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Kuda Nembaware (left) at the Australian Open last year

Zimbabwean tennis coach Kuda Nembaware shines in the UK

By Sports Reporter ENGLAND-BASED former Zimbabwe tennis player Kuda Nembaware continues to lift the country’s flag high on the international circuit after he recently achieved the prestigious Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) highest coaching qualification. The LTA Level 5 Master Performance Qualification which is conducted by the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain is

Olonga ridicules Zimbabwe cricket standards

By Sports Reporter FORMER Zimbabwe cricket star Henry Olonga appeared to mock the standard of the elite sport in the country after suggesting that one does not need to be a very good cricketer in order for them to play for the Chevrons. Olonga (42), the first black cricketer and youngest-ever player to represent Zimbabwe

Manyuchi confident of victory against Argentinian boxer

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWEAN boxer Charles Manyuchi has declared his readiness ahead of his Global Boxing Union and Universal Boxing Council (UBC) Intercontinental unification title fight against Argentinian boxer Pablo Ezekiel Acosta at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) this Saturday night. The 29-year-old fading star, who is targeting to reclaim the World Boxing Council

Abigail Kawonza

Lady Cheetahs coach Kawonza retires, to focus on refereeing

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national women’s rugby team coach Abigail Kawonza has retired from coaching to focus on her other roles with the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) and World Rugby. Kawonza, who has been actively involved in Zimbabwe women’s rugby structures as a player, referee, administrator and now as coach, was head coach of the

Vitalis Chikoko

Chikoko nominated for French League’s MVP award

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international basketball player Vitalis Chikoko continues to break new ground after being named as one of the finalists for the coveted French National Basketball League (LNB) Pro A’s Most Valuable (MVP) award. The 28-year-old centre who has been enjoying a memorable season for French topflight side Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez, was named

Alistair Campbell

Alistair Campbell sees bright future for Zim Cricket

By Sports Reporter FORMER Zimbabwe national cricket team captain Alistair Campbell says he is encouraged by the future of local cricket following the intervention of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after years of funds mismanagement by previous boards. ICC took the decision in June last year to make funds available to Zimbabwe Cricket as and

Border Bulldogs too strong for Zimbabwe Rugby Academy

By Sports Reporter Border Bulldogs ………………… (19) 41 Zimbabwe Rugby Academy….(16) 16 The Zimbabwe Rugby Academy got their SuperSport Rugby Challenge campaign off to a disappointing start after running out of steam in the second half to suffer a 41-16 defeat to an impressive Border Bulldogs side at the BCM Stadium in East London, South

Charles Manyuchi

Charles Manyuchi braces for “restoration” fight

By Sports Reporter FADING boxing star Charles Manyuchi has vowed to rediscover the form that once saw him rise to become one of the world’s top boxers in his division. Manyuchi is preparing for the Intercontinental Unification title fight against Argentine boxer Pablo Ezequiel Acosta set for May 25 in Harare. The 29 year-old former

Dereck Chisora

Triumphant Chisora eyes former WBO Champion Joseph Parker

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE-BORN British heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora has set his sights on a potential clash with former World Boxing Council (WBC) champion Joseph Parker from New Zealand after beating Albanian Senad Gashi in his comeback fight at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday. Chisora, in his first bout under trainer Dave Coldwell,

Sean Williams

Brilliant Williams steers Zimbabwe to series win

By Sports Reporter SEAN Williams smashed an entertaining third century to steer Zimbabwe to a 131-run victory over United Arab Emirates and seal the four-match One Day International (ODI) series with a game to spare at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. The 32-year-old Bulawayo-born middle order batsman smashed his third career ODI century with his

Zim Rugby Academy set for SA training camp ahead of SuperSport Challenge

By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe Academy side will hold a two-week training camp in Cape Town, South Africa ahead of their first 2019 SuperSport Challenge match against Sharks at the False Bay Rugby club on May 4. The announcement of the training camp after Zimbabwe Rugby Union in collaboration with its fundraising arm, the Sables

Regis Chakabva

Chakabva and Moor give Zimbabwe second victory

By Sports Reporter WICKETKEEPER batsman Regis Chakabva and stand-in captain Peter Moor led Zimbabwe held their nerve with a fighting partnership in a nervy rain-affected chase as they beat United Arab Emirates by six wickets in the second ODI at the Harare Sports Club on Friday. The duo shared an unbeaten 93-run stand off just

Tendai Chatara

Zimbabwe thrash minnows UAE in ODI

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE produced a dominant performance with both ball and bat to cruise to a crushing seven wicket victory over visiting United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first One Day International (ODI) at Harare Sports Club Wednesday. Led by three wickets from man of the match Tendai Chatara, Zimbabwe bowled out UAE for

Hamilton Masakadza

Injured Masakadza, Taylor ruled out of UAE series

By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe national cricket team suffered an injury blow ahead of the upcoming One Day International (ODI) series against minnows United Arab Emirates after captain Hamilton Masakadza and experienced batsman Brendan Taylor were ruled out due to injury. The two experienced players are conspicuous by their absence from the 16-man squad that

Zimbabwe women cricket team brace for Uganda T20 tourney

By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe women’s cricket team will have an opportunity to prepare for next month’s World Cup regional qualifier when they face East African opponents Uganda and Kenya in a Twenty20 (T20) tournament that gets underway in Kampala starting on Saturday. Zimbabwe captain Mary-Anne Musonda is confident that the players will get the

Tendai Mtawarira

Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira to make Super Rugby history

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE-BORN rugby star, Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira will make history on Saturday by equalling former Springboks captain Adriaan Strauss’ record as the most capped South African Super Rugby player. The 33-year-old veteran prop was on Wednesday named in Sharks’ starting line-up for Saturday’s clash against the Bulls at Kings Park in Durban which

Caster Simenya

United Nations backs S. Africa’s Semenya in case against IAAF

Africa News Semenya received support from the United Nations this week as they adopted a resolution tabled by South Africa “aimed at eliminating discrimination against women and girls in sport, giving significant global weight from a human rights perspective to Caster Semenya’s case”, according to a media release from the South African government. The resolution