Ferwafa to decide on resuming league next week

The local football governing body, Ferwafa, has said that a decision on the fate of 2019-20 Rwanda Premier League will be taken next week. Francois Regis Uwayezu, the Ferwafa Secretary General, confirmed the development to Times Sport on Friday. This follows the instruction from the...

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Miggy tips young talents on importance of mentors

Former Rwanda international Jean Baptiste ‘Miggy’ Mugiraneza has challenged youngsters hoping to make it as professional footballers that surrounding themselves with good mentors is ‘very important’ as far as choices they make in their careers are concerned. Mugiraneza,...

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

Local players, coaches welcome Fifa’s proposal of 5 substitutes

RWANDA football players and coaches have weighed in on Fifa’s proposal that teams should be allowed to make up to five substitutions per match as a temporary measure to cope with fixture congestion once sporting action resumes. If adopted, the dispensation can be implemented by competition...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 2:09 AM

Beach Volleyball: World Champs 2021 moved to June 2022

The international federation of volleyball (FIVB) has announced that the 2021 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship has been postponed to June 2022. Rome, the Italian capital, remains the host city of the event. The rescheduling, according to FIVB, came as a result of the Tokyo 2020...

Monday, April 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rayon legend Witakenge dies aged 50

JEANNOT Witakenge, one of the best midfielders local football has ever seen, has died at the age of 50 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Rayon Sports legend, who also briefly played for rivals APR, passed on Friday night after losing his battle with cancer. Former @rayon_sports...

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 6:45 PM

How Niyonsaba defied odds on his way to basketball stardom

Like many African kids, Bienvenu Niyonsaba grew up playing football – the most accessible and popular sport – and aspired to take his game to professional ranks.  In fact, he never touched a basketball until he was 14, when he went to secondary school. Ten years later, Niyonsaba...

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rayon reverse decision to suspend players' salaries

Rayon Sports have reversed their controversial decision to suspend March salaries for the players and coaching staff amid the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown and league suspension. The club management, led by president Sadate Munyakazi, backtracked on its decision following fierce criticism from...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 8:02 PM

Rayon Sports players threaten to sue club over salary disputes

RAYON Sports players have threatened to sue the club if they do not reverse the controversial decision of not paying players and technical staff due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a statement released by the club on Monday, April 20, the decision backdates to March, meaning the players...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

Muhadjiri, Djihad reach out to the needy in Nyakabanda

Rwanda internationals Muhadjiri Hakizimana and Djihad Bizimana have joined government efforts in providing emergency relief donation to needy people during the coronavirus lockdown. Midfielder Bizimana, who features for Belgian side Waasland Beveren and Hakizimana, a forward for Emirates...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Volleyball star Musoni shares workout tips during lockdown

As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, Rwanda volleyball star Fred Musoni has said that keeping fit at home will be vital for athletes when the competitions resume after the lockdown. The pandemic has affected sport at all dimensions, with almost all events – in all...

Monday, April 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

COVID-19: Arsenal Fans in Rwanda donate to 86 vulnerable households

Arsenal fans in Rwanda under their umbrella organization, the Rwanda Arsenal Fan Club (RAFC) on Friday 17th April 2020 delivered emergency relief donation to 430 family members grouped in 86 households settled in the village of Kigarama, Jali Sector of Gasabo district. #Arsenal fans in #...

Friday, April 17, 2020, 5:22 PM

Lockdown: 11 topflight clubs not paying players

Eleven member clubs of the 16-team Rwanda Premier League have suspended contracts of their players, and will not be paid starting with April, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. The ravaging coronavirus pandemic has seriously compromised sporting activities across the world, which also left all...

Friday, April 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

How slain journalist Kalinda inspired Gatare to become a sports commentator

Veteran sports commentator Jean Lambert Gatare tells a sad story of how he picked inspiration from fallen sports journalist Viateur Kalinda, having met with him a day before he was killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Rwanda still mourns slain journalists among which people like...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

Eric Irambona: How Rayon Sports star survived the Genocide aged 2

ERIC Gisa Irambona, Rayon Sports left-back and the club’s second captain, was only 2 when the Genocide against the Tutsi erupted in April 1994. His father and two siblings are among the over one million lives that perished in the heinous atrocities that lasted for 100 days. To many...

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 1:03 AM

How basketball contributed to social cohesion after Genocide

After the horrible events of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the country has undergone sporting revolution to promote peace, unity and reconciliation. Over one million people were killed in a spell of only 100 days. Sport did not only help in unity and reconciliation after the Genocide,...

Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

The painful demise of Rwanda cycling in 1994, and its rise after

In 1994, cycling sport had set a firm foundation and somehow was becoming emblematic of the country, but during of the Genocide against the Tutsi, it suffered brutally. The gruesome tragedy – that lasted for 100 days – claimed over a million lives; cyclists and, cycling...

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 1:45 AM

How has sports infrastructure changed face after 26 years?

The sports sector is one of the areas that were hugely devastated by 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Hundreds of key players in this sector, and hundreds of thousands of fans across different disciplines are known to have lost their lives during the atrocities. Sport plays a significant role in...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

How basketballers are staying fit during the lockdown

With the lockdown going on all over the country, different people and companies are finding innovative ways to continue working from home. For sportsmen, it is a different story because all sporting activities were suspended and now they’ve had to do training sessions conducted alone at...

Monday, April 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Goalkeeper Yves Kimenyi advises on lockdown fitness

Amavubi and Rayon Sports goalkeeper, Yves Kimenyi, has called on his fellow players to use their time wisely during the Coronovirus lockdown period. Majority of the footballers in the Rwanda Premier League are executing personal training sessions that include in-house work-outs and drills in...

Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:03 AM

Rwandan Shema named best defensive player in US conference basketball

Rwandan youngster Osborn Shema was named in the first team in the Western junior College athletic Conference as well as defensive player of the year. The 22-year-old who joined Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men’s basketball team in 2018 is on a scholarship at Glove Prep Christian Academy since...

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

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