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Michel Platini

Michel Platini questioned over awarding of World Cup to Qatar

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.

Mrashall Gore

Marshall Gore paves way for diaspora and home sports development

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

Highlanders got the bragging rights in the first Battle of Zimbabwe

Bosso silences Dembare, as CAPS United Telone play high scoring stalemate

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

ZIFA president Felton Kamambo

Reprieve for ZIFA as High Court rules in its favour

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

Tonderai Chavhanga

Chavhanga sees bright future for Zim Rugby

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.

Marshall Munetsi

Warriors star Marshall Munetsi joins France Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims

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

Hany Ramzy

Afcon: Egypt coach Hany Ramzy wary of Warriors threat

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

Kuda Nembaware (left) at the Australian Open last year

Zimbabwean tennis coach Kuda Nembaware shines in the UK

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

Dynamos fire blanks in draw with Manica Diamonds

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

Eden Hazard

Real Madrid sign Eden Hazard for over £150m

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

CAF president Ahmed Ahmed

CAF president freed without charge after French graft probe

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

Mohamed Salah

Salah must win AFCON to make strong case for Ballon d’Or – Mourinho

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

Eden Hazard

Real Madrid’s bid to sign Eden Hazard close to completion

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