Articles tagged 'warriors'

Pasuwa in catch-22 16 July 2015 HARARE - Zifa insist coach Calisto Pasuwa will have to come up with two competitive teams for the senior national team and the Under-23 squad in September. The Warriors take on Guinea at the National Sports Stadium in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifier during the weekend of Sep...
Pasuwa recounts stadium disaster horror 15 July 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe and South African players resorted to drinking water from the toilet bowl to contain effects of teargas fumes during the July 9, 2000 National Sports Stadium disaster. This was revealed by Calisto Pasuwa, who was one of the Warriors defenders, during that ill-fated 2002 World...
Warriors WC bid remains in limbo 12 July 2015 HARARE - With less than 15 days to go before the Russia 2018 World Cup preliminary draw, Zimbabwe’s participation in the qualifiers is looking less unlikely. The Warriors were expelled from the qualifiers by Fifa in March after the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) failed to pay former coac...
Warriors 'shame' Zifa 12 July 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe national team — blighted by financial woes and often chaotic preparations for big matches — yesterday rose seven places on the Fifa rankings to make a mockery of the country’s current football status. The Warriors moved from 119 to 112 on the back of impressive showings in th...
Warriors to meet Lesotho 6 July 2015 HARARE - An ill-prepared Zimbabwe side have reached the first round of the African Nations Championships (Chan) after yesterday’s draw against the Comoros. The Warriors, who arrived in the Comoros yesterday, have won the tie 2-0 on aggregate after having won the first leg 2-0 in Harare two wee...
Div 1 keeper for Warriors 3 July 2015 HARARE - Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa has called up inexperienced goalkeeper Nelson Simbanegavi from Zifa Northern Region Division One side DC Academy as the keeper crisis in his squad deepens. Zimbabwe is preparing for Saturday’s second leg of the African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifie...
Zifa remain optimistic 1 July 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is optimistic the Warriors will fly out in time to the Comoros for Saturday's African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier. With trip to the Indian Ocean islands hanging in the balance as the cash-strapped association is racing against time, Z...
Sorry Warriors staying grounded 23 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe captain Danny Phiri says the locally-based Warriors have a lot of work to do in next month’s second leg of the 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier against Comoros. Calisto Pasuwa’s men laboured to a 2-0 victory over the Indian Ocean islanders at Rufaro Stadium ...
Warriors labour for victory 22 June 2015 HARARE - Despite achieving what appears to be a comfortable two goal lead, Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa was not pleased with his side’s poor finish against Comoros in an African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier here yesterday. Hwange striker Evans Rusike and FC Platinum’s Tatenda Mudewe ...
Warriors ready for Comoros 21 June 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national team is hoping to avoid stepping on a banana skin in the form of Comoros in today’s African Nations Championship (Chan) preliminary round qualifier at Rufaro Stadium. After having qualified for the previous three edition of the tournament, the Warriors are seekin...
Meteoric rise of Mukuruva 21 June 2015 HARARE - The experience of elders should prevail over the skill of youth, goes the saying but Zimbabwe national team and Dynamos goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva is defying that assertion. When Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa, announced the squad to face Malawi in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afco...
We're not here on holiday – Comoros 21 June 2015 HARARE - Comoros coach Abderemane Ahmed Chamite says while they are happy with the underdog tag, his side have what it takes to defy odds and surprise the Warriors tomorrow. Les Coelecantes, who are ranked 190 in the world, face the Warriors in a preliminary round, first leg of the African Cup...
Why, why can't Warriors perform well constantly? 21 June 2015 JOHANNESBURG - I was a guest of some corporate last week at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban when a host of media contingent extended their hands to congratulate me. For a moment I was stunned at what all this meant because I couldn’t make head or tail of all the hullaballoo. “Well done your...
Zifa meets its match 21 June 2015 HARARE - Finally, Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jonathan Mashingaidze has met his match after he was dressed down by Walter Magaya, founder and leader of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries. For many years, Mashingaidze and Zifa president Cuthb...
Magaya blasts Zifa over Warriors donations 19 June 2015 HARARE - Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) leader Walter Magaya yesterday told the hugely mismanaged and out-of-sorts Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) that “he is there to support the players and not to settle the association’s debts.” Magaya has recently been bailing out ...
Warriors fail to train 18 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s national football yesterday failed to train in preparation for Sunday’s 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier against Comoros. The Warriors are scheduled to take on the Indian Ocean island side in the preliminary round of the tournament to be staged in Rwanda n...
We cannot relax – Pasuwa 17 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe national football team coach Calisto Pasuwa says Saturday’s win over Malawi should not be used as a smokescreen to cover up the chaos that rocked the Warriors’ camp. An ill-prepared Warriors side defied all odds to beat the Flames 2-1 at Kamuzu Stadium in a 2017 Africa Cup of...
I couldn't believe I scored - Khama 17 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe midfielder Khama Billiat says he was surprised when his cross evaded Malawi goalkeeper MacDonald Harawa and went in during Saturday 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Blantyre.  With the scores tied at 1-1 during the Group L encounter at Kamuzu Stadium, Billiat won posse...
Warriors plunge Malawi into crisis 16 June 2015 HARARE - There is pandemonium, anger and grief in Malawi as the nation is still trying to come to terms with Saturday’s events at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. An ill-prepared Zimbabwe national football team left a trail of destruction in the southern African country following their 2-1 victory ...
Pasuwa hailed for Warriors win 16 June 2015 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe national team players have hailed Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa for grinding a win against Malawi despite financial troubles which engulfed their preparations. On Saturday, Pasuwa’s charges put aside their off field problems to stun Malawi 2-1 in a 2017 Africa Cup of N...
Warriors extinguish Flames 14 June 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national football team defied all odds to stun hosts Malawi 2-1 in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group L qualifier at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre yesterday. The South Africa-based duo of Cuthbert Malajila and Khama Billiat scored in each half to ensure maximum point...
Miracle as Zim thumps Malawi 14 June 2015 HARARE - Notwithstanding the staggering incompetence of the Cuthbert Dube-led Zifa administration, coach Calisto Pasuwa’s brave Warriors were still able to dig deep yesterday and beat Malawi 2-1 in Blantyre in a crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier, sparking wild celebrations among success-st...
'Time up for Zifa' 13 June 2015 HARARE - In the wake of the Warriors’ chaos this week calls have increased for Cuthbert Dube and his Zifa board to step down. The crisis in the Warriors camp reached alarming levels when the players refused to board Thursday’s flight to Malawi for this afternoon’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qu...
We'll soldier on – Katsande 13 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe captain Willard Katsande says his charges will put behind all their troubles to get a positive result against Malawi this afternoon in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.    The Warriors, who had refused to board a plane for Blantyre on Thursday afternoon, finally left fo...
Musona confident of victory 13 June 2015 HARARE - Despite all the problems that have rocked the Warriors’ preparations ahead of their tie against Malawi, striker Knowledge Musona says they have quickly shifted their attention to their bid for a place at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The players had to assemble at a very sh...