Articles tagged 'hlongwane'

Two ministers in two months for arts sector 21 November 2017 HARARE - The arts sector looks set to get a second minister in less than two months following the expulsion of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture minister Makhosini Hlongwane by the ruling Zanu PF on Sunday. Hlongwane took over the arts portfolio after the ouster of Abednico Ncube as the R...
ZRU interim board unveiled 29 August 2017 HARARE - Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) president Edward Siwela has challenged the interim Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) committee appointed by Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane yesterday to work towards reviving the sport. Former Sables wing Russel Karimazondo will be the new ZRU inter...
Zim likely to tour Pakistan 11 March 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe cricket team could soon be touring Pakistan for a ODI and T20 series following Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane’s visit to the Asian country. Hlongwane, who was accompanied by Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) chairperson Tavengwa Mukuhlani during the trip, met Pakistan Federal mi...
Mighty Warriors' ghost haunts Hlongwane 31 January 2017 HARARE - Treatment of the country's senior women's soccer team before and after their appearance at both the Rio Olympics in Brazil and the Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) in Cameroon last year has come back to haunt Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane. Legislators concerned with the welfa...
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...
Govt warns sports associations 20 January 2017 HARARE - Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane has warned leaders of national sports associations against treating their organisations as private entities that are immune to public scrutiny. Addressing a national sports and recreation governance conference in the capital yesterday, Hlongwane rem...
New SRC board named 30 December 2016 HARARE - Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane has appointed a Sports and Recreation and Commission (SRC) which will begin its term next week. Edward Siwela has been retained as the SRC board chairperson while veteran athletics administrator Joseph Mungwari, cricket administrator Titus Zvomuya a...
Govt reassures Youth Games service providers 23 December 2016 HARARE - Government has appealed for patience to service providers and volunteers still owed for work done during the 2014 African Union (AU) Sports Council Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games which were held in Bulawayo. Most of the service providers are still to be paid two years after the hosting...
NetOne partners Warriors 22 December 2016 HARARE - NetOne acting-board chairperson Peter Chingoka said the mobile phone services provider will always be dedicated to funding various national football teams in the country. The former Zimbabwe Cricket board chairperson, who was last week elevated to lead the NetOne board on an interim b...
Govt warns Zifa, PSL again 18 December 2016 HARARE - Government has again warned Zifa and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to find a lasting solution to their squabbles which have threatened to plunge the local game into the abyss. Zifa and the PSL are currently involved in a nasty showdown over how the number of teams which will be rele...
'More boxing tournaments to come' 17 October 2016 HARARE - Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane yesterday said Friday night’s non-title fight between Zimbabwe’s Charles Manyuchi and Colombian Jose Agustin Feria is the beginning of more good things to come for local boxing fans. This will be Manyuchi’s first fight on home soil since June 2012 w...
Manyuchi sponsorship packages revealed 23 September 2016 HARARE - Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP), in conjunction with the government, yesterday rolled out various sponsorship packages to entice the corporate world to come on board and support World Boxing Council (WBC) silver welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi. Manyuchi, who became t...
'Pakistan a safe cricket destination' 23 September 2016 HARARE - Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane has described Pakistan as a safe destination as he cleared the air on last year’s visit by the Zimbabwe cricket team during his meeting with the Pakistan Ambassador to Zimbabwe Asaf Khan yesterday. Last year, Zimbabwe became the first Test-playing n...
'Team Zim safe from Zika' 21 July 2016 HARARE - The government insists local athletes representing Zimbabwe at next month’s Olympic Games in Brazil will be safe from the deadly Zika virus. Speaking at a joint press conference hosted by the ministries of Health and Sports, officials said they would follow strict guidelines issued by...
Boxing board's tenure extended 18 July 2016 HARARE - Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane has extended the tenure of the current Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Board of Control (ZNBWBC) until end of year. Veteran educationist and sports administrator Paul Nenjerama, whose term had expired on May 24, remains the chairperson with b...
Zifa defend entry fees 4 June 2016 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has justified the association charging $5 as the cheapest ticket for tomorrow's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Zimbabwe and Malawi. The Warriors take on the Flames in a must-win Group L encounter at the National Sports Stadium. [GoogleA...
Athletics clubs appeal to Hlongwane 2 June 2016 HARARE - Three suspended athletics clubs have appealed to Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane (pictured) in their duel against the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) and the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz). Chabs Athletics, World Stars and Taflow Club all from Bindura wer...
'Grassroots key to sporting success' 27 April 2016 HARARE - Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane has said grassroots development is critical if the country is to succeed in the future. Hlongwane was speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Olympiafrica Sports Centre in Epworth on Monday. “... This is a crucial intervention coming as ...
Victorious Mighty Warriors hailed 12 April 2016 HARARE - Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane has said government will pull all stops to ensure the Mighty Warriors have adequate preparations for the Olympic Games and the Women's Africa Cup of Nations finals. Shadreck Mlauzi's ladies, who made history last year by becoming the first national ...
Mabvuku judokas win big 15 March 2016 HARARE - Mabvuku-based judokas George Tsvande and Charlene Nyamutsita were the big winners at the inaugural Japanese Ambassador Judo Cup held at Hartman House in Harare at the weekend. Tsvande was crowned the overall Ambassadors’ Cup champion while Nyamutsita won the best Ippon award (boxing e...
Swazigate: Police called in 11 March 2016 HARARE - Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane said police have been engaged to investigate the latest match-fixing scandal to engulf local football. Zifa board member for development Edzai Kasinauyo and assistant Warriors coach Nation Dube have been suspended after the association allegedly une...
Football has no place for cowards 18 November 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's absence from the World Cup qualifying games determining who goes to participate in the Russia 2018 finals is a serious indictment on the country’s football governors — Zifa. Since attaining independence in 1980, the Warriors had never failed to play in the World Cup qualifi...
Zifa elections get messy 18 November 2015 HARARE - Unnamed candidates running for the vacant Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board positions have received threats not to participate in the December 5 polls according to Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane. Campaigning for the vacant posts is now in full swing after the Zifa Electo...
Hlongwane in ambitious bid to rescue Warriors 1 October 2015 HARARE - Newly-appointed Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane has launched an ambitious bid to try and have the Warriors reinstated into the Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers. The Warriors were booted out of the competition before even kicking a ball by Fifa following the failure by the Zim...