By Soccer 24 WATFORD has announced the release of Jimiel Chikukwa just three months after the Zimbabwean striker rejoined the English Premier League (EPL) side. The 19-year-old moved back to the Hornets after cutting short his six-month loan spell at Maidstone United in March, where he had limited game time, featuring in one game as

Warriors booted out of 2023 AFCON qualifiers 

By Sports Reporter  ZIMBABWE and Kenya will not take part in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), whose qualifying campaign starts in early June, the continental football governing body CAF has confirmed. The Warriors’ exclusion from the qualifiers comes after they were also earlier on Monday barred from this year’s Cosafa Cup because of its

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Zimbabwean high jump sensation Chadenga shines in the US

By Sports Reporter GIFTED Zimbabwean high jumper, Kudakwashe Chadenga, is tipped for a very bright future in the sport after he clinched a gold medal at the prestigious National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Hutchinson, Kansas this weekend. The 19-year-old former Prince Edward student has been a revelation

Warriors barred from 2022 COSAFA Cup

By Sports Reporter THE Warriors have been barred from participating at this year’s COSAFA Cup following confirmation by the Southern regional football body that Zimbabwe will not be eligible due to its suspension from international football by FIFA. This year’s edition of the COSAFA Cup competition will be staged from July 5-17 in Durban, South

What next for Derek Chisora? Five opponents in line for July 9 showdown

By Agencies LONDON: In his 44-fight long career, Chisora has shared the ring with the likes of David Haye, Vitali Klitschko and Tyson Fury twice. But now at 38 years of age, the Zimbabwe-born heavy hitter has reached the tail-end of his career. After three losses in his last three fights – Oleksandr Usyk and Parker twice

UK: Arsenal, West Ham eye Ipswich teen Tawanda Chirewa

By Agencies ENGLISH premiership sides West Ham United and Arsenal are reportedly eyeing promising Ipswich Town youngster Tawanda Chirewa, it has emerged. Chirewa, 18, was one of the top performers for the U23s during 2021/22, scoring 12 times as the side coached by Kieron Dyer and then John McGreal topped Professional Development League Two South.

Dynamos supends Tonderai Ndiraya

By Alois Vinga PREMIER soccer league giant, Dynamos Football Club has suspended head coach, Tonderai Ndiraya over undisclosed charges. Sources said the decision was reached at a meeting held Saturday morning. An update signed by the club’s spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo confirmed the development. “We write to advise all stakeholders that our head coach Tonderai Ndiraya

FRANCE: Marshall Munetsi extends contract at Reims

By Agencies Reims have this afternoon announced the contract renewal of Zimbabwe international midfielder Marshall Munetsi until the end of the 2025-26 season. The 25-year-old has been with the Champagne side since 2019, having signed from South African outfit Orlando Pirates. Munetsi has impressed in his two seasons in Ligue 1 thanks to his workrate

Batting collapse sinks Zimbabwe as Namibia level T20I series

By Cricket Correspondent Zimbabwe – 122-8 in 20 overs (Milton Shumba 29, Tony Munyonga 23, Donald Tiripano 18; David Wiese 3/27, Jan Frylinck 2/17, Ruben Trumpelmann 1/14) Namibia – 124-2 in 18 overs (Craig Williams 62*, Gerhard Erasmus 36, David Wiese 13*; Luke Jongwe 1/16, Tendai Chatara 1/17) A batting collapse by Zimbabwe’s top order

Musona retires from international football

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS captain Knowledge Musona has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 31. The Saudi Arabia-based forward confirmed his retirement in a statement on Thursday, joining his teammate Khama Billiat who also called time on his national team career early this year. Musona, who featured for the Warriors at

CAPS United, Ngezi Platinum make key administrative appointments

By Sports Reporter STRUGGLING Harare giants Caps United have appointed club legend Charlie Jones as their new chief executive officer (CEO) in a bid to restore sanity to the club’s administrative structures. Makepekepe are currently enduring a dismal run of form with players threatening to boycott matches due to unpaid bonuses while other players have

Luphahla named interim Highlanders coach

By Sports Reporter FORMER Warriors forward Joel Luphahla has been appointed interim head coach at Bulawayo giants Highlanders following the sacking of Mandla Mpofu. Mpofu was relieved of his duties on Tuesday together with assistant coaches Bekithemba Ndlovu and Julias Ndlovu as well as welfare manager Vezigama Dlodlo. Luphahla, who was recently roped in the

Boks legend Beast Mtawarira to launch wine label in big business move

By TimesLive AFTER his successful rugby career, former Springbok and Sharks star Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira continues to make even bigger moves in the business world. Former Sharks strongman and 2019 Rugby World Cup-winner Mtawarira is set to make another addition to his business portfolio by launching his wine label soon. Mtawarira, 36, has become a

Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza fined 50& match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

By Agencies Zimbabwe batter Sikandar Raza was Wednesday fined 50 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during their men’s T20 International against Namibia at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo. The incident occurred on Tuesday in the 16th over of Zimbabwe’s innings when Raza was given out

Mamelodi Sundowns: Zim star hopes he’s given chance to prove himself

By SOUTH Africa: Mamelodi Sundowns defender Divine Lunga has made it clear he wants to fight for his place as a left-back rather than a centre-back at the Brazilians, having been used in the heart of defence to partner with Mosa Lebusa against Kaizer Chiefs nine days ago. Since joining Sundowns from Golden Arrows

Suspended Mahachi to approach courts, disputes claims child was amputated

By Bulawayo Correspondent  SOUTH African-based footballer, Kudakwashe Mahachi, who stands accused of having scalded his four-year-old son Diego, with boiling water has denied the allegations. It has also emerged that contrary to earlier allegations, the boy has not been amputated but is being treated for serious burns. The child is from the Super Sport United

Bosso fire coach Lulu

By Sports Reporter HIGHLANDERS has fired its coach Mandla “Lulu” Mpofu and his technical team, can authoritatively reveal. Highly placed sources at the Bulawayo giants have told this publication, only Joel Luphahla, a late addition to Lulu’s bench, survived the chop. His exit came as a result of an emergency meeting that sought to

Zimbabwe at full strength for Namibia T20s series

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE will have a full-strength group to choose from in the Twenty20 International series against minnows Namibia after selectors named their 18-player squad for the five-match series which gets underway at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Tuesday. The Chevrons will be aiming to avoid any slipups against an improving Namibia side,

“I hope you play again,” says Dynamos’ Bill Antonio to injured Tandi

By Mbekezeli Ncube DYNAMOS teen-star Bill Antonio, whose nasty tackle sprained Highlanders’ defender Andrew Tandi’s ankle and earned himself a red card at Sunday’s Battle of Zimbabwe clash, has apologised. Antonio took to Twitter to wish Tandi a speedy recovery. “I am sorry for what happened yesterday (Sunday), it was not intentional. I pray and hope that

BREAKING: PSL suspends local league over continued hooliganism, violence

By Sports Reporter THE premier soccer league (PSL) has announced an immediate suspension of all of its matches, following abandonment of the Highlanders and Dynamos match as a result of crowd trouble at Barbourfields stadium, Bulawayo. According to the PSL chief executive officer (CEO) Kenny Ndebele, both teams have been ordered to send reports of