We can play among ourselves! – says Mliswa in response to FIFA’s upholding of ZIFA suspension; suggests Zimbabwe should target re-admission in 10 years

By Leopold Munhende MEMBER of Parliament Temba Mliswa has dismissed FIFA’s recent upholding of its ZIFA suspension as nothing but hot air in a lengthy critique of the move and Zimbabwe’s continued absence from international football. FIFA upheld the decision at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Rwanda last Thursday. Mliswa, a former Warriors,

Joseph Thulani celebrates after scoring for Caps United against Manica Diamonds at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. Credit: Libertino

PSL Wrap: CAPS United make impressive start, ZPC Kariba frustrate Highlanders

By Sports Reporter AFTER a forgettable season last year, Harare giants Caps United appear appear to have put their past problems behind them after kickstarting their 2023 Premier Soccer League season with a clinical 2-0 win against Manica Diamonds at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. Makepekepe, who have been quietly going about their business

Jetlagged Chiwandire goes down fighting in Mexico, misses out on WBC title

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S female boxing star Kudakwashe Chiwandire missed out on an opportunity to become the first local boxer to win a World Boxing Council (WBC) gold title after an agonising loss to Mexico’s Yamileth Mecardo super-bantamweight world title fight in Chihuahau, Mexico on Sunday morning. Chiwandire, who is populary known as “Take Money”

Chipfumbu eyes more UAE Warriors Africa success after impressive win over Bouamri

By The National News ABU DHABI – Zimbabwean Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Sylvester Chipfumbu is targeting more UAE Warriors Africa glory after a first-round demolition of Spanish fighter Imad Bouamri in Abu Dhabi on Friday evening. The Zimbabwean stopped the Moroccan-born Spanish opponent in just under a minute in the headline featherweight contest of

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Dynamos, FC Platinum make winning starts as PSL season gets underway

 By Sports Reporter CHAMPIONS FC Platinum began their quest for an unprecedented fifth successive Premier Soccer League title on a winning note after coming from behind to edge new boys Simba Bhora at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday. Gifted midfielder Juan Mutudza was the hero for the Zvishavane-based platinum miners after scoring a late

Bournemouth coach says not involved in Jordan Zemura contract situation

By The Echo Bournemouth Gary O’Neil insists Jordan Zemura remains in his thoughts regarding team selection, but added: “We have three very capable left-backs.” With Lloyd Kelly and Matias Vina returning to fitness, Zemura was a surprise omission from the squad to face Liverpool last weekend, having impressed in recent weeks. The Daily Echo understands

Stars return to boost Zimbabwe for Netherlands ODIs

By Zimbabwe have named a full-strength squad which features their premier players including Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl for the ODI series against Netherlands, all set to commence from 21 March. While Raza and Burl are back from franchise cricket commitments abroad, the Chevrons have also been boosted by the return of

Madrid gets Chelsea, City to meet Bayern in Champions League

By Associated Press NYON: Real Madrid’s path to another Champions League title will have to go through Chelsea in the quarterfinals for the second straight year. Friday’s draw takes Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti back to face his former club, which was eliminated by a goal from Karim Benzema in extra time a year ago. This time, the

“Take Money” Chiwandire eyes WBC crown in Mexico

Sports Reporter LEADING female boxer Kudakwashe Chiwandire will be aiming to make history by becoming the first Zimbabwean to become a world champion when she takes on Mexico’s Yemileth Mercado of Mexico for the coveted WBC super-bantamweight gold belt on Saturday. Chiwandire, who is popularly known as “Take Money” was expected to arrive in Mexico

SRC says it did not apply for readmission as FIFA Congress’ upholds Zimbabwe’s suspension

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S sports regulatory body, the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has downplayed the significance of extended sanctions by FIFA after the world football governing body on Thursday upheld the country’s international suspension. The FIFA congress on Thursday voted to uphold the suspension of Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka from the international football community

Arsenal loses in Europa League, Man United advances to QF

By Associated Press Arsenal’s hopes for a European title ended when the Premier League leader was eliminated from the Europa League by Sporting Lisbon on Thursday in a penalty shootout. Lisbon reached the quarterfinals by prevailing 5-3 in the shootout at the Emirates Stadium after a 1-1 draw in regulation in the second leg of

Kirsty Coventry to join swimming great Michael Phelps in International Hall of Fame

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE swimming icon is set to be recognised for her achievements during her career by being inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in September alongside one of the world’s greatest swimmers Michael Phelps. A five-time Olympian for Zimbabwe, Coventry is tied for the most Olympic medals won by a woman

Zimbabwe’s U-21 ladies’ hockey team outclass Kenya to qualify for World Cup

By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe under-21 ladies field hockey team outclassed Kenya 7-0 at the ongoing Junior Africa Cup in Ismailia, Egypt on Wednesday to qualify for the fifth Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile at the end of the year. Impressively, this is the third consecutive junior World Cup appearance for the ladies’ under-21

Amid Man United bids, UEFA head hints at owners rule review

By Associated Press GENEVA: UEFA should rethink its rules that prevent clubs in related ownership from playing in the same competition such as the Champions League, its president Aleksander Čeferin said Wednesday. Čeferin, speaking in an interview with former Manchester United player Gary Neville, said UEFA was “not thinking about United only” in considering a

Zimbabwe women’s hockey team eyes Junior Africa Cup final after Egypt win

By Darlington Gatsi  THE ZIMBABWE women’s junior hockey team has set sights on advancing to the finals of Africa cup in Egypt after they dismantled the hosts Monday. Zimbabwe shrugged off its disappointing performance against South Africa on the opening day of the Junior Africa after beating Egypt 4 – 0. The victory against the hosts brought Zimbabwe’s campaign

Zimbabwe’s Jefferies lands full season NorthWest AMR drive following shootout

By Axcil Jefferies has been confirmed as the final driver in NorthWest AMR’s lineup for the FIA World Endurance Championship season. The 28-year-old Zimbabwean, who tested the team’s Aston Martin Vantage GTE alongside Thomas Merrill in last weekend’s Prologue pre-season test at Sebring International Raceway, joins the previously confirmed Paul Dalla Lana and Nicki Thiim in

A look at the latest scandal involving Barcelona

By Associated Press MADRID: Spanish soccer was rocked last month when it became public that Barcelona might have paid millions of euros to benefit from refereeing decisions for several years. Barcelona was paying a company that belonged to the vice president of the country’s refereeing committee. The club has denied wrongdoing but is being widely criticized

Short in the arm for women’s volleyball team

By Staff Reporter LOCAL poultry company Pango Africa has urged the corporate sector to aid in fighting drug and substance abuse among young girls by practising corporate social responsibility through partnering youth sports clubs. Speaking at the sidelines, after donating jersey kits to Hammers women volleyball team, Pango Afrika Chief Operating Officer, Ronald Manhibi, said

UK: Jordan Zemura left out of Bournemouth squad due to ongoing contract situation

By Daily Echo BOURNEMOUTH – Jordan Zemura was left out of Cherries’ matchday squad which played against Liverpool on Saturday due to his ongoing contract situation. Zemura has been one of Cherries’ standout performers in recent weeks, but did not feature at Vitality Stadium as the hosts toppled Jurgen Klopp’s Reds 1-0 thanks to a