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Kirsty Coventry

Coventry takes her Heroes Foundation project to Mutare

By Staff Reporter SPORTS and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry Friday visited Mutare to introduce her Heroes Foundation project where she emphasised the importance of swimming as a life-saving skill that must be taken up by every child. Coventry, a swimming sensation and country’s most successful athlete in the Olympics, launched the project in Harare June

Peter Moor

Moor, Mavuta aim for elusive Test series win

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national team wicketkeeper batsman Peter Moor is confident of his team coming up with a good performance against hosts Bangladesh in the second and final Test in Mirpur which starts Sunday. Speaking during a press conference at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Friday, venue of the second and the final Test which

Hamilton Masakadza

Masakadza, Williams bask in historic Test win

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE cricket team captain Hamilton Masakadza was full of praise for his charges after they pulled off an historic first Test victory away from home in almost two decades following their 151-run triumph over Bangladesh in Sylhet on Tuesday. The famous win which was also Zimbabwe’s first against the Tigers, since 2001

Lalchand Rajput

Zimbabwe coach hopes to revive glory after Bangladesh win

AFP Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput said Tuesday’s 151-run rout of Bangladesh would restore some confidence in their cricket after years languishing at the dead bottom of the Test rankings. The visitors bowled Bangladesh for 169 runs in Sylhet, notching not just their first Test victory in five years but the first away from home in

Tennis star Rafael Nadal

Nadal pulls out of Paris, Djokovic takes world number one spot

By AFP Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters on Wednesday guaranteeing Novak Djokovic’s return to the world number one spot. Announcing his withdrawal at a hastily arranged press conference Nadal said: “My abdominal muscles haven’t felt good for the past few days, especially on serve, doctors recommended that I didn’t play.” Djokovic arrived

Injury delays Ngarava’s Test debut, Mpofu called up

By Sports Reporter PROMISING Zimbabwe cricket team left-arm seamer Richard Ngarava will have to wait a bit longer before making his Test debut after being been ruled out of the national team’s upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh which begins next Saturday. The 20-year-old was in line to make his bow in the longer version

Serena’s coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis

Associated Press Serena Williams’ coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport’s popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday in a posting on Twitter that making coaching part of the spectacle would

Zim trio drafted to play in Mzansi Super League

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE cricket team players Brendon Mavuta, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza have been rewarded for their consistency after securing lucrative contracts to play in the inaugural edition South African new city-based T20 competition, the Mzansi Super League in November and December. The duo of Williams and Raza were both signed up by

Courtney (left) and brother Benjamin Lock

Zimbabwean brothers win Lagos Tennis Open

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWEAN tennis siblings Benjamin and Courtney Lock captured their sixth team title on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures Circuit after beating France’s Tom Jomby and Alexis Klegou from Benin in the final of the $25,000 Lagos Tennis Open in the Nigeria on Saturday. Competing in their fourth final as a team

Zimbabwe crumble against South African bowlers

Zimbabwe crashed to 117 all out after being sent in to bat in the first one-day international against South Africa at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Sunday. Opening bowler Lungi Ngidi took three for 19 to lead a potent South African bowling performance. It was Zimbabwe’s lowest total in 39 one-day internationals between the

Lalchand Rajput

Rajput backs Zimbabwe to equal Proteas challenge

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE cricket team coach Lalchand Rajput has backed his charges to rise to the challenge when they face off against their higher ranked neighbours South Africa in a three-match one-day international (ODI) series which gets underway in Kimberley this Sunday. The Indian coach will be taking charge of his first assignment since

Tonderai Chavhanga

Chavhanga lays into under fire Peter de Villiers

By Sports Reporter Former Springboks star Tonderai Chavhanga has called on the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) to fire South African coach Peter de Villiers following his failure to guide the Sables to next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Chavhanga, who honed his skills at Prince Edward School in Harare before relocating to South Africa

Kirsty Coventry

Coventry vows to create internationally competitive Zim athletes

By Sports Reporter NEWLY appointed Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry said she was determined to create a platform for Zimbabwean athletes so that they could be recognised internationally. The first local sports personality to be appointed Sports Minister also said sports and arts could be a source of employment for many youths throughout the country. “There

Serena Williamns

Serena: ‘I am not a cheat’, accuses tennis of ‘sexism’

By AFP Serena Williams insisted she was not cheating in the US Open final on Saturday before accusing the sport which has made her a global icon and multi-millionaire of sexism. Naomi Osaka won the final 6-2, 6-4 to become Japan’s first ever Grand Slam singles champion and delay Williams’s bid for a record-equalling 24th

Kirsty Coventry

Associations welcome Kirsty Coventry appointment as Sports Minister

By Leopold Munhende SEVEN time Olympic medallist, Kirsty Coventry’s surprise appointment as the country’s sports minister has been welcome by sports associations within the country’s sports associations. “This is indeed a pleasant surprise but a well-deserved appointment to one of our most distinguished sportspersons, one which augurs well for the agenda of the Sports and

Ngoni Chibuwe

Zim rugby star Ngoni Chibuwe joins Spanish club

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE rugby international Ngoni Chibuwe has made a massive leap in his young career after completing a move to Spanish club Getxo Errugbia ahead of the start of the new topflight División de Honor de Rugby campaign which begins next Sunday. The 23-year-old centre, who has been capped with both the Zimbabwe

Blessing Muzarabani

Northamptonshire hail new signing Muzarabani

By Sports Reporter NORTHAMPTONSHIRE head coach David Ripley has described new signing Blessing Muzarabani as a player with plenty of potential, after the English county side on Friday confirmed the signing of the former Zimbabwean international on a three-year contract. The 21-year-old Highfield-born fast bowler, who last month prematurely ended his international career with Zimbabwe,