Articles tagged 'chelsea'

Shield-Chelsea champ back home 18 September 2018 HARARE - Shield-Chelsea Zimbabwe champion Joseph Mandevani returned home from the United Kingdom where he spent one week training at the English Premiership log leaders' Cobham base. Mandevani believes it was a lifetime experience which he will use to launch his career as a professional footba...
Shield-Chelsea champ leaves for UK 12 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's representative in the Shield-Chelsea football talent search project, Joseph Mandevani, left for the United Kingdom yesterday where he is set to link up with other continental stars. Mandevani and 11 other African budding players will take part in a five-day football trainin...
'Chelsea here I come' 27 July 2018 HARARE - Aspiring teenage footballer Joseph Mandevani yesterday fought back tears and could barely speak after he was selected the winner of the Chelsea-Shield talent search competition at Belgravia Sports Club yesterday. Mandevani will now get a chance to travel to England later this year and...
Chelsea-Shield players impress Pasuwa 26 July 2018 HARARE – Former Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa has been impressed by the quality of players that are taking part in the final Chelsea-Shield talent search trials at Belgravia Sports Club. Pasuwa together with ex-Highlanders coach Cosmas Zulu, former Dynamos midfielder Naison Muchekela and forme...
Is Vitesse good for Nakamba? 4 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe international Marvelous Nakamba's progress in European football could be stifled after it recently emerged that his club Vitesse Arnhem's links with English giants Chelsea run deeper than previously thought. Since 2013, Nakamba's Dutch club has been owned by Russian billionai...
Blockbuster season on cards 3 September 2016 JOHANNESBURG - The English Premier League, undoubtedly the most competitive league in the world, has started like a house on fire. After only three games, three leading clubs are yet to drop points and are all enjoying a 100 percent record to the start of the season. Manchester City, Chelse...
Defeat will galvanise Chelsea 22 August 2015 JOHANNESBURG - The social media went abuzz last Sunday after Chelsea had crashed to a resounding 3-0 away defeat to Manchester City. What made the defeat more hilarious to social media fanatics was the fact that the defending Premiership champions had just come off another rough week in which ...
Chelsea, Man City threaten to conquer England football 17 March 2015 JOHANNESBURG - I have never been a big fan of big teams. I suppose it is something in my human nature. I always enjoy going for the underdogs. When Liverpool was dominating in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I was rooting for Manchester United. I then turned against Man U in the late 90s an...
Messi's future in doubt 7 January 2015 LONDON - The future of Lionel Messi at Barcelona has been thrown into doubt after reports of a fall-out between the player and head coach Luis Enrique. Enrique's position is not thought to be under threat despite reports of a confrontation between Messi and Barca's board over the authoritarian...
RVP is stupid – Van Gaal 28 October 2014 LONDON - Robin van Persie rescued a point for Manchester United with a late equaliser against Chelsea and was then branded “stupid” by Louis van Gaal for taking his shirt off in celebration and drawing a booking from Phil Dowd, the referee. Chelsea were leading until the fourth minute of stopp...
Chelsea seek Palace coup 18 October 2014 LONDON - Chelsea head to London rivals Crystal Palace today eager to maintain or even extend their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League table as domestic action resumes after the international break. Palace surprised Chelsea, and the rest of the league, by winning last season's cor...
Barca misused Fábregas - Mourinho 20 August 2014 LONDON - José Mourinho claimed Cesc Fábregas was misused by Barcelona and hailed his impressive Chelsea debut as confirmation of why the former Arsenal captain was his first choice midfield target this summer. The £30m signing shone on his first Premier League start for Chelsea as Burnley were...
The best EPL ever in prospect 16 August 2014 JOHANNESBURG - The global showpiece which is the English Premiership kicks off this afternoon with lots of intriguing promises from various clubs. Champions Manchester City have once again gone into the overdrive when it comes to recruitment by making use of billions from the oil money being p...
Chelsea 'big horse in title race' 16 August 2014 LONDON - Jose Mourinho claimed last season that Chelsea had the role of the 'little horse' in the title race, but on the eve of the new campaign he has a squad that can blow away their competition for the Premier League trophy. After the drama of last season, this is shaping up to be another t...
Drogba 'still has killer instinct' 2 August 2014 LONDON - Veteran striker Didier Drogba will still strike fear into defenders when he begins his second spell at Chelsea, manager Jose Mourinho said yesterday." The killer instinct is still there," Mourinho, in an interview with Sky Sports, said of the 36-year-old Ivorian who signed a 12-month ...
Prophet Angel predicts Chelsea victory 29 April 2014 HARARE - Celebrity preacher Prophet Uebert Angel last Sunday prophesied correctly that English Premiership giants, Liverpool would lose to Chelsea in their crucial league match. Hours before the match kicked off, Angel stood before thousands attending his congregation and more on his Miracle T...
The neutrals would love Liverpool to win 26 April 2014 JOHANNESBURG - For the neutrals, it will be great if Liverpool were to go on and win the English Premiership title after an excruciating 24-year wait. The last time the Merseyside won the English title was way back in 1990. Soon after, club legend Kenny Dalglish just decided to walk away from ...
Chelsea now have the advantage - Simeone 23 April 2014 LONDON - Chelsea have the upper hand ahead of next week's Champions League semifinal, second leg after holding Atletico Madrid to a frustrating 0-0 draw in Tuesday's first leg, Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. Through to the last four of Europe's elite club competition for the first time in ...
Thrilling road to Lisbon 12 April 2014 JOHANNESBURG - It has been an enthralling road to Lisbon in the European Champions League with only the cream of the crop heading into the last four. You don’t reach the penultimate stage of the world’s biggest club competition unless you have the pedigree and stamina to withstand the pressure...
Courtois to play against Blues 11 April 2014 LONDON - Chelsea have been drawn to face Atlético Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, having been told by Uefa that a clause requiring the Spaniards to fork out up to €6m for the goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to play against his parent club is "null, void and unenforceable". Unlike in th...
Mourinho proud of Chelsea 9 April 2014 LONDON - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes his side gave 'absolutely everything' in their 2-0 UEFA Champions League quarter-final win over Paris Saint-Germain. After a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the Parc des Princes in the first leg, a late Demba Ba goal sent the Blues through on away go...
Jose to turn to Eto'o 8 April 2014 LONDON - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is likely to turn to Samuel Eto'o for salvation in tonight’s Champions League second leg quarter-final against Paris St Germain. At the weekend, the Cameroonian strode through Stamford Bridge's press room in casual dress after the 3-0 win over Stoke City....
PSG superior to Chelsea - Lavezzi 2 April 2014 LONDON - Chelsea's quarter-final of the Champions League will see them confront a Paris Saint-Germain side who believe they have the quality to claim a first European Cup this season, with the runaway French league leaders undaunted by the prospect of taking on José Mourinho's side tonight. PS...
Chelsea, Real ease into last eight 19 March 2014 LONDON - Chelsea reached the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 aggregate win against Galatasaray on Tuesday, with Real Madrid joining them in the last eight after thrashing Schalke 04 9-2 over two legs of their last-16 tie. Chelsea's clash with Galatasaray was finely balanced after a 1...
No dull moments with Mourinho around 1 March 2014 JOHANNESBURG - It looks like there are no dull moments in the English Premiership. In a season in which football fans might be suffering from the hangover of seeing one of the greatest managers, Alex Ferguson retiring from coaching, re-enters yet another robust character in the form of Jose Mo...