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Fifa’s proposal that teams should be allowed to make up to 5 substitutions form 3 per match

RWANDA football players and coaches have weighed in on Fifa’s proposal that teams should be allowed to make up to five substitutions per match as a temporary measure to cope with fixture congestion once sporting action resumes If adopted, the dispensation can be implemented by competition organisers until the end of the 2021 season. Most […]

Striker Sarpong sacked at Rayon for insulting club boss

Rayon Sports Football Club have announced that they have – with immediate effect – terminated the contract for striker Michael Sarpong, allegedly for insulting club president Sadate Munyakazi. In a statement released on Wednesday, April 23, the club said: “Considering that no reason can justify your insulting and dishonorable behavior, we are forced to terminate […]

COVID-19: 11 topflight clubs players to give up Salaries Until Football Resumes

Eleven member clubs of the 16-team Rwanda Premier League have suspended contracts of their players, and will not be paid starting with April, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Over the past two weeks, players from different clubs, including Rayon Sports, have been complaining about unpaid salary and allowances dues and lack of communication from their clubs. […]

Arsenal players and coaches agree pay cut during coronavirus crisis

The Gunners had been in negotiations with their squad for some time, and the vast majority have now accepted the club’s proposal ARSENAL first-team players and head coach Mikel Arteta have reached a “voluntary agreement” to take a pay cut due to the coronavirus pandemic. Core coaching staff have also agreed to take the hit […]

Covid-19: Rwanda orders wearing of masks in public

Rwanda, through the Ministry of Health on Saturday, April 18, introduced an additional COVID-19 precautionary directive that urges citizens to wear face masks when at home and going out for essential services or activities. Dr. Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health said this during an interview with the public broadcaster, Rwanda Television. The Ministry had previously […]

COVID-19: Arsenal Fans in Rwanda donate food to needy families

Arsenal fans in Rwanda under their umbrella organization, the Rwanda Arsenal Fan Club (RAFC) on Friday 17th April 2020 delivered emergency relief donation to 430 family members grouped in 86 households settled in the village of Kigarama, Jali Sector of Gasabo district. With the guidance and blessing of local authorities; City of Kigali, CNLG, FARG […]

SACA assured for successful inaugural season after pandemic

ADRIEN Niyonshuti, the head coach of Skol Adrien Cycling Academy (SACA), is upbeat that his side will have a successful debut season in local cycling after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Even before their first race in Rwanda, SACA have fired early warning to archrivals after their star rider, Moise Mugisha, finished second at this […]

No new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours

No new country/territory/area reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, reported by WHO And announced that, There is no evidence that the Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG) protects people against infection with COVID-19 virus. Two clinical trials addressing this question are underway, and WHO will evaluate the evidence when it is available.       In the […]

Rwanda deploys drones to raise Covid-19 awareness in communities

Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Sunday, April 12 announced the usage of drones to further raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic in local communities. The Rwanda National Police announce on twitter that “We have added drones to our methods of raising awareness about #COVID-19. As drones pass your neighborhoods, we ask you: 1. Listen carefully […]

update on Covid-19 coronavirus – 10th April 2020

Coronavirus: the new disease COVID-19 explained for Rwanda. Rwanda confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13th. The Ministry of Health is asking all residents of Rwanda to continue observing all instructions from health authorities, particularly by washing hands regularly, maintaining physical distance from people (at least 1 meter), staying inside your home, and reporting any […]

COVID-19 Barometer: Consumer attitudes, media habits and expectations

COVID-19 Barometer: Consumer attitudes, media habits and expectations With insights from more than 25,000 consumers across 30 markets, this research provides brand owners with clear direction during the pandemic crisis. Today we released the results of our global study into consumer attitudes, media habits and expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Surveying more than 25,000 consumers […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 7: Restrepo claims fourth win, Tesfazion retains Yellow

Individual Time Trial (4.5km) Select results 1. Valencia Restrepo – 06’32”38 2. Hailu Biniam – 06’34”56 3. Patrick Schelling – 06’38”07 11. Joseph Areruya – 06’55”13 21. Natnael Tesfazion – 06’59”77 22. Samuel Mugisha – 07’00”46 47. Moise Mugisha – 07’21”16 General Classification (Top 5) 1. Natnael Tesfazion – 20:38:58 2. Moise Mugisha – 20:40:28 […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 6: Rampant Restrepo wins Stage 6, Mugisha cuts gap at top

