Warriors advantage as Liberia star ruled out for clash

By Sports Reporter LIBERIA have been dealt a major blow ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group G qualifier against Zimbabwe after their Norway based star striker Sam Johnson was ruled out of the crucial match to be played at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia on Sunday. Johnson, who

Philip Chiyangwa

Chiyangwa scorns ZIFA critics, says he runs Zim football from own pocket

By Robert Tapfumaneyi BOSSY businessman and current ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa has boasted Zimbabwean football lived off his personal pocket while urging government to play a role in funding national team engagements. He was speaking in Harare Tuesday while accepting an Achievement Award by 10 ZIFA provincial chairpersons for his “unwavering support” and “development of

Wayne Rooney

Rooney excited for ‘great moment’ in England farewell

AFP Wayne Rooney says he is honoured to make a final appearance for England and happy for manager Gareth Southgate to decide his playing time Thursday against the United States. Former Manchester United star Rooney, in video comments released Monday by his Major League Soccer club DC United, detailed his excitement at earning his 120th

CRICKET: ‘Game is still evenly poised’ – Zimbabwe fielding coach Makunura

By HAVING watched Mushfiqur Rahim and Mominul Haque bat for close to two days after they had Bangladesh on the ropes at 26 for 3, Zimbabwe have been given a thorough lesson in how to apply themselves on a pitch that has occasionally offered something for the bowlers. “Our batters can learn a thing or two from him [Mushfiqur],

Liverpool’s Sturridge charged with breaching FA betting rules

By AFP Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules, the English governing body announced Monday. The FA said the allegations related to events that took place in January of this year. Sturridge is alleged to have broken rules that prohibit the passing

Real Madrid reward interim boss Solari with permanent contract

By AFP Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach on Monday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems,” the Spanish football federation stated. Solari has

Tendai Chatara

Zimbabwe’s Chatara stretchered off with suspected quadriceps tear

By ESPNcricinfo Zimbabwe were dealt a major blow in the Mirpur Test against Bangladesh, after fast bowler Tendai Chatara was stretched off with a suspected Grade 2 tear on his left quadriceps muscle. The injury occurred in the 100th over of the Bangladesh first innings. Chatara pulled up while running in to deliver the over’s third ball,

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his side had shown "fear" in a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United that returned the reigning Premier League champions to the top of the table

Man City back on top with derby win as Liverpool maintain title pursuit

By AFP Reigning champions Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United on Sunday as Liverpool maintained their title charge with a 2-0 victory over basement club Fulham. Chelsea, like the top two, remained unbeaten in league action so far this season but

Triangle lift Chibuku Super Cup, book CAF Confederations Cup ticket

By Sports Reporter RISING premiership outfit Triangle United celebrated a solid season in style after lifting the Chibuku Super Cup following a 2-0 win over defending champions Harare City at Gibbo Stadium on Saturday. Triangle, who had the added advantage of playing the final in front of their fans, were deserved winners in the end

Jose Mourinho

Man City ‘untouchable’, says United boss Mourinho ahead of derby Jose Mourinho has branded Manchester City “untouchable” ahead of Sunday’s eagerly-awaited derby showdown. City won the title from United last season by a record-breaking 19-point margin with a record total of 100 points, and top the Premier League table going into the derby, with the Reds trailing by nine points. The champions have faced

FC Platinum

FC Platinum draw Malagasy minnows in CAF Champions League

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE premiership football champions FC Platinum will travel to Madagascar to challenge CNaPS FC in the preliminary round playoff of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League playoff round, according to the draw released on Friday. FC Platinum will be first to travel away to the island nation on the weekend

Sports minister Kirsty Coventry

Minister Kirsty Coventry finally speaks; promises to be more visible

By Leopold Munhende SPORTS minister Kirsty Coventry has resurfaced after a lengthy public absence following her surprise cabinet appointment by president Emmerson Mnangagwa in September. Coventry, who recently revealed that she is expecting, has been conspicuous by her absence at public functions including last week’s International Youth Day celebrations where she was expected to speak

Willard Katsande

Willard Katsande helps Chiefs edge Leopards

By Willard Katsande’s headed goal in the first half helped Kaizer Chiefs to beat Black Leopards 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match on a cold Wednesday evening. There was a first start for Dax Andrianarimanana, while Teenage Hadebe and Philani Zulu also came into the team. Hadebe replaced Siyabonga Ngezana, who got a one-game

Anthony Martial

Man Utd’s Martial earns recall to France squad

By AFP Anthony Martial has been rewarded for his impressive recent form with Manchester United by being recalled to the France squad by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday. Martial, who has scored five goals in United’s last four Premier League games, comes in for France’s Nations League match in the Netherlands on November 16 and

Zimbabwe skipper hails ‘special’ Test win

By Agencies ZIMBABWE captain Hamilton Masakadzahas hailed his side’s terrific 151-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test, describing it as a “special and proud moment”. Not only was it his first win across all formats since he was appointed captain earlier this year, this was also Zimbabwe’s first Test victory in five years and the first

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho gestures towards the Juventus fans

Mourinho claims he ‘didn’t insult’ Juve in celebration row

By AFP Jose Mourinho insisted his provocative celebration of Manchester United’s dramatic 2-1 Champions League win at Juventus wasn’t meant to insult the Italian club. Mourinho’s side snatched a vital Champions League victory in Turin thanks to two goals in the last four minutes. Trailing to a superb strike from former United star Cristiano Ronaldo,

Ronaldo scores but Man United stun Juve with two late goals

By AFP Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for Juventus but a stunning Manchester United comeback snatched a 2-1 win for the Premier League side to delay the Italians’ passage to the last 16 on Wednesday. Ronaldo struck with a magnificent first-time volley on 65 minutes to seemingly leave Juve on course for