Rayon Sports

Rayon ban reduced after appeal

Rayon Sports can now engage in international friendly games and will be eligible to feature in the 2021 Ubutwari Cup after having their Ferwafa ban reduced. Ferwafa, the local football governing body, confirmed the development on Friday evening. The Blues were last Saturday slapped with a...

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 12:16am

Rayon still ‘right in’ for League–Peace Cup double, insists Rutanga

ERIC Rutanga, the Rayon Sports skipper, has insisted that the Blues are still on the right track for a possible League-Peace Cup double this season following their hard fought away win at Bugesera over the weekend. Rayon overcame Bugesera 1-0 at Bugesera Stadium on Sunday, thanks to the lone...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:22am

Dagnogo powers Rayon past Bugesera as APR thrash Marines

Sunday APR 3-0 Marines Bugesera 0-1 Rayon Mukura 3-0 Gicumbi Drissa Dagnogo was the hero of the day as his solo strike inspired Rayon Sports to a vital 1-0 win over Bugesera on Sunday afternoon. The Côte d’Ivoire-born striker came off the bench to net the lone goal of the match at...

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:54pm

Kirasa urges Rayon players for ‘vital’ victory at Bugesera

Sunday Bugesera    Vs       Rayon          15:00 APR               Vs       Marines     15:00 Mukura      ...

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 11:29am

Editorial: FERWAFA-Rayon Sports row not good for the game

Rayon Sports is by far the most popular club in the country. Although it identifies itself mostly with its ancestral home in the Southern Province, Nyanza to be more specific, its following is countrywide. Its fans are the noisiest and the most excitable just as they are the best customers for...

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 12:08am

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

Rayon pull out of Ubutwari Cup

Rwanda Premier League champions Rayon Sports have pulled out of this year’s Ubutwari football tournament, just a day before it starts. The development was confirmed to Saturday Sport by Jean Paul Nkurunziza, the club’s spokesperson. The last minute withdrawal is reportedly due to...

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 4:32pm

Ulimwengu, Sarpong set for Rayon Sports return

JULES Ulimwengu and Michael Sarpong will 'soon' start playing for Rayon Sports again, the club has announced. The two strikers played a pivotal role as the Blues romped to their ninth league title last season.   Ulimwengu, who scored 30 goals for Rayon in all competitions in...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 8:31pm

Iranzi joins Egyptian side Aswan SC on loan

RAYON Sports forward Jean Claude Iranzi has joined Egyptian Premier League side Aswan SC on a six-month loan, the club has announced.   Iranzi, 29, completed the move on Tuesday afternoon in Aswan City, Egypt. The deal runs until the end of the 2019/2020 season. The Rwanda international...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 8:41pm

League title still within reach, says Rayon striker Bizimana

YANNICK Bizimana believes Rayon Sports can still catch leaders APR and go on to retain the Rwanda Premier League title after thumping Espoir 3-0 on Saturday. The Blues’ win meant that they are now four points off the table summit. Bizimana, who scored two goals over the weekend, has...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:22am

Rayon thrash Espoir to cut gap on APR to four points

Sunday Gasogi vs Muhanga Gicumbi vs Police Musanze vs Mukura Sunrise vs Kiyovu Saturday  Etincelles 1-1 APR Rayon 3-0 Espoir  Heroes 0-0 Marines  RAYON Sports returned to their winning ways with a thumping 3-0 win over Espoir on Saturday as they cut the...

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 8:08am

Rayon Sports: Kirasa demands consistency after AS Kigali draw

Alain Kirasa, the Rayon Sports interim coach, has urged his players to be consistent if they are challenge APR for the league title following their goalless draw against AS Kigali on Saturday. APR have now opened up a six-point advantage at the top of the Rwanda Premier League table after edging...

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 12:27am

APR eye Bugesera victory to extend lead as Rayon slip up

Sunday APR vs Bugesera 15:00 Mukura vs Sunrise 15:00 Etincelles vs Heroes 15:00 Kiyovu vs Espoir 15:00 Saturday AS Kigali 0-0 Rayon Marines 2-0 Gasogi Muhanga 0-1 Gicumbi RAYON Sports were held to a goalless draw by strugglers AS Kigali on Saturday at Kigali Stadium as their...

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 12:18am

Struggling AS Kigali look to dent Rayon’s chances for title defence

Saturday AS Kigali Vs Rayon 15:00 Marines Vs Gasogi 15:00 Muhanga Vs Gicumbi 15:00 Sunday APR Vs Bugesera 15:00 Mukura Vs Sunrise 15:00 Etincelles Vs Heroes 15:00 Kiyovu Vs Espoir 15:00 AS KIGALI will be looking to put up a much better performance when they face reigning...

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:14am

Striker Sugira delighted with winning debut at Rayon Sports

Centre forward Ernest Sugira has said that he was happy to score on his debut appearance for Rayon Sports as his lone goal sank Gasogi United on match-day 16 of the 2019/2020 Rwanda Premier League over the weekend. The APR striker, who was loaned to Rayon last week, came on as a halftime...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 12:11am

Sugira powers Rayon to victory over Gasogi in first appearance

Rayon 1-0 Gasogi Gicumbi 1-2 Marines Musanze 2-1 AS Muhanga Sunrise 2-2 Police ERNEST Sugira has wasted no time in getting his loan stint with Rayon Sports off the ground as his solo goal inspired the Blues to a 1-0 win over Gasogi United at Kigali Stadium on Sunday. The 28-year old...

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 12:43am

Rayon keen on win against Gasogi to cut gap at the top

Alain Kirasa, the interim Rayon Sports head coach, has emphasized that his side have what it takes to bounce back against Gasogi United following their humiliating loss to APR a fortnight ago. The two teams face-off Sunday afternoon at Kigali Stadium, starting at 3pm. Just before the festive...

Sunday, January 5, 2020 - 1:20am

Sarpong completes record move to China

Rayon Sports striker Michael Sarpong is officially the most expensive footballer to ever be signed from the Rwanda Premier League after completing his move with Chinese second-tier side Changchun Yatai. The Ghana-born striker, who traveled to China on Thursday, was signed from the Blues at a...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:14am

Rayon’s new signing Sugira promises goals

Rwanda international Ernest Sugira has promised to reward the faith put in him by Rayon Sports by scoring goals for the blues. The towering forward joined Rayon on loan from rivals APR where he had been banished to the cold on disciplinary grounds. “I am happy to sign for Rayon Sports;...

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 12:16am

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