Football

Kirasa appointed as new Amavubi assistant coach

Rayon Sports interim coach Alain Kirasa has been appointed as the national team’s assistant coach, together with Sosthene Habimana. The two will work under head coach Vincent Mashami. Kirasa replaces Innocent Seninga in national team Amavubi, while Habimana, a former Rayon Sports striker, retained his position as the second assistant coach. Mashami and his two assistants …

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‘Too early to be counted out of title race’ – Rayon Sports coach

Rayon Sports coach Martinez Espinosa has insisted that his side still got a chance to retain the Rwanda Premier League title despite a not-so-good display against rivals APR on Saturday. The Blues lost 2-0 to ten-man APR at Amahoro Stadium as the latter extended their lead to six points.   “The game did not go …

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APR vs Rayon: Mutsinzi warns old club ahead of league derby

APR defender Ange Mutsinzi has said facing his former club Rayon Sports will be a special moment, but warned that it will be a ‘no mercy’ clash. However, the towering centre-back has revealed that he will not celebrate if he scores come Saturday at Amahoro Stadium. Mutsinzi – and four other teammates – faces Rayon …

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Sarpong and Bizimana score twice as Rayon thrash Mukura

SundayRayon 5-1 MukuraEspoir 0-0 AS MuhangaKiyovu 1-3 PoliceMusanze 0-0 EtincellesSunrise 1-1 Marines Michael Sarpong and Yannick Bizimana hit a brace each as Rwanda Premier League champions Rayon Sports crushed Mukura 5-1 at Kigali Stadium on Sunday. The thumping victory served warning to leaders and bitter rivals APR, whom they face in their next game on Saturday, …

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Bizimana named Rayon Sports player of the month

YANNICK Bizimana has been named Rayon Sports’ player of the month for November after scoring twice and providing two assists in five appearances. The former AS Muhanga striker collected the award Monday afternoon at the club’s training base in Nzove, Nyarugenge District. Bizimana scored one and created another when the Blues thumped Heroes FC 4-1 …

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Corruption: Infatino says FIFA “stronger and healthier than ever”

Gianni Infantino, President of the world football governing body (Fifa), has called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders if the battle against corruption is to be won. Infantino, who was speaking in Kigali at the 4th edition the International Anti-Corruption Excellence (ACE) Awards on Monday, said FIFA was a cleaner body today than he found …

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Rayon Sports players encouraged to focus on clash against Heroes

Rayon Sports’ defender Hervé Rugwiro disagrees with referee’s decision during his side’s goalless draw against Police at Kigali Stadium on Wednesday.  Rayon Sports captain Eric Rutanga has challenged his teammates to stay positive and urgently shift focus on their away clash against Heroes at Bugesera Stadium on Sunday. The rallying call follows Rayon’s goalless stalemate …

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Solskjaer hits out at reports on his Man United future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t happy with fresh reports that he could be fired as Manchester United’s manager. A report from The Sun suggested that Solskjaer has told his players that if they lose against Tottenham at home on Wednesday and at crosstown rivals Man City on Saturday, he will be fired as Man United’s manager. Speaking to …

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Van Dijk: “Very proud” to be in running for Ballon d’Or

A centerback hasn’t won the Ballon d’Or – or FIFA’s Best Male Player award – since 2006, when Fabio Cannavarro earned the prize off the back of a tremendous summer leading Italy to the 2006 World Cup title. In the end, Virgil Van Dijk came this close to breaking the duopoly held by strikers and playmaking midfielders. The Liverpool centerback finished …

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