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CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe's charges are back in the championship hunt

Dynamos’ Mangala ends goal drought, CAPS Utd back 

By Sports Reporter CONGOLESE striker Ngandu Mangala finally ended his 17-match goal drought to inspire resurgent Harare giants Dynamos to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Premiership new-boys Mushowani Stars at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday. Almost five months after the DR Congo-born striker announced his arrival in the country’s top flight with a brace against the

FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza was happy with draw

FC Platinum holds Malawi’s Nyasa

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE football champions FC Platinum ground out a positive result away from home after holding former Dynamos coach Callisto Pasuwa’s Nyasa Big Bullets to a goalless draw in a Caf Champions League preliminary round first leg match at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Malawi on Saturday. The Malawian side has never failed

Norman Mapeza

Zimbabwean clubs begin CAF mission

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S representatives in the annual Confederation of African Football (CAF) continental club competitions, FC Platinum and Triangle will be hoping for a positive start when they kick start their campaigns in the African Champions League and African Confederation Cup respectively this weekend. FC Platinum will be the country’s lone representative in the

Grant Flower

Grant Flower sacked as Pakistan batting coach

By Sports Reporter FORMER Zimbabwe national cricket team batsman Grant Flower finally ended his six year stint as Pakistan batting coach on Wednesday after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided not to renew his contract. PCB announced it had ended its association with the long serving Flower along with head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach

Kundai Benyu

Larsson hails England-born Zim prodigy Kundai Benyu

By Sports Reporter SWEDISH football legend Henrik Larsson has hailed England-born Zimbabwe international Kundai Benyu who he netted his first goal for Swedish topflight club Helsingborgs side. The 21-year-old Zimbabwe international midfielder is on a season-long loan in Sweden with Larsson’s club. Benyu made his first start for Helsingborg this weekend against Falkenberg and he

Willard Manyengavana

Veteran football administrator Manyengavana dies

By Sports Reporter ZIFA Northern Region Division One league chairman Willard Manyengavana has died. He was 51. Manyengavana, a veteran football administrator, collapsed on Monday morning at a Harare gym and was rushed to the Avenues Clinics where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. The Northern Region Soccer League (NRSL) confirmed Manyrngavana’s passing on in

Luke Masomere

Struggling Manica Diamonds fire coach Luke Masomere

By Sports Reporter PREMIERSHIP newboys, Manica Diamonds have sacked their coach Luke Masomere following a string of poor results in their maiden season in the top flight league. Masomere’s departure comes barely 24 hours after the Diamonds Boys suffered a 2-0 home loss against army side Black Rhinos at Vengere Stadium on Saturday. The defeat

Sables edge Kenya to stay unbeaten

By Sports Reporter Zimbabwe… (17) 30 Kenya……….. (17) 29 SABLES coach Brendan Dawson was full of praise for his charges after Zimbabwe finally ended their four year losing streak against Kenya when they narrowly beat the East African side 30-29 in a tightly contested Victoria Cup encounter at Hartsfield Rugby Grounds in Bulawayo on Saturday.

Domimic Chungwa

CAPS Utd, FC Platinum share spoils, as DeMbare held

By Sports Reporter Champions FC Platinum’s stuttering run of form continued after they were held to a goalless draw by visiting CAPS United in a tense Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Mandava Stadium on Saturday. After losing to Black Rhinos away in their last encounter, FC Platinum who were yet again without

Tendayi Darikwa

Tendayi Darikwa suffers major injury setback

By Sports Reporter Zimbabwe international defender Tendayi Darikwa faces a spell out of action after suffering a serious knee injury which will see him miss a large portion of the English Championship season which gets underway this weekend. The 27-year-old Nottingham Forest defender suffered a ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury during training on Thursday

Harry Maguire

Leicester’s Harry Maguire set for Man United move

BBC Harry Maguire is set to become the world’s most expensive defender after Manchester United agreed to pay Leicester City $97m, according to media reports on Friday. The 26-year-old central defender – coveted by United since he starred as England reached the World Cup semi-finals – is to undergo a medical at United over the

Marvelous Nakamba

Aston Villa sign Nakamba from Club Bruges

BBC Aston Villa have signed Zimbabwe international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba for an undisclosed fee – their 12th signing of the summer. Nakamba, 25, is the second player to join from Belgian side Club Bruges this summer following £22m forward Wesley. The deal takes Villa’s summer spending past £120m as they prepare for a first season

Rudo Neshamba (on green shirt)

Rudo Neshamba shines on Mighty Warriors return

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national women’s football team striker Rudo Neshamba made a fairy-tale return to international football after scoring a hat trick as the Mighty Warriors got their Cosafa Women Championships campaign off to a flying start with an emphatic 4-1 win over Angola in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Wednesday. Prior to her

Andy Paycroft

Andy Pycroft retains place on ICC elite panel of match referees

By Sports Reporter THE International Cricket Council (ICC) has former Zimbabwe Test cricketer and international match referee Andy Pycroft in the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees for the 2019/20 season following the annual review and selection process. The 63-year-old Pycroft retained his place on the seven member top list of match officials which includes

Marvelous Nakamba eyes Aston Villa move

Nakamba to earn £55,000-a-week at Aston Villa

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba is set to become the country’s highest earning local footballer ever following reports that he will earn an eye-watering £55,000-a-week (US$ 67 000) in addition to a multi-million pound signing-on fee as he edges closer to a dream £11million move to English Premier League side Aston Villa.

CAPS coach Lloyd Chitembwe

CAPS United blow chance

By Sport Reporter HARARE giants CAPS United blew a golden chance to leap frog second placed Chicken Inn and close in on log leaders FC Platinum after succumbing to a 2 – 1 home loss to Ngezi Platinum at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. Occupying third place going into the weekend fixtures, a win