Tour of Rwanda: From cycling race to tourist bait

The fifth edition of Tour of Rwanda cycling race starts today at Amahoro stadium and for the next eight days, riders will crisscross 805kms of the country’s road network in nine stages. One out of 70 riders from 14 teams will lift the crown held by South African Darren Lill, who won the 2012...

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

Over 80 golfers to compete in MTN Open tourney

This year’s MTN Golf Open tournament, which starts today, will attract over 80 golfers, according to the Kigali Golf Club captain Antony Olwit.They include mainly local golfers and a couple of guest players coming from neighbouring Uganda and Kenya.  However, by press time, that number...

Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

New faces but same old ‘El Clasico’

Whenever it’s time for the ‘El Clasico’, the world stops to take notice, and Saturday evening, kickoff 6pm Rwandan time, won’t be any different simply because Barcelona vs Real Madrid is no ordinary game of football.It’s politics. It’s money. It’s pride. It...

Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Bale will be under pressure to justify price tag

Questions are being asked on the price tag of Gareth Bale following his world-record £85m (about $150m) transfer to the Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspurs, which makes his move the most expensive in world football.Is a player, who, in all honesty, is not at the same level as Lionel Messi and...

Saturday, September 7, 2013, 12:00 AM

Pomp as golfers welcome new course at Lake Muhazi

Rwanda’s second golf course, Falcon Golf and Country Club, located on the banks of Lake Muhazi in Rwamagana District, was officially launched on Saturday with a one-day Pro-Am tournament.Paul Uwitonze made history by winning the first ever tournament played on the new nine-hole course after...

Monday, September 2, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rwanda’s second golf course to be launched

Falcon Golf and Country Club, a new golf club in Rwanda, is set to be officially launched this Saturday with a one-day Pro-Am tournament which is expected to attract some of the top golfers in the region.The nine-hole course, located at Lake Muhazi, Kayonza District in the Eastern Province, is the...

Monday, August 26, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mass departures bad for Spanish league

The recent mass departure of top Spanish players from cash-strapped Primera Liga is good news for the Spanish national team but too bad for the league.Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo, Roberto Soldado and Thiago Alcantera became the latest Spain internationals to move abroad, joining the likes of David...

Friday, August 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Is Barca’s tiki-taka style under threat?

While away on my annual leave, which in all honesty, I happened to get pleasure from more than any I have probably ever had, for ‘top secret’ personal reasons, little did I imagine that my first Eye on La Liga upon return would be on a topic that defies simple logic to even think about...

Saturday, July 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ferwafa on the spot over electoral reforms

The name Jean Mbanda (Hon) may not ring a loud bell to the ears of the average follower of Rwandan football, but it truly does to those at the top echelons of the country’s most popular sport.The former Kiyovu SC chairman and coach is well known for his sometimes radical views in regards to...

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 12:00 AM

Succession Debate: ‘You can learn from your teacher, but you can’t be him’

Editor,I have enjoyed reading Prof. Nshuti’s series about the political homework that President Kagame gave to the RPF cadres to make sure we have change while preserving continuity. There is no doubt whatsoever on what our President has achieved for the country and we should expect that from...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 12:00 AM

The current crop must prevail or else…

I hate to say this but the current crop of Amavubi Stars players must produce the goods in the nation in the next three to four years or else Rwanda should forget about the dream to become a football superpower on the continent.For various reasons and for so long, Rwanda has relied, not entirely,...

Monday, June 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kenya’s Mudanyi wins Burundi Open

NELSON Mudanyi chose the ultimate occasion to win his maiden professional tournament after clinching the 2013 Burundi Open title in Bujumbura on Thursday.The Kenyan ended the fourth round with a score of two under 67 to finish the four-day tournament with a gross score of 282, which is two under,...

Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:00 AM

Hakizimana takes two-shot lead in Bujumbura

Second round leaderboard:*-4 Hakizimana* -2 Muthugia, Mudanyi* -1 Ndiza*Level:Ruterana, Wakhu, NgigeSelected:*+1 Ainley*+3 NdayisabaBUJUMBURA. Rwandan Jean Baptiste Hakizimana has taken a two-shot lead going into the third round of the Burundi Open at the Bujumbura Golf Club.Pitted against the...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ainley surges into Burundi Open lead

Third round leaderboard: -1 Ainley Level: Idhiambo, Hakizimana +3 Mundayi +4 Ndayisaba Selected: +5 Ngugi, Ruterana, Wakhu, Ndiza BUJUMBURA - Kenya’s Richard Ainley has overtaken Jean Baptiste Hakizimana in the overall lead of the Burundi Open going into Thursday’s final round...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

No excuses for Rwanda as Burundi Open kicks off

BUJUMBURA. Rwanda’s professional golfers are determined to make their mark in this year’s Burundi Open tournament which starts today at the Par-71 Bujumbura course in Burundi.Jean Baptist Hakizimana, Emmanuel Ruterana and Ernest Ndayisaba are seeking to upset a star-studded field led by...

Monday, May 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kenyans in early lead at Burundi Open

First round leaderboard:Dismas Ndiza     69 (Ken)David Wakhu     69 (Ken)JB Hakizimana     70 (Rwa)Emmanuel Ruterana      71 (Rwa)Njuguna Ngugi    72 (Ken)*Selected results:Ernest Ndayisaba    73 (Rwa)...

Monday, May 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

Golfers struggling on Bujumbura course

Second round leaderboard:Rama Hakizimana     148 Gross (Bur)William Kitata     150 (Uga)Adolph Muhumuza     154 (Uga)Aphrodis Nyirinkwaya     156 (Rwa)BUJUMBURA. Despite being the overwhelming majority in a strong field of over 50...

Friday, May 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

As a Newcastle fan, I won’t miss Fergie

Even before I started on this piece I knew I was always going to be biased writing about the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary Manchester United manager of 27 and half years, which is about 5 1/2 years less than my lifetime. So when and not if you find my opinion unfair, especially...

Sunday, May 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Don’t worry Barca will rise up again

Because no team has ever won 7-0 on aggregate over the two legs in the semifinals of the Uefa Champions League history, it’s only fair to say congs to Bayern Munich after they dismantled Barcelona home and away.No one, not even the Germans or Barca’s biggest critics saw that one coming...

Friday, May 3, 2013, 12:00 AM

Nshimiyimana thrown in the lion’s den

Now that Eric Nshimiyimana has finally been trusted to lead the Rwanda national team as the head coach but without a contract, what does this mean to him, his technical staff, the players and the fans?The former Rwandan international midfielder takes over from his former boss Milutin Micho...

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

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