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Obi Mikel

Nigeria’s ex-Chelsea star Obi Mikel dumps Super Eagles

BBC Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi has confirmed his retirement from international football. The 32-year-old midfielder made 89 appearances for his country between 2005 and 2019, scoring six times. Mikel, who has just signed for Trabzonspor in Turkey had already told BBC Sport that the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt would be his

Philip Chiyangwa

Cosafa dismiss Zifa’s bid to recall Chiyangwa

By Sports Reporter THE Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) has dismissed attempts by the Felton Kamambo-led ZIFA board to recall former local football boss Phillip Chiyangwa from his position as the president of the regional football bloc after reminding them that they had no authority to do so. ZIFA last week wrote to

Tendai Mtawarira

Mtawarira set to announce retirement plans

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE-BORN South African rugby star Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira has revealed that he will make a decision on his Springbok future later this year after the World Cup in Japan. The 33-year-old veteran prop‚ who has played over 100 Test matches for the Springboks is reportedly considering his future after a glittering career

FC Paltinum could lose a few players to SA clubs

FC Platinum stars eye SA moves 

By Sports Reporter  FC Platinum goalkeeper and captain, Petros Mhari, is reportedly on the verge of joining South African Premiership side Bloemfontein Celtic after impressing the club’s technical team during a trial stint. The 30-year-old who has won the last two Castle Lager Premier Soccer League titles with FC Platinum enjoyed a solid campaign in

The Gems

Gems lose to New Zealand

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’s netball national team, the Gems lost their second match and first one in the second preliminary stage of the World Cup to New Zealand’s Silver Ferns, in Liverpool, England on Monday. Monday’s match ended in a 36-79 defeat for the Zimbabweans who still have to face neighbour Malawi and Barbados. Zimbabwe

Tendai Darikwa

Tendayi Darikwa linked with Wigan move

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Warriors star, Tendayi Darikwa could be set for a move from Nottingham Forest following reports that fellow Championship side Wigan Athletic has made an offer for the talented defender ahead of the new season. The 27 year-old was part of the Zimbabwe squad at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in

Dynamos coach Tonderayi Ndiraya unimpressed

Dynamos survive Rhinos scare

By Sports Reporter STRUGGLING Harare giants Dynamos benefited from some controversial officiating, after assistant referee Thomas Kusosa denied Black Rhinos what looked like a genuine penalty late in the game as the two teams shared the spoils in a castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at the National Sport Stadium Saturday. Dynamos took the lead

Knox Mutizwa

SA premiership’s Golden Arrows inspired by Zimbabwean trio

KickOff Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela is hoping his players will be inspired by their teammates who were at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Abafana Bes’thende were well represented at the tournament with the likes of Divine Lunga, Danny Phiri and Knox Motizwa playing for Zimbabwe. Komphela is hoping they will inspire their

Zifa president Felton Kamambo trying to explain himself out of a muddy situation

Fresh twist to Warriors Afcon tourney of shame

By Leopold Munhende FORMER Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Phillip Chiyangwa, his then deputy Omega Sibanda and current board member Chamunorwa Chiwanza have been fingered in chaos that rocked the senior national team’s Afcon tournament. Chiwanza has since been suspended while Zifa has written to regional football mother-body Cosafa demanding the removal Chiyangwa as president,

Evans Rusike

Hands off Rusike: SuperSport Utd warns SA rivals

By Sports Reporter SUPERSPORT United chief executive Stan Matthews has warned rival clubs that the club’s top striker Evans Rusike is not for sale as the South African Premier Soccer League’s top guns line up for the Zimbabwe international ahead of the start of the 2019/2020 season next month. There has been plenty of speculation

Black Rhinos are owned by the Zimbabwe National Army

Army side Black Rhinos sack quartet after player revolt

By Sports Reporter PREMIER Soccer League Black Rhinos have moved to avert a potentially damaging player mutiny over outstanding bonuses after axing four senior players for allegedly inciting a strike. Former Dynamos and Highlanders forward Masimba Mambare together with Augustine Mbara, Honey Chimutimunzeve and Kibaki Dhlamini were dismissed last Wednesday after players at the army

Khama Billiat

Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca eye Khama Billiat

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international forward and Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat has reportedly emerged as a major target for Moroccan football giants Raja Casablanca. According to a report from Maghribfoot.com, Raja technical director Fathi Jamal was hugely impressed with the Chiefs forward after his individual performances for Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations.

USA beats Netherlands to win World Cup Women’s Football

BBC The United States won the Women’s World Cup for a record fourth time with as they eventually overpowered the Netherlands in Lyon. Megan Rapinoe’s penalty and Rose Lavelle’s fine run and finish gave the defending champions victory in the second half, after resilient first-half defending from the Dutch. Veteran winger Rapinoe’s calmly-slotted opener came

Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya

PSL: Dynamos in stoppage winner

By Sports Reporter Ghanaian midfielder Robert Sackey rose from the bench to score an injury time winner on debut as Harare giants Dynamos grabbed their first set of three points in four home matches against Chapungu at Rufaro on Sunday. Dynamos went into the Afcon break at the back of a narrow loss to rivals

Javier Aguirre

Egypt sack coach after shock AFCON exit against South Africa

BBC Egypt have sacked head coach Javier Aguirre after the hosts suffered a shock defeat by South Africa in the last-16 of the Africa Cup of Nation. The Pharaohs were the pre-tournament favourites but lost 1-0 in Cairo after Thembinkosi Lorch’s 85th minute winner. Egypt Football Association president Hany Abo Rida has also resigned, saying