Sport

It's CAPS United again! 26 March 2017 BULAWAYO - CAPS United underlined their status as the country’s best football team at the moment when they beat defending champions Highlanders 3-2 on penalties to lift the ZNA Commander Charities Shield trophy yesterday. Barely a week after dumping DR Congo giants TP Mazembe out of the Africa...
Bantam Taibu dreams big 26 March 2017 HARARE - Regardless of his small stature, Zimbabwe Cricket convenor of selectors Tatenda Taibu is a man full of wisdom. His return to national cricket administration after a premature end to his playing career has come as a welcome relief to Zimbabwe Cricket’s chairperson Tavengwa Mukuhlani, w...
Sharif Mussa: A true Warrior 26 March 2017 HARARE - When the legendary South African footballer Jomo Sono said coaching is a thankless profession, he must have probably forgotten to mention the backroom staff that works behind the scenes as well. As the Warriors prepare for a new era under a new coach following the departure of Kalisto...
Hats off to Jere, Chitembwe 26 March 2017 HARARE - Farai Jere is one of the most prominent business people in Zimbabwe today with interests in shipping and forwarding as well as energy, and yet he remains a very humble character who mixes and mingles well with virtually everyone. I met Jere 12 years ago when he was one of the top offi...
Mega bucks for PSL 25 March 2017 HARARE - Delta Beverages will inject more than $5 million into the Premier Soccer League (PSL) for the next three years according to the company’s marketing director, Max Karombo. Speaking at the official launch of the new deal, Karombo reiterated Delta’s continued support of the top flight le...
It's good to be back - Chafa 25 March 2017 HARARE - CAPS United midfield star Devon Chafa has expressed his excitement after he was recalled into the Warriors’ setup by interim coach Norman Mapeza. Chafa was named in the 23-man squad to face Zambia in a friendly international at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow. The midfielder l...
Bosso, CAPS clash in ZNA final 25 March 2017 HARARE - Highlanders and CAPS United will battle it out for the ZNA Commander Charities Soccer Shield trophy when the clash at Barbourfields Stadium this afternoon. Both teams will be eager to land the season’s first piece of silverware ahead of the start of the league campaign next month. ...
Women heed Novice call 25 March 2017 HARARE - At least eight women will take part in today’s Mr and Ms Novice bodybuilding contest to be held at the Pro Fitness Gym in the capital. Over the years, the National Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness (NFZBBF) has struggled to lure women to take part in the sport, which mak...
Historic Bonaqua Africa Cup beckons 24 March 2017 HARARE - The build-up to the 10th Anniversary of the annual Troutbeck Triathlon African Cup event scheduled for Nyanga next week took off with a tripartite workshop involving the owners of the sport, the media and the sponsors at a local hotel in Harare this week. The historic race now dubbed ...
Warriors call-up for Mhari 23 March 2017 HARARE - Interim Warriors coach Norman Mapeza has called up goalkeeper Petros Mhari in his squad to face Zambia in a friendly international at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. Zifa on Tuesday named Mapeza to take charge of the team after former Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa was sacked fo...
It was like a movie - Billiat 23 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean international Khama Billiat has described the moment he was caught in the middle of an armed robbery in Johannesburg, South Africa last month as “like a scene from a Hollywood action movie”. The Mamelodi Sundowns forward had visited an Engen service station convenience stor...
Zim netball captain undeterred 23 March 2017 HARARE - Perpetua Siyachitema has laboured in the rigours of a mine, toiled as a train wagon attendant and was willing to become a police officer all in a bid to keep her netball dream alive. In her 17-year career, she has played for at least nine clubs and has helped the national team to nume...
Zim to tour Sri Lanka 23 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's cricket team will get the much-needed game time after they were invited to tour Sri Lanka in June later this year. With the leading cricket nations not keen to tour Zimbabwe, Heath Streak’s side is always short of game time. Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) chairperson Tavengwa Muk...
More plaudits for Chiyangwa 23 March 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has received glowing praises from the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) after spearheading former Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou’s downfall. The long-serving Hayatou was deposed by Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar during last ...
Harare spends $80k on Rufaro natural turf 22 March 2017 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) insists Rufaro Stadium will be ready to be re-opened in the second week of April just before the 2017 Castle Lager Premiership season commences. The 2017 top flight season is scheduled to start sometime next month with two sides Dynamos and Harare City ma...
Zifa appoint Mapeza as Warriors date Chipolopolo 22 March 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has secured a international friendly match for the Warriors against former African champions Zambia on Sunday at the National Sports Stadium. The Warriors’ last competitive match was during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon where ...
Akbay out to deflate CAPS 22 March 2017 HARARE - Highlanders coach Erol Akbay has demanded victory from his charges when they face PSL champions CAPS United in the ZNA Commander Charities Soccer Shield final showdown at Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday. Akbay, who has transformed the Bulawayo giants into a powerful force since join...
ZC confident of continued Test cricket 22 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) chairperson Tavengwa Mukuhlani is confident that the proposed ICC changes that might see the locals playing second-tier cricket will hit a brick wall. Last month, ICC passed in principle a new constitution that sought to redress the imbalance of power and finance...
CAPS join big boys club 21 March 2017 HARARE - CAPS United joined some of African football elite teams when they reached the group stages of the African Champions League at the weekend. Makepekepe defied odds by knocking DR Congo giants TP Mazembe out of the competition on Sunday in the final qualifying stage. Very few gave the...
Zvirekwi hails CAPS qualification 21 March 2017 HARARE - CAPS United defender Hardlife Zvirekwi has hailed his team’s qualification for the African Champions League group stages describing it as a “huge accomplishment and the beginning of more great things to come”. The Green Machine defied odds to dump five-time African champions TP Mazemb...
Taibu in drive to turn around Zim cricket 21 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) hopes the establishment of the Rising Stars Academy will help turn around the fortunes of the national team in the future. The academy, a brainchild of convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu, was launched in Harare at the weekend with the emerging group of cricketer...
CAPS United make history 20 March 2017 HARARE - Premier Soccer League champions CAPS United yesterday held their nerve to beat five-time African kings, the cash-rich TP Mazembe of DR Congo, on away goals rule following a goalless draw which earned them a berth in the lucrative Champions League group stages. In the process, Makepeke...
Chitembwe praises players 20 March 2017 HARARE - CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe has praised the fighting spirit of his players after they weathered a TP Mazembe storm to storm into the group stages of the African Champions League yesterday. Having played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Lubumbashi last week, Makepekepe held out...
CAPS do it the hard way 20 March 2017 HARARE - At the final whistle, there was hysteria inside the National Sports Stadium yesterday as CAPS United players, coaches, officials and their fans realised they had just made history. Makepekepe had just defied all odds to dump DR Congo giants TP Mazembe out of the African Champions Leag...
Cheetahs win Vic Falls Sevens 20 March 2017 VICTORIA FALLS - Zimbabwe Sevens side won the first edition of the KweséSports Victoria Falls Sevens tournament when they beat Namibia 24-7 in the Cup final yesterday. The Cheetahs led 12-0 at the break after exploiting the Namibian defence down the blindside for both their tries. Namibia h...