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Ex-Dynamos star Maroto delighted to meet hero Arsene Wenger

By Sports Reporter FORMER Dynamos striker Norman Maroto has expressed his delight after meeting hero, the former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, on the sidelines of an ongoing seminar in Switzerland. Maroto, together with two other Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ) Desmond Maringwa and Thomas Sweswe, are in Zurich for the FIFA educational programme, The Next

UK: Brighton targets £7m-rated Zimbabwe international; French side Reims appraached over highly rated midfielder

By dailymail.co.uk Brighton have asked about highly rated Reims midfielder Marshall Munetsi. The Zimbabwe international, who turned 26 on Wednesday, has been impressing in the French league where his statistics have compared favourably with some of the best midfielders in the country. Munetsi’s figures, notably on interceptions and defensive duels won in game, put him ahead

Eto’o given suspended prison sentence for tax fraud in Spain

By Associated Press MADRID: Former Cameroon forward Samuel Eto’o has been given a suspended prison sentence in Spain for tax fraud during the time he played for Barcelona, a Spanish court said on Tuesday. In an agreement with tax authorities, Eto’o received a 22-month prison sentence and will repay nearly 4 million euros ($4.2 million)

US businessman completes takeover of Tino Kadewere’s Lyon

By AFP FRANCE: Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Tuesday a deal had been struck for US businessman John Textor to complete a takeover of the seven-time French champions. Eagle Football Holdings, a sports investment vehicle controlled by Crystal Palace shareholder Textor, is set to acquire a majority stake in the Ligue 1 club. “We

Argentina’s Tévez signs coaching deal with Rosario Central

By Associated Press BUENOS AIRES: Carlos Tévez was hired Tuesday as coach of top-tier Argentine club Rosario Central after announcing his retirement as a player earlier this month. Both Rosario Central and Tévez confirmed the move on social media. The club tweeted that the 38-year-old Tévez has a 12-month contract. Tévez played for both Manchester

Kuda Mahachi appears before Bulawayo court

By Bulawayo Correspondent ZIMBABWE Worriers and SuperSport midfielder Kudakwashe Mahachi appeared Tuesday at the Bulawayo Tredgold Magistrates courts charged with malicious damage to property. Mahachi ‘s lawyer Nkosiyabo Sibanda confirmed the development but declined to give more details. “Yes, Mahachi appeared in court today but the State failed to provide evidence for the charge which

UK: No summer break for Zim international Galloway at Plymouth Argyle

By plymouthherald.co.uk Plymouth Argyle’s players will report back to Home Park tomorrow for the start of pre-season training, which will commence with a series of fitness tests. However, for Zimbabwe international Brendan Galloway and midfielder Alfie Lewis there has been no summer break for them. The Pilgrims’ pair have been continuing their rehabilitation from knee

Nomadic Mudimu undergoing trials in Poland

By Sports Reporter NOMADIC Warriors defender Alec Mudimu is undergoing a trial stint at Polish second-tier club GKS Tychy as he looks to join what would be his sixth club in a space of two years since leaving Welsh side Cefn Druids. The well-travelled 27-year-old Zimbabwe defender, who has played for clubs in England, Wales,

Griezmann’s struggles open door for Nkunku at World Cup

By Associated Press PARIS: Antoine Griezmann’s alarming drop in form means his starting place for France at the World Cup is under threat from Christopher Nkunku. If Griezmann’s struggles continue in two international matches in September, coach Didier Deschamps could select Leipzig’s Nkunku when France begins its title defense in Qatar two months later. “They

Tawanda Macheke vows Maritzburg improvement next season

By citizen.co.za Maritzburg United striker Tawanda Macheke believes there is more he can offer at the club than he has done in his first few months at the club. The Zimbabwean Maritzburg striker was brought to the Team of Choice in the January transfer window, with the club on a quest to survive relegation. Maritzburg

Nakamba disappointed to miss out on AFCON qualifiers 

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS star, Marvelous Nakamba, has expressed his frustration at Zimbabwe’s recent exclusion from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Zimbabwe is currently suspended from international competitions by the world football governing body, FIFA, owing to government interference in the affairs of the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA). Nakamba, who missed out on

Construction works begin at state-of-the-art Marvelous Nakamba Sports Complex

By Sports Reporter ENGLAND-BASED Zimbabwe international Marvelous Nakamba has stepped up plans to construct a state-of-the-art sports complex with construction works now underway at the project site in Mahatshula, Bulawayo. The Marvelous Nakamba Sports Complex, which is aptly named after the Aston Villa star, will house sporting facilities for five disciplines namely football, tennis and

FIFA bans Ivory Coast player for 18 months

By Associated Press GENEVA: FIFA banned Ivory Coast goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo for 18 months on Monday in a doping case involving the same substance that Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for ahead of the Beijing Olympics. Gbohouo tested positive for trimetazidine in connection with Ivory Coast’s World Cup qualifying game against Cameroon last

Acting ZIFA board makes secretariat appointments, Gwesela promoted

By Soccer24 THE acting ZIFA board has made secretariat appointments as part of its changes since taking over office. The board, led by Gift Banda, was installed at the Emergency General Meeting in March following suspension of Felton Kamambo and his executive. Banda told reporters on Friday that Joseph Mamutse retained his General Secretary position.

SRC reinstates some members of the Zifa board, Kamambo remains suspended

By Sports Reporter THE Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has lifted its suspension on some ZIFA board members in a bid to convince the world football governing body FIFA to lift the country’s ban from international. FIFA suspended Zimbabwe from international competitions in February, citing government interference in the running of the national federation. This

UK: Luther Munakandafa signs first professional contract with Notts County

By NottinghamshireLive Promising Notts County forward Luther Munakandafa has signed his first professional contract with the club. The 18-year-old has put pen to paper after impressing for the under-19s last season and training regularly for the first team. So impressive were his performances, he spent time on trial at Blackburn Rovers back in April and

Dynamos thrash Caps United in Harare derby, Bosso edge Harare City

By Sports Reporter DYNAMOS cruised to a 3-0 win over struggling Caps United in the Harare derby at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday to move within one point of log leaders Chicken Inn, who secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Triangle at Gibbo. With Caps United having lost their last five successive matches heading

FC Platinum edge Bullets to move into second

By Sports Reporter DEFENDING champions FC Platinum got their title defence on track after they moved into second place following a narrow 1-0 win away against Cranborne Bullets at Sakubva Stadium on Saturday. Forward Donald Teguru grabbed the all-important goal as the 10-man platinum miners finished the first half of the season on a high