Gen Karake and the travesty of justice

Philosopher Charles de Monstesquieu once said that: “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of Justice”. For General Karake Karenzi, the Head of the National Security and Intelligence Services, there is no greater tyranny than being...

Sunday, July 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

APR closes in on league title

Yesterday APR 2-0 Amagaju Rayon Sports 1-0 AS Kigali APR yesterday made a giant step towards retaining the league title after defeating Amagaju 2-0 at Kicukiro stadium. The army side failed to break down the resolute Amagaju defence in the first half but second half goals from Fiston Nkezingabo...

Monday, April 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

Former Rayon coach pledges $500 to clear Shungu arrears

As Rayon Sports grapples with how to clear a staggering Rwf29million debt it owes Raoul Shungu, another former Rayon Sports coach Didier Gomes Da Rosa has kicked off a campaign that could see the club raise the money from friends and well-wishers, with a pledge of $500 (about Rwf350,000). “...

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

Niyonzima inspires Yanga in Caf tie

Amavubi Captain and Yanga midfielder Haruna Niyonzima. Amavubi Captain Haruna Niyonzima played a starring role after scoring a goal as Tanzanian side Yanga FC thrashed Platinum of Zimbabwe 5-1 in the first leg of the Caf Confederations cup on Sunday. The 25-year-old winger joined Yanga in...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

Volleyball federation needs Rwf80m for 2015 season

The National Volleyball Federation is currently in talks with three corporate companies as they bid to secure sponsorship for the league, the Genocide memorial tournament and the annual Carre d’AS tourney. Christian Hatumimana, the Executive Secretary of the National Volleyball Federation...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

2014: Stories that stood out in local sports

2014 saw a mixture of highs and lows for local sports in Rwanda. Times Sport’s Ostine Arinaitwe looks at the stories that stood out in local sports in 2014. Death of co-pilot Christophe Dusquene in the Rallye des Mille Collines The lowest point in Rwandan Sport in 2014 was the death of Rwandan...

Saturday, January 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

Rwanda-Morocco friendly unaffected by Ebola concerns

AmavubiI’s friendly with Morocco, due tomorrow in the North African country, will go on as earlier planned despite the latter’s decision to withdraw from hosting January’s finals over Ebola fears. On Tuesday, the Confederation of African football (CAF) suspended Morocco from the...

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Why Ferwafa-Tele 10 Sponsorship deal flopped

IN EARLY September, just before the National Football League started, Ferwafa was at crossroads as Bralirwa, the league sponsors of the topflight football league for the last few years, dragged their feet over a new deal. The major point of contention for the brewery company was that their main...

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mukura coach sacked

Mukura Football Club yesterday sacked Coach Jean Baptiste Kayiranga following a string of poor results. The Southern Province club is bottom of the league with just 2 points after losing 4 and drawing 2 of their last six games. Olivier Nizeyimana, the Club Chairman, said that the coach has not...

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Habineza intervention secures league sponsorship

Bralirwa has backtracked on its earlier decision not to sponsor the 2014/15 national football league after holding talks with Sports Minister Joseph Habineza, Times Sport can exclusively reveal. The Brewery Company released a statement on Thursday evening saying that talks with the Rwanda Football...

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

Boyer predicts victory for Rwandan riders

This year’s Tour du Rwanda could be the best ever for Rwandan riders. Team Rwanda coach, Jonathan Boyer, has said. “There is abit of pressure on the riders because many people would like to see a Rwandan win the most important race in the country and there is a chance of that happening...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

Habiyambere storms last eight

ITF junior tennis circuit (U-14)Boys, YesterdayE. Habiyambere (Rwa) def. E. Sulle (Tan) 6-0 6-1J. Ndibwani (Rwa) def. J. Girumugisha (Bur) 6-1 6-1E. Niyigena (Rwa) def. S. Nkurunziza (Bur) 2-6 4-6 GirlsS. Nahimana (Bur) def. O. Tuyisenge (Rwa) 6-2 6-3A. Niyonkuru (Bur) def. C. Uwimbabazi (Rwa...

Monday, August 20, 2012, 12:00 AM

Habiyambere confident on winning ITF tennis circuit

ITF/CAT 14 & under tennis circuitToday, First round E. Habyimabere vs. O. Sulle B. Ndahiro vs.  K. FrankF. Tuyimishe vs.  J. KaziAFTER winning the first and second legs of the ITF/CAT 14 and Under African junior circuit in Burundi, Ernest Habiyambere is optimistic on winning the...

Sunday, August 19, 2012, 12:00 AM

Winning start for Rwanda in Maputo

U-18 Afro-Basketball Mozambique 34-62 RwandaSenegal 73-69     GaboroneCôte d’Ivoire 60-51 AngolaThe national men’s U-18 basketball team kicked off their U-18 Afro-Basketball camapign in style after defeating hosts Mozambique 64-32 on Thursday evening.Despite a...

Saturday, August 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

32 players for ITF Junior tennis circuit

The third leg of the ITF tennis junior circuit kicks off this morning at Cercle Sportif in Kigali with 32 players from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda in action.Rwanda’s Ernest Habiyambere was the star performer in the U-14 category after winning both the first and second legs played in...

Saturday, August 18, 2012, 12:00 AM

Team Rwanda targets top 10 finish in Rio

NATIONAL Cycling team coach Jonathan Boyer has penciled a top 10 finish in the forthcoming Tour of Rio de Janeiro slated for August 29-September 2 in Brazil.Team Rwanda riders entered camp on Wednesday for fitness was assessment, and are set to continue preparations until their departure to Rio...

Friday, August 17, 2012, 12:00 AM

NBA star inspires local hoops players

RWANDAN basketball players have the potential to play at the highest level of competition, according to Los Angeles Lakers’ Point Guard Steve Blake, who has been in the country conducting training clinics for coaches and players.The 32-year old also came to Rwanda to look at some of the...

Friday, August 17, 2012, 12:00 AM

Coach challenges junior hoops team

BASKETBALL U-18 national boys team coach Nenad Amanovic has challenged his players to make their debut in the African U-18 Basketball championships memorable by posting impressive displays.The team left for Maputo-Mozambique on Sunday evening for the competition that runs from August 16-25.“...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 12:00 AM

Ntagwabira’s ‘match-fixing’ verdict delayed

NATIONAL football federation, Ferwafa, has postponed the date for passing the verdict on the fate of Amavubi Stars’ assistant coach Jean Marie Ntagwabira over allegations of match-fixing.The local football governing body temporarily suspended the 45-year old last month after he claimed to...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 12:00 AM

Sec Academy unveil ambitious US$5m facility

AFTER his football and athletics Academy become successful, Sec Academy Managing Director Augustin Munyandamusta has gone a step further by unveiling plans to construct a sports facility worth US$ 5m, which should be completed in the six years’ time.The proposed facility will be home to five...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 12:00 AM