless draw against Tz Prisons at Sokoine Stadium on Sunday, having garnered...

Sunday, June 28, 2020, 10:16 PM

Goalie Kwizera admits he is in talks with Rayon

Rayon Sports have closed in on signing Rwanda international Olivier Kwizera from Gasogi United. The goalie admitted the development in an interview with Times Sport on Sunday, but also revealed that his current club Gasogi are also in race to offer him a new contract. “...

Sunday, June 28, 2020, 8:42 PM

Ruremesha tasked to guide Gorilla FC to topflight league

EMMANUEL Ruremesha has been appointed as the head coach for second division league side Gorilla FC on a two-year deal. The former Rayon Sports and SC Kiyovu tactician has been tasked to lead the club to the 2020-21 Rwanda Premier League. “We mainly hired him [Ruremesha] to earn us...

Saturday, June 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

‘I am open to new offers’ – Free agent Usengimana

Faustin Usengimana has said that he is open to offers – from local teams or elsewhere – after finishing his one-year spell with Zambian side Buildon FC in February. The former Rayon Sports defender has been linked with a move back to the Blues, a side he won two Rwanda Premier...

Friday, June 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Volleyball: RRA optimistic about reclaiming league title

JEAN Paul Mana, head coach of the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) women volleyball club, is hopeful that his side can still win the 2019-20 league title despite their shaky first-leg of the championship. The league resumes in September after a six-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic....

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

RNOSC marks Olympic Day

Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) donated hand sanitisers to 700 taxi-moto riders on Tuesday, June 23, as Rwanda joined the world in marking this year’s International Olympic Day. Celebrated by Olympians all over the world, the Olympic Day is aimed at celebrating the...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

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