Articles tagged 'sundowns'

Billiat to leave Sundowns 23 November 2017 HARARE - Warriors star forward Khama Billiat could finally be heading to Europe after his coach at Absa Premiership side Mamelodi Sundowns, Pitso Mosimane confirmed the striker will be leaving the club at the end of the season. Billiat, who rose from the bench on Tuesday to score a brace in 2-...
Billiat, Sundowns contract talks stall 4 September 2017 HARARE - The future of Warriors star forward Khama Billiat at South Africa’s Absa Premiership side Mamelodi Sundowns is increasingly becoming uncertain after talks for a contract extension was put on hold. Billiat is in the final year of his current deal and no date has been set for the talks ...
Zifa, Sundowns need not fight over Billiat 9 June 2017 HARARE - Since independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has produced a lot of star players who have gone on to do wonders for the national team. The likes of Shacky Tauro, Vitalis Takawaira, Willard Mashinkila-Khumalo, Benjamin Nkonjera, Stanford “Stix” Mutizwa, Benjani Mwaruwari together with the Ndlov...
Zifa, Sundowns clash over Billiat 6 June 2017 HARARE - Zifa and Absa Premiership side Mamelodi Sundowns are headed for a collision over forward Khama Billiat’s availability for Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Liberia. The Warriors, who are in Group G together with DR Congo and Congo, host the Lone Stars at th...
Caf snub must motivate Billiat 10 January 2017 HARARE - Soccer-loving Zimbabweans must be seething in anger and justifiably so. Last Thursday, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) hosted the annual Caf Awards in the Nigerian capital of Abuja where a number of football luminaries were recognised and rewarded. It was a night in whi...
Billiat needs help 2 January 2017 HARARE - In the past footballers were well-known for their love for fast cars, beautiful women, booze, smoking and partying until the wee hours in nightclubs. There is no perfect example of this stereotype of footballers than the late Manchester United legend George Best. At the peak of his...
Motsepe, Downs living the dream 30 October 2016 JOHANNESBURG - The biggest club story on the African continent this week has been the exploits of Pretoria-based Mamelodi Sundowns who defied all odds to beat Egyptian giants Zamalek 3-1 on aggregate and won the African Champions League trophy. Now, they don’t come bigger for any club on the c...
Zim's gift to SA football 27 May 2016 JOHANNESBURG - Khama Billiat has sung the praises of Zimbabwe’s talent production line saying it is the reason why the country’s footballers continue to ride rough shoulders above the rest in the South African Premiership. Billiat, who is in the running to be crowned the best player in the Sou...
History beckons for Billiat 27 May 2016 HARARE - Khama Billiat is in the running to be crowned the best player in the South African Premiership after he was nominated for two top gongs yesterday. The 25-year-old Zimbabwe international had a prolific 2015-16 season as he helped Mamelodi Sundowns win the title with a record 71 points....
Captain Deco rallies Gamecocks 25 February 2016 BULAWAYO - Chicken Inn skipper Danny “Deco” Phiri (pictured) believes his side will qualify for the African Champions League first round at the expense of South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns. The Gamecocks left Bulawayo yesterday for Tshwane, South Africa for Saturday's second leg at the Lu...
Gamecocks fear floodlights 25 February 2016 HARARE - Chicken Inn left for Tshwane, South Africa Wednesday for Saturday's African Champions League preliminary round encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns in order to be more attuned to play under floodlights. The reigning Zimbabwe champions lead the tie 1-0 after the first leg at Barbourfiel...
Malajila backs Chiefs 22 April 2015 JOHANNESBURG - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Cuthbert Malajila concedes Kaizer Chiefs could break the Brazilians' points record this season.Sundowns set the mark of 65 points last term – the highest since the PSL became a 16-team league at the start of 2002/03 – as they powered their way to their six...
