Sharif Mussa for Egypt

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By Petros Kausiyo Former Warriors manager Sharif Mussa continues to get recognition from the Confederation of African Football in his new role as Match General Coordinator to handle a tough Confederation Cup match between Egyptian giants Zamalek and perennial campaigners Petr Atletico of Angola. Sharif Mussa The Group D showdown is set for the Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria in Egypt on Sunday night. ZIFA communications manager, Xolisani Gwesela, and Mussa have since last late year been inducted onto the CAF panel of General co-ordinators with the later having…

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A bastion of loyalty, an oasis of humility

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By Robson Sharuko Kaitano Tembo, a bastion of loyalty to the SuperSport United cause who is marking his 20th anniversary at the club, celebrated one of his finest moments as a coach on Wednesday night when he masterminded a spectacular 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates in Nelspruit. Kaitano Tembo coach of Supersport United during the Supersport United Pressconference on the 23 August 2018 at PSL Offices/ Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix The 48-year-old Zimbabwean gaffer has spent the last 20 years of his life working at the Pretoria side after arriving there…

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PSL clubs in huge dilemma

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By Godknows Matarutse Top flight sides have been put into a fix after the Premier Soccer League (PSL) yesterday announced that tomorrow is the deadline for provisional player registration ahead of this year’s soccer season. TAG TEAM . . . Richard Chihoro (left), Lloyd Chigowe (centre) and Murape Murape closely follow proceedings during Dynamos’ league match against FC Platinum at Mandava The PSL has already set March 30, as the date for the commencement of the 2019 season, while the player transfer window closes on March 31, 2019. Most clubs…

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Ex-Gweru United player Matsika dies

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By Onward Gangata Former Gweru United player and current Zimbabwe Under 23 team manager Kisdo Matsika has died. Kisdo Matsika He was 61. Matsika is survived by his wife Phillis, four children and three grandchildren. He is reported to have collapsed at his Mkoba residence in the early hours of yesterday morning and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Matsika was part of the Gweru United side that made waves in the late 70s and 80s where he played as a midfielder. Former Warriors player Wonder Chaka who…

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Mapeza wants positive end

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By Godknows Matarutse FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza wants his charges to be virtually flawless in their remaining two Caf African Champions League matches against South African giants Orlando Pirates and Esperance of Tunisia for them to finish on a high. FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza, backroom staff and players salute supporters at the end of CAF league match against Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.(Picture by Eliah Saushoma) Mapeza reckons while his charges are already out of contention for a place in the knockout stages after managing only…

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Hope for George Shaya

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By Austin Karonga Legendary footballer George “Mastermind” Shaya afforded to put a golden smile on his face on Tuesday after a heaven-sent samaritan came to his rescue at his hour of need. George Shaya Shaya, 72, a prolific footballer in his heyday, who made his name at Harare giants Dynamos, has been battling ill-health for a long time now. A local corporate that declined to be named, brought him an assortment of goodies and promised to settle all his medical related expenses saying “we are not doing this to be…

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Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid boss’ celebration ‘came from the heart’

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On Feb 21, 2019 9,088 0 Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has apologised for any offence caused by his celebrations against Juventus, but said: “I did it from the heart.” Diego Simeone grabs his balls in X-rated celebration as Atletico Madrid beat Juventus Simeone turned towards fans and grabbed his crotch after Jose Maria Gimenez opened the scoring in a 2-0 win. “It’s not a nice gesture, I admit, but I felt the need to do it,” he said. “I did it as a player at Lazio and I did…

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Billiat: We win and lose together at Chiefs

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On Feb 21, 2019 17,866 0 Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama Billiat believes the club are a united force and that no one individual gets blamed for losing or drawing matches. Khama Billiat Chiefs appear to be out of the title race in seventh position, a significant nine points behind the leaders Bidvest Wits. Key individual mistakes from the likes of Virgil Vries and Hendrick Ekstein have seemingly cost the Glamour Boys dearly. However, Billiat takes the view that responsibility for winning and losing is shared by the team, in particular…

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Rahman Gumbo ended Chunga’s career

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By Sikhumbuzo Moyo One of the finest footballers to ever emerge from Zimbabwe Moses “Bambo” Chunga’s national team career was ended by former Highlanders’ midfield kingpin Rahman Gumbo. Moses “Bambo’’ Chunga Chunga, a dribbling wizard who made defenders look stupid, went to Belgium where he still commands a lot of respect. According to another Zimbabwean great Alois Bunjira, the Razorman’s national team dance was brought to an end by Gumbo in the early 1990s when the late German schemer Reinhard Fabisch was in charge of the Warriors. Related Articles In…

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Masakadza appointment divides opinion

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By Eddie Chikamhi The appointment of Hamilton Masakadza as substantive captain of the Zimbabwe national cricket team has divided opinion among cricket enthusiasts. Hamilton Masakadza Masakadza, who led the side late last year on the tour of South Africa and Bangladesh after replacing Graeme Cremer, was on Tuesday confirmed as the new captain of all three formats. The Zimbabwe Cricket board naturally went for experience and the leadership qualities that Masakadza has demonstrated in a career spanning 18 years. Related Articles The veteran top order batsman, who turns 36 this…

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