Articles tagged 'afcon'

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...
Pasuwa's Malawi gig in doubt 14 March 2017 HARARE – Former Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa’s expected move to become Flames coach could collapse after the Football Association of Malawi (Fam) pulled out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) competitions. Fam were forced to withdraw the...
Warriors' freefall continues 10 March 2017 HARARE - The Warriors fall on the international landscape continued unabated when they plunged four places down the ladder on the latest Fifa/Coca-Cola world rankings released yesterday. The Warriors, who last saw action at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon, where they wer...
Warriors' coach dilemma 7 March 2017 HARARE - Since former Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa’s contract came to an end last month, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has been searching for a replacement. Already some names that have been speculated to be interested in the job include former Warriors captain Bruce Grobbelaar, Du...
Sharif Mussa quits Warriors 4 March 2017 HARARE - After years of dedicated service to the Warriors, Sharif Mussa is the latest high-profile figure to quit his post. Mussa, regarded by many as the team’s finest ever manager, announced his resignation via a letter to Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyanga on Wed...
How Mkuruva ended up at Cape Town City 14 February 2017 HARARE - Absa Premiership outfit Cape Town City were forced to make a last-minute signing of Zimbabwe international goalkeeper Tatenda Mkuruva following freak injuries to two of their senior keepers. The Citizens confirmed the signing of Mkuruva earlier this week, whose contract with Dynamos e...
I'm not resigning, says Pasuwa 7 February 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa will not resign, as demanded by Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa at the weekend. The Harare businessman has literally petitioned the ex-Dynamos gaffer to relinquish his post after Zimbabwe's disastrous performance at the 201...
Pasuwa must go - Chiyangwa 6 February 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa says Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa must do the honourable thing and resign following Zimbabwe's poor showing at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals. The Warriors had a terrible outing when they crashed out of the Gabon tournament at the group ...
Is sacking Pasuwa the solution? 6 February 2017 HARARE - The Warriors were pathetic on their return at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) stage when they failed to progress from the group stages in Gabon last month. Zimbabwe had started the tournament on a good note when they rattled favourites Algeria in a thrilling opening half in the firs...
Time Billiat goes overseas 4 February 2017 JOHANNESBURG - The player many have likened to George Weah while others say he is the future Abedi Pele is in a limbo. His name is Khama Billiat, a player who came to South Africa from a modest Zimbabwe club via Ajax Cape Town before making a huge statement at Mamelodi Sundowns. For the pas...
Govt to probe Warriors 4 February 2017 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has set up an inquiry committee to probe the Warrior’s behaviour after they snubbed a send-off dinner ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup Nations (Afcon) finals. Then acting-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was scheduled to be the guest of honour at the...
Zifa meets over Pasuwa's future 3 February 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa's future will be top of the agenda when the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) High Performance Committee (HPC) meets today. The Omega Sibanda-chaired committee will meet in the capital to review the Warriors' performance at the 2017 Africa Cup of Natio...
Mutasa gives goalie Mkuruva ultimatum 1 February 2017 HARARE - Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa has given goalkeeper Tatenda Mkuruva an ultimatum to commit to the club or they will be forced to look elsewhere and replace the Warriors number 1. Mkuruva, who returned from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon last week following the Warr...
Missing Afcon was painful: Chipeta 1 February 2017 HARARE - Ajax Cape Town defender Erick Chipeta is glad to have overcome the disappointment of missing the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and suffering a fractured finger at the same time. The second half of 2016 was a nightmare for the Zimbabwean defender after he fell out of favour with W...
Zim needs football revolution 27 January 2017 HARARE - The recent disappointing performance by the Warriors at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon has shown the need for Zimbabwean football to evolve. Zimbabwe was knocked out of the tournament in the group stages after defeats to Senegal, Tunisia and a draw against Algeria....
Zulu calls for drastic changes in Zim football 27 January 2017 HARARE - Drastic changes in all aspects of Zimbabwean football are needed to help resurrect the game which now resembles a “horror movie”, a leading junior coach has said. United Kingdom-based football coach Phillip Zulu described the Warriors' recent poor performances at the 2017 Africa Cup o...
Katsande in emotional Warriors' farewell 26 January 2017 HARARE - Former Warriors captain Willard Katsande was close to tears as he explained his decision to quit international football upon his return from the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals yesterday. Katsande announced his retirement shortly after Zimbabwe was knocked out of the tournament f...
Pasuwa still Zimbabwe coach 26 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa has not resigned from the national team and is willing to continue with the side despite the poor performance at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon. Zimbabwe returned from the tournament yesterday after they were knocked out in the group stag...
Parliamentarians slam Warriors 26 January 2017 HARARE - Legislators have called on the Warriors to return part of the hefty pay cheques they received from government after their humiliating exit at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon. The Warriors were knocked in the group stages after failing to win a single game in Group B after d...
Lucky fan off to Gabon 26 January 2017 HARARE - A lucky football fan will get to watch the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final after winning a competition conducted by Total Zimbabwe. The company yesterday handed over the prize to Gerald Mangena, who entered the competition after buying fuel at a Total service station in Warre...
Warriors rated after pathetic Afcon display 25 January 2017 HARARE - The Warriors were knocked out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon in the group stages following a disappointing 4-2 defeat to Tunisia on Monday night. It was Zimbabwe's second defeat of the tournament after having already lost 2-0 to Senegal and drawn 2-2 with Al...
Katsande quits Warriors 25 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors captain Willard Katsande has announced his retirement from international football. The 31-year-old Kaizer Chiefs midfield enforcer played his final game as Warriors crashed out of the Afcon tournament following a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Tunisia on Monday night. Katsande...
We have learnt our lessons: Pasuwa 25 January 2017 HARARE - It's never easy to say goodbye, especially when you had been hoping to stay for longer. But there is no escaping the facts, and after the group stage at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon, Zimbabwe were sent packing and set off on a journey home where they will have to wa...
Tunisia humiliate Warriors 24 January 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe was knocked out of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in the group stages after last night's humiliating 4-2 defeat to Tunisia at the Stade de L'Amitie in the Gabon. The Carthage Eagles taught the Warriors as Youssef Msakni ran rings round the Warriors defenders throughou...
Sink or swim for Warriors 23 January 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa is not throwing in the towel yet and is confident his side can beat Tunisia this evening and qualify for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Zimbabwe take on the Carthage Eagles tonight at the Stade de L’Amitie in the Gabon capital Libreville...