Eric Rutanga revels in ‘exciting challenge’ after move to Yanga

Rwanda international and former Rayon Sports skipper, Eric Rutanga, has said that he is thrilled and looking forward to the ‘exciting challenge’ with Young ‘Yanga’ Africans after joining the Tanzania giants. Rutanga completed the highly anticipated two-year move last...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

ECAHF Tournament: Police to defend title in Kenya

Rwandan champions Police handball club will have to defend their title in Kenya after the country was confirmed to host this year’s East and Central Africa Handball Federation (ECAHF) club championship. The 2020 edition of the annual showpiece is scheduled for November 2-12 in Nairobi....

Monday, June 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

Omar Ngando: New SC Kiyovu signing thrilled to work with Karekezi

Omar Ngando has said that he is very happy to be coached by Rwanda football legend Olivier Karekezi after completing his move to SC Kiyovu on Tuesday. The central defender joined SC Kiyovu along with Burundian compatriot Abeddy Bigirimana, each on a two-year deal. “I am very happy...

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 9:43 PM

Muhitira in early preps for Kigali Peace Marathon

Félicien Muhitira, Rwanda’s finest middle and long distance runner, has resumed training as he gears up for the 16th Kigali International Peace Marathon. The 2020 edition of the annual race, one of the biggest athletics events in Africa, will take place in October. A fortnight ago, the...

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Sports Ministry mulls ambitious plan to unearth, nurture talent

The Ministry of Sports has said that it is mulling new plans to unearth and nurture sports talent in the country. The plan is to revisit and repackage the idea behind the creation of Isonga Football Academy, which went dysfunctional in 2018. Arguably one of the biggest football projects...

Monday, June 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Innocent Nshuti: Tracing the meteoric rise of the APR star

Like most nations on the continent and the world, football is the most popular sport in Rwanda. Despite being an average footballing country, however, Rwanda has over the years produced generations of football stars such as the famous group that qualified Amavubi to the 2004 Africa Cup of...

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 12:05 AM

Rayon in talks with defender Rukundo

Rayon Sports have reached advanced talks with right-back Denis Rukundo as the club continues to look for a replacement for Eric Iradukunda who crossed to Police last month. Rukundo, who plays for Uganda Police, previously featured for APR during the 2017-18 season and helped the military side to...

Friday, June 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rayon Sports: Ferwafa lifts ban imposed on Munyakazi

The Appeals Commission of the local football governing body (Ferwafa) has lifted the sanctions imposed on Rayon Sports president Sadate Munyakazi with immediate effect. Ferwafa announced the development on Thursday evening. Munyakazi, who was elected as Rayon Sports president last July, was...

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 8:39 PM

Heroes, Gicumbi to take relegation case to TAS

Gicumbi and Heroes FC are set to appeal their relegation from Rwanda Premier League to the World Sports Court (TAS), the clubs’ lawyer Olivier Mulindahabi has confirmed. The two teams, who were relegated to the second division league despite the top tier season ending prematurely due to...

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12:16 AM

Gatera named new Espoir manager

MOUSSA Gatera has been signed as head coach of the Rwanda Premier League side Espoir after penning a two-year contract on Wednesday, June 10. “I am happy to join Espoir as head coach,” he told Times Sport in a telephone interview after signing, underscoring that he looked...

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12:03 AM

Basketball: IPRC-South target unbeaten run in women’s league

Former champions IPRC-South women’s team have said that they will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run when the 2019/2020 BK Basketball National League resumes in September. The Huye-based side finished the first-leg of the league with a maximum 12 points from six games before the...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 12:18 AM

Rugwiro named new Rayon Sports captain

Hervé Rugwiro has been appointed as the new Rayon Sports skipper following the departure of Eric Rutanga who crossed to local rivals Police last month.   Rugwiro, 27, joined Rayon from APR as a free agent in July 2019. “It is a great honour to be given the captaincy...

Monday, June 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Ndayishimiye confident in ‘right move’ to Sunrise

Former Police left-back Celestin Ndayishimiye says that he is confident he made the right decision following his transfer to Sunrise over the weekend. The 25-year old completed the two-year move on Saturday, bringing to an end his four-year stint with Police FC – since the start of the...

Monday, June 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mugheni bids farewell to Rayon

There seems to be no end in sight to the mass exodus of players from local football giants Rayon Sports following the departure of Fabrice Mugheni Kakule. The star midfielder, who did not reveal his next season, broke the news of his departure in an emotional Instagram post on Saturday....

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 8:21 PM

Gicumbi, Heroes lose relegation appeal

The local football governing body (Ferwafa) has rejected an appeal lodged by Gicumbi and Heroes FC after the two sides protested their ‘unfair relegation’ from the Rwanda Premier League. Ferwafa announced a fortnight ago that the 2019/2020 season was prematurely ending due to the...

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 7:57 PM

Vball: Kavalo linked with move to REG

Star left-attacker Patrick Kavalo Akumuntu is reportedly on the verge of reaching an agreement with Rwanda Energy Group (REG) for a possible move later this year, Times Sport understands. Kavalo, 28, currently plays for two-time champions Gisagara. Speaking to this publication on a Friday, a...

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Basketball: REG ‘still focused’ on winning league title

Henry Mwinuka, the head coach of Rwanda Energy Group (REG) basketball club, has urged his players to stay focused on winning the 2019/2020 BK Basketball National League title despite the long layoff due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The topflight basketball championship will resume on September...

Friday, June 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rayon protest illegal transfer of its players to Police and Kiyovu

Rayon Sports have written to Rwanda Premier League rivals Police and SC Kiyovu, protesting that two of their players breached their contracts to depart the club. The players in question are left-back Eric Rutanga and goalkeeper Yves Kimenyi, who signed for Police and Kiyovu,...

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kwibuka26: Sports fraternity starts week of commemoration

The Ministry of Sports, Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee and different sports federations on Monday, June 1, began a week to commemorate the athletes who were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. June is usually a busy month for the Rwandan sports fraternity as...

Monday, June 1, 2020, 6:44 PM

Women Basketball: The Hoops aim for perfection in remaining fixtures

Moise Mutokambali, the head coach of women’s basketball league side the Hoops Rwanda, has urged his players to aim for maximum points in the remaining fixtures as he looks to guide the team to their first championship this season. The 2019/2020 BK Basketball National League will restart...

Monday, June 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

Subscribe to The New Times E-Paper