Football

Chelsea cleared to sign new players after transfer ban appeal

Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Premier League side were given a two-window ban by Fifa in February for breaching rules on signing young players. Cas halved the ban to one window,...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 1:57pm

Musanze start search for new coach

Rwanda Premier League side Musanze have started the search for a new head coach following the sacking of former coach Amars Niyongabo. The Musanze-based side sacked Niyongabo and his assistant, Pablo Ndikumana, on Wednesday. The club management evokes the ‘poor performance’ of the...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 1:08am

Noam Emeran: Son of former Amavubi star signs for Man Utd

Forward Noam Emeran, a son to former Rwanda international Flitz Emeran Nkusi, has signed his first professional contract with Manchester United. Emeran, who inked the long-term deal on Monday, joined the club from French side Amiens earlier in the year on scholarship terms. According to...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 7:12am

APR release sixteen players

Local football giants APR have showed exit door to sixteen players as the club look for fresh start after their poor 2018/2019 season. Among the released players is long-serving skipper Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza.  The army side finished second in the Azam Rwanda Premier League – seven...

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 7:07pm

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

Amavubi stars have huge potential…but are we letting the boys down?

It was a disappointing weekend of internationals for the Amavubi fans. Hosts Rwanda lost 1-2 to Les Éléphants of Ivory Coast in the second round of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers. There is no shame in losing to the immediate former African champions and three-time African...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:08am

Amavubi slip further in Afcon qualifiers

AFCON2019 Qualifiers results Sunday Rwanda  1-2  Côte d’Ivoire Guinea  1-0  CAR Madagascar  2-2  Senegal South Sudan  0-3  Mali Togo  0-0  Benin Ethiopia  1-0  Sierra Leone Congo  1-1  Zimbabwe Angola...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:39am

2018/19 football league set for October

THE 2018/19 Rwanda national football league will start in October instead of September according to the country’s football governing body Ferwafa president Brig Gen (rtd) Jean Damascène Sekamana. Sekamana said that the league will kick off in early October although the final date has not yet...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:36am

Amavubi have all it needs to win, they should pull out the stops

Amavubi have all it needs to win, they should pull out the stops Rwanda national football team, Amavubi (Wasps) has another opportunity of putting their sting back in the game as they face Ivory Coast tomorrow seeking to qualify for the African Cup of Nations finals next year. They were unlucky...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 10:26pm

Volleyball youngsters hailed despite loss to Egypt in final showdown

Sunday Final Egypt 3-0 Rwanda Third place Cameroun 3-1 Nigeria The national U20 women’s volleyball team has been praised for a ‘job well done’ following their stellar performance at the just concluded African Championships staged in Nairobi, Kenya. Rwanda beat Cameroon in...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 11:20pm

AS Kigali at risk of losing eleven players

Azam Rwanda Premier league side AS Kigali could lose as many as 11 players following the expiry of their contracts with the club in July, Times Sport has learnt. The players include captain Soter Kayumba, goalkeeper Batte Shamiru, centre-back Latif Bishira, midfielder Evode Ntwali, left-back...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:58am

Rwasamanzi aims high ahead of semi-final tie

Friday Semi-finals Ethiopia   Vs   Rwanda Tanzania  Vs   Uganda Wednesday (Group B) Ethiopia   4-2  Kenya Uganda   8-0   Djibouti Tuesday (Group A) Rwanda   0-4  Tanzania RWANDA’s U7 football...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 6:45am

Over 100 children attend ambassadors football competition

A total of 150 children from all districts of the country are convening in Kigali at Jeunesse Pour Christ, the center located in Kibagabaga for three day football ambassadors competition. Organised by the Pentecostal Church in Rwanda (ADEPR), football ambassadors programme aims at teaching...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 1:24am

Rubavu: Rwanda’s source of football talent

From youth competitions to the national level, Rubavu has proved to be the source of a good number of fantastic football talents over the years. As a result, the area is now dubbed ‘Brazil’. Brazil is widely known for producing exceptional footballers. And the fact that Rubavu was...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 9:21am

Give sports personalities a break!

Many of you will have heard about the blow out between the German FA and footballer Mesut Özil who has decided not to play for Germany anymore, citing immense racial abuse and disrespect following Germany’s dismal performance at the World Cup. Many players, especially those with naturalised...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 8:51pm

Players advised to get agents

With the transfer window now open, local football players have been advised to acquire agents or managers to professionalise their careers and avoid unnecessary complications in transfers. Speaking to Times Sport in an interview on Wednesday, Rwanda’s FIFA licensed football Patrick Gakumba...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:09pm

Meet Kayumba, AS Kigali’s defensive maestro

Football may be the country’s most controversial sports and the most underperforming but ironically, the discipline remains the most popular – with the most renowned athletes. In today’s issue, Saturday Sport profiles Soter Kayumba, Rwanda international and AS Kigali’s...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:53pm

Should blacks keep making European nations global football powerhouses?

The ongoing World Cup matches have been quite scintillating as seen from the early departure of Germany, Spain and Argentina to the competitive fighting spirit of Iceland, Columbia and Senegal. I have missed but one match and do everything in my power to not miss a minute of each of the games. I...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:35am

What can teachers learn from the great football coaches?

As diehard supporters of Belgium and France get ready to support their teams, I can’t help but think of the coaches making the spirited games possible. One wonders what our education would be like if every teacher was as enthusiastic and passionate as these coaches. There are many lessons...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:18pm

AS Muhanga plan for life in topflight league

ABDU Mbarushimana, the head coach of newly promoted AS Muhanga has warned that his side will come into the topflight football as a league title contender, not a participant. The former Peace Cup finalists, AS Muhanga, along with Intare FC are the two sides that have earned promotion to Azam Rwanda...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:40pm

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