FC Platinum, AS Otoho share spoils

By Sikhumbuzo Moyo William Stima scored a 48th minute stunner that secured a draw for FC Platinum against AS Otoho in a Total Caf Champions League first round first leg encounter at Stade Marien Ngouab here yesterday. FC Platinum players celebrate scoring a winning goal The game was, however, marred by Togolese referee Kokou Ntale whose shambolic and embarrassing show got even neutrals on the terraces shaking their heads in disbelief. The referee clearly chose to defile the refereeing profession by his favouritism, unperturbed that CAF had sent in a…

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WINDS OF CHANGE . . . Philip Chiyangwa, Omega Sibanda sensationally booted out as ZIFA bosses

By Tadious Manyepo Felton Kamambo is the new ZIFA president after he sensationally beat incumbent Philip Chiyangwa in the national football association’s elections held in Harare yesterday. DOWN AND OUT . . . A distraught Philip Chiyangwa (left) and Omega Sibanda show their disappointment after they were ousted as ZIFA bosses during yesterday’s elections in Harare. – Picture by Lee Maidza Constitutionally, the winner was supposed to garner at least two thirds of the vote but after amassing 35 to Chiyangwa’s 24, the latter withdrew his candidature just before a…

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‘l miss the naughty players’

By Alois Bunjira The Zimbabwe national team was invited by Namibia to celebrate their Independence and that of Walvis Bay in early 1995. Alois Bunjira is a former Caps United and Zimbabwe national football team striker who also played in the South African Premiership. Zifa decided to send the National Under-23 team as we were preparing for the All Africa games. We went to Walvis Bay and got accommodated at some hostel in Swakopmund. We didn’t care much as we were enjoying the beauty of Swakopmund and the clean beach.…

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Fabisch the strategist…first coach to introduce spying…on opponents

By Raymond Jaravaza Spying sending an emissary to search out information on an opposition team  was unheard of in Zimbabwean football in the early 1990s until legendary coach Reinhard Fabisch burst onto the local soccer scene. Former Zimbabwe Warriors manager Reinhardt Fabisch, follows the action at Sekondi Stadium in Ghana when he was still coaching Benin (Photo/MOHAMMED AMIN) Fabisch, famed for coaching arguably the best Warriors team code named “The Dream Team”, in his wisdom settled for a “rookie” in football coaching circles to take the lead on “spying missions”…

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Chiyangwa voted out as ZIFA boss

On Dec 16, 2018 45,460 0 By Michael Madyira | Goal.com | Felton Kamambo was elected the new Zimbabwe FA president on Sunday, beating Cosafa boss Phillip Chiyangwa at an elective congress in Harare. Phillip Chiyangwa, Felton Kamambo, Gift Banda, Chamu Chiwanza, Barry Manandi (far right) Chiyangwa polled 24 votes while Kamambo garnered 35 which were however insufficient for a two-thirds majority required for a winner to be declared. Facing a runoff, Chiyangwa withdrew his candidature, leaving Kamambo declared as duly elected Zimbabwe FA president. Related Articles Interestingly, Kamambo had…

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Charlie Austin rises highest as Saints sink Arsenal in five-goal thriller

On Dec 16, 2018 18,788 0 Charlie Austin’s 85th-minute header clinched victory for Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl on his home debut and ended Arsenal’s 22-match unbeaten run. Charlie Austin nods home Southampton’s decisive third goal. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images In a see-sawing encounter, the hosts took the lead after 20 minutes as Danny Ings muscled home a header from Matt Targett’s cross. Henrikh Mkhitaryan nodded in shortly after for Arsenal, following good work by Alex Iwobi and Nacho Monreal – but Ings struck again just before the break. Nathan Redmond’s…

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Deco back from knee injury

By Ricky Zililo South Africa-based Warriors’ defensive midfielder Danny “Deco” Phiri has fully recovered from a knee injury that sidelined him from action for two months. DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – FEBRUARY 11: Danny Phiri of golden Arrows during the Absa Premiership match between Golden Arrows and Bloemfontein Celtic at Princess Magogo Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images) The former Chicken Inn midfielder, now turning out for Durban-based Premier Soccer League club Golden Arrows, suffered a fracture after Zimbabwe’s 2-1 away win against…

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Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row. Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row. The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize. The Premier League’s player of the year scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season. “It’s a great feeling to win again. I’m happy and I would like to…

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Masuku completes Bosso return

By Ricky Zililo Former warriors midfielder Nqobizitha Masuku has completed his return to Highlanders after penning a two-year deal with the Premiership soccer giants. The ex-Bantu Rovers and FC Platinum midfielder, who had a brief stint with Zambia’s Buildcon, impressed coach Madinda Ndlovu when he trained with Bosso towards the end of the season. Nqobizitha Masuku The Bulawayo giants, keen on concluding deals with their players before the festive holidays, yesterday announced that just like Masuku, Sibanda, who kept 16-clean sheets during the season, has signed a two-year deal. “Highlanders…

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Billiat provides insight on new Chiefs coach

On Dec 15, 2018 16,755 0 Kaizer Chiefs attacker Khama Billiat has given insight into Ernst Middendorp’s first week at the helm.Billiat joined Chiefs from Mamelodi Sundowns, where Pitso Mosimane has been in charge for six years. Khama Billiat Now barely six months into his time at Amakhosi, the Zimbabwean international finds himself working with a new coach after the departure of Giovanni Solinas, who tried to build his team around Billiat. The former PSL Footballer of the Season says they need to stick to the ideas of the new…

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