Articles tagged 'warriors'

Warriors crash out as bonus row stalks side 22 May 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe crashed out of the Cosafa Cup when they put on a shambolic display against Namibia last night as players crossed swords with Zifa before the match over bonuses. The Warriors had appeared on course for a quarter-final berth against neighbours and holders Zambia heading into la...
'Namibia will be difficult' 21 May 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe national team coach Calisto Pasuwa says the warriors will face a tough opponent in Namibia during this evening’s Cosafa Cup final Group A match in South Africa. The Warriors need at least a point to secure a quarter-final berth against Zambia after two wins over Mauritius and...
Warriors begin Cosafa campaign 17 May 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national football team begin their Cosafa Senior Cup Group A campaign this evening against Mauritius at Moruleng Stadium in South Africa. Kick-off is 5:30pm. The Warriors need to top the group that also includes Namibia and Seychelles if they are to qualify for the qua...
'Govt should bankroll Warriors' 17 March 2015 HARARE - Africa is shocked at how a country as rich as Zimbabwe is failing to settle a $67 000 debt that has seen the national team expelled from the 2018 World Cup and dimmed the future of the country’s fledgling stars. Some have laid the blame on the Cuthbert Dube-led Zimbabwe Football Assoc...
Grobbelaar savages Zifa 17 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe and Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar says the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) must be dissolved. Grobelaar weighed in on the debate after the world football governing body Fifa expelled the Warriors from participating in the 2018 Russia World Cup qualifiers as punishmen...
'Putting heads together' 28 November 2014 HARARE - Knocked out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at the first hurdle, bid to host the next edition in 2017 rejected at the first hurdle – things cannot get any worse for Zimbabwean football. It is with this in mind that key stakeholders of the game here have arranged to meet i...
Zim has lots of lessons to learn from SA 24 November 2014 JOHANNESBURG - For the umpteenth time, Zimbabwean soccer fans will be watching the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations from the comfort of their homes. This is not of their liking. The Warriors not only did not qualify to go to Equatorial Guinea but were not even good enough to qualify for the group st...
Mashingaidze's conduct rapped 2 November 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board members are concerned with the way Jonathan Mashingaidze, the Zifa CEO, is singlehandedly arranging national team matches. The under-fire Mashingaidze has in recent months sanctioned the friendly matches for the national Under-23 side without...
Warriors slide continues 24 October 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's national football team tumbled nines place down to number 101 on the official Fifa Coca-Cola World Rankings released yesterday. The Warriors, who reached a high of position of 90 earlier this year, are now sliding down the table and will surely sink to greater depth soon. ...
Warriors- Zebras match tickets go on sale 27 September 2014 HARARE - Tickets for Zimbabwe's tie against Botswana set for Tuesday will not be sold on match day, Botswana Football Association communications manager, Phakamile Kraai has said. The national team, which will be playing under the banner of the Young Warriors, face the Zebras at the Gaborone N...
New dawn for Warriors 24 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's rebuilding exercise will kick-off next week when the Warriors travel to Gaborone for an international friendly against Botswana.  The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) in August announced it has disbanded the Warriors after failure to progress to the later stages of the ...
Warriors fall on Fifa rankings 19 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe dropped two places on the latest Fifa rankings released by the world football governing body yesterday. The Warriors, who have not kicked a ball for the past three months, fell number 90 to 92 the world rankings in the world and are now ranked 24th in Africa. Algeria remai...
Gorowa overstayed his welcome 9 August 2014 HARARE - The term long overdue is often misused in society but how befitting is it for Ian Gorowa, who finally resigned as Warriors coach, two months after presiding over Zimbabwe’s worst African Cup of Nations qualification campaign. In truth, such a decision, coming after such a long time, s...
Dube attacks 'player agent' Gorowa 8 August 2014 HARARE - Zifa have disbanded the entire national side after the country's failure to progress to the next stage of the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers. Appearing before Parliament yesterday, Zifa president Cuthbert Dube said the association will now build a new national team from the curre...
Gorowa steps down as Warriors coach 6 August 2014 HARARE - Ian Gorowa last night quit as the Zimbabwe national football team coach ahead of today’s crucial Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board meeting that was set to decide his fate. The resignation is a pre-emptive move to today’s Zifa board meeting that was expected to sack the coach ...
Zifa meet to discuss missing $700K, Gorowa's fate 5 August 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) holds an extra-ordinary board meeting tomorrow to discuss issues surrounding the missing $700 000 from the published accounts of 2011, 2012 and 2013. At the same meeting, the association will also tackle the fate of all national team coaches in...
Are we the new minnows now? 5 August 2014 HARARE - The successful progression of four Southern African region teams into the group stages of 2015 African Nations Cup qualifiers – three of those teams relatively lightweights of the game on the continent – has put the sorry state of our game back into the spotlight again.  Zimbabwe plun...
Zim football in turmoil 21 July 2014 HARARE - The fall of our football has been so precipitate and catastrophic , it is tempting to believe in some super-natural retribution and you wonder if devilish forces have begun unleashing their tide of misfortune. Our game has been in regular tatters ,  it has fallen into terminal decline...
Calls for Fifa ban nonsensical 10 June 2014 HARARE - Without a doubt, football administration in Zimbabwe has had its fair share of problems – and some of them self-inflicted and highly unnecessary. From the times of Nelson Chirwa, Trevor Carelse-Juul, Leo Mugabe, Wellington Nyatanga to the current executive led by Cuthbert Dube, the co...
Zim football in intensive care 7 June 2014 JOHANNESBURG - My good country Zim will once again be watching the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals from the sidelines. Since being admitted to the international fold in 1980, Zimbabwe has only managed to feature at Africa’s biggest football showpiece on a pittance two occasions. S...
PSL back after Warriors agony 5 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean football fans will seek some solace from the Castle Premiership, which resumes this weekend following the disastrous performance by the national side. The Warriors sunk to a new low when they bowed out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in the preliminary first ro...
Warriors a disgrace 4 June 2014 EDITOR — Fortunes to go for two consecutive years to play on the international stage were bluntly blown away by the so-called Warriors. I watched the match with lots of confidence believing our boys would sail through, but I was wrong. Yes, as Zimbabweans we have every reason to be angry ov...
It's official, we're now minnows 4 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's elimination at the preliminary stage of the African Nations Cup qualifiers is an all-time low for a football team that has allowed so much heartache in our lives. The Warriors were knocked out of the qualifiers at the weekend when they drew 2-2 with Tanzania Stars at the Na...
Don't shed tears for Gorowa, Warriors 3 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabweans must not feel sad or shed any tear for Warriors coach Ian Gorowa, his pathetic players and the ever-blundering Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa). This trinity is just a bunch of worthless imposters that do not deserve to be associated with the Warriors brand that is lov...
An afternoon to forget 3 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe football slumped to an all-time low at the weekend after the Warriors were booted out by Tanzania of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying first round stage. After having lost the first leg 1-0 away in Dar es Salaam two weeks ago, Ian Gorowa’s men had to come from...