Amavubi

Fitness and strength training ‘main focus’ in Amavubi camp

VINCENT Mashami, the head coach of the national football team Amavubi, has said that he is emphasising on building endurance for players as the team steps up preparations for the Cape Verde tie next month. Amavubi, with a 23-man squad, started residential camp at Golden Tulip Hotel last Friday...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:11am

Foreign-based players to join Amavubi camp on October 25

The local football governing body (Ferwafa) expects foreign-based players, including first-timer Kevin Monnet-Paquet, to join the national team’s camp on October 25. Monnet-Paquet, 32, was last week named on Amavubi’s provisional squad to face Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations...

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 4:27am

VIDEO: Monnet-Paquet will be a great addition to Amavubi ⁠— Mashami

Vincent Mashami, head coach of the national football team Amavubi, is confident that forward Kevin Monet-Paquet will make instant impact when he makes his debut for Rwanda next month. The 32-year-old has been named on the 37-man provisional squad to face Cape Verde in a Group F double-header in...

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 4:15pm

Saint-Etienne forward Monnet-Paquet named in Amavubi squad

Kevin Monnet-Paquet, a forward for French Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne, has received his first call-up with the men’s senior national football team (Amavubi) ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers resumption. The squad was announced during a press conference at the Rwanda...

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 4:28pm

Amavubi in fitness training ahead of AFCON Qualifiers

Players of the men’s senior national football team have started informal fitness training at Amahoro Stadium as the resumption of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers edges closer. The qualifiers for AFCON 2021 restart in November after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:53am

Mugiraneza calls time on international football

JEAN Baptiste ‘Migi’ Mugiraneza has retired from international football at the age of 34, marking the end of a 14-year career with the national team. The veteran midfielder scored 7 goals in 68 appearances. #BREAKING: Midfielder Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza has retired...

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 10:55am

Representing Rwanda ‘my greatest honour’, says retiring Mugiraneza

Former national team assistant captain Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza says that representing the country has been his greatest honour following his retirement from international football. Mugiraneza, 34, confirmed his retirement to Times Sport in an exclusive interview on Thursday...

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 10:51am

Could goalie Mvuyekure play for Orlando Pirates next season?

South African side Orlando Pirates have expressed interest in Rwandan international Emery Mvuyekure who spent the last two seasons with Kenya’s Tusker FC. The 30-year old is a free agent after his two-year contract with Tusker expired with the 2019-20 season. Mvuyekure is...

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:06am

Ferwafa plays down ‘fake news’ about Rwanda’s CHAN withdrawal

Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has refuted rumours that the national football team will not participate at the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2020) over COVID-19 fears. “It’s not true that Amavubi will not participate in CHAN 2020 due to coronavirus,”...

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:13am

Amavubi host Congo in friendly match

Friday Rwanda Vs Congo-Brazzaville 3pm Rwanda take on Congo-Brazzaville in a warm-up match this afternoon at Amahoro Stadium as the national team steps up preparations for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2020 finals. This will be the second international friendly match...

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:56pm

Amavubi take on Cameroon in friendly match

Monday Cameroon Vs Rwanda 16:30 Vincent Mashami has urged his players to ‘seize the opportunity’ and make the most of their friendly match away to Cameroon when the two sides face off in Yaoundé on Monday. The match starts 4:3pm CAT, at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo. This...

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 2:46pm

Amavubi head coach unfazed by CHAN rivals

Rwanda has been pooled alongside powerhouse Morocco, Togo and regional rivals Uganda in Group C of the 2020 CHAN edition just over a month ahead of the tournament. Amavubi head coach Vincent Mashami says that a winning start will be key to his side’s bid for a spot in the knockouts of the...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:06am

CHAN 2020: Rwanda drawn against Uganda in Group C

RWANDA men’s senior national football team, Amavubi, have been drawn against regional rivals Uganda in Group C at the 6th African Nations Championships (CHAN 2020) finals. The four-member group also comprises holders Morocco and Togo. The tournament, considered as the second biggest...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 11:50am

I have potential to be top striker – APR’s Byiringiro

LAGUE Byiringiro has emphasized that he has the potential and talent to become one of the best strikers in Rwandan football. A brace from the young striker against AS Muhanga over weekend ensured that his side, APR, extended their lead at the top of the Rwanda Premier League table to five points...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:51am

Kirasa appointed as new Amavubi assistant coach

Rayon Sports interim coach Alain Kirasa has been appointed as the national team's assistant coach, along with Sosthene Habimana.  The two will work under head coach Vincent Mashami. Kirasa replaces Innocent Seninga in national team Amavubi, while Habimana, a former Rayon Sports...

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 4:43pm

Friendly matches will boost CHAN preps – Amavubi captain

Friendlies Feb. 24 Cameroon Vs Rwanda Feb. 28 Rwanda Vs Congo-Brazzaville National football team (Amavubi) captain Thierry Manzi says that the upcoming friendly matches against Cameroon and Congo Brazzaville will give the team a perfect opportunity to gauge their readiness for the...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:43am

CHAN 2020: Amavubi to face Congo Brazzaville, Cameroon in build-up matches

Feb. 24 Cameroon    Vs    Rwanda Feb. 28 Rwanda       Vs    Congo-Brazzaville  The national football team, Amavubi, will play two friendly matches against Cameroon and the Republic of Congo in build-up to the 6th African Nations...

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 10:19am

Amavubi in search for friendly matches ahead of CHAN 2020

Rwanda football team, Amavubi, plans to play three build-up matches as part of the preparations ahead of the 6th African Nations Championships (CHAN) in Cameroon, in April. The 2020 CHAN finals tournament is scheduled for April 4-25. According to reports, the hosts Cameroon have formally...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 11:35am

Road to Qatar 2022: Amavubi’s Haruna calls for ‘serious’ preps

Group E: Rwanda, Mali,  Kenya and Uganda HARUNA Niyonzima, the national football team captain, has said that Amavubi will need serious preparations and enough time together if they are to move past the group stage in the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Rwanda was on Tuesday...

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 12:07am

Mashami to stay on as Amavubi head coach

RWANDA Football Federation (Ferwafa) has confirmed that Vincent Mashami will stay on as head coach of the senior men’s football team, Amavubi, after his current contract ran out in November. The development was confirmed to Times Sport on Thursday afternoon by Regis Uwayezu, the Ferwafa...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 4:39pm

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