Nothing but the champion has been decided

With nine rounds of matches remaining before the end of the season, the only thing that seems certain is Barcelona winning the title but as for the rest, the La Liga season is set to go to the wire. For anyone else bar Barca to win the Spanish league title, it requires the league leaders to drop...

Friday, April 5, 2013, 12:00 AM

Golfer Ruterana eyes international stage

Rwanda’s top professional golfer Emmanuel Ruterana has set sight on competing in international tournaments, but first he needs financial support to be able to accomplish his dream.The 29-year-old, fresh from successfully defending his Rwanda Open title last weekend, believes he has the...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

‘Micho’ admits he has reached his limit

•Rwanda’s hopes dashed with home loss•Coach happy with players’ performanceIN 20 years of coaching, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic claims he has never worked harder than he has done since taking over as Amavubi Stars coach last October.After watching his team surrender...

Monday, March 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Nyirinkwaya in no hurry to go professional

Group I (Gross)Aphrodis Nyirinkwaya      300 Willy Kitata                  300 (Uga)Celestin Habineza     301*Nyirinkwaya beats Kitata 3-4 in playoff NetJules Mutesa  ...

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Nyirinkwaya wins Rwanda Golf Open

Group I (Gross) Aphrodis Nyirinkwaya    300 Willy Kitata     300 (Uga)Celestin Habineza     301*Nyirinkwaya beats Kitata 3-4 in playoffNet Jules Mutesa    289Emmanuel Habineza    295Patrick Uwumukiza   ...

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mutesa surges into Rwanda Open lead

Third round leaderboard:Group One*Willy Kitaka    224 (Uga)*Jules Mutesa    224*Afrodis Nyirinkwaya 226*Celestin Habineza     229Professionals*Emmanuel Ruterana -3*JB Hakizimana     -2*Ernest Ndayisenga     +3Group Two:...

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 12:00 AM

Neither Rwanda nor Mali can afford to lose

Group HSundayRwanda  vs MaliTuesdayAlgeria  vs  BeninWhen the draws for the second round qualifying for the Fifa World Cup 2014 in Brazil were made, few coaches of the bigger teams could complain much about their respective groupings.In Group H is Rwanda, Mali, Algeria and Benin...

Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Habineza leads by one shot

Second round leaderboard:*Celestin Habineza     147*Jules Mutesa     148*Willy Kitaka     148 (Uga)*Emmanuel Habineza     151Professionals*Emmanuel Ruterana     139*JB Hakizimana    139*Silver Opio  ...

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rwanda Golf Open tees off today

THE 17TH edition of Rwanda Golf Open starts today at the Kigali Golf Club in Nyarutarama with defending champion Jules Mutesa keen to retain his title.According to the organizers, Rwanda Golf Union, over 100 golfers from the East African region are expected to compete in the four-day tournament,...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kitaka, Habineza lead in Rwanda Golf Open

First round leaderboard:Amateurs1. Willy Kitaka 74 (Uga)2. Celestin Habineza 743. Jules Mutesa 754. Afrodis Nyirinkwaya 75Pros1. Emmanuel Ruterana 682. JB Hakizimana 713. Silver Opio 73 (Uga)UGANDA’S Willy Kitaka and Rwanda’s Celestin Habineza shot a first round 2-over-par 74 to tie for...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Barcelona are not done yet

Football fans world over area fickle lot, one day they’re this and the next, it’s something else, particularly in regard to their reaction to performances of teams they either support or hate, but in most cases, both.In the last couple of weeks, I have seen or heard people, including...

Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Is Mourinho positioning himself to replace Fergie?

Did anyone notice how humble Jose Mourinho was at Old Trafford as Real Madrid eliminated Manchester United from the Champions League? Was it a tactical move or an act made of Hollywood?Whichever, whispering messages of consolation in Sir Alex Ferguson’s ear after Nani’s red card, and...

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mitali cautions sports journalists on objectivity

Sports and Culture, Protais Mitali, has urged local sports journalists to always strive to remain as objective as possible in their reporting or risk losing public trust.The minister made the appeal while opening a one-week seminar for sports journalists on Monday, whose theme is “Olympic...

Monday, March 4, 2013, 12:00 AM

‘Cycling can be Rwanda’s top sport’

Rwanda Cycling Federation (RCF) chairman Aimable Bayingana believes cycling has the potential to be Rwanda’s number sport, but only if the government makes it a priority.The man, who has led the local cycling governing body since December 2007, is also of the view that in five years’...

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 12:00 AM

Barca just missing Tito Vilanova

Jordi Roura is proof that not anyone can coach Barcelona. Actually he gives an impression that most fans, apart from supporting, know very little or nothing at all about football coaching.In his first year as Barca head coach Tito Vilanova is not having the best of times health-wise; in-fact, he is...

Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

Barca vs AC Milan: It’s not over yet

Barcelona are not only capable of turning around their Uefa Champions League tie against AC Milan, but I also believe they will do it—and if they do it, the title deserves to head to the Nou Camp.There is no shame losing the San Siro against one of Europe’s most successful clubs in...

Friday, February 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Keshi must stay on to build on his success

The Nigerians deserve to be over the moon after ending a 19-year long wait for their team to be crowned the kings of African football, and who wouldn’t?On the back of their success at the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 in South Africa, the Super Eagles now have the chance to go on and dominate...

Monday, February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mali showed Micho what to expect

After securing their second successive third place finish at the Africa Cup of Nations, Mali switch their attention to next month’s Fifa World Cup 2014 Brazil qualifier against Rwanda.The Eagles deservedly beat Ghana 3-1 in the third-place playoff clash on Saturday in what was a repeat of...

Sunday, February 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Stamina is Burkina Faso’s major strength

Before this year, Burkina Faso had never won a match at the Nations Cup finals on foreign soil, having reached the last four as host in 1998, but the Stallions are now on the brink of their greatest victory. No one can deny the fact that the west African nation deserves to be in the final, and if...

Saturday, February 9, 2013, 12:00 AM

Pitroipa is all Burkina need

CAF has done the sensible thing to reprimand Tunisian referee Slim Jdidi for his comical performance in the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 quarterfinal game between Ghana and Burkina Faso.However, the more realistic way the continent’s football governing body could do to serve justice for Burkin...

Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:00 AM