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Mighty Warriors star Bhamu dies aged 34

By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe football fraternity has been plunged into mourning following the death of former Mighty Warriors star, Aldiglade Bhamu at the age of 34. Bhamu passed away at a local hospital on Thursday having been admitted early this week after collapsing at her family home in Harare. The midfielder was part of

Zim youngster dropped by Watford just three months after rejoining them

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

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

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.

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

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

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

By sowetanlive.co.za 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, NewZimbabwe.com 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

“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

Benjani delights in first home victory

By Sports Reporter NGEZI Platinum coach Benjani Mwaruwari says he is satisfied by the progress his team has made since taking over the hot seat after his side recorded their first win since his arrival with a dominant 4-0 win against Tenax at Baobab Stadium on Saturday. A goal in each half by Wayne Makuva

Mvula, DeMbare’s Hwange warrior making the difference

Darlington Gatsi WHEN he arrived at Dynamos in 2020 he carried a weight of promise after proving himself at Hwange in the 2019 Castle lager premiership season. Tiamon Mvula has established himself at the Glamour Boys and has been the difference to the team’s shambolic defence of the 2019 season; at the heart of these

Under-fire Bosso coach threatens journalists as pressure mounts

By Sports Reporter BELEAGUERED Highlanders coach Mandla Mpofu has threatened to bar some members of the media from attending the team’s weekly press conferences as pressure continues to mount on him following his poor start to the season. The former Warriors assistant coach has come under intense scrutiny from both fans and the media, with

DRC international footballer Jody Lukoki dies aged 29

By BBC DR Congo international Jody Lukoki, who began his senior career at Dutch giants Ajax, has died at the age of 29. Lukoki also had spells at PEC Zwolle, Bulgarian club Ludogorets and Turkish outfit Yeni Malatyaspor, and was most recently on the books of Dutch side FC Twente. “The club is shocked and

Wasteful Dynamos miss chance to stretch lead, Bosso draw again

By Sports Reporter DYNAMOS missed a great chance to stretch their lead at the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League to four points after being held to a 1-1 by bottom side Bulawayo City at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. After Chicken Inn’s failure to beat Herentals at home on Saturday, Dynamos