Tired of Mourinho and the speculations

If anything, I’m really starting to get irritated by the constant speculations regarding Jose Mourinho and where he would next set camp, but again, he is the ‘Special One’ and all I do is keep an eye on the league where the Portuguese doesn’t seem to be well-loved.Mourinho,...

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 12:00 AM

Bigirimana scores his first goal for Newcastle

GAEL Bigirimana became the first player from the Cecafa region to score in the English Premier League after netting Newcastle United’s third goal in the 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Monday night at St James Park.Born in Burundi to a Burundian father and a Rwandan mother, the 18-year old...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 12:00 AM

Ballon d’Or: Another year, more La Liga dominance

For the fourth year running the Ballon d’Or winner is going to come from the Spanish La Liga, and for the third year in a row, we may have the same winner for the FIFA Ballon d’Or.Having won both the Ballon d’Or and the Fifa Player of the Year awards in 2009, Lionel Messi won the...

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12:00 AM

Mutabazi should stop fooling people

Ideally, whatever is going on in the basketball federation in relation to putting an end to using foreigners, especially Americans on the national team should be a welcome relief for whoever cares about the sport and its future.Why is it that the persons managing sports in this country are always...

Sunday, November 11, 2012, 12:00 AM

Thompson makes his case

NATIONAL basketball team star Rob Thompson has come out to clear the air regarding his status and future on the team, saying he has done more than just playing for the country.Reacting to a story published on Wednesday about the issue of ‘non-Rwandans’ and their future on the national...

Friday, November 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

Atletico can but won’t win Spanish league

Can Atletico Madrid become the first team since Valencia in 2003/04 season to win the Spanish league and as a result break Real-Barca duopoly? Yes, they can but unfortunately won’t, at least not this season or even the next.Despite Atletico’s blip against Valencia last weekend, it had...

Friday, November 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

Niyonshuti can inspire many

Had he been a footballer, he would probably be more famous than he is as Rwanda’s top cyclist—maybe I should also add that he’s the only professional bicycle racer.People in this country are more familiar with names like Olivier Karekezi, Haruna Niyonzima, Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza...

Sunday, November 4, 2012, 12:00 AM

Mourinho wrong to slate Real academy

Jose Mourinho is no stranger to controversy, in-fact it appears as though the self-styled “Only One” gets the best out of himself when faced with criticism.From attacking his bosses, belittling his superstar players and poking fingers in the eyes of rival coaches to criticising Real...

Friday, November 2, 2012, 12:00 AM

Stop chasing wind, focus on 2015

I couldn’t agree more with Richard Tardy when he emphasised the need to start preparing the junior teams immediately for the next qualifiers for continental championships.Early and thorough preparations can pay off handsomely as we saw with last year’s U-17 team and by now we ought to...

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 12:00 AM

Jules Mutesa wins Serena Quarterly Mug

Jules Mutesa scored 72 points to emerge the winner of the Serena Hotels 3rd Quarterly Mug on Saturday at Kigali Golf Club, Nyarutarama.The 23-year old, who is the national team captain for the forthcoming East Africa Challenge Cup which will be held in Bujumbura, scored 77 points in the first...

Sunday, October 14, 2012, 12:00 AM

Bigirimana will pay off whoever trusts him

Whatever the price that Gael Bigirimana commanded before he made his debut for Newcastle United has now more than doubled for whoever wins his heart for his international career.Born in Bujumbura 18 years ago to a Burundian father and a Rwandese mother, the battling midfielder qualifies to play for...

Sunday, October 14, 2012, 12:00 AM

With this noise, Falcao must be off soon

Atletico Madrid fans must be relieved now that their star striker Radamel Falcao has pledged his future to the side from the Spanish capital.But, in this era, you can’t count too much on professional footballers pledging their future to their teams for only to move on soon after. When they...

Friday, October 5, 2012, 12:00 AM

Mourinho’s sliding shows real passion

If anyone thought Jose Mourinho had lost any of his passion for the beautiful game, they need to take a second look at his celebration when Real Madrid scored the third goal in the 3-2 win over Manchester City in their Champions League clash at Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.With the home side in...

Friday, September 21, 2012, 12:00 AM

To rejoice Muvunyi’s African record is to promote mediocrity

It’s official and until someone else does it, Rwanda’s very own Cliff Hermas Muvunyi is the proud holder of the African record in the Paralympics Men’s 400m T46 category.The 23-year was the fastest qualifier in heat two after clocking in 49.75secs, hence setting an African record...

Sunday, September 9, 2012, 12:00 AM

Essien will struggle to hold down a place for Real

Playing for Real Madrid represents the epitome for any professional football player, and for Michael Essien, his move to the Santiago Bernabeu could not have come at a better time of a fading career.The Ghanaian midfielder has suffered injuries over the last two seasons that have seen a lack of...

Friday, September 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

Gen. Kayizari wins Dubai Holiday golf tournament

Overall winnerLt. Gen. Ceaser Kayizari    60 Net Handicap 0-9:1. Joseph Semwaga    66 Net2. Innocent Rutamu    67 Net3. Bernabas Kariuki    68 Net Handicap 10-18:1. Kenam Siula        60 Net2. Bosco Mugabe...

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 12:00 AM

No clear leader on Day 1

Day One of the Dubai Holiday golf tournament on Saturday ended without a clear leader and the winner of the two-day event will be determined at the end of Day 2 on Sunday at the Kigali golf course in Nyarutarama.Due to the monthly Umuganda (community work), the format of play on day one was reduced...

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 12:00 AM

Busquets is the best defensive midfielder

His critics say, he goes to the ground so easily and if you find this article biased, I need to hear your alternative views. One of the main reasons I love football is because it not only arouses our passion but very much so provokes interesting debates, which keep us wanting more. Some of...

Friday, August 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

Write off Tito at your own peril

The new season is here, that time of the year that football fans all over the world have been waiting for ever since the curtains came down on the previous campaign last May.The Spanish Primera Division or La Liga to many, returns this weekend, a week earlier than normal and as it has been in the...

Friday, August 17, 2012, 12:00 AM

Rio 2016 preps start now

WHEN Beijing won the race to host the 2008 Olympic Games in 2002, they started to prepare how they were going to win the most medals, and so the same with London in 2007, no wonder they both finished second and third, respectively, in the overall medals table at the close of play. In 2008,...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 12:00 AM

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