Malajila eyes Golden Boot 21 April 2015 HARARE - With five matches left in the South African Absa Premiership season, Zimbabwe international forward Cuthbert Malajila is confident he will win the Golden Boot award. The Mamelodi Sundowns striker has been in impressive form for the Chloorkop outfit in their league title-defence which ...
Malajila for France 24 March 2015 HARARE - Warriors striker Cuthbert Malajila, pictured, could soon secure a dream move into the big European leagues after it emerged yesterday that he is on the radar of French Ligue 1 side Lille. Malajila is currently enjoying an outstanding season with his South African side Mamelodi Sundown...
Young Warriors put on brave face 24 March 2015 HARARE - Despite shoddy preparations and a seemingly insurmountable clash against Cameroon on Sunday in the All-Africa Games qualifier, the Young Warriors were yesterday putting on a brave face and insisted they can produce a good result. The Young Warriors’ camp has been rocked with confusion...
'Malajila always scores against AmaZulu' 26 February 2015 JOHANESBURG - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Cuthbert Malajila always scores against AmaZulu, so says Brazilians coach Pitso Mosimane. The Zimbabwean netted his eighth League goal in a 1-0 defeat of Usuthu on Tuesday night, as Downs closed the gap on leaders Kaizer Chiefs to 10 points, but with a g...
Malajila, Mukamba on target 12 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe internationals Denver Mukamba and Cuthbert Malajila were on target for their respective clubs when the South African Absa Premiership resumed on Tuesday night. Mamelodi Sundowns closed the gap on log leaders Kaizer Chiefs with a convincing 4-1 win over Moroka Swallows at the ...
Ndoro confirms Pirates, Downs interest 25 November 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Mpumalanga Black Aces striker Tendai Ndoro has confirmed to KickOff that Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns are racing for his signature. Ndoro – who missed his team’s League match against Polokwane City on Saturday because of a hamstring injury – revealed that the two clubs ...
Billiat still injured 18 July 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Khama Billiat remains sidelined with a metatarsal fracture which has seen him miss the club’s pre-season preparations. Billiat, who still has a cast on his left foot and is using crutches, is only expected back at training next month. The Zimbabwe...
Zvishavane derby charms Mosimane 14 July 2014 HARARE - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimame was on Saturday charmed by the explosive Zvishavane derby between FC Platinum and Shabanie Mine ranking it as one of the best that he has ever seen. Mosimane, who is in the country on a scouting mission, was highly impressed with the tension and ...
Sundowns clinch league title 7 May 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Mamelodi Sundowns clinched their first Absa Premiership title in seven years at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Tuesday evening, edging Tshwane rivals SuperSport United 3-0 thanks to goals from Suprise Moriri, Teko Modise and Cuthbert Malajila. 'Downs survived a nervy opening half...
Kuda Mahachi joins Highlanders 14 February 2014 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe star winger Kudakwashe Mahachi, who was recently bought by rich South African Premiership side Mamelodi Sundowns, has started training with Bulawayo giants Highlanders. The skilful midfielder was spotted at Bosso’s morning training session yesterday in what could be an indi...
Mahachi speaks on future 28 January 2014 CAPE TOWN - Zimbabwe national football team slippery winger Kuda Mahachi has revealed his desire to play in South Africa’s Absa Premier Soccer League. Mahachi has been in great form at the ongoing African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament. He put in a man-of-the-match display as Zimbabwe ...
Billiat opens Downs account 23 September 2013 JOHANNESBURG - Khama Billiat scored his first goal for Mamelodi Sundowns to hand the hosts a 2-1 victory over Bidvest Wits in a Premiership clash at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday. Having joined from Ajax Cape Town before the new season, the Zimbabwean international had started every ...
Will Khama win hearts of Brazilians? 24 August 2013 JOHANNESBURG - This week, Khama Billiat completed one of the most lucrative deals which will see him move from the Mother City to Pretoria where he will don the Mamelodi Sundowns jersey. Although his transfer fee remains a guarded secret, talk doing rounds is that it is one of the most expensi...