25-year old Jhonatan Valencia Restrepo on Friday yet gain proved his prowess as he completed a hatrick of Tour du Rwanda stage wins with stage six victory. Following his stage three (Huye-Rusizi) and stage five (Rubavu-Musanze), the Colombian international who riders of UCI Pro Team Androni Giocattoli won the 127.3km stage six from Musanze to […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 5: Androni’s Jhonatan Restrepo wins stage five

After Tuesday’s stage three masterclass sprint win, Colombian rider Jhonatan Valencia Restrepo from Team Androni Giocattoli yet gain hit with an astonishing stage five (Rubavu-Musanze) sprint victory. Despite a dominant breakaway lead by Patrick Byukusenge from Benediction Ignite since early in the stage, he couldn’t beat the pressure of the peloton in the last 3km […]

Tour du Rwanda Stage 4: Tesfazion Romps to Victory on Stage Four

Eritrean rider Tesfazion Natnael claimed the 4th Stage of Tour du Rwanda from Rusizi to Rubavu district and claimed the yellow jersey, putting a +2’11” gap between himself and Rwanda’s Moise Mugisha, who is second on general classification. The stage from Rusizi to Rubavu is the longest this year, covering 206.3km along the shores of […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020 Stage 3: Colombian Restrepo soloes to stage three victory as Biniam Girmay of Nippo Delko claims yellow jersey

Colombian Debutant Jhonatan Restrepo of Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec put on a spectacular performance on Tuesday to clinch his first ever Tour du Rwanda stage with stage three victory. Despite a dominant lead by the breakaway that led by a number of Rwandan riders, the 25-year old rider launched a strong attack in the final kilometers and […]

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Stage 1, Kazakh Star Fedorov Claims Stage 1

It was a triumphant start for Yevgeniy Fedorov, the 20-year old Kazakhstan rider who competes for Vino- Astana Motors who dominated the first stage of Tour du Rwanda, from Kigali to Rwamagana and back, easily claiming the 114.4km stage.  Fedorov arrived at the finishing point in Kimironko at 13:30, clocking 2h44’59”, putting a 15 second […]

SKOL, Niyonshuti Adrien launch SACA ahead of Tour du Rwanda 2020

Within 72 hours to the start of the Tour du Rwanda 2020, Skol Brewery and cycling icon Adrien Niyonshuti have this Thursday, February 20, officially unveiled Skol Adrien Cycling Academy (SACA) in Nzove, Nyarugenge District. SACA is licenced by the Switzerland-based world cycling governing body (UCI) as a continental team, becoming only the second Rwandan […]

First race for the new team “Skol Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy”, First victory!

In its objective to contribute to the country development through developing cycling among other things, SKOL Brewery Ltd (SBL) has partnered with the Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy (ANCA) to create a Rwandan cycling team “SKOL Adrien Niyonshuti Cycling Academy (SACA)” with the aim of developing young cyclists by offering them basic education and cycling competencies […]


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Sponsorship: Kigali is about to welcome the biggest comedy festival in Rwanda!

Kigali is about to welcome the biggest comedy festival in Rwanda! SKOL Lager with its goal to support the development of comedians and bring laugh to its consumers is partnering with Comedy Knights for the “Kigali International Comedy Festival” third edition that will be welcoming “CARAVANE DU RIRE”. Caravane du rire is a festival that […]

SPONSORSHIP: “Bigomba Guhinduka” second edition thrills comedy lovers

The Daymakers comedy outfit with their famous ‘Bigomba Guhinduka’ comedy show Sponsored by SKOL LAGER on October 12, made yet a big stride in the comedy industry in the country after staging another sold-out show. This is the second edition of the comedy show after the first one in April that also registered tremendous success […]

Gikundiro Promotion: Skol recognize best rayon sports fans for 2018-19 season

Skol Brewery Ltd – the main sponsors of Rayon Sports – have recognized the club’s 29 most outstanding fans for last season ahead of the new Gikundiro promotion campaign. Each of the 29 was on Tuesday given a certificate of recognition accompanied by VIP tickets to watch the team’s all 15 home games in the […]