Hakizimana in South Africa for KCB Open & Asian tour preps

Jean Baptista Hakizimana, the third-ranked East African golfer is using South African golf courses to prepare for the upcoming KCB Kenya Open as well as the Asian Tour.His training stint in South Africa which started on July 7 will end on August 7, before he heads to Nairobi for the KCB Open...

Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Musanze FC sign six players

National football league side Musanze have recruited six players in their quest to reinforce their squad ahead of the 2013/14 season.Musanze FC, who finished seventh with 36 points last season,  signed Bienfait Kabanda [Mukura], Innocent Mugabo [Police], Arafat Bahame and Lama, both  from...

Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Police handball club stays top

Defending champions Police extended their leadership at the summit of the standings after edging Ecole Secondaire Kigoma over the weekend.With six rounds to go, Police beat Kigoma 35-30 on Saturday to extend dominance to 24 points.Head coach Anaclet Bagirishya told Times Sport yesterday, “We...

Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Twelve for Niyonshuti cycling academy

THE Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy (ANCA) starts its operations with twelve young cyclists on July 27 in Rwamagana, Eastern Province.According to the Rwanda Cycling Federation head Aimable Bayingana, the academy will start with twelve young cyclists, aged between 14 and 18 years. “We have...

Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Sugira hailed despite poor Ukraine show

THE Rwanda Athletics Federation has hailed the performance of upcoming athlete James Sugira who failed to go past the preliminary round in the Under-17 World Athletics Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine. The 17-year-old missed qualifying to the final by three seconds after clocking 8 minutes and 45...

Sunday, July 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Hakizimana leads local surge for spots on Afrobasket team

RWANDA men’s senior basketball team is expected to start intensive preparations on July 22 with a full 21-man squad, a month before the country takes part in this year’s African basketball championship (Afrobasket) scheduled for August 20-31 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.The development comes...

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Espoir hope to extend bright start

TodayRusizi BBC vs APR BBC 9am (Rusizi)UGB vs Espoir 12pm (Amahoro Indoors)30-plus vs CSK BBC 2pm (Amahoro Indoors)TomorrowRusizi BBC vs KBC 9am (Rusizi)CSK BBC vs UGB 10am (Rugunga)REIGNING CHAMPIONS Espoir will be seeking a win when they play away to hosts UGB this afternoon at Amahoro indoor...

Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Police seek revenge against ES Kigoma

TodayES Kigoma vs Police (Ruhango)Nyakabanda vs APR (KImisagara)Rambura vs Police-Rubavu (Rambura)REIGNING CHAMPIONS Police will be all out to avenge against Ruhango-based Ecole Secondaire Kigoma when both sides face-off today in a handball league encounter.“Today’s match means a lot to...

Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Team Rwanda snubbed for Tour of Rio

THE National cycling team, Team Rwanda, has been left out of this year’s Tour of Rio de Janeiro, scheduled for August 28-01 September in Brazil.The team was left out of the invitees after staging poor performances in two previous outings in 2011 and 2012.In 2011, they finished 14th on their...

Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

French Karate expert Dupeaux to visit Rwanda

RWANDA Karate Federation (Ferwaka) has confirmed the visit of Sensei Patrick Dupeaux, a Frenchman expert in Wado-Ryu, Karate. The six dan holder’s visit is scheduled for August 3-13.The Ferwafa’s technical director Guy Didier Rurangayire said yesterday that the 57-year old Frenchman...

Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Team Rwanda snubbed for Tour of Rio

THE National cycling team, Team Rwanda, has been left out of this year’s Tour of Rio de Janeiro, scheduled for August 28-01 September in Brazil. The team was left out of the invitees after staging poor performances in two previous outings in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, they finished 14th on...

Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to compete in U-19 African handball champions

THE national women team will make its debut in the African Under-19 Africa handball champions scheduled for August 31 to September 9 in Oyo, Congo Brazaville.The development was confirmed yesterday by Benoit Nyabutsitsi, the Permanent Secretary in Rwanda Handball Federation.He said, “We are...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Esperance to name new coach

NEWLY Primus league entrant Esperance FC is expected to announce Camarade Banamwana as new coach on Friday according to the club chairman Donatien Nsegimana. According to Nsegimana, Banamwana will sign a two-year contract with the club on Friday and his mission is to help Esperance FC register a...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Champs Espoir start title defence

Reigning champions Espoir have launched a successful title defence after winning the first three matches of this year’s Basketball league which started June 22.The club missed the first opening rounds of the league because many of their players had been summoned to the national senior team...

Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gicumbi claim Liberation Day handball tourney

Gicumbi handball club won the Liberation Day Handball tourney after trouncing their opponents in a four-team tournament in Ruhango district over the weekend.The tournament attracted ES Kigoma, Police, APR and eventual winners Gicumbi.The 2007 league winners Gicumbi won all their round-robin matches...

Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rayon Sports plan to form volleyball team

Rayon Sports are planning to expand their empire by forming  a volleyball club and if everything goes according to plan, the team could feature in the next league season, the club chairman and the Mayor of Nyanza District, Abdullah Murenzi, has confirmed.“We want to build a competitive...

Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ferwaba wants Zone V Club Champs moved

Rwanda basketball Federation (Ferwaba) has requested the Zone Five Club Basketball championships played in September after the Fiba Afro-basket championships set for August 20-31 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The Zone Five club basketball championship is planned to be held in Bujumbura, Burundi from...

Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

AS Kigali face AS Muhanga in Peace Cup final

The City of Kigali Mayor and AS Kigali FC honorary president Fidele Ndayisaba says his team are favourites to win this year’s Peace Cup against Malaria title.AS Kigali take on Primus league rivals AS Muhanga in the final scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Amahoro National Stadium, kick...

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 12:00 AM

Sugira departs for World Youth Athletics Championships

Rwanda’s lone representative at the Under-17 World Athletics Championships James Sugira left for Ukraine last night aboard Turkish Airline. The championship runs from July 10 to 14 in Donetsk, Ukraine. The 17-year old, a Form Three student at Groupe Scolaire Kamonyi, was accompanied by his...

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 12:00 AM

Habiyambere, Ingabire win Liberation Day tennis tourney

Dieudonne Habiyambere and Mégane Ingabire won the men and women’s singles professional category titles of the fifth edition of Liberation day tennis tournament after triumphing in their respective finals played on Thursday at Amahoro stadium courts.Apart from the men and women’s...

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 12:00 AM