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Warriors Fire Blanks Against Bafana Bafana 

By Sports Reporter  Zimbabwe ….0 South Africa…0 THE Zimbabwe Warriors began their bid to qualify for the 2020 World Cup in Qatar on a disappointing note after being held to a goalless draw by South Africa’s Bafana Bafana. The match was a drab Group B encounter at the National Sports Stadium in Harare Friday. The

PSL chief executive Kennedy Ndebele

PSL Braces For Chibuku Super Cup Resumption

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S Premier Soccer League is aiming to resume the season-opening Chibuku Super Cup at the end of the month after the government recently cleared the return of all sports activities in the country. The Chibuku Super Cup was suspended in June after a surge in coronavirus cases led to another ban on

Black Rhinos Queens Edge Closer To CAF Women’s Champions League Berth

Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Women’s Soccer League champions Black Rhinos Queens are just one match away from qualifying for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Champions League after they booked their place in the Cosafa qualifiers final in Durban, South Africa on Saturday. Black Rhinos Queens are set to face South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in

Knox Mutizwa

SA-Based Warriors Duo Test Covid Positive

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE has been dealt yet another major blow ahead of their opening World Cup qualifier against South Africa at the National Sports Stadium Friday after the technical team was forced to drop two players who tested Covid-19 positive. ZIFA spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela said the two players returned positive results when they conducted routine

New Look Zim Squad To Clash With Bafana

Super Sport LAMONTVILLE Golden Arrows striker Knox Mutizwa and new Marumo Gallants midfield signing Farai Madhananga have been added to Zimbabwe’s squad for their World Cup qualifier against South Africa in Harare on Friday. Kevin Moyo from Zambian club Nkana FC, who previously played at Chippa United and JDR Stars’ Ishamel Wadi have also been

Munetsi Shines In Messi’s PSG Debut

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS and Stade de Reims midfield star Marshall Munetsi kept a tight leash on Lionel Messi who made his debut as a substitute for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday. Munetsi, who was outstanding for Reims, thought he had equalised just five minutes into the second half after Real-Madrid-linked Kylian Mbappe had scored for

Clubless Karuru Dropped From Revised Warriors Squad

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Warriors vice captain Ovidy Karuru has been omitted from the revised squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia which is expected to be announced on Monday. The inclusion of Karuru in the provisional squad initially announced last week set tongues wagging as the 32 year-old midfielder

Warriors Legend George Shaya Laid To Rest

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS’ legend George Shaya was laid to rest at Warren Hills Cemetery in Harare on Saturday amid emotional scenes as the Zimbabwean football family bid farewell to the country’s greatest footballer of all time. The former Zimbabwe and Dynamos football legend died at his Glen Norah home on Tuesday at the age

Black Rhinos Queens Stun Zambia’s Green Buffaloes

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Women’s Soccer League giants Black Rhinos Queens defied the odds after getting their campaign at the inaugural COSAFA Women Champions League qualifier off to a winning start with a hard fought 2-0 win over Zambian side Green Buffaloes in Durban on Thursday. The Harare side’ build-up to the tournament was hampered

State Assisted Funeral For Shaya As ED Pays Tribute

By Sports Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has paid tribute to the late football icon, George Shaya, describing him as a “great player, mentor, and leader both on and off the field of play. The record five-time Soccer Star of the Year, Shaya died Tuesday in Harare after a long fight against diabetes and dementia. “The

Benjani Mwaruwari

Benjani Mwaruwari Appointed Warriors Assistant Coach

By Sports Reporter BENJANI Mwaruwari has been appointed the third national team assistant coach with immediate effect, ZIFA confirmed in a statement on Wednesday. The 43-year-old former Warriors captain, who led the national team at the 2006 Afcon finals is expected to start his new role as early as next week when Zimbabwe host South

Tendayi Darikwa

Warriors Gamble On England-Based Stars

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS coach Zdravko Logarusic has named seven players based in the United Kingdom in his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia despite a cloud of uncertainty surrounding their availability for the crucial matches. Premier League clubs announced on Thursday that they would not be releasing their

DeMbare Seek National Hero Status For Shaya

By Sports Reporter HARARE giants Dynamos say they have appealed to the relevant authorities to consider honouring George “Mastermind” Shaya with national hero status. Shaya died early Tuesday at his home in Glen Norah, Harare at the age of 77. He had been battling illness for a few years after his right leg was amputated

Marvelous Nakamba

Nakamba To Miss Warriors’ World Cup Qualifiers

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS star Marvelous Nakamba will not feature for Zimbabwe in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers as the English Premier League (EPL) says that players with games in red-list countries will not be released. Zimbabwe host South Africa, in their opening Group G encounter, at the National Sports Stadium, Friday next week, before

Craig Ervine

Ervine Named Zimbabwe Captain For Ireland, Scotland Tours

By Sports Reporter EXPERIENCED top-order batsman Craig Ervine has been named captain of the Zimbabwe cricket team for the limited-overs series against Ireland which gets underway on August 27 and the subsequent tour of Scotland. The 36-year-old elegant left-handed batsman is one of the most experienced players in the Zimbabwe side having represented the country

George Shaya

BREAKING: Legendary Footballer George Shaya Dies At Age 77

By Mandipa Masenyama FIVE-TIME Soccer Star of the Year and Zimbabwe’s most celebrated soccer legend George ‘Mastermind’ Shaya has died. Shaya died early Tuesday at his home in Glen Norah, Harare. He was aged 77. Shaya is among some of the most celebrated yesteryear footballers to have played for Dynamos FC and the Zimbabwe national

Munetsi Shines Ahead of Messi Showdown

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international midfielder Marshall Munetsi continues to establish himself as a key player at French Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims after scoring an important goal in their 1-1 draw against Metz on Sunday. The Warriors’ hardworking midfielder gave Stade de Reims the lead just seven minutes into the contest with a

Darikwa Savours Debut Wigan Goal

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS defender Tendayi Darikwa has spoken of his delight after scoring his first goal for Wigan in the English League One side’s crucial 2-0 win over Charlton on Saturday. The 29-year old right-back, who is also the captain of the Latics broke the deadlock in the 83rd minute, connecting from a Max

DeMbare Elbow Out CEO Mashingaidze

By Sports Reporter HARARE giants Dynamos have pushed chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze out of the club as they roll out strategic structural changes which are set to come into effect on September 1. The veteran football administrator leaves Dynamos after a couple of years mostly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic but will continue working