Meet Sangwe, a 17-year-old hoops sensation

To basketball fanatics, he is the new kid on the block. 17-year-old Armel Sangwe sent shockwaves in the basketball league after posting a career high 35 points in Espoir’s 100-77 defeat of defending champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG) last weekend. The 17-year-old is a refugee who fled political...

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to host 2018 FEASSSA Games

Rwanda has been confirmed by the Federation of East African Secondary School Sports Associations (FEASSSA) as hosts of the 2018 edition of the annual regional inter-schools competition. Rwanda was confirmed after thorough inspection of Musanze District, which will be the host city for the multi-...

Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:00 AM

Hoops: Patriots beat Rusizi to go top

SundayRusizi 55-79 Patriots SaturdayIPRC-South 49-59 Patriots National Basketball League giants Patriots overcame Rusizi in a 79-55 win on Sunday at GS Gihundwe Courts to dethrone REG at the top of the table standings. While the 2016 champions, Patriots registered two important victories over...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Sangwa scores career high 35 points as Espoir beat REG

Friday nightAPR 73-67 UGBREG 77-100 Espoir Youngster Armel Sangwe scored a career high 35 points as Espoir pulled off a stunning 100-77 win over defending champions Rwanda Energy Group on Friday night at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. It was a memorable night for the former champions, but a nightmare...

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 12:00 AM

Gakwaya's rise to a national rally champion

Motorsport may be one of the most entertaining sports the world over. In Rwanda, it is a different case and few would struggle to name even one single local rally driver. Locally, so much has to be done to make the sport a little more popular to attract more fans. In some parts of the country...

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

Patriots eye double win against IPRC-South and Rusizi

SaturdayIPRC-South vs Patriots 11am SundayRusizi vs Patriots 9am Rwanda national basketball league title hopefuls, Patriots will be fired up going into the weekend double-header against IPRC- South on Saturday and Rusizi on Sunday, respectively. Henry Mwinuke’s...

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12:00 AM

REG eye win over Espoir in hoops league

FridayAPR vs UGB 6pmREG vs Espoir 8pmSaturdayIPRC-South vs Patriots 11amSundayRusizi vs Patriots 9am Rwanda national basketball league leaders, Rwanda Energy Group (REG) are eager to put up a strong performance as they bid for a crucial win against Espoir on Friday night at Amahoro Indoor Stadium...

Friday, January 12, 2018, 12:00 AM

Athletics: Sugira, Nyirarukundo appeal for support

RWANDA international youngsters, Salome Nyirarukundo and James Sugira have appealed for adequate support to adequately prepare for 2018 season. The duo of middle and long distance runners said they won silver medals at the 2017 Bitburger-Silvesterlauf in Trier held on December 30. Making her...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12:00 AM

Hoops: APR beat IPRC-South to register 3rd win

SundayAPR 80-71 IPRC-SouthUGB 79-60 Rusizi SaturdayEspoir 95-52 RusiziUGB 58-75 IPRC-South APR basketball club recovered from Friday night’s defeat to Patriots to beat national league title hopefuls IPRC- South 80-71 on Sunday at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. Aimé Karim Nkusi’s team...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 12:00 AM

Kasongo leads Patriots to victory over APR

TodayUGB vs Rusizi 9amAPR vs IPRC-South 11am FridayPatriots 65-52 APR PATRIOTS basketball club’s new signing Junior Kasongo scored a game high 16 points to lead the 2016 champions to a deserved 65-52 win over APR at Amahoro Indoor Stadium on Friday night. It was Kasongo’s second...

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 12:00 AM

IPRC-South look to weekend double win in league

SaturdayEspoir Vs Rusizi 11amUGB Vs IPRC-South 1pmSundayUGB Vs Rusizi 9amAPR Vs IPRC-South 11am National basketball league title contenders IPRC-South are in buoyant mood going into the weekend double-header against United Generation Basketball Club and APR, optimistic about their chances of...

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

Weighing up Rwanda's chances at CHAN

CHAN Group Pairings:Group A, (Casablanca): Morocco, Guinea, Sudan, MauritaniaGroup B, (Marrakech): Ivory Coast, Zambia, Uganda, NamibiaGroup C, (Tangier): Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Equatorial GuineaGroup D, (Agadir): Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Burkina Faso On Monday afternoon, Rwanda national...

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 12:00 AM

Patriots coach tips new players

FridayPatriots vs APR 6pm SaturdayEspoir vs Rusizi 11amUGB vs IPRC-South 1pm SundayUGB vs Rusizi 9amAPR vs IPRC-South 11am Patriots coach Henry Mwinuke has tipped his new signings to hit the ground running and help the national basketball league club challenge for silverware. The 2016 league...

Friday, January 5, 2018, 12:00 AM

APR eye win against Patriots in hoops league

Friday Patriots              Vs      APR     6pm Saturday Espoir                 Vs      Rusizi 11am...

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 12:00 AM

Simba’s Haruna out for a week with ankle injury

AMAVUBI skipper and Simba Sports Club playmaker Haruna Niyonzima will miss the ‘Mapinduzi’ tournament which will be held in Zanzibar due to injury. Simba will play against Mwenge FC while rivals Yanga Africans play with Mlandege FC, at Amaan Stadium where the winners will meet in the...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 12:00 AM

REG look to bounce back after Patriots defeat

National basketball league reigning champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG) are optimistic they will immediately bounce back from their first defeat of the season at the hands of archrivals Patriots at Amahoro stadium on Friday. The defending champions lost 75-60 to Patriots in what had been predicted...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 12:00 AM

Patriots upset REG to move level at top in hoops league

FridayREG 60-75 PatriotsIPRC-Kigali 70-58 Espoir Patriots stunned defending champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG) 75-60 in a much-anticipated national basketball league game played Friday at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. Going into what pundits and fans had dubbed “game of the season”,...

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 12:00 AM

Byukusenge primed to win Rwanda Cycling Cup 2017

Saturday Final race; Gicumbi -Kigali Benediction Cycling Club’s Patrick Byukusenge is favourite to be crowned champion of the 2017 Rwanda Cycling Cup when the year-long competition concludes with the final race of the season on Saturday. The 25-year-old rider leads the standings with 137...

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

2017: A year of mixed fortunes for sports sector

The year 2017 has been full of mixed fortunes for Rwandan sports including; hosting regional championships, participating in several international competitions as well as reaching considerable milestones—also, there were bad memories. In our last issue of Saturday Sports Magazine, Richard...

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 12:00 AM

REG host Patriots in 'game of the season'

Friday IPRC-Kigali Vs Espoir 6pmREG Vs Patriots 8pm It will be a battle of the titans as reigning champions Rwanda Energy Group (REG) host archrivals Patriots in the national basketball league Friday night at Amahoro Indoor Stadium, starting at 8pm. The game will be a contest of eagles as REG...

Friday, December 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

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