Trio qualify for U-20 World Athletics Championships

Three Rwandan teenage athletes have booked tickets to the IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships set for July 19 - 24 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Salome Nyirarukundo. Salome Nyirarukundo, Beatha Nishimwe and Jean Marie Vianney Myasiro were selected on Sunday during the national junior...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

Sitting V-ball team keen to impress at Intercontinental Cup

Rwanda national women sitting volleyball team head coach Peter Karreman has revealed that his side is ready to register another landmark at the World Paravolley Intercontinental Cup set for March 17-23 in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. The team of 12 players and seven officials is...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tennis stars embrace Gasigwa memorial tournament

Local tennis players have embraced the idea of Rwanda Tennis Federation to organize an annual tournament in honor of the late Jean Claude Gasigwa—the former Rwanda’s number one, passed away in January last year. According to RTF officials, the inaugural tourney, dubbed ‘Gasigwa...

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 12:00 AM

APR, Kigoma lock horns in handball league

Today Kigoma vs APR 10amES Urumuri vs PoliceUR-CASS vs KibogoraInyeramihigo vs UR-CE Sunday GS Rambura vs Nyakabanda 10am After both teams made a winning start to the season last weekend, APR and Ecole Secondaire Kigoma lock horns in the national handball league today at Kigoma ground. Anaclet...

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kajuga hopeful 4-year ban will be lifted

Rwandan athlete Robert Kajuga is hopeful that the four-year ban slapped on him by the Regional Anti-Doping Organization’s (RADO) for missing drugs test last May will be lifted. The 31-year old long distance runner confirmed on Thursday that he had already lodged an appeal in which he pleads...

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Meet Dusabe, Rwanda's latest entrant into golf pro ranks

“If we recognize our talents and use them appropriately, and choose a field that uses those talents, we will rise to the top of our field,” said Ben Carson, a retired American neurosurgeon. It is seemingly unreasonable, hilarious and difficult to ponder the idea of shunning away education at a...

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tennis junior team begins hunt for Africa junior championship medals

Rwanda national tennis junior team has begun the quest for medals at the 39th edition of the ITF/CAT Africa Junior Championship that started yesterday and will run until March 20 in Pretoria, South Africa. The team of six players, three boys and three girls, will play in two categories namely; 16...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Hakizimana set for Kenya Open

After a far from convincing display in last year’s Rwanda and Kenya Open, Rwanda’s number one Jean Baptiste Hakizimana is determined to make amends at the Barclays Kenya Open slated to be held at Karen Country golf Club on March 17-20.  Yesterday morning he left for Nairobi,...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

Nyanza teen athlete tipped for bright future

Twelve-year-old Divine Dusabe has been tipped by Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) to become a star athlete after a record breaking-performance at the Nyanza Peace Marathon held on Saturday in Nyanza town, Southern Province. Dusabe from Busasamana Sector of Nyanza District and a senior one student...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kajuga, Iradukunda win Nyanza 'peace marathon'

Men 1. Robert Kajuga 45:33:702. Primien Manirafasha 45:48:33 Women 1. Celine Iradukunda 1:00:482. Mediatrice Nyirarangwa 1:03:38 Best from Nyanza (men) 1. Assiel Nsengiyumva 50:38:822. Jean Damascene Tuyizere 51:49:913. Ferdinand Nahimana 53:20:70 Women 1. Stephanie Niyodusenga 1:09:332....

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

Events that shaped the first round of the 2015/16 league

The first round of the national football league is coming to a close. Some teams are already done with their games, while others are left with few to go. Saturday Sport recaps the main events that have so far made headlines. New season, new league sponsor On August 24, 2015, a month before the...

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

Handball league: Police begin title defence against Rambura

Today GS Rambura vs Police 10amES Urumuri vs UR-CASSKibogora Polytechnic vs UR-CE Sunday Inyemeramihigo vs APR 10amEs Kigoma vs Nyakabanda The 2016 men’s national handball league kicks off this weekend with three fixtures set for today and two to be played on Sunday at different...

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

Tennis junior team ready for Africa Junior Championship

Rwanda national tennis junior team is undergoing final preparations at Amahoro tennis grounds ahead of the 39th ITF/CAT Africa Junior Championship slated for March 8-20 in Pretoria, South Africa. The team of six players; three boys and three girls, will play in two categories namely; 16...

Friday, March 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

AFCON 2017: Congolese ref to handle Rwanda vs Mauritius qualifier

African football governing body, CAF has named referee Lazard Tsiba Kamba from Congo Brazzaville to be at the centre of Rwanda’s Group H double header of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Mauritius. Lazard Tsiba Kamba. Amavubi will travel to Port Louis on March 24, two days...

Friday, March 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

APR H-ball club sign four, target league title

With just two days before the start of the 2016 handball league season, APR handball club have signed four new players as they seek to end the league title drought that stretches to seven years. The military side’s only league title came in 2009 and the club will go into the forthcoming...

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

National team begin preps for Africa Karate championship

The national karate team on Monday began early preparations ahead of the 16th edition of African Karate championship scheduled for April 22-24 in Libreville, Gabon. A total of seven players are currently undergoing rigorous training at Amahoro National Stadium under the...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

Musanze 'Peace Marathon hero' Niyibizi to get support

Musanze-born one-armed long distance runner Emmanuel Niyibizi has been guaranteed full support to explore his talent by Rwanda Athletics Federation (RAF) and National Paralympic Committee (NPC). This follows the teenager’s record-breaking performance in the Musanze ‘Peace Marathon...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

Mukura bids to end league title drought

Sunday Mukura 1-0 Etincelles On-form Muhadjiri Hakizimana believes this is the time for Mukura to end the long wait for a first league title after helping the Huye-based side edge Etincelles 1-0 on Sunday to move four points clear at the top of the table. Hakizimana, 22, was once again the star...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

Handball team to compete in Africa Zone 5B tournament

Rwanda U20 and U19 men and women’s national handball teams will compete in this year’s Africa Zone 5B International Handball Federation (IHF) challenge tournament scheduled to take place from July 24-31 in Kampala, Uganda. The biennial tournament attracts the six East African countries...

Monday, February 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Nizeyimana, Nyirarukundo win Musanze 'peace marathon'

Men 1. Alex Nizeyimana 46:50:882. Hussein Habumugisha 47:21:613. Jean Marie Vianney Myasiro 47:29:214. John Hakizimana 47:44:545. Noel Hitimana 47:56:10 Women 1. Salome Nyirarukundo 54:55:592. Celine Iranzi 56:42:123. Marie Clementine Mukandanga 57:11:944. Martha Yankurije 58:59:225. Alice...

Monday, February 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

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