Articles tagged 'philip chiyangwa'

Chiyangwa's Zifa apologises 8 January 2017 HARARE - Embattled Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has issued an apology to the nation and Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa after the national team on Friday night snubbed a send-off dinner ahead of their participation at the 2017 Africa Cup Nations finals (Afcon). “Zifa apologises to ...
Govt rescues Warriors 6 January 2017 HARARE - As the Zimbabwe national senior soccer team’s preparations for the Gabon Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals looked wobbly, government has chipped in with a timely boost for the team’s campaign in the west African country. This comes as the Warriors’ journey to the continental showpi...
Chiyangwa, Zhuwao tuck into each other 4 December 2016 HARARE - Flamboyant businessman and Zanu PF central committee member, Philip Chiyangwa, yesterday traded barbs with Indigenisation minister and President Robert Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, over critical remarks that the latter made on the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), the empowerment lobby...
Minister warns Zifa 1 December 2016 HARARE - Sport minister Makhosini Hlongwane yesterday launched a thinly-veiled attack on the Philip Chiyangwa-led Zifa board saying it risks “killing” the local game if it continued on a “political” warpath with its perceived rivals.    His ringing warning comes as the football-governing body h...
All set for Diamond Platnumz concert 1 December 2016 HARARE - As Harare readies to host Tanzanian international star Diamond Platnumz tomorrow at Harare International Conference Centre (HICC), the concert has stirred interest among fans as evidenced by the number of tickets sold so far. One of the event organisers Dee Nosh said businessmen Phili...
Chiyangwa fumes at Egyptian 'robbery' 24 November 2016 YAOUNDE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa was left fuming after brave Mighty Warriors were robbed of a point following a howler by Burundi referee — Suavis Iratunga who had a nightmarish match — that incorrectly cancelled Zimbabwe's equaliser during the Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) group t...
Blow for Chiyangwa 23 November 2016 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday delivered a hammer blow to the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and its president Philip Chiyangwa — when she set free the association's former chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya and former board member Edzai Kasinauyo — from match-fixing charges to pile...
. . . more woes mount for Zifa 23 November 2016 HARARE - Embattled Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has once again been dragged to the High Court after it failed to pay over $160 000 for services offered to the men’s national soccer team, the Warriors between January 2014 and June this year. Daisy Guest House, which cited Zifa and its p...
Chiyangwa drags manager to court 15 November 2016 HARARE - Flamboyant businessman Philip Chiyangwa’s company — Pinnacle Property Holdings (Pinnacle) — has dragged its site manager to court for allegedly siphoning $6 500 received from clients. The accused — Means Kodzwa, 60, of Budiriro 4 in Harare — appeared before magistrate Vongai Muchuchut...
Zeco banks on power projects 23 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed engineering firm, Zeco Holdings, says it is banking on new energy projects in the country to boost its revenues and operations. The group's chairman, Philip Chiyangwa, yesterday said his company was confident of striking the right cords and return to pro...
Alleged match-fixer spills the beans 19 October 2016 HARARE - The whistle-blower in a match-fixing scandal involving former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) bosses yesterday spilled the beans about how numerous games had been manipulated by the accused persons and soccer-betting cartels for monetary rewards. Leeroy Kundishora Waguta was test...
'Stop pulling down local businessmen' 17 October 2016 HARARE - Flamboyant businessman, Philip Chiyangwa, has accused the government of mismanaging the country's economy after it hounded out of Zimbabwe some of the nation's most high-profile businesspeople. Chiyangwa, who addressed students at an entrepreneurial programme in Harare at the weekend,...
Zifa bribery case: Drama as witness is 'arrested' 14 October 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) former bosses’ bribery case took a new twist yesterday, as the State witness, Leeroy Waguta — who had travelled from South Africa to testify, was briefly arrested at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. Waguta was whisked away by police officials mo...
'Match-fixers could have pocketed $500k' 27 September 2016 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) bosses accused of attempting to bribe the national soccer team in a match-fixing scandal could have pocketed approximately $500 000, if the deal had not been botched, a court heard yesterday. Ex-Zifa chief executive Hanrietta Rushwaya, 49, a...
Zifa in crucial indaba 8 July 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) will tomorrow hold a crucial Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) scheduled to discuss the dissolution of the troubled association. Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa insists the meeting will go ahead despite the efforts of disgruntled creditors, o...
Zifa woes mount 7 July 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) was dealt a huge blow yesterday when the High Court gave a green light to the sale of its properties to settle a $300 000 debt owed to LED Travel and Tours. This comes after Zifa unsuccessfully fought to protect its property following an Octobe...
Plot to oust Chiyangwa 1 July 2016 HARARE - Hardly a day after government had rejected the bid to dissolve Zifa and replace it with a new local football governing body — a new group led by veteran administrator Francis Zimunya — has come out gunning to depose the Philip Chiyangwa executive. Zimunya and his colleagues have been ...
Zeco eyes profitability 15 May 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) listed engineering group Zeco Holdings (Zeco) is banking on the country’s ongoing power generation projects to boost its revenue streams and return to profitability in the near future. Zeco chairman Philip Chiyangwa on Thursday said the engineering group,...
Chiyangwa blasts police over gate-takings 29 March 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa last night blasted police after officers demanded payment soon after the Warriors match against Swaziland. By the time of going to print, Zifa chief cashier only identified as Saika was still locked in the cash office at ...
Warriors victory certain - Chiyangwa 24 March 2016 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has said the Warriors should easily beat Swaziland in their forthcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Warriors first travel to the Somhlolo Nation Stadium in Mbabane for the first of their back-to-back matches tomorrow before returning to H...
Chiyangwa challenges local clubs 17 February 2016 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa is confident the Confederation of African Football Club Licensing seminar will help the local clubs improve their governance and attain professionalism. Speaking during the official opening of the two-day indaba in the capital yesterday, Chiyangwa urged...
Chiyangwa lands top Caf post 12 February 2016 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has been selected into the Confederation of African Football (Caf)’s organising committee for the Under-20 with immediate effect.    Chiyangwa, who was elected Zifa president in December last year, has been credited for turning around the fortunes of th...
Zifa moves to close Asiagate 4 January 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday revealed that his board will swiftly move to bring an end to the Asigate saga, which had serious financial constraints on the cash-strapped association. Under Cuthbert Dube's leadership, over 10 individuals were...
Warriors are in good hands — Chiyangwa 30 December 2015 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday assured the Warriors their bonuses and other needs for the 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) finals will be catered for. Chiyangwa, who was elected into office on December 5, attended the Warriors’ afternoon training session at Gateway ...
Can Chiyangwa keep his cool? 11 December 2015 HARARE - A few people have asked the rather large question: Why does Philip Chiyangwa want to lead the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa)? Wouldn't he rather lead Zanu PF? Others have asked the question: Why would anyone want to be led by Chiyangwa, rather than by Idi Amin or even Adolf Hitl...