Darikwa settling well in Cyprus; scores first goal for Apollon Limassol

By Sports Reporter England-born Zimbabwe international Tendayi Darikwa is settling well at Cypriot First Division side Apollon Limassol. Barely a few weeks after joining the club, Darikwa scored his first goal of the season in just his fourth appearance over the weekend. After being handed a starting berth in their away encounter to APOEL at

Luton Town starlet Matthew Takawira targets Young Warriors callup 

By Sports Reporter England-born teenage striker Matthew Takawira has expressed his desire to represent Zimbabwe at youth level this season after signing a two-year scholarship deal at Premier League side Luton Town. The 17-year-old who plays as an out-and-out striker has been in the Luton Town Academy since the age of 12. He has gone

Highlanders’ Brito set to be appointed interim Warriors coach 

By Sports Reporter THE FIFA-appointment Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) Nomination Committee is set to name Highlanders’ Portuguese head coach Baltemar Brito as the new interim Warriors head coach ahead of the national senior team’s return to international football later this year. The local football body recently advertised the vacant post ahead of the upcoming African

Ipswich Town: Tawanda Chirewa joins Wolves

East Anglian Daily Times Teenage prospect Tawanda Chirewa has joined Premier League club Wolves having turned down a new deal at Ipswich Town this summer. The Blues will receive a compensation fee for the 19-year-old attacker. Paul Lambert handed Chirewa his senior debut as a sub at Colchester, in a Papa Johns Trophy match, back in November

PSL Wrap: Bosso return to winning ways, Caps Utd woes continue

By Sports Reporter HIGHLANDERS finally ended their run of three Castle Lager Premier Soccer League matches without a victory following an important 2-0 win against Yadah at Babourfields Stadium on Sunday to move within a point of leaders Ngezi Platinum Stars. Needing a victory to revive their faltering title hopes, Highlanders who had dominated the

Gukurahundi, disputed polls’ frustrations manifest in Barbourfields violence 

By Darlington Gatsi THE way Highlanders’ supporters told a story was a warning, probably an outpouring of emotions, long suppressed. Allan Bhasvi, tasked to handle a blockbuster encounter pitting old foes Dynamos and Highlanders, pulled a trigger that burst a bubble of emotions. Bulawayo and Matabeleland provinces have carried an emotional trauma that emanates from

Mighty Warriors drawn in Group C of COSAFA Cup  

By Sports Reporter The Zimbabwe senior national women’s football team, the Mighty Warriors, have been placed in Group C along with Namibia, Botswana and Lesotho for the 2023 edition of the COSAFA Cup tournament slated for Gauteng, South Africa. The Mighty Warriors will make a return to international football in the regional competition which will

Highlanders vice-captain Muduhwa to appear before PSL Disciplinary Committee over Barbourfields’ violence

By Darlington Gatsi CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League has summoned Highlanders’ deputy captain Peter Muduhwa for instigating violence that rocked Barbourfields Stadium Sunday leading to an abandonment of its match against Dynamos. Muduhwa together with his club and Dynamos are set to appear before the PSL disciplinary committee over the violence. Highlanders’ deputy captain is accused of

Chaos hits Greenfuel as players resign en masse 

By Darlington Gatsi PREMIER Netball League (PNL) side Greenfuel Queens is burning with mass exodus of players, who form the core of its squad, in protest over the club’s administration and handling of their welfare. This comes as the Chisumbanje-based side is preparing for a bruising weekend as it faces Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) and in-form Ngezi

PSL chases political shadows as Dynamos, Highlanders face sanctions 

By Darlington Gatsi  CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League has been rattled by political tensions that characterised Sunday’s match pitting Highlanders and Dynamos. The much anticipated battle of Zimbabwe was abandoned in the 37th minute after violence erupted emanating from a match officiating dispute. In a statement, PSL chairman, who is also Zanu PF Member of

Coco Gauff with the US Open trophy, her mum Candi and dad Corey. Earlier this year Corey made one of the most important decisions in his daughter’s career. Photograph: Frey/TPN/Getty Images

How Coco Gauff and her father plotted a new route to US Open glory

The Guardian Even as the WTA tour had shifted on to the European red clay season this year, Coco Gauff’s favourite surface and the period that brought her first grand slam final at the French Open in 2022, the 19-year-old was struggling. During the early days of spring, Gauff had taken a few early defeats,

Highlanders supporters run amok as Battle of Zimbabwe ends prematurely

By Darlington Gatsi in Bulawayo IT is a match that had all the ingredients for a spectacular afternoon. The rivalry between old foes, Dynamos and Highlanders had been renewed setting the stage for a bruising battle. In surrounding areas of Makokoba and Mzilikazi the atmosphere was palpable with excitement and anticipation as fans made a

US: Gifted Zimbabwean runner Nyathi named CUSA Women’s Athlete of the Week

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWEAN middle and long distance runner Faith Nyathi’s star continues to shine in the United States of America (USA) after she was announced as the Women’s Athlete of the Week announced by the Conference USA office last Tuesday. CUSA is an intercollegiate athletic conference whose current member institutions are located within the

Ngezi edge Manica Diamonds to go top, FC Platinum beat struggling Caps Utd

By Sports Reporter NGEZI Platinum Stars moved to the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League following a 1-0 win against inform Manica Diamonds at Baobab Stadium on Saturday to pile pressure on title favourites Highlanders ahead of their potentially explosive clash against Babourfields on Sunday. The Mhondoro-based outfit appeared to have wasted an

Under-pressure Kaitano Tembo upbeat despite winless start to SA Premiership campaign 

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWEAN coach Kaitano Tembo remains hopeful that he will be able to turn the tide at struggling South African Premiership side Richards Bay despite their winless start to the season. Heading into the FIFA international break which starts this weekend, Tembo’s side came from behind to rescue a point against his former

Cricket legend Heath Streak gets State assisted funeral

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Cricket legend Heath Streak, who passed away last Sunday and was cremated as per his wishes, will get a State-assisted funeral in recognition of his contributions to the development of cricket. Streak passed on at the age of 49 at his family farm in Inyathi in Matabeleland North after a battle