Zifa directive challenged

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BULAWAYO-BASED Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Chicken Inn have challenged the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) to lead by example and employ a Warriors coach with the requisite Caf A coaching licence after the mother body demanded that all top-flight head coaches and their assistants should first acquire the badge before they can sit on the bench. BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA /TERRY MADYAUTA Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambga does not possess the Caf A licence and according to Caf club licensing rules and regulations, he is not qualified to be the head of…

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Zimbabwe to host 2019 COSAFA Cup tournament

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By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE has been provisionally awarded the rights to host this year’s edition of the COSAFA Cup to be held in May subject to getting a Government guarantee, the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) secretary general Sue Destombes confirmed Tuesday. The 2019 edition of the regional tournament is set to take place from May 19 to June 1 and would be an opportunity for the Warriors – who are on the verge of qualifying for the African Cup of Nations set for Egypt – an opportunity…

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Bolt hanging up boots on football dream

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AFP Usain Bolt is giving up on his dream of forging a career as a professional footballer following his try-out last year with Australian side Central Coast Mariners. In remarks reported by Jamaican media outlets on Tuesday, the eight-time Olympic sprint champion said he had drawn a line under his hopes of playing football as a professional. The 32-year-old athletics icon had told reporters last month he had not given up hope of becoming a footballer. However at an event in Kingston on Monday, Bolt said he now planned to…

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Ronald escapes jail with $21m tax fine

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Sky News Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a £17m fine and a suspended two-year jail sentence following allegations of tax evasion in Spain. The former Real Madrid forward, 33, appeared in court in the Spanish capital this morning. The Portuguese international had already agreed a deal to pay the fine after pleading guilty last year to charges brought by Spanish state prosecutors and tax authorities. He appeared relaxed as he arrived at court smiling with his fiancee Georgina Rodriguez, even signing an autograph on his way in. Ronaldo spent around 45…

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Liberia’s footballer president Weah marks year in office

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AP Star footballer-turned-politician George Weah marks a year as Liberia’s president on Tuesday as many in the impoverished country debate whether he has begun to deliver on dramatic campaign promises. FIFA’s 1995 player of the year in his inaugural speech vowed to give the West African nation’s young population hope through job creation and a war on corruption, saying “Liberians will no longer be spectators in their own economy.” Many of those youth now fear the 52-year-old Weah has lost his way. Even Weah has acknowledged a difficult time, telling…

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Mudariki signs new Premiership deal

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London — Worcester Warriors prop Farai Mudariki has agreed a new one-year contract with the Premiership club. The 23-year-old Zimbabwe tighthead, who is yet to make his Premiership debut, first signed in July from French side Stado Tarbes Pyrenees. Prior to that, Mudariki had two seasons with Top 14 club Castres’ academy side. He scored a try on his Zimbabwe debut against Madagascar in 2015 in a Rugby World Cup qualifier and now has 10 international caps. His most recent appearance was in August against Tunisia in the Rugby Africa…

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Mucheneka stays at Chicken Inn

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CHICKEN Inn midfielder Innocent Mucheneka is expected to join the rest of the team this week as the Gamecocks start their preparations for the 2019 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season amid rumours linking him to Caps United. BY FORTUNE MBELE The 2018 Soccer Star of the Year finalist has also been linked with a move to South African side Baroka FC. The Gamecocks’ spokesperson Tavengwa Hara yesterday dismissed speculation that the midfielder is leaving Chicken Inn saying they have not been approached by anyone adding that the player has…

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PSL coaches in a fix

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SEVERAL Premier Soccer League (PSL) coaches could be left jobless this season amid reports that the new Zifa executive committee has become stricter in enforcing the club licensing system after resolving at its meeting last week that coaches and their assistants would not be allowed to sit on the bench without the mandatory Confederation of African Football (Caf) A coaching badge. BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA Although this requirement has been in place for the past few seasons it has, in some cases been waived for some coaches who have excelled like…

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Farai Mudariki: Worcester Warriors’ Zimbabwe prop signs new one-year deal

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By BBC.com LONDON: Worcester Warriors prop Farai Mudariki has agreed a new one-year contract with the Premiership club. The 23-year-old Zimbabwe tight-head, who is yet to make his Premiership debut, first signed in July from French side Stado Tarbes Pyrenees. Prior to that, Mudariki had two seasons with Top 14 club Castres’ academy side. He scored a try on his Zimbabwe debut against Madagascar in 2015 in a Rugby World Cup qualifier and now has 10 international caps. His most recent appearance was in August against Tunisia in the Rugby Africa Gold…

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Ex-Dynamos coach Pasuwa agrees new deal in Malawi

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By Sports Reporter FORMER Warriors and Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa looks set to make a return to the Malawian TNM Super League ahead of the new season after reportedly agreeing a new three-year contract with Malawian football giants Nyasa Big Bullets. The 48-year-old coach initially signed a short-term contract with the Malawians in October and achieved the initial target of winning the league title. And according to reports from Malawi, Nyasa Big Bullets have tied Pasuwa down to a new long-term deal with the latter agreeing “in principle” to a…

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