Jurgen Klopp and Mo Salah

Klopp: I was never worried about Salah’s form Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted he was never worried about Mohamed Salah’s form after the forward scored a hat-trick against Bournemouth. Salah’s treble helped Liverpool to a 4-0 win and to the top of the Premier League table on Saturday. The Egypt international is yet to recapture his incredible form of last season, but

Ronaldo and Messi

‘Try something new, come to Italy,’ Ronaldo urges Messi

AFP Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain. “I’d like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect that,” Ronaldo told the

Harry Kane

Barca line up world record fee for Harry Kane as Hazard eyes Man City move Barcelona are reportedly lining up a world-record bid for Harry Kane. According to The Star, the Tottenham striker is on Barca’s transfer radar and the Catalan giants are prepared to fork out a whopping A$354 million for the England captain. After winning the Golden Boot at the World Cup last summer, the 25-year-old has

Raheem Sterling

Man City star Raheem Sterling claims racial abuse at Stamford Bridge

BBC Newspapers are helping to “fuel racism” by the ways in which they portray young black footballers, says Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling. It comes after Sterling, 24, faced alleged racist abuse from Chelsea fans during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the allegations. “All I

Rodwell Chinyengetere

Chinyengetere over the moon after retaining Soccer Star gong

By Sports Reporter FC Platinum star Rodwell Chinyengetere was over the moon after becoming only the fourth player in the history of Zimbabwean top flight football to retain the Castle Soccer Star of the Year award. Chinyengetere was crowned the domestic topflight league’s finest player for the second successive season at a colourful ceremony on

N'golo Kante

Chelsea end Manchester City’s unbeaten run with 2-0 home win The Blues were made to suffer, particularly during the first half, but they battled their way to a stunning 2-0 victory over Pep Guardiola’s champions Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was asked on the eve of Saturday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester City how to beat the undefeated table-toppers. “I’ve lost every match against Pep

Graeme Cremer

Zim cricket stars target Indian Premier League

By Sports Reporter FOUR Zimbabwe national cricket team players have positioned themselves to win places at this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) by registering for the tournament’s player auction to be held on December 18. The IPL Player Registration closed on Tuesday with 1,003 players, including 232 overseas cricketers aiming to fill up the available

Tapiwa Tsomondo

Zimbabwe recall Tsomondo for Cape Town Sevens

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE has recalled South Africa-based star Tapiwa Tsomondo ahead of their participation at the Cape Town leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series which gets underway at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. The 25-year-old flank, who plays for South African Currie Cup side Boland Cavaliers is the only new face

Fifa to observe Zifa elections; Chiyangwa challenger’s requests dismissed

By Sports Reporter WORLD football governing body FIFA says it will send a delegation to observe the forthcoming ZIFA executive committee elections pencilled in for Harare on December 16. Fifa secretary-secretary Fatma Samoura revealed this to Zifa presidential aspirant Felton Kamambo on Thursday after he had last week made a passionate appeal to Fifa to

Man City not rattled by Liverpool pursuit, says Klopp

By AFP Jurgen Klopp does not believe Premier League leaders Manchester City are feeling the pressure of Liverpool’s pursuit — even if his side go top of the table. An early start at Bournemouth on Saturday means Liverpool could overtake their rivals, who have an evening kick-off at fourth-placed Chelsea, but the German does not

SA: Tendai Mtawarira Launches Foundation In Zimbabwe

By ANN South African national rugby team player, Tendai Mtawarira, nicknamed “The Beast”, has launched a foundation aimed at introducing the game to rural areas in Zimbabwe, his home country. The Get Involved Foundation also seeks to foster social cohesion and promote education across Africa. Explaining his motivation, Mtawarira says he represents the whole continent,

Claudio Ranieri (left) says Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho welcomed him back to the Premier League

Mourinho welcomed me back to Premier League, says Ranieri

By AFP Claudio Ranieri revealed on Thursday that Jose Mourinho was the first manager to welcome him back to the Premier League when he was appointed Fulham boss last month. Fulham visit Old Trafford on Saturday, where Mourinho’s Manchester United will hope to secure their first Premier League victory in five games, reuniting the pair

Man Utd fight back again but Arsenal extend unbeaten run in four-goal thriller

By AFP Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United players of shooting themselves in the foot as he saw his under-strength team gift Arsenal two goals in a 2-2 draw that extended their winless Premier League run to four games. United, who started with Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku on the bench, showed great spirit to

Chelsea’s Hazard must decide over new contract: Sarri

By AFP Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard must make up his mind whether he wishes to commit to Chelsea and extend his contract worth a rumoured £350,000 ($450,000) a week, the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri said. The 27-year-old — whose present deal runs till June 2020 — was linked with a move to Real Madrid after

Players are not sabotaging my efforts – Mourinho

By AFP Jose Mourinho insists his Manchester United players are giving their maximum effort despite repeated criticism by him of their performances. The 55-year-old United manager claimed any accusation his players were underperforming because they did not like him would be “dishonest”. Mourinho has been withering in his assessment of United’s performances in their past

Ada Hegerberg

Shock as woman Ballon d’Or asked to twerk on stage

The Score Ada Hegerberg made history Monday, as the Norwegian star was crowned the first-ever winner of the women’s Ballon d’Or during a gala in Paris. What was supposed to be an uplifting moment, though, was marred by Martin Solveig. Upon her acceptance of the trophy, Hegerberg was asked by the French DJ – who

Tendai Ndoro and coach Gama

Rejuvenated Ndoro earns new coach’s praises

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international striker Tendai Ndoro has earned the praises of his coach Owen da Gama after a recent run of good form for South African Premiership side Highlands Park. Ndoro netted his first goal for Highlands in a 2-0 victory over Cape Town City at Makhulong Stadium on Saturday, having also provided