Articles tagged 'philip chiyangwa'

Incidents that sealed Hayatou's fate 18 March 2017 JOHANNESBURG - The days of muzzling opposition within the Confederation of African Football (Caf) might be over. This is the story that dominated the continental football body; employing cronies, doing things behind the FA presidents and ruling by an iron fist. Today, Africa looks back at I...
Chiyangwa basks in Ahmad's Caf triumph 18 March 2017 HARARE - Hundreds of local football fans welcomed Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa at Harare International Airport yesterday, on his return from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) General Assembly in Ethiopia. Chiyangwa masterminded the downfall of long-serving former Caf president Iss...
We owe it all to Zifa, Chiyangwa 17 March 2017 HARARE - You have to give it up to Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa after he engineered the downfall of former Confederation of African Football (Caf) Issa Hayatou yesterday. Chiyangwa was the campaign manager for Madagascar Football Association president Ahmad Ahmad, who was voted as the new C...
Issa Hayatou ousted 16 March 2017 ADDIS - Madagascar's football chief Ahmad Ahmad has been elected president of the Confederation of African Football on Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office. Ahmad won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou's 20, official results showed. ...
Chiyangwa's strategy 24 February 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa last night hosted his birthday celebrations in Harare with Fifa president Gianni Infantino as the guest of honour. Other Fifa delegates and various African football federation presidents also arrived in the capital last night to join the festivities. ...
Zifa must improve on professionalism 10 February 2017 HARARE - It is high time the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) starts conducting its business in a more professional manner. This past week, Zifa has been embroiled in an employment saga with former Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa. At the height of the soap opera, Zifa president Philip Chi...
Zim needs football revolution 27 January 2017 HARARE - The recent disappointing performance by the Warriors at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon has shown the need for Zimbabwean football to evolve. Zimbabwe was knocked out of the tournament in the group stages after defeats to Senegal, Tunisia and a draw against Algeria....
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,...