Articles tagged 'mafu'

Warriors technical team scapegoats in Zifa squabbles 1 February 2019 HARARE - With all the squabbling and discontent happening behind the scenes, it’s now hard to see how Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa and his technical team can move forward after everything that has happened. Everything was going well for the Zimbabwe national team as they are just one point...
Ponderous Warriors in must-win tie 30 June 2017 HARARE – The Warriors must rediscover their shooting form when they face Seychelles in a make-or-break tie in the Cosafa Castle Cup this evening at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in South Africa. Kick-off is at 5pm. Sunday Chidzambwa's charges lead the group with four points from two matches follow...
Warriors cry foul after draw 29 June 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe were left questioning match officials' decisions after they were denied what looked like two genuine penalties in a Cosafa Castle Cup tie against Madagascar yesterday at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in South Africa. Second half substitute Raphael Manuvire was brought down in th...
Mafu under fire in Botswana 14 December 2016 HARARE - Former Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu is under increasing pressure and is now fighting to save his job at Botswana's Mochudi Centre Chiefs following a string of poor results. The defending Botswana champions find themselves in the relegation zone after only 10 matches. [GoogleAd] ...
BF curse haunts Mafu 15 August 2015 BULAWAYO - Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu is concerned with his side's failure to win at their home ground Barbourfields Stadium (BF). The Bulawayo giants were knocked out of the Chibuku Super Cup in the first round after losing 4-3 on penalties to city rivals How Mine at BF at the weekend. ...
Mangwiro, Yogi, Mafu under fire 14 July 2015 HARARE - Following a  string of poor performances by their clubs, three Castle Lager Premiership coaches — David Mandigora (Dynamos), Bongani Mafu (Highlanders) and Harare City's Taurai Mangwiro — find themselves in pressure cooker atmospheres. Dynamos' performances has been below par this sea...
Highlanders celebrate draw 14 July 2015 TRIANGLE - Highlanders celebrated after holding Triangle to a goalless draw in an intense Castle Lager Premiership League match at Gibbo Stadium yesterday. Triangle gaffer Kelvin Kaindu was however, baffled by the wild celebrations from both Bosso players and their fans. “It was a good game...
Mafu, Yogi survive 'for now' 1 July 2015 HARARE - With all the attention pinned on the controversy surrounding Dynamos' win against Highlanders on Sunday, coaches Bongani Mafu and David Mandigora could have survived for another day. The future of the two coaches remains precarious as the club bosses ominously kept a low profile at th...
Bosso cry foul 29 June 2015 HARARE - Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu had no kind words for refereeing decisions that were made during his team's defeat to Dynamos in a tension-filled Castle Premiership match here yesterday. Mafu felt referee Norman Matemera aided Dynamos' win by disallowing Edmore Muzanenhamo's effort 10 ...
End game for Mafu, Yogi 29 June 2015 HARARE - Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu and his Dynamos counterpart David Mandigora are both dead men walking. One of them is likely to be jobless by the end of the two teams' clash this afternoon at Rufaro Stadium in a Castle Lager Premiership clash. Dynamos have failed to collect maximum ...
Mafu's moment of truth 24 June 2015 HARARE - Out of favour Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu is under “enormous pressure” ahead of Bosso's clash against Dynamos on Sunday with the outspoken coach even refused to speak to the media on the big game. Mafu — who was appointed Bosso coach at the beginning of the year — is under growing ...
Late penalty saves Bosso 11 May 2015 BULAWAYO - A last minute penalty by substitute Gabriel Nyoni saved the day for Highlanders as they salvaged a 1-1 draw here against Harare City. Bosso were on the verge of losing their third straight home match but were handed a lifeline when Tendai Samanja handled inside the box in the sixth ...
Bosso bounce back 28 April 2015 RUSAPE - Nqobizita Masuku's header handed Highlanders a win over Dongo Sawmills in a drub Castle Lager Premiership match here yesterday to ease pressure on coach Bongani Mafu. The Bulawayo giants had draw to Buffaloes and lost to Chapungu in their last two matches and many of the club's fans h...
Pressure mounts on Mafu 15 April 2015 HARARE – Coaching Highlanders and a team that is considered one of the title favourites each year always comes with a larger than normal dose of scrutiny, but this seems worse than usual for Bongani Mafu. Mafu — who was appointed Bosso coach at the beginning of the year — is under growing pres...
Bosso fans heckle Mafu 15 April 2015 BULAWAYO - There was drama at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday after disappointed Highlanders fans staged a demonstration against coach Bongani Mafu following the defeat to Chapungu. This was Chapungu's first win in the 2015 Castle Lager Premiership season, and did not go down well with the Bos...
Bosso off the mark 30 March 2015 BULAWAYO - Highlanders picked up their first win of the 2015 Castle premiership season after beating newboys Tsholotsho FC here yesterday. The win brought a huge relief to new Bosso coach Bongani Mafu, who saw his reign get off to a bad start with a 2-0 to ZPC Kariba last weekend. Teenage H...
Same story, different seasons for Highlanders 24 March 2015 HARARE - The season may have changed but the picture remained the same for Highlanders and ZPC Kariba who got their 2015 Castle Premier Soccer League campaign just the way they ended their previous outing. ZPC Kariba, lost the premiership title to Dynamos on the last day of the season, set the...
Striker woes for Bosso 24 March 2015 HARARE - Highlanders are facing a striker crisis ahead of their 2015 Castle Premiership season opening match against ZPC Kariba at Gwanzura Stadium on Saturday. Bosso are already without teenage goal-machine Thomas Chideu, who is on national duty with the Under-23 side for Sunday's All-Africa ...
Bosso sign teen goal-scoring sensation 27 January 2015 HARARE - Highlanders yesterday completed the signing of teenage goal-machine Thomas Chideu on a three-year contract ahead of the 2015 season. The 18-year-old former Prince Edward School star spent three months in England in 2013 on an exchange programme and reportedly attracted interest from B...
Mafu picks his men 6 January 2015 BULAWAYO - Highlanders yesterday unveiled a new-look backroom staff that will work with the incoming coach Bongani Mafu. Mafu, who was unveiled as the new Bosso gaffer to replace Kevin Kaindu towards the end of last year, will now be assisted by former Chicken Inn coach Mandla Mpofu. Peter ...
I will transform Bosso - Mafu 27 December 2014 BULWAYO - New Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu says he plans to turn the club into a formidable side once again after a disappointing 2014 season. Mafu was yesterday unveiled as the new substantive Bosso gaffer to replace Kelvin Kaindu and his immediate plans are to restore discipline amongst th...