Articles tagged 'warriors'

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...
Warriors finally leave for Malawi 12 June 2015 HARARE – The Warriors finally left for Malawi by road Friday just before 12pm for Saturday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Flames in Blantyre. Initially, the team was scheduled to leave for Malawi on Thursday afternoon but the players refused to leave their hotel to go to th...
Magaya bails out Warriors, trip remains in limbo 12 June 2015 HARARE - Prophetic Healing Ministries (PHD) leader Walter Magaya on Thursday night bailed out the Warriors by paying their allowances for Saturday’s match against Malawi. The players had on Thursday refused to travel to Malawi for their African Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2017 qualifier tie at Kamu...
Pasuwa slams Zifa 11 June 2015 HARARE - Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa has slammed Zifa for the chaos which has rocked his side’s preparations for Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier away to Malawi. Due to poor planning at the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa), the Warriors squad for the weekend’s matc...
This is my last chance: Katsande 11 June 2015 HARARE - New Zimbabwe captain Willard Katsande is well aware that he is in his last chance saloon and hopes to help the Warriors qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Katsande, who was handed the Warriors armband by coach Calisto Pasuwa yesterday, is now fast approaching 30 and h...