Rayon Sports

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

Eric Irambona: How Rayon Sports star survived the Genocide aged 2

ERIC Gisa Irambona, Rayon Sports left-back and the club’s second captain, was only 2 when the Genocide against the Tutsi erupted in April 1994. His father and two siblings are among the over one million lives that perished in the heinous atrocities that lasted for 100 days. To many...

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 8:00am

Rayon Sport, Airtel-Tigo agree Rwf240m sponsorship deal

RAYON Sports Club has agreed in principle a five-year sponsorship deal with Airtel-Tigo worth Rwf240m. The blues club chairman Satade Munyakazi confirmed on Monday that the agreement will be signed this week. The 2018/2019 League champions will receive Rwf 4m every month and in turn the Rayon...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:19am

Rayon Sports, SKOL sponsorship deal on hold

Rayon Sports and SKOL, the club’s sponsor are yet to agree on an improved sponsorship package of Rwf300 million that the club wants. The nine-time league champions in 2017 signed a five-year sponsorship deal with the Belgian Brewer of Rwf 60 million a year but the club last month issued a...

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:40am

Rayon vow not to give up 'until last day' in title race

André Casa Mbungo, the recently appointed head coach at Rayon Sports, has vowed to work hard in the quest for title defence amidst surging wins by rivals APR. Runaway leaders APR, who beat SC Kiyovu 1-0 on Tuesday, top the table with 57 points, seven ahead of reigning champions Rayon...

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:33pm

APR thrash Mukura to extend unbeaten run

Saturday Mukura 0-4 APR Rayon 2-1 Musanze Heroes 0-5 Kiyovu Gicumbi 0-1 Sunrise Marines 1-1 Etincelles Muhanga 1-0 Bugesera APR have continued their bid for ‘invincibles’ record after thumping Mukura 4-0 at Huye Stadium on Saturday. Strikers Innocent Nshuti and...

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 1:51am

Usengimana scores lone goal as APR edge Police to extend lead

Wednesday APR              1-0        Police Etincelles    1-2        Rayon Sunrise       1-2        Musanze Bugesera   0-1       ...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 8:22pm

Rayon Sports sets domestic double target for Mbungo

Rayon Sports have challenged new head coach André Casa Mbungo to win both the league and Peace Cup trophies this season. The 52-year-old tactician joined the Blues last week on a 4-month deal. Alain Kirasa, who has been coaching the team in an interim role after the sacking of Mexican ...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:39am

Mbungo appointed Rayon head coach

RAYON Sports have appointed former AS Kigali and Police coach André Casa Mbungo as their new manager on a short-term deal – till end of the 2019/2020 season. Mbungo, 52, assumes the hot seat at the Blues two months after former head coach, Mexican Javier Martinez Espinosa, was fired...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:16pm

Rayon seeks record sponsorship package

Rwanda Premier League giants Rayon Sports want an improved sponsorship package from Skol Brewery that will make the football club the first sports entity in the country to get such money from a corporate company. Club president Sadate Munyakazi told Times Sport on Monday that a club management...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:20am

Peace Cup: Rayon to face Mukura in last-16

1/8-finals draws Rayon Vs Mukura APR Vs Kiyovu Gorilla Vs Gicumbi Musanze Vs Muhanga Police Vs Aspor Etincelle Vs Sunrise Rutsiro Vs AS Kigali Marines Vs Vision RAYON Sports have been given a tough draw against the 2018 winners Mukura in the last-16 round of the 2020...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 12:22am

APR open up five-point lead as Rayon slip up

Sunday Rayon 0-2 Sunrise Muhanga 0-2 APR Musanze 1-1 Espoir Marines 1-2 AS Kigali APR have opened up a five-point lead at the top of Rwanda Premier League table following a 2-0 win over AS Muhanga at Muhanga Stadium on Sunday. The army side’s chase for what could be their 18th...

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 12:37am

Rayon host Sunrise as APR travel to Muhanga

Sunday  Rayon           Vs     Sunrise       15:00 Muhanga    Vs     APR              15:00 Marines       Vs   ...

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 11:51am

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