Articles tagged 'mbada diamonds cup'

Mbada Diamonds Cup launched 2 October 2014 HARARE - The 2014 edition of the Mbada Diamonds Cup was launched yesterday with a reduced sponsorship package under a new format. The tournament now in its fourth year running, will see top the four teams, at the end of this year’s championship race take part with the winners set to pocket $50...
Rio regains lost mojo 3 December 2013 BULAWAYO - Highlanders' midfield dynamo Peter “Rio” Moyo has rediscovered the blazing form that saw him ignite the local football scene at the beginning of the 2012 season. The dreadlocked player, who together with Mthulisi Maphosa was the driving force behind Highlanders' great start to the s...
Kaindu relieved after Mbada triumph 3 December 2013 BULAWAYO – When Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu spoke to journalists during a post match interview after the Mbada Diamonds Cup final at Barbourfields on Saturday, it was clear that the Zambian was fighting back tears as he fielded questions. So palpable was the emotion on the coach’s face whe...
Bosso dominate Mbada awards 3 December 2013 BULAWAYO - Mbada Diamonds Cup champions Highlanders emerged as the biggest winners at the tournament’s awards ceremony that was held on Saturday night at a local Bulawayo hotel. On top of the $130 000 prize money that comes with winning the biggest cup tournament in the land, Bosso also picked...
Hats off to Mbada Diamonds 2 December 2013 HARARE - The 2013 Zimbabwe Premiership season had a befitting end at the weekend with the Mbada Diamonds Cup final between Highlanders and How Mine. After agonisingly losing the league title to Dynamos on goal difference, Bosso finished off their season on a high with an emphatic 3-0 win over ...
It's not going to be easy: Kaindu 27 November 2013 BULAWAYO - Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu believes mental strength will be crucial in his team's Mbada Diamonds Cup final against How Mine at Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday. The Bulawayo giants experienced heartbreak last Sunday when their dream of a league and cup double went up in smoke ...
Barbourfields to host Mbada Cup final 15 November 2013 HARARE - Bulawayo will host this year's Mbada Diamonds Cup final pitting Highlanders and How Mine. The final of Zimbabwe's richest football competition will be staged at Barbourfields Stadium on November 30 in the country's second largest city. Castle Premiership log leaders and title hopef...
How Mine eye fairy-tale season 12 November 2013 HARARE – Coaches who never made it big as players are becoming a growing phenomenon in Zimbabwean football. One such man is How Mine's Philani “Beefy” Ncube. Ncube, whose only claim to fame in his playing days was as a squad defender at Zimbabwe Saints in the early 90's and later at lower d...
Diya inspired Bosso into the Mbada semis 12 November 2013 BULAWAYO - Munyaradzi Diya was the hero for Highlanders after saving a spot kick and converting the winner in his team's penalty shootout victory over Harare City in the semi-finals of the Mbada Diamonds Cup at Mandava Stadium on Sunday. The former Dynamos and Zimbabwe Saints shot stopper made...
How Mine stun CAPS 11 November 2013 HARARE - Against all expectations, How Mine will be playing African continental football next year after reaching the final of the Mbada Diamonds Cup by beating CAPS United 4-2 on penalties on Sunday at the National Sports Stadium. The match had finished 2-2 in regulation time. In the final...
Bosso reach Mbada final 10 November 2013 ZVISHAVANE – Highlanders remained on course for a league and cup double after a 5-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Harare City in the Mbada Diamonds Cup semifinals at Mandava Stadium on Saturday. Veteran Harare City defender David Kutyauripo was the villain after missing a spot kick during the...
CAPS seek Mbada solace 10 November 2013 HARARE – Like an old traveller who for the past five years has trod on a lonely road of pain, CAPS United meet How Mine hoping their spirits will be lifted by the experiences of failed campaigns. Once regarded as the Cup Kings of Zimbabwean football, United have been bordering on mediocrity si...
CAPS after double, says Kumbuyani 6 November 2013 HARARE - CAPS United captain Tapiwa Kumbuyani believes Makepekepe have been handed yet another lifeline to resurrect their faint Castle Premiership title hopes after last weekend's results, in addition to their quest for the Mbada Diamonds Cup. While Dynamos, Harare City, Highlanders and FC Pl...
