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Warriors Gaffer Sunday Chidzambwa will be disappointed his his charges' performance against minnows Comoros Islands

Warriors through to COSAFA Cup semis

By Sports Reporter Zimbabwe …(2) 2 Comoros …..(0) 0 FIRST half goals by Khama Billiat and Evans Rusike were enough to hand an unconvincing Zimbabwe Warriors a winning start to their COSAFA Cup title defence, as they progressed to the semi-finals of the regional tournament with victory over Comoros at Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban

Rugby ace Mudariki wins UK Sports Personality of the Year Award

By Sports Reporter ENGLAND-BASED Zimbabwe international rugby star Farai Mudariki has been voted Sports Personality of the Year in the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) UK. The talented tight head prop was rewarded for his solid debut season at English Premiership side Worcester Warriors since his move from French Pro D2 club Tarbes last year. Although

Cuthbert Dube

ZIFA to pay back ex-boss Cuthbert Dube $1m debt

By Sports Reporter THE cash strapped Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is set to repay its former president Cuthbert Dube almost a million RTGS dollars he advanced to the local football mother body during his tenure, NewZimbabwe.com can reveal. According to the audit report by Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants, for the year 2018, tabled at the

FC Platinum players

FC Platinum keep pressure on CAPS United, Chicken Inn held

By Sports Reporter DEVON Chafa’s first half penalty earned FC Platinum a hard-fought 1-0 win over Yadah FC at Rufaro Stadium on Saturday to send them a point above CAPS United and keep their bid for a third successive Castle Lager Premier League title alive. With CAPS United only in action on Sunday against Hwange,

Tendayi Darikwa

Darikwa says ready to douse Mo Salah fire

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS defender Tendayi Darikwa is relishing the prospect of testing himself against the likes of Liverpool’s Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah, as the Nottingham Forest man prepares to heads off to the African Cup of Nations. The England-born Zimbabwe international says it will be an honour to represent his country this summer. Zimbabwe’s

Lionel Messi

Messi says still haunted by Liverpool defeat

BBC Lionel Messi said he wants to win the Copa del Rey with Barcelona in order to ease the pain of the Champions League defeat by Liverpool which ranked among the “worst moments of his career”. Speaking at his first news conference in four years, the 31-year-old forward said he was still thinking about the

Lloyd Chitembwe

Chitembwe bullish ahead of stern Hwange test

By Sports Reporter CAPS UNITED coach Lloyd Chitembwe has expressed confidence in his charges’ ability to maintain their dream start to the season when they face Hwange in a potentially feisty Castle Lager Premiership at the Colliery stadium this Sunday. Makepekepe have won six of their first eight matches in addition to one draw and

Arsene Wenger

Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger surrenders football coaching

BBC Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is ready to take a new role in football – but has admitted for the first time he might not return to management. Wenger ended his 22-year Gunners reign after the 2017-18 season and previously stated he intended to take charge of a new club in early 2019.

Coach Sunday Chidzambwa

Chidzambwa eyes COSAFA trophy, AFCON knockout stage

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS coach Sunday Chidzambwa says he was not taking the COSAFA Cup lightly and has set his sights on a successful defence of the regional title considered inferior to the 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt where the country senior men’s football team is headed next. The COSAFA Cup tournament will begin on

Asamoah Gyan

Gyan u-turns on retirement ahead of Afcon 2019

AFP Ghana national team captain Asamoah Gyan on Wednesday reversed his decision to retire from international football, just weeks before the Africa Cup of Nations. The striker said Monday he was quitting the national team after he was angered by coach Kwasi Appiah’s plan to strip him of the captaincy for next month’s finals in

Mbappe and teammate Neymar

Kylian Mbappe to stay at PSG next season

BBC Kylian Mbappe and Paris St-Germain’s “shared history will continue next season”, say the French champions. France World Cup winner Mbappe won the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award on Sunday and hinted in his acceptance speech about “a new project elsewhere”. When asked to clarify the comments, the 20-year-old said: “I said what

Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany leaves Man City to become Anderlecht player-manager

BBC Vincent Kompany says joining Anderlecht as player-manager is the “most passionate yet rational” decision he has made after announcing he has left Manchester City. The 33-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the Belgian club after 11 years at Etihad Stadium, eight of which he spent as club captain. Saturday’s 6-0 FA Cup final