No miracle for Yadah

No miracle for Yadah 1

By Tinotenda Nyanzira Bulawayo Chiefs fitness coach Thulani Sibanda says their 2-0 win over Yadah in a Premiership encounter at the National Sports Stadium was as a result of hard work. BULAWAYO Chiefs fitness coach Thulani Sibanda Shadreck Nyahwa’s goal in the 50th minute and an own goal by Jonathan Chitereki in the last quarter of the game saw the Chiefs clinching a crucial victory. “It was a tough game, the fact that these guys are also fighting relegation like us but I applaud the players for keeping composure, showing…

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Marvelous week for Nakamba

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By Rest Mutore Zimbabwe international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba’s display on his English Premiership debut in a 0-0 against West Ham on Monday has caught the imagination of Aston Villa fans who voted him the Man Of The Match in an online poll ran by his club. Aston Villa unveil Marvelous Nakamba, their 13th new signing. Photograph: Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images Nakamba polled 35 percent of the vote to beat Bjorn Engels who was a distant second with 25 percent. Tyrone Mings garnered 23 percent of the vote…

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Man City ignore injury woes to sink Shakhtar

Man City ignore injury woes to sink Shakhtar 3

Pep Guardiola insisted he never doubted Manchester City could cope with their defensive injury crisis as his side made a flying start to the Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. City boss Guardiola was forced to deploy Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho at centre-back after losing Aymeric Laporte and John Stones to recent injuries. But Fernandinho slotted in comfortably at the back as City easily subdued Shakhtar with first-half goals from Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan at the Metalist Stadium. Gabriel Jesus netted City’s third goal…

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Herrera snatches late point for Atletico with debut Juve strike

Herrera snatches late point for Atletico with debut Juve strike 4

Hector Herrera grabbed a dramatic point on his Atletico Madrid debut with a late header that saw his side come back from two goals down to draw 2-2 in their Champions League opener against Juventus on Wednesday. Herrera snatches late point for Atletico with debut Juve strike Herrera came off the bench to crash home Kieran Tripper’s last-minute corner and complete the comeback after Juve had gone ahead through Juan Cuadrado’s superb strike seconds after the break and a bullet header from Blaise Matuidi on 65 minutes. Stefan Savic gave…

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PSG thrash Real in Champions League opener as Man City cruise

PSG thrash Real in Champions League opener as Man City cruise 5

Paris Saint-Germain launched their latest quest for Champions League success with a statement win over Real Madrid on Wednesday, while a late Atletico Madrid comeback foiled Juventus as Manchester City eased to victory in Ukraine. Ángel Di María celebrates scoring the first goal for Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League win against Real Madrid. Photograph: Benoît Tessier/Reuters French giants PSG have failed to make their mark in Europe, crashing out of the Champions League in the last 16 each of the past three years despite the huge sums of money…

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Wonder goal lights up Rufaro as CAPS United power to the top

Wonder goal lights up Rufaro as CAPS United power to the top 6

By Robson Sharuko FITTINGLY, it was the defining moment of this feisty old boys’ club showdown at Rufaro yesterday pregnant with many sub-plots. Anything else would have been an injustice to such beauty, the baggage that would have diluted its purity, tainted its majesty and eroded its value. It’s a pity the television cameras where not there to capture it and store it in the vault where this league’s golden moments are preserved. Because, it’s such moments of magic, which are now few and far between in the domestic Premiership,…

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Ngezi Platinum eye Dhlakama

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By Grace Chingoma SEASONED Chapungu gaffer Rodwell Dhlakama has emerged the firm favourite among the shortlist of coaches being targeted by Premiership outfit Ngezi Platinum. Rodwell Dhlakama The former Zimbabwe Young Warriors coach, who has guided Chapungu in a decent campaign despite working with limited resources, is understood to be headlining the names Ngezi have earmarked to replace the sacked Erol Akbay. The Dutchman was relieved of his duties on Tuesday together with his assistant coach Tendai Chikuni. Related Articles The other assistant, Cosmas “Tsano” Zulu, who is the goalkeepers’…

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Yadah coach throws in the towel

Yadah coach throws in the towel 8

By Tadious Manyepo A public spat with team manager Billy Sinani, on the eve of the match, coupled with an awful display in this Premiership tie yesterday proved too much for Yadah coach Genesis Mangombe. Genesis Mangombe The youthful gaffer revealed he was stepping down from his post. Mangombe and Sinani had a slanging match on a coaches’ social media forum on Tuesday and the duo didn’t even talk to each other despite sharing the same bench at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. Related Articles Mangombe drove off after the…

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Kellen Winslow Jr.’s wife files for divorce as rape retrial nears

Kellen Winslow Jr.’s wife files for divorce as rape retrial nears 9

The wife of former New York Jet and convicted rapist Kellen Winslow Jr. has filed for divorce — about a month before the ex-NFL star’s retrial on other sexual assault charges. Kellen Winslow Jr Janelle Winslow, who has been married to the ex-NFL tight end for 13 years and has two children with him, filed on Aug. 30 in San Diego, local outlet KGTV reported Monday. This comes after the 36-year-old former footballer in June was found guilty of the May 2018 rape of a 58-year-old homeless woman he befriended in Encinitas. Winslow was…

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Nigerian football bosses’ properties seized

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Several properties belonging to top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, including its president Amaju Pinnick, have been seized in a fresh corruption probe. Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick and his wife Julie The latest investigation and seizures are being carried out by the country’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s. The ICPC has published a newspaper advertisement about the properties seized, half of which belong to Pinnick. According to the statement published in the Nigerian papers, one of Pinnick’s properties is in London. Related Articles It…

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