Dream Mbada Cup final on the cards 19 October 2013 HARARE - No sooner had the draw for the semi-finals of the Mbada Diamonds Cup been made than pundits and fans alike began talking of the “dream final” between giants Highlanders and CAPS united. Sure enough, the two giants of Zimbabwean football were kept part in the last four draw held in the...
DeMbada's irony 15 October 2013 MASVINGO - The things we do for football are what make it the world's most beautiful sport. On Sunday, Mbada Diamonds Cup defending champions Dynamos crashed out of the tournament after going down 1-0 to giant killer How Mine at Rufaro Stadium. PREDATOR IN TOWN: DeMbada makes his way to...
Mupera leads How Mine masterclass 14 October 2013 HARARE – After dominating the Mbada Diamonds Cup for the first two years since its inception, Dynamos' reign finally came to an end at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday at the hands of How Mine. The Harare giants had virtually rebranded the country's richest knockout competition as it was now known as ...
DeMbare bite the dust 14 October 2013 HARARE - How Mine became the first team to boot out Dynamos from the Mbada Diamonds Cup after putting up a polished performance to defeat the defending champions 1-0 in a quarterfinal encounter at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday. Thembani Masuku's first half strike was all How Mine needed as they pro...
City dismiss hapless Hwange 13 October 2013 BEITBRDGE - Harare City scored two goals in two minutes to storm into the last four of the Mbada Diamonds Cup after defeating Hwange 2-0 at Dulibadzimu Stadium on Saturday. In a 120 seconds blitz, City got their opener in the 67th minute through captain Godfrey Nguwodzawo, who only made it int...
DeMbare seek redemption 13 October 2013 HARARE – Dynamos will be seeking to redeem themselves when they face How Mine in a Mbada Diamonds Cup quarterfinal clash at Rufaro Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Zimbabwe champions squandered an opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the Premiership log last week when they collected onl...
'We'll bring Mbada home' 10 October 2013 HARARE - Despite being home to the mining fields that have given birth to the Mbada Diamonds Cup, Manicaland province has had to watch from a distance as Harare giants Dynamos dominate the competition since its inception two years ago. But Mutare flag bearers and Mbada Diamonds Cup quarter-fin...
Pasuwa remains cautious 1 October 2013 CHIREDZI - Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa has remained modest after watching his charges negotiate their passage into the Mbada Diamonds Cup quarterfinals with a first round win over Tripple B at Gibbo Stadium on Sunday. The Glamour Boys needed a solitary Clive Kawinga strike deep in the second ...
Kangwa's versatility inspires Bosso 1 October 2013 BULAWAYO - Bruce Kangwa has been Highlanders' most consistent performer in the last two seasons and on Sunday he once again stood head and shoulders above the rest in his team's Mbada Diamonds Cup win over Triangle at Barbourfields Stadium. The flying wing back was voted man-of-the-match by sp...
Chicken Inn guns for Mbada Cup glory 1 October 2013 HARARE - Chicken Inn coach Mandla Mpofu says he is gunning for the Mbada Diamonds Cup trophy after an emphatic 3-0 first round win over Shabanie Mine at Mandava Stadium on Saturday. The Gamecocks were simply outstanding on the afternoon, dominating the midfield department with Danny Phiri, Cle...
Young Turks light up Mbada tourney 1 October 2013 BULAWAYO – The future of local football looks bright if the performance by young footballers during Sunday's Mbada Diamonds Cup first round double header at Barbourfields is anything to go by. Young Turks Timothy January of How Mine, Highlanders' Gabriel Nyoni and Triangle midfielder Pasca Man...
Kawinga rescues DeMbare 30 September 2013 TRIANGLE – Clive Kawinga rose from the bench to grab Dynamos' late winner as they beat a plucky Tripple B 1-0 to progress to the next round of the Mbada Diamonds Cup at Gibbo Stadium on Sunday. The win saw Dynamos maintain their unbeaten ran at Gibbo in cup matches having beaten Hwange and Buf...