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Kaizer Chiefs captain Willard Katsande stress team importance over individual contribution

Kaizer Chiefs captain Willard Katsande stress team importance over individual contribution

By KickOff.com SOUTH AFRICA: Kaizer Chiefs stalwart Willard Katsande has emphasised the importance of their victory over AmaZulu but downplayed his recent contribution in the way of goals. Chiefs managed to bounce back from their CAF Confederation Cup defeat to ZESCO United over the weekend, with a hard-fought 3-2 victory at the King Zwelithini Stadium

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny scored his side's second goal in a 2-0 win over Chelsea

‘Extremely angry’ Sarri slams mentally weak Chelsea after Arsenal loss

By AFP Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri labelled his players mentally weak and “difficult to motivate” after losing 2-0 at Arsenal in a toothless performance on Saturday. The Gunners blew the race for a top-four Premier League finish wide open as first-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny closed Arsenal and Manchester United, who beat

Sane can’t compare to Giggs yet insists Guardiola

By AFP Pep Guardiola has told Manchester City star Leroy Sane he has a long way to go before he can be considered as great a player as Ryan Giggs. Sane has been outstanding this season for a City side chasing Premier League leaders Liverpool, having recovered from the disappointment of missing out on Germany’s

FC Platinum fall to Esperance as Pirates thrash Horoya

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE premiership champions FC Platinum lost 0-2 to Esperance Sportive de Tunis in a Caf Champions League second Group B match played at Stade Olympique de Rades in Tunis on Friday. A double strike by Taha Yassine Khenissi after 24 and 65 minutes was enough to condemn the Norman Mapeza coached side

Teenage Hadebe

Teenage Hadebe defends leaking Kaizer Chiefs defence

Kickoff Kaizer Chiefs defender Teenage Hadebe has leaped to the defence of their under-fire backline, particularly reserve goalkeeper Virgil Vries. Chiefs’ defensive organisation and performances have come under heavy scrutiny in recent weeks, with the team having conceded six goals in their last four games in the new year. Though fingers have long since been

ZIFA vice president Gift Banda suspended over Warriors shake-up

By Goal.com THE Zimbabwe FA has suspended its vice-president Gift Banda for allegedly reshuffling national team technical team without the board’s consent. Banda’s suspension comes just a month after he was elected into office, replacing Omega Sibanda. Allegations against Banda are that he fired Warriors assistant coaches Rahman Gumbo and Lloyd Mutasa, a decision he

Domestic cricket games called off due to Zimbabwe unrest

By ESPNcricinfo.com Play in the latest round of the Logan Cup, Zimbabwe’s domestic first-class competition, has been suspended due to the ongoing turmoil in the country. Amid fuel shortages and a rising cost of living, doctors and teachers in the country have been on strike for better pay, and after the Zimbabwean government announced increases

Jose Mourinho

‘Top level’ Mourinho says too young to retire

By AFP Jose Mourinho has pledged to return to football at a “top level” a month on from being sacked by Manchester United. “I want to coach,” Mourinho told BeIN SPORTS. “I am too young, I am in football for a long, long time, but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks and

Barcelona in Cup danger over ‘ineligible player’ complaint

By AFP Barcelona face being thrown out of the Copa del Rey after Levante’s president confirmed they will complain the Catalan club fielded an ineligible player in the first leg of their last 16 tie. Levante won the opening match 2-1 last week and believe Barca defender Juan Brandariz “Chumi” played illegally as he should

Knowledge Musona

Warriors skipper Musona leaves Anderlecht

Kickoff.com Zimbabwe star forward Knowledge Musona has joined Belgian First Division A side Lokeren from Anderlecht on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season. Musona, 28, joined the Belgian giants in the off-season after developing as one of the league’s most clinical attackers with Oostende over three and half-seasons. The former Kaizer Chiefs and

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo wins Super Cup for Juve

SkySports Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match to win his first trophy with Juventus. Milan had to play the final 16 minutes with 10 men after midfielder Franck Kessie was sent

Khama Billiat

Khama Billiat reaches Kaizer Chiefs milestone with goals tally

By KickOff.com Kaizer Chiefs striker Khama Billiat reached a club milestone over the weekend with his goal against ZESCO United in their CAF Confederation Cup assignment. Billiat has already proven his worth since arriving at Naturena in the off-season, having tallied 10 goals in all competitions for Amakhosi. The Zimbabwean international has thus become the

Nwankwo Kanu

Kanu laments ‘saddest day’ of life after medals vanish

By AFP Nwankwo Kanu said on Tuesday that he had suffered the “saddest day” of his life after finding out every medal won by the former Arsenal and Nigeria star had vanished from a Lagos property of his. Speaking to online outlet The Cable, Kanu lamented the “rude shock” of learning that a host of

Gabriel Jesus

Man City striker Jesus vows no let-up in Liverpool title chase

By AFP Gabriel Jesus says his confidence has soared after his recent goal glut, vowing that Manchester City will not let up in their pursuit of Premier League leaders Liverpool. The Brazil striker scored another two, taking his tally to seven in three appearances, as City beat Wolves 3-0 on Monday to cut Liverpool’s lead

Spurs star Kane out until March with ankle injury

By AFP Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be sidelined until March after suffering ankle ligament damage in Sunday’s defeat against Manchester United. Kane sustained the injury to his left ankle in the closing moments of the 1-0 loss at Wembley and scans have now confirmed the extent of the problem. It is the third successive

Delic Murimba (right)

Mamelodi Sundowns invite Zim teenager for trials

By KickOff.com SOUTH Africa: Mamelodi Sundowns are set to assess Zimbabwe Under-20 striker Delic Murimba following his impressive COSAFA U-20 Championships campaign. Murimba, 19, is set to jet into Johannesburg on Monday ahead of a 10-day assessment at Chloorkop, according to reports in Zimbabwe. The teenager shared the top goal scorer award with Monaco-bound South

SA’s Pirates given red carpet treatment in Zimbabwe

By The Citizen Orlando Pirates were treated to a warm welcome in Bulawayo as fans flocked the Barbourfields Stadium to watch their favourite South African club, but there was nothing much to cheer about at the end as Bucs were held to a goalless draw by FC Platinum in the opening Caf Group B Champions

Cesc Fabregas

Sarri missing Fabregas already at Chelsea

By AFP Maurizio Sarri admitted the departure of Cesc Fabregas has left a gaping hole in his squad magnified by Jorginho’s below-par performance in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle. Sarri said the 31-year-old Spanish World Cup-winning midfielder, who left for Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco last Friday, would have been a natural replacement for Jorginho. The