Song’s ‘madness’ not to blame for Lions’ lack of heart

CAMEROON BECAME the first African team to exit the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, and they deserved to, but problem is they went down with the whole continent. The whole team deserved what they got, but mostly midfielder Alexander Song, who ‘deliberately’ had himself sent off for a...

Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

England prove they are chokers on big stage

Critics always insist on the fact that African teams can be such a disappointment in World Cup, but there are other non-African teams that have a habit of causing heartbreaks for their supporters. Top of that list is England. Two defeats out of two in Brazil prove that. For them, mistake number...

Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

This World Cup has provided all we could ask for

We are barely one week into the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the showpiece in Brazil has already provided us with almost all what we could ask for. Goals have been aplenty, 42 in total and with only one scoreless draw after 14 matches (before Tuesday’s fixtures), counting for three goals per game...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Indifferent start for African teams in 2014 World Cup

OVER THE years, there has been a debate on whether African teams will ever win the Fifa World Cup.  Since Cameroon, led by Roger Miller reached the quarterfinals before succumbing to England albeit under controversial circumstances, Africa has tried but failed to go beyond that stage—...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Costa Rica pull off biggest shock thus far

Costa Rica pulled off the biggest shock of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil thus far, with a 3-1 win over the mighty Uruguay on Saturday. You add that to Italy’s 2-1 win against England, and it leaves Group D wide open. Uruguay, two-times world champions, came into the game as overwhelming...

Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:00 AM

Dutch demolition of Spain gives Chile, Australia belief

Spain lost the opening game against Switzerland four years ago in South Africa but still went on to win the World Cup for the first time. This time round, following their 5-1 demolition at the hands of their European archrivals the Netherlands in Group B on Friday night, leaves them in danger of...

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

World Cup is here, are you ready?

THE 2014 Fifa World Cup kicks off this evening in Brazil, so are you ready for the biggest football extravaganza on the planet?   It’s that time that every football fan world over, has been waiting for since English referee Howard Webb blew the final whistle after Spain beat the...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

Protests, absence of superstars will take shine off World Cup

It’s every player’s dream to play at the very highest level in international football, and it doesn’t get any higher than the Fifa World Cup—and it’s a every fan’s dream too to watch the biggest competition on the planet. The in just four days’ time, the...

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Ladies golf team set for battle at All-Africa Challenge Trophy

Rwanda ladies’ golf team will be among the 23 teams battling for top honors at this year’s All-Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) set to run from June 10-12 at Muthaiga Golf and Country Club in Nairobi. The four-member team leaves the country today, three days before the start of Africa...

Friday, June 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

It’s too early to predict World Cup winner – Nshimiyimana

WITH just sixteen days to the 2014 Fifa World Cup kick off, Times Sport continues the countdown to the biggest football showpiece, which will run from June 12-July 13 in Brazil. We asked former Amavubi Stars head coach Eric Nshimiyimana about his predictions for the month-long competition....

Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Barca can’t afford to lose at the Bernabeu

Real Madrid go into the first el clasico of 2014 against archrivals Barcelona as favourites not only to take the three points but more importantly to win the Spanish league title. A win for the home side would take them seven points clear and all but end Barca’s hopes of successfully...

Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

AS Kigali storm Caf Cup second round

Friday Second leg Al-Ahly Shendy (Sud)    1-0      AS Kigali (Agg. 1-1) *AS Kigali go through on penalties 5-4 Etoile Sahel (Tun)      3-0     CARA (CGO) (Agg. 3-1) AS Kigali continued to defy odds and progressed to the second round of the Caf...

Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

It is a must-win Madrid derby for Atletico against Real

Atletico have been battling at the top of the Spanish league all season, and head into the fourth Madrid derby of the season against Real on Sunday on the back of two back to back league defeats. Diego Simeone’s team stumbled to shock defeats against Almeria and Osasuna, which allowed Real...

Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

Messi, Ronaldo in spotlight for different reasons

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is one goal away from breaking yet another record provided he the finds the back of the net when the Spanish league leaders host Rayo Vallecano Saturday night. The four-time Ballon d’Or winner took his tally to an astonishing 335 goals for the Spanish champions...

Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kigali take first leg lead against Entebbe

Kigali Golf Club beat their Entebbe counterparts in the first leg of the Kigali-Entebbe Golf Challenge played on Saturday at the Par-18 Kigali golf course in Nyarutarama. The visiting team was comprised of 35 golfers, including three women, while the hosts had over 40 players, five of them ladies...

Monday, February 10, 2014, 12:00 AM

Atletico have chance to redeem La Liga reputation

It’s with great honor that I announce the return of this column after a few months off these pages. What a time to make a return to my favourite subject when the Spanish Primera Division title race is tighter than ever. Neither Barca nor Real have a guarantee to win the title as both are...

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kigali Club host Entebbe in golf challenge

Kigali Golf Club will host a delegation of 30 golfers from Ugandan based Entebbe Club in the annual one-day Challenge between the two Clubs at the Par-18 Kigali golf course in Nyarutarama today. The visiting delegation, led by the Entebbe Golf Club president Innocent Kihika, arrived in the country...

Friday, February 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Atletico have chance to redeem La Liga reputation

It’s with great honor that I announce the return of this column after a few months off these pages. What a time to make a return to my favourite subject when the Spanish Primera Division title race is tighter than ever. Neither Barca nor Real have a guarantee to win the title as both are...

Friday, February 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Blatter’s remarks only play in CR7 favour

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is well aware of his social standing and knows quite well that whatever he says or does under the public eye will always carry different meanings and connotations, depending on the subject and characters involved.So, the 77-year-old should have realised, before making...

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rwiyamirira wins MTN Golf Open title

David Rwiyamirira returned the best scores of 67 Net on Sunday to win the 2013 two-day MTN-Rwanda Open tournament at the Kigali Golf Course in Nyarutarama.The winner was in the main Group (One) that also included Jack Kayonga and Innocent Rutamu, who carded 69 Net and 71 Net to finish second and...

Sunday, November 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

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