Ex-APR star Bizimana in search of new club

AMAVUBI Stars midfielder Djihad Bizimana is searching for a new club, Times Sport has learnt.  The Waasland Beveren (Belgium) mid-fielder has revealed that a move this summer looks imminent as his agent is talking to some new clubs. “My agent has offers from a number of clubs but I...

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Coronavirus pandemic affects contracts of over 50 players

If the Coronavirus pandemic isn’t over by 31 May, Rayon Sports will be one of the most affected clubs since four of their key players will be out of contract. Rayon Sports’ right back Eric Radu Iradukunda, midfielders, Ally Niyonzima and Fabrice Mugheni Kakule and striker Michael...

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mukura VS coach urges players to maintain fitness during lockdown

With the entire world battling the coronavirus pandemic, Mukura Victory Sports head coach Antonio Hernandez Perez has called on his players to keep working hard at home to maintain their fitness levels during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Spanish coach urged all players to do fitness and regular...

Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:06 AM

Rider Nsengimana set to join SACA Team

The 2015 Tour du Rwanda champion Jean Bosco Nsengimana is set to join Skol Adrien Cycling Academy (SACA Team) on a two year-deal. According to SACA Team’s coach Adrien Niyonshuti, only coronavirus is stopping Nsengimana from penning the contract. “We have agreed to everything and...

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

APR SG reveals secret behind unbeaten run

Lt. Colonel Sylvestre Sekaramba, the Secretary-General of APR football club says the club’s 24 match unbeaten run this season is due to recruiting the right personnel in both the coaching and playing departments and instilling mental strength in the players. The military side has played 24...

Monday, March 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

The 10 highest paid Rwandan professional footballers

Amavubi and FC Pynik (Armenia) defender Salomon Nirisarike is the best paid Rwandan professional footballer, according to research by this reporter. The former Isonga football club star earns Rwf6.7m ($7000) per week which makes it $336,000 a year. Isonga football club which was mainly made...

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

FERWAFA vows to punish poor officiating in football matches

Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) is examining ways of implementing stringent measures against referees who make serious mistakes in football matches that negatively impact games. There have been calls from football fans, especially on social media about a series of poor decisions in the...

Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rayon Sport, Airtel-Tigo agree Rwf240m sponsorship deal

RAYON Sports Club has agreed in principle a five-year sponsorship deal with Airtel-Tigo worth Rwf240m. The blues club chairman Satade Munyakazi confirmed on Monday that the agreement will be signed this week. The 2018/2019 League champions will receive Rwf 4m every month and in turn the Rayon...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 12:10 AM

Coronavirus: Migi, Kagere not allowed back in Tanzania

The President of the Football Federation (TFF), Wallace Karia has said that Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza and Meddie Kagere will not be allowed to return to Tanzania until the coronavirus pandemic is managed and the situation returns back to normalcy. Karia further warned Tanzania Premier League...

Monday, March 23, 2020, 10:38 AM

Coronavirus: 'Stay calm and follow guidelines'

APR football club captain Thierry Manzi has called on football fans to heed government advice on prevention of the coronavirus as the country seeks to return to normalcy. The national football league and all sporting activities were suspended on March 15 after the Government rolled out a raft of...

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

COVID-19: Sports federations throw weight behind preventive measures

All sports federations in the country have rallied behind government in efforts to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. This came after the Ministry of Health announced Saturday that Rwanda had recorded its first COVID-19 case. The situation has since evolved fast with the ministry saying...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 12:25 AM

New Gicumbi coach has his work cut out

Jean Paul Munyankindi has been given the unenviable task of keeping Gicumbi FC in topflight division after agreeing a 6-month deal to replace Radjab Bizumuremyi. Munyankindi joined Gicumbi on March 14 and says his main target is keeping the Northern Province-based side in Rwanda Premier League...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

Mugisha eyes 'stronger showing' at 2021 Tour du Rwanda edition

MOISE Mugisha has said that he will be looking to do better at the 2021 Tour du Rwanda following his stellar performance in the just concluded 2020 edition where he finished as the runner-up. The 22-year-old confesses that winning the race would be a ‘dream come true’ as he takes aim...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

Eritrean Tesfazion crowned Tour du Rwanda champion

Select results General classification 1. Natnael Tesfazion – 23:12:01 2. Moise Mugisha – 23:13:06 3. Patrick Schelling – 23:13:45 7. Valencia Restrepo – 23:15:26 11. Eric Manizabayo – 23:20:04 12. Joseph Areruya – 23:20:18 15. Samuel Muisha...

Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Tesfazion crowned Tour du Rwanda 2020 champion

General classification (Top 3) 1. Natnael Tesfazion – 23:12:01 2. Moise Mugisha – 23:13:06 3. Patrick Schelling – 23:13:45 NATNAEL Tesfazion has become the third Eritrean and second in a row to win Tour du Rwanda after being crowned as this year’s champion on...

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 4:05 PM

Tour du Rwanda: Restrepo claims fourth win, Tesfazion retains Yellow

Saturday Individual Time Trial (4.5km) Select results 1. Valencia Restrepo – 06'32''38 2. Hailu Biniam – 06'34''56 3. Patrick Schelling – 06'38''07 11. Joseph Areruya – 06'55''13 21. Natnael Tesfazion...

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 7:37 PM

Mugisha insists ‘battle for Yellow’ still on despite 68-second deficit

Saturday Stage 7 – Prologue (4.5km) Friday (Stage 6) Select results 1. Valencia Restrepo (Androni) – 3:09:32 2. Patrick Schelling (Israel) – 3:09:32 3. Carlos Quintero (Terengganu) – 3:09:32 8. Moise Mugisha (SACA) – 3:11:15 11. Eric Manizabayo...

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1:00 AM

Tour du Rwanda: Rampant Restrepo wins Stage 6, Mugisha cuts gap at top

Following a humble start to the Tour du Rwanda 2020, Colombian Valencia Jhonatan Restrepo has boosted his podium credentials after another stunning performance in Friday’s Stage 6 win. The 127.3km ride set off from Musanze, Northern Province, and concluded in Muhanga, Southern...

Friday, February 28, 2020, 2:38 PM

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Restrepo not entertaining Yellow Jersey talk

Friday Stage 6: Musanze – Muhanga (127.6km) Thursday (Stage 5) Top three 1. Valencia Restrepo (Giocattoli) – 2:08:19 2. Romain Cardis (Direct Energie) – 2:08:19 3. Natnael Tesfazion (Eritrea) – 2:08:19 Rwandans 16. Moise Mugisha – 2:08:19 19. Seth...

Friday, February 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Restrepo wins Stage 5, Tesfazion stays in Yellow

Colombian Valencia Jhonatan Restrepo has claimed his second victory at the ongoing Tour du Rwanda 2020 after outclassing a host of rivals in a sprint photo finish of the fifth stage on Thursday. Restrepo, also winner of the third stage, beat to the line Frenchman Romain Cardis and Eritrean...

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 5:13 PM