Star Times signs five-year deal to show German Bundesliga

Rwandans will be able to watch the German Bundesliga from the comfort of their sitting rooms at affordable prices, thanks to Star Times Media after the Chinese company signed a five-year contract as the official broadcaster for an undisclosed fee. Previously, the German Bundesliga has been shown...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 12:00 AM

We can turn cycling into Rwanda's main sport

Who else is tired of waiting for Rwandan football to justify its position as the country’s main sport—a sport that many Rwandans have embraced for so long, not by choice but rather by default, owing to the fact that it has the biggest global appeal? According to Wikipedia, the Rwanda...

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

Amavubi needs stability before success

Can Rwanda qualify for the next Africa Cup of Nations 2017 in Gabon?  That is the question most people are asking themselves but struggling to answer to it—yet in my opinion, it’s a question that we shouldn’t be bothering ourselves with because qualifying represents success and success can’t be...

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 12:00 AM

Over 850 players set for Uganda Golf Open tournament

Uganda Breweries Limited through its premium brand Tusker Malt Lager brand has announced its sponsorship of the 2015 Uganda Golf Open tournament slated for July 15 – August 1 at the Kitante golf course in Kampala. Uganda Breweries which is sponsoring the event for the fifth year running...

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 12:00 AM

Shame: APR's fans failed their team

In sports, but in this particular case, football, fans play a massive role during matches mainly because they create an atmosphere in which the home players blossom, whereas the visiting players are unsettled, thereby affecting the performance of either team. For the ardent football followers,...

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda needs to win Cecafa Cup consistently

Can Amavubi win next year’s Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) when the tournament comes to Rwanda from January 16 through February 7? It’s a question many do not have the right answer for—and not even the players or their coach Johnny McKinstry may not be prepared to attempt to...

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rayon Sports can dare to dream!

Whatever CAF were thinking when they pitted Rwanda’s two representatives APR and Rayon Sports against Egyptian oppositions in the first round of the Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively, the message was very loud and clear. By handing both teams ties against the two top teams on...

Sunday, April 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

McKinstry is a lucky man; should seize opportunity

Amavubi head coach Johnny McKinstry is a lucky man—for he takes over a quite healthy-looking team, which if, it keeps improving at the current rate, has potential to upset the big cats at next year’s Africa Nations Championships (Chan) on home soil. To start with, the circumstances...

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 12:00 AM

AS Kigali win to go top

Today APR vs Mukura 3:30pmSunrise vs EtincellesKiyovu vs Rayon SportsGicumbi vs EspoirMarines vs Isonga Yesterday AS Kigali 2-0 MusanzeAmagaju 2-1 Police FC AS Kigali have surged to the summit of the National Football League, leapfrogging APR FC for the first time this term after a 2-0 win over...

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

No place for hooliganism in sports

Before sitting behind my aging office desktop computer to type this piece, I kind of struggled to decide where to begin from—not that I didn’t know what I wanted to write about, but simply because, when I write, I never want to be led by emotion, especially on important subject matters...

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

Struggling Rayon Sports sack Mfutila

Rayon Sports have reacted to the team’s struggles in the National Football League by sacking head coach Andy Mfutila after less than three months in charge. The DR Congo-born tactician, signed a six-month contract with Rayon Sports in mid November, but then failed to win a game after ten...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda top tennis player Gasigwa dies

The local tennis fraternity is mourning the sudden death of Rwanda’s number one player, Jean-Claude Gasigwa, who collapsed and died on the spot this morning at Cercle Sportif de Kigali in Rugunga. According to Cercle Sportif de Kigali officials, the 31-year-old was found dead by his...

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda disqualified as Congo is reinstated in Afcon qualifiers

Rwanda has been disqualified from the qualifiers of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 by the Organising Committee of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations for fielding an ineligible player. The decision, taken today, followed a petition by the Congolese Football Federation following the...

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Brazil left reeling after humiliation, Klose breaks record

THERE WAS ANGER, disbelief and a feeling of betrayal as well as sporadic violent protests in several parts of the country after the 2014 Fifa World Cup hosts Brazil suffered their worst defeat in history. Prior to Tuesday’s massacre, Brazil hadn’t lost a competitive match on home soil...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

Brazil ‘mourning’ loss of Neymar

BRAZIL IS COUNTING the loss of their 2014 Fifa World Cup poster boy Neymar, who is going to miss the rest of the tournament because of a back injury he sustained during the quarterfinal clash against Colombia on Friday.  Images of him being carried on a stretcher in pain into a waiting...

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Brazil doing it the hard way but getting it right

EVEN BEFORE a ball had been kicked, Brazil, as the host nation for the 2014 Fifa World Cup, was under pressure to deliver success on and off the field. Gradually, as the tournament sets new records, Brazilians and visiting fans, whose teams are still in the competition as well as billions watching...

Monday, June 30, 2014, 12:00 AM

It’s a shame Ivory Coast failed to progress

SLOWLY BY SLOWLY, African teams are exiting the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, but the biggest shame thus far is seeing Ivory Coast come so close yet so far to progressing from the group. The Elephants had their destiny firmly in their hands heading into the final Group C clash against Greece, but...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

African teams’ hopes hanging on thread

So far, none of the five African teams is assured of a place in the last 16 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, and it would a big shame for the continent if the situation ends this way. But all hope is not lost as one or two or even four of the five teams can still make it to the first knockout...

Monday, June 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

Where would Argentina be without Messi?

Great players don’t always play so well in every match, but they do great things when their teams need them the most – that is what defines greatness. This is exactly what Lionel Messi has done for Argentina in the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil in their opening two Group F matches,...

Sunday, June 22, 2014, 12:00 AM

Costa Rica defying logic, France flying high

If anyone says they predicted Costa Rica to be among the first teams to reach the last 16 round at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, it would be a big lie. The Central America country, ranked 28th in Fifa ranking are fast becoming the talk of tournament after pulling off two of the biggest shocks...

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

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