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Hamilton Masakadza

Experienced Zimbabwe squad named for UAE series

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) has announced a very experienced squad for the upcoming One Day International (ODI) series against United Arab Emirates to be played at Harare Sports Club next month. Zimbabwe, who last played an international match November last year when they visited Bangladesh, will host UAE for five ODIs, with the

PSL sign landmark medical, funeral aid deal

By Sports Reporter THE Premier Soccer League on Wednesday unveiled a partnership agreement with the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed financial services group, Fidelity Life Assurance which will see players in the topflight league receiving medical aid, life insurance and funeral cover for the next three years. A total of 30 players and five technical team members

Zimbabwe rugby community joins Cyclone Idai relief efforts

By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) on Wednesday joined the local sporting fraternity in mobilising resources towards victims of tropical Cyclone Idai through pledges to donate 5% of gate revenue from this weekend’s Kwese Invitational Sevens and turning the host venue Harare Sports Club into donation collection point. Zimbabwe will host the Kwese

Knowledge Musona

Warriors confident of securing AFCON ticket

By Leopold Munhende WARRIORS captain Knowledge Musona leads a full strength squad which attended the side’s second training session at Harare International School Wednesday in preparation for Sunday’s do-or-die AFCON qualifier against Congo. Although the talismanic forward who now sits on four goals in the campaign set out the session, ZIFA president Felton Kamambo said

Farai Mudariki

Worcester boss impressed by Farai Mudariki

By Sports Reporter WORCESTER Warriors’ director of rugby Allan Solomons says he has been impressed by the tremendous work ethic of Zimbabwe international Farai Mudariki and believes the tighthead prop could be given a shot to show off his “explosive” power in the Gallagher Premiership this season. Mudariki, whose older brother Hilton plays for English

Sunday Chidzambwa

Warriors coach Chidzambwa impressed with response from his players

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS coach Sunday Chidzambwa is impressed with how his players responded to their first full training session on Tuesday ahead of their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. After beginning camp at a local hotel on Monday, Chidzambwa had the first opportunity to

Knowledge Musona

Warriors skipper Musona plays down injury fears

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE captain Knowledge Musona is confident of being fit for the Warriors’ decisive 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday despite suffering a groin injury during training with his Belgian side SC Lokeren recently. The 28-year-old lethal striker missed his team’s 3-1 win over

Callisto Pasuwa

Pasuwa blasts Malawi employers for imposing players on his 2019 squad

By Sports Reporter MALAWI-BASED former Warriors and Dynamos coach Callisto Pasuwa could be headed for a collision course with his employers after criticising the Nyasa Big Bullets executive of signing players he had not recommended ahead of the start of the 2019 TNM Super League. Pasuwa extended his stay at the Malawi champions last month

Eden Hazard

Everton dent Chelsea’s top four finish hopes

KickOff Chelsea lost some ground in the race fourth spot in the Premier League as they went down 2-0 to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday evening. Maurizio Sarri named only two new faces from their 1-1 stalemate with Wolverhampton Wanderers the last time out in the league, as Ross Barkley started and Marcos Alonso

Kudakwashe Mahachi

Kuda Mahachi’s Pirates fall to Horoya, crash out of CAF CL

KickOff Orlando Pirates crashed out of the CAF Champions League following a 2-1 defeat to Horoya in their final Group B encounter on Saturday night. The Buccaneers made three changes from their 2-2 draw with FC Platinum the last time out, as Thamsanqa Gabuza got a rare start while Innocent Maela and Ben Motshwari returned

FC Platinum lose to Espérance to bow out of CAF CL without a win

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE champions FC Platinum bowed out of the group stages of the CAF Champions League without a win after suffering a 2-1 defeat to a weakened Esperance de Tunis side in their final Group B match at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday afternoon. The defeat meant FC Platinum finished their first

Champions league: Man U face Barcelona, Man City date Tottenham

BBC Tottenham will play Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Manchester United have been drawn against Barcelona. Last year’s beaten finalists Liverpool will play Porto, and Ajax will face Juventus in the other ties. The semi-final draw was also made and Manchester United will meet Liverpool if both win their last-eight ties. The

Caps United gaffer Lloyd Chitemwe was in the same team as Blessing Makunike, Gary Mashoko and Shingi Arlon who died in a horrific car crash outside Norton 15 years ago.

EX-CAPS stars remember Makunike, Alron and Mashoko

By Sports Reporter FORMER CAPS United players Cephas Chimedza and David Meketo-Sengu led tributes in remembrance of their late ex-teammates Blessing “Yogo Yogo” Makunike, Gary Mashoko and Shingirai Arlon, Wednesday, marking 15 years since death trio perished in a horrific car crash near Harare. Exciting midfielder Makunike, roving left-back Mashoko and sure footed goal-poacher Arlon

Former Warriors goalminder Tapuwa Kapini wants another dance with the national team despite his age

Kapini backs Chidzambwa’s Warriors to nick it against Congo

By Sports Reporter FORMER Warriors goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini, has thrown his weight behind coach Sunday Chidzambwa and his squad to get a positive result in their decisive Group B Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier, against Congo Brazzaville, on March 24. Chidzambwa’s men need at least a point to seal qualification to the AFCON finals

Sergio Aguero was on target

Ruthless Man City hand Schalke 7-0 thumping

KickOff Manchester City absolutely destroyed Schalke with a 7-0 thumping in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League, last 16 match at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. It was a spectacular performance from the English side who progressed to the quarter-finals of the competition 10-2 on aggregate. The match actually got off to

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick inspires Juventus comeback

KickOff Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero for Juventus as they overturned Atletico Madrid’s first-leg advantage in a historic last-16 UEFA Champions League tie at the Juventus Stadium. The result combined with Atleti’s 2-0 win from first-leg-leg meant that Juve completed a spectacular comeback to progress into the quarter-finals of the competition 3-2 on aggregate. The