Articles tagged 'warriors'

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...
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...