Covid-19: CAF reaches out with financial support to African FAs

The ravaging Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the world and football was not spared as the sport has been disrupted with lockdown restrictions employed almost everywhere to tame the situation. As a way to help national football associations – including Rwanda football association...

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 12:21 AM

Handball league to restart in September

The local handball governing body (Ferwahand) has confirmed that the league season will resume in September after receiving an all-clear from the government.   However, the specific starting date is yet to be determined. “The national league – for men and women – will...

Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Seninga ‘thrilled’ to be back at Musanze

Innocent Senginga has said that he is thrilled to be at Musanze FC as the club’s head coach after inking a two-year deal on Tuesday. The 41-year old replaces Egyptian Ahmed Adel who was sacked last week. “This is my second time here, I am thrilled by the trust from the team...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

BAL tourney still possible this year – FIBA Africa president

FIBA Africa President Anibal Manave has said that he is optimistic about the possibility of having the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) season this year. The BAL tournament, which is a continental competition for Africa’s best basketball clubs, was scheduled to kick-off on March 13...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

Iradukunda rejoins Police

Police FC have completed the signing of their former right-back Eric ‘Radu’ Iradukunda from Rwanda Premier League rivals Rayon Sports. The towering defender signed a two-year deal with the law enforcers at a reported Rwf8 million fee on Monday. Iradukunda rejoins Police after...

Monday, May 25, 2020, 6:05 PM

APR star Niyonkuru eyes MVP accolade this season

Rwanda international and APR basketball star, Pascal Niyonkuru, is optimistic about chasing his first MVP award of the BK Basketball National League when action resumes in September. The domestic topflight basketball championship will not restart until September 4, nearly six months since it was...

Monday, May 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Irambona completes two-year move to Kiyovu

Rayon Sports left-back and the club’s second captain, Eric Gisa Irambona, has completed a two-year move to Rwanda Premier League rivals SC Kiyovu. Irambona, 28, penned the deal on Saturday, May 23, ending his eight-year stint with the Blues where he helped the club to two league...

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 9:40 PM

Relegated clubs protest Ferwafa’s league ending decision

Gicumbi and Heroes FC, two clubs who will now feature in the second division league next season, are protesting Rwanda football federation’s (Ferwafa) decision to relegate them after the 2019/2020 season was ended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ferwafa announced the end of the...

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 8:57 PM

Family Affair: Rwanda’s 5 famous sibling sports stars

Having a brother is a good thing but having one you share the same interests and hobbies, more so in sport, is more amazing. The world has seen a number of examples of how a particular sport can become family business. Prominent international examples can include the Williams sisters –...

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 5:00 PM

I want to win trophies with Gasogi United – new signing Iradukunda

Bertrand Iradukunda has insisted that he wants to help Gasogi United win trophies after joining the Rwanda Premier League side on a two-year deal on Tuesday. The former APR forward’s contract will go into effect starting with the 2020/2021 season as his current contract with Mukura Victory...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Volleyball body commits to completing league season

Rwanda volleyball federation (FRVB) has confirmed that the 2019/2020 top tier league season – both in men and women’s categories – will be completed when the lockdown on competitive action is lifted in September. Christian Hatumimana, the FRVB Executive Secretary, confirmed the...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Basketball league to resume September 4

The local basketball governing body (Ferwaba) has decided September 4 as the day the BK Basketball National League season will resume. Ferwaba confirmed the day during its extraordinary general assembly that was held via video conference on Sunday, May 17. According to Désiré Mugwiza, the...

Monday, May 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Niyonkuru on his tight fitness schedule despite absence of games

Rwandan international and APR basketball player, Pascal ‘Kaceka’ Niyonkuru, says that he follows tight training routines to stay fit despite the fact that there are currently no games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The BK Basketball National League, and all other leagues in the...

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

Beach Volleyball: Rwanda again to host World Tour

Rwanda will host the 2020 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour star 2, both in men and women categories, later this year on the shores of Lake Kivu in Rubavu District. Christian Hatumimana, the Executive Secretary of Rwanda Volleyball Federation (FRVB), confirmed the development to Times...

Friday, May 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Beach V-ball: Olympic qualifiers deadline rescheduled to June 2021

The international federation of volleyball (FIVB) has announced that the new deadline for the qualifiers of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games is June 2021. Like many changes that have happened in sport around the world, over the last three months, the deadline extension by one year is due...

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

Basketball: Ferwaba to decide fate of 2019-20 season on Sunday

The executive committee of Rwanda Basketball Federation (Ferwaba) and representatives of member clubs are due to meet via video conference on Sunday, May 17, to discuss ways of concluding the 2019/2020 campaign. Désiré Mugwiza, the Ferwaba president, confirmed the development to Times Sport on...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

No sporting events until September, says sports ministry

There will be no sports events, local or international, in Rwanda until September, the Ministry of Sports said on Thursday. “Sports federations have been advised to engage their member clubs, team officials, coaches, and athletes, to start planning accordingly,” reads part of a...

Friday, May 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Ferwaba confident that season will end as per initial schedule

Rwanda Basketball Federation (Ferwaba) has said they are ‘optimistic and confident’ that the 2019/2020 BK Basketball National League will end on time despite an ongoing long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Désiré Mugwiza, the Ferwaba president, said during an exclusive...

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Ferwafa to wait for government’s all clear before resuming league

The local football governing body (Ferwafa) has said that it will wait for the government’s Covid-19 prevention guidance before making any decision concerning the resumption of the Rwanda Premier League. The topflight football league, and every other sports activity, has been at halt since...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

How foreign-based footballers are faring during Covid-19 pandemic

With almost every football league around the world suspended since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is certain that a number of Rwandan footballers who ply their trade abroad have been affected in one way or another. Times Sport reached out to a number of foreign based players who shared...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

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