About Us

With an unparalleled coverage of the international and regional arena, Umupira is Rwanda’s leading

online sports news portal. With uninterrupted news updates in Kinyarwanda, French and English we
quench the sports fans thirst for more gossip, stories and articles. We also offer fans the option to
subscribe to newsletters and stay updated on all news from the world of his/her favourite game.

Presented in an insightful and entertaining format, our expert opinions, statistics, results and
comprehensive analysis keeps viewers engaged and hungry for more. Founded in 2011, Umupira
has since attracted host of viewers by offering the complete sporting experience, with a special
focus on Rwanda and Africa.

The Expert Panel

Gilbert Rutayisire : Editor-in-Chief


A native of Gasabo, Gilbert is an alumnus of the National University of Rwanda (Faculty of Arts,
Media and Social Sciences) and has 8 valuable years of experience as a freelance sports columnist
for various magazines in Rwanda & Africa. Before joining as Chief Editor of Umupira, he was the
Assistant Coach of an U-14 school football team in Kigali. An expert in interpreting and organizing
premium sports content, he has revolutionized Umupira, making it the foremost authority on sports
in Rwanda.



Raissa Ampah: Editor


Raissa hails from Kigali and is a hardcore Chelsea and Roger Federer Fan. She studied at the National
University of Rwanda (Faculty of Arts, Media and Social Sciences) and has been a valuable addition
to the Umupira editorial team since 2012.



Jean Maynard: European Correspondent


Jean is a faculty of the premier sports academy in France – the INF Clairefontaine. He edits and
contributes articles in French to Umupira. He is also a die-hard Montpellier HSC fan and hails from
the city that bears its name.



Dyllis Hughes: European Correspondent


A former goalkeeper for the Cardiff City U-21 Women’s team, Dyllis lives in Cardiff, Wales and is a
graduate of the West Wales Sports Academy. Besides Umupira, Dyllis also contributes articles to
mainstream British sports magazines.



Habimana Nyakama


Nyakama is an ardent follower of Football in Rwanda, Africa and Europe. He is a Barcelona and
Lionel Messi fan. An alumnus of the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Nyakama is the
technological brain behind Umupira

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