Rayon Sports

Gasogi United: Casa Mbungo appointed new head coach

André Casa Mbungo has been appointed as the new head coach for Rwanda Premier League side Gasogi United on a contract that runs until the end of the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Friday. Mbungo, whose six-month contract with Rayon Sports expired on Tuesday, will be assisted by...

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 3:51pm

Striker Bigirimana joins Rayon on two-year deal

Former APR striker Issa Bigirimana has completed his two-year move to Rayon Sports as the Blues continue to beef up their squad ahead of the 2020-21 Rwanda Premier League season. The development was confirmed to Times Sport on Wednesday by Jean Paul Nkurunziza, the club’s spokesperson....

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 12:06am

Goalie Kwizera admits he is in talks with Rayon

Rayon Sports have closed in on signing Rwanda international Olivier Kwizera from Gasogi United. The goalie admitted the development in an interview with Times Sport on Sunday, but also revealed that his current club Gasogi are also in race to offer him a new contract. “...

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:36am

Rayon sign Togolese striker Harlley

Rayon Sports have completed the signing of Togolese striker Alex Harlley Nyarko from American side Las Vegas Lights ahead of the 2020-21 season. It is reported that Harlley, 27, is a nephew to former Arsenal star Emmanuel Adebayor. #BREAKING: Rayon Sports have completed the...

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 10:59am

Muhadjiri shrugs off Rayon transfer claims

Muhadjiri Hakizimana has said that he is not paying attention to reports linking him with a move to Rayon Sports after parting company with UAE side Emirates FC last month. The star forward is currently without a club, and, he insists, he has not held talks or reached an agreement with any...

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 7:16pm

Rayon in talks with defender Rukundo

Rayon Sports have reached advanced talks with right-back Denis Rukundo as the club continues to look for a replacement for Eric Iradukunda who crossed to Police last month. Rukundo, who plays for Uganda Police, previously featured for APR during the 2017-18 season and helped the military side to...

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:06am

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

Mugheni bids farewell to Rayon

There seems to be no end in sight to the mass exodus of players from local football giants Rayon Sports following the departure of Fabrice Mugheni Kakule. The star midfielder, who did not reveal his next season, broke the news of his departure in an emotional Instagram post on Saturday....

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 8:25pm

Rayon protest illegal transfer of its players to Police and Kiyovu

Rayon Sports have written to Rwanda Premier League rivals Police and SC Kiyovu, protesting that two of their players breached their contracts to depart the club. The players in question are left-back Eric Rutanga and goalkeeper Yves Kimenyi, who signed for Police and Kiyovu,...

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 2:02pm

Goalkeeper Kimenyi seals record move to SC Kiyovu

Rwanda Premier League side SC Kiyovu have completed the signing of Yves Kimenyi for a fee of Rwf16 million – a record fee for a goalkeeper in domestic football. The 27-year old completed a two-year deal late Tuesday, May 26, after weeks-long negotiations. He joins the Green Baggies from...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 10:29am

Rayon Sports: Munyakazi confesses to match-fixing

Rayon Sports president Sadate Munyakazi has admitted that the club made payments between 2014 and 2016 to fix match results in the Rwanda Premier League. Munyakazi, who is currently serving a six-month ban from all football activities, made the shocking revelation on Monday, calling out the club...

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 8:38pm

Iradukunda rejoins Police

Police FC have completed the signing of their former right-back Eric ‘Radu’ Iradukunda from Rwanda Premier League rivals Rayon Sports. The towering defender signed a two-year deal with the law enforcers at a reported Rwf8 million fee on Monday. Iradukunda rejoins Police after...

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 6:05pm

Irambona completes two-year move to Kiyovu

Rayon Sports left-back and the club’s second captain, Eric Gisa Irambona, has completed a two-year move to Rwanda Premier League rivals SC Kiyovu. Irambona, 28, penned the deal on Saturday, May 23, ending his eight-year stint with the Blues where he helped the club to two league...

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 9:40pm

Rayon in race to re-sign Sarpong

Michael Sarpong could return to Rayon Sports if negotiations go well with the club management as foreign teams also race to secure the Ghanaian striker’s signature. Sarpong was shown exit doors from the club last month after terminating his contract allegedly for insulting club...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 2:00am

When will Rayon Sports put its house to order?

Since last weekend when Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) banned Rayon Sports president Sadate Munyakazi from all football activities for six months and an ‘Advisory Committee’ was assigned to handle the team, there has been mixed reactions about the club's leadership. The...

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 2:00am

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

Rayon legend Witakenge dies aged 50

JEANNOT Witakenge, one of the best midfielders local football has ever seen, has died at the age of 50 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Rayon Sports legend, who also briefly played for rivals APR, passed on Friday night after losing his battle with cancer. Former @rayon_sports...

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 2:05pm

Rayon reverse decision to suspend players' salaries

Rayon Sports have reversed their controversial decision to suspend March salaries for the players and coaching staff amid the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown and league suspension. The club management, led by president Sadate Munyakazi, backtracked on its decision following fierce criticism from...

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 2:51am

Rayon Sports players threaten to sue club over salary disputes

RAYON Sports players have threatened to sue the club if they do not reverse the controversial decision of not paying players and technical staff due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a statement released by the club on Monday, April 20, the decision backdates to March, meaning the players...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:14am

Rayon Sports players decry unpaid salaries

RAYON Sports, the reigning Rwanda Premier League champions, have reportedly gone four months without players, and Ghanaian striker Michael Sarpong blames the club for abandoning them during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. Some of the players, who preferred anonymity because they have been warned...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:11am

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