Dream Team skipper rallies Warriors

Dream Team skipper rallies Warriors 1

By Langton Nyakwenda Ephraim Chawanda almost captained the national team to the 1994 African Cup of Nations but the dream went up in smoke as Reinhard Fabisch’s side fell at the last hurdle. Ephraim Chawanda Chawanda and his Dream Team suffered the ignominy of failing at the last hurdle back on July 25, 1993 when Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya extinguished Zimbabwe’s hopes of qualifying for the 1994 finals with an 80th minute header that cancelled out Henry Mckop’s opener in front of 60 000 people at the National Sports Stadium.…

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This dangerous looking Dynamos

This dangerous looking Dynamos 2

By Makomborero Mutimukulu Caps United president Farai Jere looked at Dynamos going through their warm up routines ahead of last weekend’s charity clash at the National Sports Stadium and shook his head. Lloyd Chitembwe (left) and Farai Jere (centre) For a moment he looked like he was about to say something.But the Makepekepe majority shareholder said nothing. Again Jere looked at Dynamos, who were warming up towards what Charles Mabika used to refer to as the Mabelreign end during his radio football commentary days and this time he did not…

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A Platinum Mine disaster

A Platinum Mine disaster 3

By Mukudzei Chingwere FC Platinum  are the country’s worst representatives in the Caf Champions League group stages after finishing this year’s campaign winless and with just three points from a possible 18. 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) The Zimbabwean champions yesterday failed to beat a severely weakened Esperance at Barbourfields. That the visitors fielded a junior team never showed with goals from Mohamed Meskini and Edem…

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Oba turns to God

Oba turns to God 4

By Fungai Muderere recently in Malawi There was a moment during Chicken Inn’s recent pre-season tour of Malawi when Obadiah Tarumbwa asked his roommate Guide Goddard to vacate their room. Obadiah Tarumbwa seen here playing for the national team (Picture by Standard) Tarumbwa’s request was simple. He was about to pray and read the Bible and if Goddard could not join him as he spoke to his maker, then he would rather do so on his own. For years, Tarumbwa’s transgressions have graced B-Metro pages, as one scandal after another painted…

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Manyuchi eager to return

Manyuchi eager to return 5

By Austin Karonga Boxer Charles Manyuchi is desperate to use the International Boxing Federation Super Welterweight Inter-continental title fight against Ariel Alejandro Zampedri later this month to get his career back on the rails. Charles Manyuchi The former World Boxing Council welterweight (silver) champion will return to the ring against the Argentinian on May 25, at the Harare International Conference Centre, since losing his welterweight title to Uzbek boxer Qudratillo Abduqaxorov in Singapore in 2017. The 30-year-old, whose record stands at 22-4-1 appears to have learnt his lessons following the…

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DeMbare’s anxious wait. . . foreign players yet to get international clearances

DeMbare’s anxious wait. . . foreign players yet to get international clearances 6

By Godknows Matarutse Dynamos are still waiting for the clearance papers of their foreign trio of Herve Vincent Mbega, Ngahan Claude Junior (both Cameroon) and Robert Sackey (Ghana) as the 2019 Castle Lager Premiership season fast approaches. Dynamos coach Lloyd Chigowe Dynamos are still waiting for the clearance papers of their foreignThe Glamour Boys, who are rebuilding under Lloyd “Mablanyo” Chigowe, signed the three West Africans and Congolese international Ngandu Mangala to strengthen their squad after losing most of their players, who did duty last season. And while Mangala has already…

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Highlanders travel to Hwange…as Dynamos go to Gweru

Highlanders travel to Hwange…as Dynamos go to Gweru 7

By Ricky Zililo Highlanders players, who ended a three-week strike on Thursday, are likely to be part of the squad that will play two competitive pre-season games against Premier Soccer League returnees Hwange at the Colliery Stadium tomorrow. HIS FACE SAYS IT ALL . . . Chris ‘’Romario’’ Musekiwa, one of Dynamos’ most passionate fans, can barely watch as his struggling team turn on another poor show in a Castle Lager Premiership match at Rufaro The bulk of Bosso players, who remained on strike when nine members of the squad returned…

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Can DeMbare signings repeat Epoupa magic?

Can DeMbare signings repeat Epoupa magic? 8

By Eddie Chikamhi When Cameroonian footballer Christian Joel Epoupa arrived at Dynamos two years ago, he received a mixed reception, with some questioning whether he was worth the investment. But the big forward erased all the lingering doubts with superb performances that earned him a place on the Soccer Stars of the Year calendar. Christian Joel Epoupa Epoupa also scored some fine goals for DeMbare to finish as the first runner-up in the Golden Boot race with 12 goals in the bag. This season, Dynamos have four foreign players. Related…

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Fifteen years later, Cephas Chimedza still grieves…

Fifteen years later, Cephas Chimedza still grieves… 9

By Robson Sharuko The car was still burning when they arrived, their path past the bridge had been blocked by a mass of people who had already gathered at the scene of the accident, and life was slowly being sucked out of the trapped individuals in that fireball in the most gruesome of fashion. SHOCK AND GRIEF . . . The CAPS United family, notably Andy Hodges, the late Shacky Tauro, Brenna Msiska, Charles Kawadza and Energy Murambadoro join scores of football fans as they mourn the tragic passing of…

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Billiat finds his touch at the right time for Warriors

Billiat finds his touch at the right time for Warriors 10

By Robson Sharuko Khama Billiat dismissed questions related to his fitness by not only returning to the Kaizer Chiefs starting line-up in Nelspruit last night but also scoring a superb individual goal for Kaizer Chiefs. Khama Billiat The Zimbabwe international forward’s fitness, for the 2019 AFCON qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville next Sunday, was called into question when Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp told the South African media last weekend Billiat had been injured. This followed the German coach’s decision to bring out Billiat at half-time in that match. Related Articles That sparked…

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