By BBC FORMER Uefa president Michel Platini is being questioned by French anti-corruption investigators over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini, 63, was head of European football’s governing body until being banned in 2015 for ethics breaches. The former France midfielder and three-time Ballon d’Or winner has always denied any wrongdoing.
By AFP CAIRO – The Africa Cup of Nations is set to kick off in Egypt on Friday against a backdrop of terror attacks and only days after the death of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. With opening and closing games held at Cairo Stadium, it will be the fifth time that Egypt has hosted
By Tinashe Mukono, UK The diaspora based Team Zimbabwe UK has been responsible for the unearthing and presentation of exceptional soccer talent such as Tendayi Darikwa and Alec Mudimu and continue to make strides in the discovery and nurturing of Zimbabwean soccer talent abroad. The team recently visited Zimbabwe for a homecoming and familiarisation tour
By Sports Reporter ENGLISH Championship side, Charlton Athletic have confirmed the signing of Leyton Orient striker Macauley Bonne. The Warriors forward, 23, has signed a three-year contract. The Addicks paid in the region of £200,000 for the Zimbabwe international, who scored 45 goals in two seasons with the National League champions. Bonne is the club’s
By Sports Reporter STRUGGLING Bulawayo giants Highlanders claimed the bragging rights for the biggest football fixture in Zimbabwe football after beating arch-rivals Dynamos in an entertaining Premier Soccer League tie in front of the full house at Barbourfields stadium on Saturday. Former Dynamos player Cleopas Kapupurika decided the high stakes encounter 20 minutes before fulltime
By Sports Reporter TWO quick goals in as many minutes from Cameroonian forward Albert Eonde and a late free-kick by Never Tigere earned FC Platinum a 3-0 win over Bulawayo Chiefs at Luveve Stadium to return them to the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League on Saturday at least until the leading pack plays Sunday.
By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’s fading football giants Dynamos and their perennial rivals Highlanders will be eager to put behind their dismal starts to the season when they face off in a potentially explosive Castle Lager Premier Soccer League clash at Babourfields Stadium on Sunday. Unlike in years gone by, when both teams consistently challenged for
By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court Judge, Justice Jesta Charehwa on Friday granted an order barring the garnishing of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) pending the finalisation of a case before the same court. ZIFA moved quickly to stop the siphoning of its money after a cheeky “creditor” approached the soccer governing body’s bankers and sought
By Sports Reporter FC PLATINUM coach Norman Mapeza has challenged his strikers to improve their game, raising concern over his team’s poor conversion rate in their first 11 matches of the 2019 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League campaign. The two-time defending champions are currently second on the log standings on 21 points heading into Matchday
By Sports Reporter FORMER South Africa wing, Tonderai Chavhanga believes that Zimbabwe has potential to emerge as a continental and world rugby powerhouse if the right structures are put in place. His comments come after Zimbabwe Academy’s poor showing after a winless campaign in their maiden season in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge in South Africa.
By Sports Reporter SOUTH African football giants Orlando Pirates have officially announced the transfer of Zimbabwean international Marshall Munetsi to France Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims. The Buccaneers, as Orlando Pirates are affectionately known, took to their official website to announce the deal on Tuesday afternoon, with the utility player expressing delight at finally
By Sports Reporter EGYPT national football team assistant coach Hany Ramzy is wary of the threat posed by the Warriors after being impressed by the Zimbabwe national team’s performance during their goalless draw against Nigeria in a pre-Africa Cup of Nations friendly match on Saturday. The Warriors take on tournament hosts and record seven-time African
By Sports Reporter ENGLAND-BASED former Zimbabwe tennis player Kuda Nembaware continues to lift the country’s flag high on the international circuit after he recently achieved the prestigious Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) highest coaching qualification. The LTA Level 5 Master Performance Qualification which is conducted by the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain is
By Sports Reporter Harare giants Dynamos failed to build on their victory over champions FC Platinum last week after playing to a goalless draw against newsboys Manica Diamonds at Rufaro on Sunday. A lot was expected from the Glamour Boys who dominated the match but the visitors from Mutare held their own far away from
By Sports Reporter IN-FORM forward Ishmael Wadi and Kuda Musharu struck a goal apiece in the first half as a visiting 10-man Harare City stunned log leaders Chicken Inn in their own backyard in high profile Castle Lager Premier Soccer League encounter at Luveve on Saturday. It was also a bad day in the office
France24 Africa Cup of Nations outsiders Zimbabwe kept a third consecutive clean sheet in warm-up matches by drawing 0-0 with title contenders Nigeria in rain-lashed Asaba on Saturday. Zimbabwe, who will be in Group A with hosts Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, beat Comoros 2-0 last Saturday and drew 0-0 with Zambia
BBC Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign forward Eden Hazard from Chelsea for a fee that could exceed £150m. Hazard has agreed a five-year contract and will be presented as a Real player on 13 June, subject to a medical. The Belgian scored 110 goals in 352 games for Chelsea after joining from
Africa News President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF; Ahmad Ahmad, was released by French anti-corruption officials on Thursday evening without charge, according to reports. Ahmad was in France to attend the 69th FIFA Congress which ended on Wednesday. His passport has been handed to him, meaning he is free to travel, a section
Africa News Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has given a prescription on how Egypt international Mohamed Salah could compete for the coveted Ballon d’Or gong. The Portuguese manager who managed Salah during his stint at Chelsea, told Beinsports that the Egyptian could compete for the Ballon d’Or only if he manages to
BBC Real Madrid’s bid to sign Belgium forward Eden Hazard from Chelsea for a fee in the region of £88m is expected to be concluded in a matter of days. Hazard, whose Blues contract is due to expire in a year, scored twice as they won the Europa League final last week. The 28-year-old has