West Ham’s Pedro Obiang yet to approach Fifa for nationality swap

By Danesius Marteh |BBC| West Ham’s Spain-born midfielder Pedro Obiang has not yet approached Fifa about changing his nationality to play for Equatorial Guinea. West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang has played for Spain at youth level Obiang was last week included in Equatorial Guinea’s squad for a Nations Cup qualifier at home to Senegal. He played for Spain at various youth levels but is eligible to play for Equatorial Guinea through his family. Related Articles Obiang played a competitive under-21 match for Spain and therefore needs Fifa clearance to…

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Danny Welbeck: Arsenal forward has second ankle operation

On Nov 13, 2018 7,866 0 Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has had a second operation on his broken right ankle. Danny Welbeck was taken straight to hospital after suffering an ankle injury during Arsenal’s goalless Europa League draw with Sporting CP The 27-year-old was injured during Thursday’s Europa League draw with Sporting Lisbon, and had to be carried off on a stretcher. Manager Unai Emery said on Sunday that he did not know if the England striker will return this season. “Danny will now start his rehabilitation. It’s too early to say…

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Mata to leave United to join Arsenal in 2019/20

On Nov 13, 2018 13,325 4 Manchester United star Juan Mata will reportedly join Arsenal at the end of 2018/19 as the attacking midfielder wants to link up again with former boss Unai Emery. Juan Mata Mata’s contract expires at the end of this season and it appears likely he will make an exit as he has not commanded a first team place under manager Jose Mourinho in recent seasons. The 30-year-old played under current Gunners boss Emery at Valencia and, as such, talkSPORT host Adrian Durham says he will…

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Div One to revert to 18-team league

By Ricky Zililo ZIFA Southern Region Division One Soccer League will relegate two teams and revert to an 18-team competition next season. Zifa House in Harare (Picture by Lionel Guma/Nehanda Radio) Sixteen clubs battled it out at the 2018 championship which ended at the weekend, with NRZ Leopards and ZRP Bulawayo Province being the bottom two sides heading to Second Division. Hwange won the title that gave them a Premiership ticket. Related Articles Mehluli Thebe, a Zifa Southern Region board member said they are keen to revert to a 2017…

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SRC withdraws opposition in Streak case

The saga between the Zimbabwe Cricket and former national team coach Heath Streak, who is pushing for the liquidation of the debt-ridden organisation, took another twist after the Sports Commission withdrew their opposition of the process at the High Court. Heath Streak during his cricket playing days The Sports Commission who were named as the third respondents in the case, had filed a Notice of Opposition with the High Court last month. But the organisation through their legal representatives Gill, Godlonton and Gerrans have indicated they have withdrawn their opposition.…

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Warriors forward dreams big

By Eddie Chikamhi After sitting out four solid months due to a nasty knee injury, Warriors forward Tino Kadewere feels he has recuperated on time to help the country realise the dream to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon next year. Tino Kadewere The 22-year-old forward suffered significant ligament damage to his left knee in July apparently at a time he had hit top form while turning out for Swedish outfit Djurgardens. Kadewere had gone on a scoring spree that catapulted him to…

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Triangle for Confed Cup

By Nigel Matongorere Tongaat Hulett have confirmed that they will bankroll Triangle United’s African Confederation Cup campaign next year after the club won the Chibuku Super Cup on Saturday. Triangle players lift the Chibuku Super Cup trophy at Gibbo Stadium The Sugar Sugar Boys won their second major silverware in the top flight following a deserved 2-0 win over Harare City at Gibbo Stadium. In front of a packed home crowd, Triangle prevailed courtesy of second half goals from captain Ralph Kawondera and winger Phenias Bamusi to end City’s strangle…

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Dzvukamanja fit, still out of Warriors squad

By Ricky Zililo Warriors and Bidvest Wits forward Terrence Dzvukamanja has fully recovered from an injury that ruled him out of this weekend’s Zimbabwe’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia. Terrence Dzvukamanja The Warriors’ penultimate Group G game against the Lone Stars will be played at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville on Sunday. The national team coaches dropped Dzvukamanja alongside Yadah defender Byron Madzokere last week, with the technical team saying they were not going to have time to assess the duo. Related Articles Dzvukamanja picked…

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Zulu relishes PSL return

On Nov 12, 2018 7,675 0 By Sikhumbuzo Moyo Hwange striker Gilbert Zulu is looking forward to life in the Premier Soccer League next season after leading the coal miners back to the elite league from a one year stay in the wilderness of Division One. Gilbert Zulu Chipangano bounced back in spectacular fashion after campaigning in Division One this year and Zulu will likely be the PSL’s second oldest player next year after Herentals’ Innocent Benza. “I am looking forward to playing in the top league once again, it’s…

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Arrows coach tips Mutizwa for another top award

Golden Arrows coach Clinton Larsen says it augurs well for a small club like Abafana Bes’thende that their striker Knox Mutizwa won the Absa Premiership Goal of the Month award of August. Knox Mutizwa of Golden Arrows during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Platinum Stars and Golden Arrows at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, South Africa on 07 March 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix Mutizwa, who is in his third season with Arrows following his arrival from Bidvest Wits, earned the prize for scoring with a sensational bicycle kick in the first game…

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