Rayon Sports demons are back!

They say ‘Old habits die hard’ and indeed Rayon Sports are back at it again almost full circle but hopefully, this time, their ill-advised decisions won’t come back to haunt them at the end of what has been a relatively incident-free campaign, even at Rayon Sports standards....

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

Intolerant Nzamwita has lost credibility to lead FERWAFA

Straight to the point – the Rwanda Football Association, FERWAFA, president Vincent de Gaulle Nzamwita must step down after his unjustified comments about the Amavubi AFCON 2004 team – which appeared to undermine Rwanda’s historic qualification. During his presidency, which started on January 5,...

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

Infantino off to good start, changes needed at CAF

Hamza Nkuutu The headof world football governing body, Gianni Infantino campaigned on the platform of expanding the World Cup to 48 teams up from 32, starting with the 2026 edition. An expanded World Cup was one of the key points in the election manifesto of Mr. Infantino, who was voted in as...

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 12:00 AM

Why Rwandan sports lags behind as country progresses

A couple of years ago, six to be exact, former Prime Minister Pierre-Damien Habumuremyi outlined targets for sports institutions in the country that they had to achieve by 2017. These targets included making the national football team amongst the top 10 in Africa, while the likes of volleyball...

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 12:00 AM

There is no place for juju in modern football

The art of African witchcraft or ‘juju’ is a phenomenon that’s quite difficult to explain as it divides opinions in a manner that is hard to comprehend by any average Joe. According to research, the practice exists in much of Sub-Saharan Africa and it has long been common for football teams to...

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Masudi holding Rayon Sports together and needs full support

One in three Rwandans, supports or at least sympathizes with Rayon Sports, which is why a joke has been coined within the Rwandan football circles to show how popular the club among the locals, “The beer is Primus, the religion in Catholic and the club is Rayon Sports.” Loving/...

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

It’s scandalous for Rwanda to lose Muvunyi, Hadi at same time

This week has been very difficult, particularly for Rwandan sports and whoever takes trouble to follow it or, if I may be a bit more general, anyone, who wishes it well. Forget the 14 places that Rwanda improved in the latest FIFA rankings and APR’s win over DR Congo’s giants AS Vita Club in the...

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwasamanzi lacks charisma but can deliver as APR head coach

Yves Rwasamanzi must be one of the luckiest Rwandans alive, at least at the moment—for he doesn’t only hold the biggest club coaching job in the country but everything appears to be going right for him and it’s hard to see how APR would want to replace him with someone else. On the flip side,...

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwandan sport lacks role models to inspire youngsters

Who is a role model? A role model is a person whose behaviour, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people. Rwanda has seen some talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent the country on the biggest stage like the Olympics and...

Sunday, September 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

Olympics puzzle: You can't sow millet expecting to reap maize

Rwanda is still miles away from winning an Olympic medal—that is according to the Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) vice president, Elie Manirarora. Excellent, and well-put, because Elie has hit the nail on the head, so if any sane Rwandan thinks our athletes can or will...

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

Why dither on Amavubi when we can do without it!

Rwandans and their football is like bread and butter and you would say that whatever goes right or wrong, especially with the national team, becomes a matter of national interest. For instance, locals clubs, including the big two APR FC and Rayon Sports, can make changes in their technical staff...

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 12:00 AM

Amavubi players and their coach deserve credit

Hamza Nkuutu It’s never easy to give credit to a loser, but still credit must be given where it’s due. Whoever follows the national team, Amavubi or Rwandan football in general, needs to recognize the effort of both players and Coach Mckinstry. Rwanda’s run in the 2016 Africa Nations...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

McKinstry defends Bayisenge, targets two more points

“Today, we have got a few things off our back; first Rwanda has got their first win at CHAN finals and secondly, Rwanda has got a first win over Côte d'Ivoire, so these are two things that we have to be happy about,” said Amavubi coach Johnny McKinstry. CHAN 2016 tournament hosts...

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Who are the Rwandans on CHAN organizing committee?

The kick off of the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) finals tournament is only 10 days away. Rwanda is hosting the tournament from January 16 through February 7 in the City of Kigali, Huye and Rubavu Districts respectively. The three-week tournament is coming to the East African region...

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to face Uganda in CECAFA Challenge Cup final

Rwanda will lock horns with their biggest nemesis Uganda in Saturday’s final after the record 13-time winners defeated hosts Ethiopia in post-match spot kicks 5-3 following a scoreless 120 minutes at the Addis Ababa National Stadium on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Rwanda had overcome Sudan...

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to face Kenya in CECAFA quarter-finals

MondayUganda vs MalawiTanzania vs Ethiopia TuesdaySouth Sudan vs SudanRwanda vs Kenya Rwanda will face defending champions Kenya in the quarter-final of the 2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Both teams met in the quarter-finals of the 2013 edition...

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 12:00 AM

Uganda retains EA Golf Challenge, Rwanda finish third

Final results: Uganda                      18.6 points Kenya                     ...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Terrorism is a big threat to football

Hamza Nkuutu Why should anyone kill someone who has gone to watch a football game or attend a music concert like what happened last week in Paris at Stade de France and the Bataclan theatre. For starters, terrorism comes from the word terror, which itself is any act intended to cause fear. In...

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda sets sight on first EA Golf Challenge title

This year’s edition of the East Africa Golf Challenge gets underway today at the Par-72 Kigali golf course, Nyarutarama with hosts Rwanda eyeing to win it for the first time in 10 attempts. Jules Mutesa strikes the ball during the just concluded Rwanda Open. He is leading Rwanda's quest for a...

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

'All is set for start of EA Golf Challenge'

All is set for the start of the 17th edition of the East Africa Golf Challenge, according to the event organisers, East Africa Golf Federation and hosts, the Rwanda Golf Union (RGU). The 2015 edition of the region’s biggest inter-country tournament, which has attracted five teams, each...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

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