Kaizer Chiefs captain Willard Katsande stress team importance over individual contribution

Kaizer Chiefs captain Willard Katsande stress team importance over individual contribution

By SOUTH AFRICA: Kaizer Chiefs stalwart Willard Katsande has emphasised the importance of their victory over AmaZulu but downplayed his recent contribution in the way of goals. Chiefs managed to bounce back from their CAF Confederation Cup defeat to ZESCO United over the weekend, with a hard-fought 3-2 victory at the King Zwelithini Stadium

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny scored his side's second goal in a 2-0 win over Chelsea

‘Extremely angry’ Sarri slams mentally weak Chelsea after Arsenal loss

By AFP Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri labelled his players mentally weak and “difficult to motivate” after losing 2-0 at Arsenal in a toothless performance on Saturday. The Gunners blew the race for a top-four Premier League finish wide open as first-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny closed Arsenal and Manchester United, who beat

Sane can’t compare to Giggs yet insists Guardiola

By AFP Pep Guardiola has told Manchester City star Leroy Sane he has a long way to go before he can be considered as great a player as Ryan Giggs. Sane has been outstanding this season for a City side chasing Premier League leaders Liverpool, having recovered from the disappointment of missing out on Germany’s

Rafael Nadal

Public enemy? Nadal wants love after Aussie hat-trick

By AFP Rafael Nadal hopes home fans will still love him after he broke their hearts by completing an Aussie hat-trick at the first Grand Slam of the year. The Spanish world number two has only faced Australians so far at Melbourne Park — and sent all three packing in double quick time. James Duckworth,

Serena Williams

Serena and Djokovic relentlessly march on at Austalian Open

By AFP Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic’s relentless drive towards more Australian Open glory cranked up another gear Saturday with third round drubbings, as Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina survived big scares to stay in the hunt. On day six at Melbourne Park, 23-time Grand Slam Williams crushed Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 6-1 before

FC Platinum fall to Esperance as Pirates thrash Horoya

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE premiership champions FC Platinum lost 0-2 to Esperance Sportive de Tunis in a Caf Champions League second Group B match played at Stade Olympique de Rades in Tunis on Friday. A double strike by Taha Yassine Khenissi after 24 and 65 minutes was enough to condemn the Norman Mapeza coached side

Teenage Hadebe

Teenage Hadebe defends leaking Kaizer Chiefs defence

Kickoff Kaizer Chiefs defender Teenage Hadebe has leaped to the defence of their under-fire backline, particularly reserve goalkeeper Virgil Vries. Chiefs’ defensive organisation and performances have come under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks, with the team having conceded six goals in their last four games in the new year. Though fingers have long since been

ZIFA vice president Gift Banda suspended over Warriors shake-up

By THE Zimbabwe FA has suspended its vice-president Gift Banda for allegedly reshuffling national team technical team without the board’s consent. Banda’s suspension comes just a month after he was elected into office, replacing Omega Sibanda. Allegations against Banda are that he fired Warriors assistant coaches Rahman Gumbo and Lloyd Mutasa, a decision he

Domestic cricket games called off due to Zimbabwe unrest

By Play in the latest round of the Logan Cup, Zimbabwe’s domestic first-class competition, has been suspended due to the ongoing turmoil in the country. Amid fuel shortages and a rising cost of living, doctors and teachers in the country have been on strike for better pay, and after the Zimbabwean government announced increases

Jose Mourinho

‘Top level’ Mourinho says too young to retire

By AFP Jose Mourinho has pledged to return to football at a “top level” a month on from being sacked by Manchester United. “I want to coach,” Mourinho told BeIN SPORTS. “I am too young, I am in football for a long, long time, but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks and

Barcelona in Cup danger over ‘ineligible player’ complaint

By AFP Barcelona face being thrown out of the Copa del Rey after Levante’s president confirmed they will complain the Catalan club fielded an ineligible player in the first leg of their last 16 tie. Levante won the opening match 2-1 last week and believe Barca defender Juan Brandariz “Chumi” played illegally as he should

Knowledge Musona

Warriors skipper Musona leaves Anderlecht Zimbabwe star forward Knowledge Musona has joined Belgian First Division A side Lokeren from Anderlecht on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season. Musona, 28, joined the Belgian giants in the off-season after developing as one of the league’s most clinical attackers with Oostende over three and half-seasons. The former Kaizer Chiefs and

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo wins Super Cup for Juve

SkySports Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match to win his first trophy with Juventus. Milan had to play the final 16 minutes with 10 men after midfielder Franck Kessie was sent

Serena Williams

Serena Williams back with yet another incredible tennis outfit Serena Williams is inarguably one of today’s most exciting tennis players to watch — not solely because of the energy she brings to her matches, but also because she, as of late, has eschewed traditional tennis outfits for everything from tutus to catsuits. At the Australian Open on Monday night, the tennis legend didn’t

Khama Billiat

Khama Billiat reaches Kaizer Chiefs milestone with goals tally

By Kaizer Chiefs striker Khama Billiat reached a club milestone over the weekend with his goal against ZESCO United in their CAF Confederation Cup assignment. Billiat has already proven his worth since arriving at Naturena in the off-season, having tallied 10 goals in all competitions for Amakhosi. The Zimbabwean international has thus become the

Nwankwo Kanu

Kanu laments ‘saddest day’ of life after medals vanish

By AFP Nwankwo Kanu said on Tuesday that he had suffered the “saddest day” of his life after finding out every medal won by the former Arsenal and Nigeria star had vanished from a Lagos property of his. Speaking to online outlet The Cable, Kanu lamented the “rude shock” of learning that a host of

Gabriel Jesus

Man City striker Jesus vows no let-up in Liverpool title chase

By AFP Gabriel Jesus says his confidence has soared after his recent goal glut, vowing that Manchester City will not let up in their pursuit of Premier League leaders Liverpool. The Brazil striker scored another two, taking his tally to seven in three appearances, as City beat Wolves 3-0 on Monday to cut Liverpool’s lead

Spurs star Kane out until March with ankle injury

By AFP Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be sidelined until March after suffering ankle ligament damage in Sunday’s defeat against Manchester United. Kane sustained the injury to his left ankle in the closing moments of the 1-0 loss at Wembley and scans have now confirmed the extent of the problem. It is the third successive

TENNIS: Ominous Serena, Djokovic make Open statements

By AFP A focused Serena Williams sent an ominous Australian Open warning with a 49-minute first-round demolition Tuesday as world number one Novak Djokovic destroyed his opponent as he targets a record seventh title. US Open champion Naomi Osaka also stormed through, but world number one Simona Halep was lucky to stay alive, needing to