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2022 World Cup: Zim drawn against SA, Ghana and Ethiopia

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S bid to qualify for their maiden FIFA World Cup will face a serious test after the Warriors were handed a tough draw for the 2022 World Cup group phase qualifiers, following Tuesday night’s draw in Cairo. The Warriors were drawn in Group G alongside neighbours South Africa, West African giants Ghana

Stansly Maponga

Stansly Maponga: From Soccer to American Football

By xfl.com SEATTLE – Stansly Maponga wasn’t interested in football. He was a soccer guy. After growing up in Zimbabwe, Maponga’s family moved to Texas when he was in middle school, but the teenager had no desire to play other sports. He wanted to play soccer. End of story. However, in seventh grade, he was

Knowledge Musona

Musona Scores On KAS Eupen Debut

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS captain Knowledge Musona provided a timely reminder of his quality after taking just 10 minutes to score on his debut for Belgian Pro League side KAS Eupen during their 1-1 stalemate with second-placed Charleroi on Saturday evening. The 29 year-old Zimbabwe international was named in KAS Eupen’s starting line-up for the

Hwange FC Appoints Deredzai As Club Chair

By Mbekezeli Ncube   RELEGATED Hwange Football Club have appointed Nairos Dezerai as their new chairperson as the club tries to get their way back to the most elite soccer league in the country.   Chipangano, as the coal mining is popularly known, were relegated from the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League last season after

Knowledge Musona

Musona Eager To Impress At New Belgian Club

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Warriors captain Knowledge Musona will be seeking a positive start to life at his new club KAS Eupen when they face second placed Charleroi in a Belgian Pro League Saturday. The 29 year-old forward is expected to make his debut for KAS Eupen after completing his loan from fellow Belgian top-flight

Tino Kadewere

Le Havre reject Lyon’s €7m bid for Kadewere

By Sports Reporter FRENCH Ligue 2 side Le Havre have rejected a bid of €7 million for Zimbabwe international forward Tino Kadewere from seven-time French topflight league champions Olympique Lyon. The 24-year-old prolific striker has been inundated by inquiries from top clubs across Europe, South America and the Middle East following his outstanding performances in

Tinashe Nengomasha

Mtukudzi’s Daughter, Footballer Legend Nengomasha Divorce Row Drags On

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Zimbabwe national football team player Tinashe Nengomasha has approached the High Court challenging a divorce application filed by his wife, Samantha Mtukudzi. Samantha is the daughter to the late music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi. Through his lawyers, Muhonde Attorneys, Nengomasha filed a notice to oppose Samantha’s claim but has not responded to

Never Tigere

FC Platinum’s Never Tigere Joins Tanzanian Side Azan

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE champions FC Platinum were dealt a major blow after influential midfielder Never Tigere became the latest key player to leave the club after completing a move to Tanzanian club Azam FC. The 29 year-old, who has featured prominently in FC Platinum’s three consecutive domestic league titles, has been on the radar

Tivonge Rushesha

Zim teen Rushesha signs pro deal with Swansea

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWEAN teenage football ace, Tivonge Rushesha has made a big step in his fledgling football career after signing his first professional contract with English Championship side Swansea City on Saturday. The 17-year-old, who counts Benjani Mwaruwari and Aston Villa’s Marvelous Nakamba among his role models, is a product of the club’s academy

FC Platinum in CAF CL stalemate with African giants Al Ahly

By Mbekezeli Ncube FC Platinum……. (1) 1 Al Ahly……………..(0) 1 FC Platinum virtually surrendered any hopes of proceeding to the knockout stages of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League when they played out to a 1-1 draw with Egyptian champions Al Ahly in a match played at Barbourfields stadium on Saturday. A draw

Knowledge Musona

Musona training with another Belgian side

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Warriors captain Knowledge Musona looks set to stay in his Belgian base following in Anderlecht exit, after being presented with an opportunity to join another topflight side KAS Eupen on Thursday. Musona has been strongly linked with a return to South Africa in recent weeks, with Mamelodi Sundowns tipped as favourites

Mark Harrison

Bosso appoint Harrison as new technical manager

By Mbekezeli Ncube BULAWAYO football giants, Highlanders have appointed Mark Harrison as their new technical manager after the Englishman inked a two-year contract with the club. The deal will see the former Caps United and Harare City gaffer take charge of Amahlolanyama up to 31 December 2021. Bosso were left without a coach after parting

Denzel Khumalo

Bosso midfielder Denzel Khumalo linked with FC Platinum

By Mbekezeli Ncube UNSETTLED Highlanders midfielder Denzel Khumalo might part ways with his boyhood club as sources close to the talented player have revealed he could be packing his bags to Zimbabwe champions, FC Platinum this coming season. This move will see the 21-year-old re-unite with former Bosso technical manager Hendriek Pieter De Jongh who

Tshinga Dube

Tshinga Dube reveals first love for Bosso

By Sports Reporter LONG-TIME Highlanders benefactor, Tshinga Dube’s first love with the football giants was back in the 1960s when he and other young boys at the time were tasked by the club’s managers to guard the stadium on the eve of matches in case the opponent sneaked in, in the dead of night to

Hendrikus Pieter de Jongh

Newly appointed De Jongh targets FC Platinum success

By Sports Reporter DUTCH coach Hendrikus Pieter de Jongh has promised to turn around the club’s faltering fortunes in the CAF Champions League after being unveiled as the New head coach of the Zvishavane-based club on Monday morning. De Jongh, who had a very successful short stint with Highlanders after guiding them to the Chibuku

Premier League Clubs Target Kadewere

Sports Reporter     ENGLISH Premier League sides Southampton and Bournemouth are among a host of top European clubs that are reportedly keen to sign inform France-based Zimbabwe international striker Tino Kadewere. The 23 year-old pacy forward who plays for French Ligue 2 side, Le Havre has scored 17 goals in 19 games this season, including five

Kaitano Tembo

Kaitano Tembo: It Wasn’t Pretty

KickOff SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo was pleased with his charges handled Kaizer Chiefs duo Samir Nurkovic and Leonardo Castro on Saturday evening. Matsatsantsa handed the Amakhosi their second defeat of the season in an entertaining 2-1 success, with Bradley Grobler and Thamsanqa Gabuza getting the goals on the night. “To be honest, it wasn’t

Talent Chawapiwa

Talent Chawapiwa promises to recover lost form

KickOff AmaZulu FC attacking midfielder Talent Chawapiwa has vowed to bring back his best in 2020. The Zimbabwean has been struggling somewhat at Usuthu, since joining them in January 2019 from Baroka FC. Speaking exclusively with KickOff.com, Chawapiwa has revealed what has been holding him back from his previous form and why he’s found it

Tafadzwa Rusike, in black, sealing the deal with Zesco United CEO Richard Mulenga

Tafadzwa Rusike joins Zambia’s Zesco United

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international forward Tafadzwa Rusike’s profile in Zambia continues to grow after sealing a move to eight-time Zambian Super League champions Zesco United on a two year deal Friday. The 30-year-old winger has established himself as one of the top players in the Zambian Premiership after two successful seasons at Zanaco, where