Lesotho test for Locally-based Warriors

Lesotho test for Locally-based Warriors 1

By Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe Warriors will be looking put one foot in the 2020 African Nations Cup (Chan) finals to be held in Cameroon when they host the Crocodiles of Lesotho in a do or die third round first leg qualifier at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Sunday. Zimbabwe’s locally based Warriors, who are captained by Partson Jaure are aiming to make their fourth appearance at the fifth edition of the continental competition for home based players early next year. Although their opponents, Lesotho are yet to make a debut at…

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Kirsty Coventry meets all national sports associations

Kirsty Coventry meets all national sports associations 3

By Sports Reporter Sports, Arts and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry is this Saturday meeting all national sporting associations to apprise them on the new policy framework as well as to dissect problems bedevilling the sporting fraternity in the country. Coventry is expected to address the gathering which will bring together officials from her ministry, the new Sports and Recreation Commission board headed by Gerald Mlotshwa and representatives from all the country’s national sports associations. SRC corporate communications officer Tirivashe Nheweyembwa said this is the first time that Coventry will lay…

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Warriors drop six places in FIFA world rankings

Warriors drop six places in FIFA world rankings 5

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S senior national football team slumped six places on the latest FIFA world rankings from 112th to position 118 after their shock defeat to minnows Somalia in in the first leg of the preliminary round fixture of the 2022 FIFA World Cup early this month. The Warriors suffered an embarrassing 1-0 to then Africa’s second lowest-ranked team, Somalia in the first leg fixture played in Djibouti on September 5. Ranked 202nd in the world at the time, Somalia halted a run of 19 successive defeats stretching back eight years…

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CAPS United back on top as Dodo outshines Chitembwe 

CAPS United back on top as Dodo outshines Chitembwe  7

By Sports Reporter CAPS United moved to the top of the Premier Soccer League log edging Harare City 1-0 at Rufaro Stadium in a fiery midweek encounter on Wednesday. Striker Newman Sianchali’s goal was all Makepekepe needed to collect all maximum points as interim CAPS United coach Darlington Dodo got the better of his predecessor Lloyd Chitembwe, who is now in charge at Harare City. The victory took CAPS United to the top of the log on 41 points from 23 games, a point ahead of ZPC Kariba while FC…

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Tino Kadewere named French Ligue 2’s Player of the Month

Tino Kadewere named French Ligue 2’s Player of the Month 9

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international forward Tino Kadewere has been recognised for his brilliant form for French second tier club Le Havre since the start of the season after being named the division’s Domino French Ligue 2’s Player of the Month for August on Wednesday. The 23-year-old dreadlocked forward is currently the top scorer in the French Ligue 2 this season with nine goals in his team’s first seven matches. Infact Kadewere had scored in all of Le Havre’s matches with nine goals in his team’s first six league matches until his…

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SRC investigates Zimbabwe Netball Association (ZINA)

SRC investigates Zimbabwe Netball Association (ZINA) 11

By Sports Reporter THE Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has revealed that it is probing the operations of the Zimbabwe Netball Association (ZINA) amid allegations of “governance shortcomings”. The SRC did not specify its reasons for the probe of the Leticia Chipandu-led ZINA board but revealed that it was currently investigating the association and would release its findings at the end of the month. “We have received concerns relating to allegations of governance shortcomings at ZINA and we are now verifying matters. Our position will be made known before month…

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Lloyd Mutasa reunited with Rahman Gumbo at TelOne

Lloyd Mutasa reunited with Rahman Gumbo at TelOne 13

By Sports Reporter FORMER Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa has bounced back to coaching in the topflight Premier Soccer League (PSL) after being named as new assistant coach at relegation threatened TelOne FC. His appointment comes almost a year after being fired by the record Zimbabwe champions. TelOne confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that Mutasa joins the TelOne FC technical team which is headed by newly appointed veteran coach Rahman Gumbo as first assistant coach while ex-Highlanders goalkeepers coach Tembo Chuma has also been roped in in a similar role…

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Akbay leaves Ngezi, linked with Bosso return

Akbay leaves Ngezi, linked with Bosso return 15

By Sports Reporter DUTCH coach Erol Akbay could be set for a sensational return to Bulawayo giants Highlanders after parting ways with fellow Premier Soccer League side Ngezi Platinum Stars by “mutual consent” on Tuesday. Akbay joined Ngezi Platinum Stars in January this year, replacing Tonderai Ndiraya who had been fired by the Mhondoro-based club towards the end of last season. Ngezi confirmed that they have parted ways with Akbay while his assistant, Tendai Chikuni has also departed the club. “Ngezi Platinum Stars F.C wishes to announce the departure of…

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ZIFA raises match fees for officials as dollar continues slide

ZIFA raises match fees for officials as dollar continues slide 17

HARARE – The Zimbabwe Football Association has announced new match fees for Premier Soccer League match officials with effect from September 1. Referees will now be taking home a match fee of Z$700 up from Z$270, the same as the match commissioners. Assistant referees will pocket Z$600, up from Z$240, the same as the fourth official. The review follows a sharp decline of the local currency, which has lost 82 percent of its value since February when the central bank allowed formal trading in the currency by lifting a discredited…

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Ngezi Platinum announce coach Erol Akbay has left the club

Ngezi Platinum announce coach Erol Akbay has left the club 19

HARARE – Ngezi Platinum on Tuesday announced that their coach Erol Akbay and his assistant Tendai Chikuni had left the club by mutual consent. Club president Stanley Segula announced Akbay’s exit in a statement. The decision came after the ambitious club lost 1-0 away to TelOne last Saturday. Out-of-work Norman Mapeza, who quit champions FC Platinum last week, is now the favourite to take up the post. Belgian Akbay was previously coach of Highlanders before he was unveiled as Ngezi boss in December last year, replacing Tonderayi Ndiraya. Ngezi have…

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