Mbarushimana appointed AS Muhanga interim coach

AS Muhanga yesterday appointed former Rayon Sports coach Abdu Mbarushimana to replace Edouard Rutayisire until the end of the season, according club officials. The 2013 Peace Cup finalists are in the relegation zone after recording only three wins, five draws and losing 17 in the 25 games played...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

Nyirarukundo turns focus to Olympic Games qualification

After emerging as the only Rwandan athlete to claim a podium finish in the just concluded Kigali International Peace Marathon, Salome Nyirarukundo has set her sights on qualifying for the Africa Athletics Senior Championships slated for June 22-26, in Durban, South Africa. The 19-year-old long...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

Taekwondo team bags five medals at African Championships

The National Taekwondo team bagged five medals at this year’s 14th edition of the Taekwondo African Senior Championship that ended on Sunday in the Egyptian city of Port Said. Making their debut appearance at the continent’s biggest multinational championship that had...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Hoops: Patriots crowned league champions

Saturday IPRC South 45-52 Patriots Patriots Basketball Club on Saturday claimed their maiden hoops league title after beating their rivals and close challengers Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC-South) 52-45 in a do or die game that took place on Saturday in Huye. In an intense game...

Monday, May 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

RAF deploys 46 monitors in Kigali Peace Marathon

The Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) has set out 46 people to monitor any cheating in the 12th edition of the Kigali International Peace Marathon today. Over 4000 athletes from 32 nations will take part in the event which has 3 categories: 42km marathon, 21km half marathon and a 7km run for...

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tuyisenge tipped to shine in Kenya Premier league

Gor Mahia coach Tom Ogweno has challenged Amavubi and Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge to clinch this year’s Kenya Premier League (KPL) Golden Boot after bagging his first Soka Fans player of the month Award for April on Wednesday. The 24-year-old has so far scored 5 goals in 7 matches...

Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

Taekwondo team begin hunt for medals at Africa Championship

The National Taekwondo team will debut in the 14th edition of the Taekwondo African Senior Championship that begins today through Saturday in the north-eastern Egyptian city of Port Said. The Rwandan contingent, which is comprised of six men and three women, will hope for a good performance to...

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

Over 4000 athletes set for Kigali Peace Marathon

With only four days to the 12th edition of the Kigali International Peace Marathon, slated for Sunday, more than 4000 athletes from over 30 countries across the world are expected to participate in the event, officials have said. Started as a way to use sports in the healing and reconciliation...

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

France-based Mazimpaka gears up for Caen Marathon

France-based Rwandan long distance runner Eric Mazimpaka has intensified preparations for the forthcoming 29th edition of Caen Marathon de la Liberte slated for June 12 in France’s northwestern city of Caen. Mazimpaka, who is professionally affiliated to Lyon-based club AS Rispoli...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Musanze assistant Coach Kalisa passes on

Rwanda football fraternity is mourning the sudden death of Coach Jean Paul Kalisa, also known as‘Mourinho’,  a key football figure who has been the assistant coach at Musanze FC. He died this morning after several days struggling with kidney problems. Kalisa is known for nurturing young talents...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Taekwondo team ready for continental tournament

The National Taekwondo team will jet out today morning to compete in the 14th edition of Taekwondo African Senior Championship slated for May 19-21 in the north-eastern city of Port Said in Egypt. The team including six boys and three girls will be making their first appearance in the biennial...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Handball: Police turns focus to Memorial tourney

Saturday results APR 32-26 Nyakabanda UR CE 38-31 ES Urumuri Police 30-15 ES Kigoma After finishing the first round of the national handball league unbeaten and five points clear on top of the league table, defending champions Police have turned their focus on the upcoming Genocide memorial...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

CHAN2016: CAF hails President Kagame

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has recognised President Paul Kagame for his outstanding efforts to ensure the success of the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) that was held in Rwanda in January.   CAF President Issa Hayatou made the acknowledgement during the 38th CAF...

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

Over 1000 for inaugural 'Kigali Night Run'

Over 1000 participants from different parts of the world are expected to take part in the inaugural Kigali Night run that will start and end in Kigali city centre this evening. According to Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) president Jean Paul Munyandamutsa, everything is in place to facilitate...

Friday, May 13, 2016, 12:00 AM

World Vision donates Rwf 4m to Kigali Peace Marathon

World Vision Rwanda on Friday morning handed over a Rwf 4 million cheque to sponsor the 11th edition of the Kigali International Peace Marathon scheduled to take place on May 22 in Kigali. The cheque was received by Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) Vice Chairman, Thomas Kajuga at the head...

Friday, May 13, 2016, 12:00 AM

Athletics: Trio start preps for continental event

The National Athletics team trio of Salome Nyirarukundo, Beatha Nishimwe and Clementine Mukandaga have started non-residential training for the upcoming 20th Africa Athletics Senior Championships that runs from June 22-26, in Durban, South Africa. 19-year-old Nyirarukundo and 18-year-old Nishimwe...

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Blair hails Rwanda's Cricket devt

Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair has hailed the progress of Cricket development in Rwanda. Blair who is in the country to attend the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali made the remarks on Wednesday afternoon after a visit to Amahoro indoor stadium where Rwanda international...

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Wushu Federation boss to grace Genocide tourney

The President of African Wushu Federation, Elbashir Alardawi, is set to attend this year’s second edition of the Kung Fu Genocide Memorial tournament set for June 11-12 in Kigali. The development was confirmed by the Rwanda Kung Fu Federation President, Jackson Mucyo Havugimana,...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Nishimwe eyes Gold at Africa Athletics Championship

After qualifying for the 20th Africa athletics senior championships that will take place from June 22-26, in Durban, South Africa, Rwanda’s 1500m runner Beatha Nishimwe has vowed to raise the country’s flag high at the six-day event. The 18-year-old claimed a bronze medal at...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

Gakenke halt Kamonyi hopes in Women football league

Saturday AS Kigali 3-0 InyemeraRambura 3-3 Les LionnesGakenke 1-1 KamonyiGolden Gen 19-0 Nyagatare National women league side Kamonyi FC were dealt a fatal blow in their league title hunt following a disappointing 1-1 draw away to Gakenke at the weekend. The Southern Province-based outfit had...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 12:00 AM