Articles tagged 'warriors'

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...
Gorowa snubs press after Warriors bow out 2 June 2014 HARARE - A visibly Zimbabwe national football team coach Ian Gorowa refused to speak to the press following the Warriors two-all draw with Tanzania yesterday which eliminated them out of the African Nations Cup qualifiers at the first hurdle. “What can I say, we failed to convert our chances t...
Another Warriors heartbreak 2 June 2014 HARARE - A poor carpenter blames his old tools, goes the adage. And yesterday was just a big let down from Zimbabwe football coach Ian Gorowa and his troops after they drew 2-2 with Tanzania to bow out of the first round of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on a 3-2 aggregate. Glori...
Do-or die for Warriors 31 May 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe national football team needs nothing short but victory against Tanzania in this afternoon's 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at the National Sports Stadium. With a two-goal margin victory needed to progress to the second round, the Warriors final preparations ...
Peter Ndlovu bares his soul 31 May 2014 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe captain Peter Ndlovu says he could have led the Warriors to the World Cup if he had accepted God earlier in his life. As Warriors captain, Ndlovu led the team to qualify for two Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in 2004 and 2006. Under the guidance of the speed m...
Judge me on my performance – Katsande 31 May 2014 HARARE - The National Sports Stadium (NSS) does not have good memories for Zimbabwe international midfielder star Willard Katsande. Almost two years ago, the midfielder enforcer left the NSS pitch with tears on his face after he was red carded by Gabonese referee Erick Otogo in a crucial 2013 ...
Duduza ready to deliver 31 May 2014 HARARE - Returning Zimbabwe forward Edward “Duduza” Sadomba says he is ready to lead the Warriors in tomorrow’s make-or-break 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania and there will be no excuses if he failed to deliver. Sadomba has enjoyed much success on the African continent at...
Warriors ooze confidence 30 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's technical staff insists the Warriors can still progress to the next stage of 2015 African Nations Cup qualifier and are banking on home support against Tanzania on Sunday.Ian Gorowa’s charges face an uphill task to overturn the tables against the Taifa Stars in the second leg ...
Things that hold us back 30 May 2014 HARARE - If I had not been a journalist covering sports in Zimbabwe – or loved my country less – I swear I would have given up on Zimbabwean football two years ago in utter disgust frustration. Following the completion of refurbishment work at the National Sports Stadium and subsequent reopeni...
Mahachi blow for Warriors 29 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe were dealt a huge blow yesterday ahead of Sunday’s 2015 African Nations Cup preliminary qualifier against Tanzania with the news that winger Kuda Mahachi will miss the tie with an ankle injury. The Warriors trail the Taifa Stars 1-0 from the first leg in Dar es Salaam two wee...
Gorowa pardons Katsande 28 May 2014 HARARE - Willard Katsande is back in the Zimbabwe national football team fold after the star midfielder ironed out differences with coach Ian Gorowa yesterday. The Kaizer Chiefs hardman had been in the eye of a storm after missing the first leg of the 2015 African Nations Cup qualifier against...
Ailing ex-footballer appeals for help 28 May 2014 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe striker Edmore Chitato, who is battling heart disease, is appealing for financial support to pay medical bills. The former Black Mambas, Motor Action, Kiglon and Hwange forward is currently hospitalised at the Metropolitan Clinic in Harare, where he was expected to be ...
Warriors lack impact players 24 May 2014 JOHANNESBURG - I feel pity for Ian Gorowa. Here is a coach who I have utmost respect of. He is young, articulate, streetwise and fought had to empower himself. He has played at the highest level and is confident about the direction he wants to take the Warriors to. His biggest problem...
Should we start to panic? 20 May 2014 HARARE - Now that the Warriors are off to their worst possible start in their quest to return to the African Nations Cup finals for the first time in eight years, how much should we be worried about the 1-0 defeat to Tanzania on Sunday? Let us be mildly optimistic, and say it’s not time to hit...
Chigova rallies Warriors fans 20 May 2014 HARARE - George Chigova has issued a rallying call to Zimbabwean football fans to play their part when the Warriors take on Tanzania early next month. The Warriors are still smarting from a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Taifa Starts on Sunday in a 2015 Africa Nations Cup (Afcon) qualifier in ...
False start for Warriors 19 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe came unstuck in Dar es Salaam yesterday as their hopes of getting a positive start to their 2015 African Nations Cup campaign took a huge dent with a 1-0 defeat. The Warriors fell behind as early as the 13th minute through John Bocco and tried as they may they never recovered...
Afcon journey begins 19 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe are confident of emerging with a good result from Sunday’s 2015 African Nations Cup preliminary qualifier away to Tanzania. The Warriors take on the Taifa Stars at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm local time. This is the begi...
Gorowa sets up Warriors to attack on the break 17 May 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe football team coach Ian Gorowa says his team will take a cautious approach when they take on Tanzania in tomorrow’s 2015 African Nations Cup (Afcon) preliminary qualifier. The Warriors flew out of the country yesterday afternoon abroad an Ethiopian Airways flight and spent th...