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Covid-19: Clubs cry foul over Ferwafa’s ‘unrealistic’ guidelines for new season

Local football clubs have criticised Rwanda Football Federation’s (Ferwafa) guidelines to be fulfilled before the new league season starts as too demanding and unrealistic. The new instructions, which were announced on Saturday, September 12, state that the team’s entire delegation...

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:41am

Rayon face player registration ban over Minneart’s dismissal case

The local football governing body (Ferwafa) has confirmed an unprecedented ban on Rwanda Premier League side Rayon Sports, ruling that the club are – effective immediately – not allowed to register any player ahead of the upcoming 2020/21 campaign. The ban, according to a statement...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 1:16pm

Covid-19: Topflight league clubs set for Rwf28 million relief fund

Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has confirmed that each club of the Rwanda premier league will receive Rwf28m as part of the Fifa Covid-19 relief fund. The Ferwafa Executive Committee, which convened on Tuesday, August 18, approved the distribution of the Fifa Covid-19 relief grant of USD...

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 9:40am

Start date for 2020/21 Rwanda Premier League announced

The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) has announced that the 2020/21 domestic topflight league will get underway on Friday, October 30. The final match-day is slated for Thursday, May 20, 2021. According to a statement from Ferwafa, its Executive Committee meeting held on July 31 approved...

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 3:07pm

AS Kigali to represent Rwanda in Caf Confederation Cup

AS Kigali have been confirmed as the team that will represent Rwanda in the 2020/21 Caf Confederation cup. The decision, announced by the Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa) on Friday, comes two months after the 2020 Peace Cup edition was declared null and void by due to the Covid-19 Pandemic...

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 8:14pm

PSG Academy: Mulisa shortlisted for technical director job

Rwanda football legend Jimmy Mulisa has been shortlisted for the Technical Director role at the soon to be launched PSG Academy in the country. Mulisa, who was a key member of the national team (Amavubi) that competed at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Tunisia, also previously...

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 9:14pm

Rayon Sports: Ferwafa lifts ban imposed on Munyakazi

The Appeals Commission of the local football governing body (Ferwafa) has lifted the sanctions imposed on Rayon Sports president Sadate Munyakazi with immediate effect. Ferwafa announced the development on Thursday evening. Munyakazi, who was elected as Rayon Sports president last July, was...

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 8:39pm

Gicumbi, Heroes lose relegation appeal

The local football governing body (Ferwafa) has rejected an appeal lodged by Gicumbi and Heroes FC after the two sides protested their ‘unfair relegation’ from the Rwanda Premier League. Ferwafa announced a fortnight ago that the 2019/2020 season was prematurely ending due to the...

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 7:57pm

Relegated clubs protest Ferwafa’s league ending decision

Gicumbi and Heroes FC, two clubs who will now feature in the second division league next season, are protesting Rwanda football federation’s (Ferwafa) decision to relegate them after the 2019/2020 season was ended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ferwafa announced the end of the...

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 8:57pm

Ferwafa's Habimana faces rape charges

Hussein Habimana, Technical Director at the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) was detained last month as he faces rape charges, the National Public Prosecution Authority confirmed on Monday, May 11. Habimana's case is currently in the hands of Prosecution following a recent...

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 10:55pm

Sadate Munyakazi: Rayon Sports president handed six-month ban

Rayon Sports FC president Sadate Munyakazi has been suspended from any and all football activities for a period of six months, Rwanda football association (Ferwafa) announced on Saturday. The club’s spokesperson, Jean Paul Nkurunziza, was also given a four-match ban. According to a...

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:55pm

COVID-19: Ferwafa to receive Rwf475m Fifa grant

The local football governing body, Ferwafa, is set to receive a grant worth Rwf475 million under the FIFA Forward Programme amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. The move is part of Fifa boss Gianni Infantino’s pledge for major investments to help football deal with coronavirus impact....

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 12:25am

Coronavirus: Topflight league games to be played behind closed doors

Rwanda football federation (Ferwafa) has confirmed that – effective with this weekend’s match-day 24 – all games of the Rwanda Premier League will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rwanda recorded its first Covid-19 case on Saturday. 1/2...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 5:16pm

Coronavirus: FERWAFA bans pre-match handshakes

The Rwanda football federation (FERWAFA) has temporarily banned the traditional fair-play handshake before football matches as a precaution against the outbreak of coronavirus. There hasn’t been any recorded case of coronavirus in Rwanda but the Government has put in place preventive...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 9:22pm

La Liga to share knowledge, expertise with Ferwafa

Alvaro Paya, an official from Spanish La Liga’s International Development, is in Kigali where he is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the local football governing body (Ferwafa) and the Ministry for Sports. In an interview with Time Sport on Monday, Alvaro said that...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 12:25am

Rayon slapped with Rwf300,000 fine for snubbing Ubutwari Cup

RAYON Sports have been slapped with a Rwf300,000 fine and ban to organise or engage in friendly matches for a period of 12 months after pulling out of this year’s Ubutwari Cup tournament on Friday, January 25, just a day before it started. The reigning Rwanda Premier League champions...

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:55pm

Rayon protest ‘unfair’ sanctions from FERWAFA

RAYON Sports have protested FERWAFA’s action of penalizing the club for not taking part in this year’s Ubutwari Cup. The local football governing body, FERWAFA, slapped Rayon with a Rwf300,000 fine and ban to organise or engage in friendly matches for a period of 12 months for...

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:53pm

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

Ferwafa confirms 13 teams for new Div2 league

THE Rwanda Football Federation, Ferwafa, has confirmed that only 13 teams will comprise the new 2019/2020 second division league, which gets underway on Saturday. “Other teams failed to meet the requirements,” reads part of a statement from Ferwafa. The second tier league was...

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:10am

INEOS Europe to build state-of-the-art football academy in Rwanda

Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa) has entered into a partnership with INEOS Europe to set up a state-of-the-art football academy in Rwanda. The chemicals giant INEOS, owned by Britain’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe, signed a Memorandum of Understand with Ferwafa at the latter’s...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:55pm

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