Articles tagged 'world cup'

Fear drives Kwaramba to stardom 10 September 2018 HARARE – Handball was Claris Kwaramba’s first love but a threat of punishment made her switch to netball and little did she know that this would be her path to stardom. The Platinum Queens wing defender was only 10 years old doing her Grade Five studies at Tsvingwe Primary School in Mutare whe...
Zifa must plan ahead 28 June 2018 HARARE - When Sepp Blatter’s reign at Fifa ended, Gianni Infantino — the new president — embarked on a mission to spruce up the Fifa image after a raft of corruption and bribery accusations that had been thrown against the previous executives. Infantino even went on a charm offensive, visiting...
Castle five-A-side finals roar into life 11 May 2018 HARARE - At least 14 teams from across the country will converge at Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Sports Club this weekend for the Castle Lager World Cup promotion Five-A-Side amateur football tournament. Delta Beverages through their Castle Lager brand, last month unveiled a promotion that will se...
Chavhanga's high hopes for Sables 14 April 2018 HARARE - Former Springboks wing Tonderai Chavhanga believes the Sables have a very good chance of making it to next year’s Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan. Chavhanga is back in Zimbabwe and is set to take part in today’s exhibition game between the Zambezi Steelers and South African side t...
D-day for Zim Cricket 13 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) will know whether their bid to host the 2019 Cricket World Cup qualifiers has been accepted when the ICC makes the announcement today. There are two other bids from the United Arab Emirates while Ireland and Scotland submitted as co-hosts. The ICC is currently...
Nyamutsamba salutes Cheetahs 9 October 2017 HARARE - The Zambezi Cheetahs coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba heaped praises on his charges after they fought bravely over the weekend in Uganda to clinch qualification for the Sevens World Cup next year. Nyamutsamba’s charges sealed qualification for next year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens finals to be ...
Cheetahs can reach WC: Mudariki 19 August 2017 HARARE – Zambezi Cheetahs captain Hilton Mudariki says the team has a strong chance of qualifying for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens finals to be held in San Francisco, United States. Zimbabwe need to reach the final of the Africa Cup Sevens tournament to be held in Kampala, Uganda in October...
Zifa battles to save bus 21 June 2017 HARARE - Zifa is battling to save a state-of-the-art luxury bus it received from the South African Football Association (Safa) from being attached by the Sherriff of the High Court. After the 2010 World Cup, Safa received 18 Hyundai luxury coaches from the Local Organising Committee (Loc) and ...
Zim women aim to gain ODI status 7 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe ladies cricket team begin their quest to achieve One Day International (ODI) status with a clash against Ireland at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers in Colombo, Sri Lanka this morning. The team is high in confidence after making light work of Scotland winning by 95 runs i...
Will 48-team WC benefit Africa? 21 January 2017 JOHANNESBURG - News which has dominated global football in the recent days, apart from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, has been the increase of Fifa World Cup teams from the current 32 to 48. After intense debate and deliberations, new Fifa President, Gianni Infantino made good his...
Campbell: An unlikely hero 4 April 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Under-21 ladies hockey team knew they would break their World Cup qualification jink when defender Stephanie Campbell scored in the semi-finals against Namibia last week. Campbell's goal helped Zimbabwe win the match 2-1 and seal their place in the final and with it a pla...
Victorious hockey team back home 31 March 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Under-21 women’s hockey team returned from Namibia yesterday where they finished second behind South Africa to qualify for this year’s World Cup to be held in Chile. The squad secured their World Cup ticket after defeating hosts Namibia 2-1 in the semi-finals before going on ...
Clinical Proteas silence critics 24 March 2015 HARARE - South Africa shrugged the proverbial monkey off their backs in fine style when they sent Sri Lanka crashing out of the World Cup with an all-round clinical performance at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in front of a 27 000 stunned crowd yesterday. So many questions, theories and sugg...
'Whatmore' changes can we expect? 17 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s participation in this year’s Cricket World Cup was never going to really turn many heads for the simple reason that too many events off the field hampered the much-needed progress that coach Dav Whatmore wanted and expected from his team. In all fairness, he really wasn’t g...
Dark day as Fifa boots out Zim 13 March 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association woes continued to mount after Fifa expelled the Warriors from the 2018 Russia World Cup qualifiers yesterday for failing to pay former national team coach Valinhos. The Brazilian, whose real name is Jose Claudinei Georgini, was in charge of Zimbabwe b...
'Mental flaws hurting Zim' 4 March 2015 CANBERRA - Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor was at pains to make sense of the loss against Pakistan after dominating the match for a major period of time and blamed "mental flaws" of senior batsmen of the side for their plight on Sunday. Zimbabwe looked set for their second win in four m...
'More needs to be done' 26 February 2015 HARARE – Despite the defeat to the West Indies on Tuesday, Zimbabwe cricket fans have applauded the team's effort in the 2015 World Cup so far. Zimbabwe could not withstand the West Indies acceleration of scoring late in their innings as Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels piled on a one-day record...
Gayle blows away Zim 25 February 2015 CANBERRA - West Indies master blaster Chris Gayle silenced his critics with the highest ever score at a cricket World Cup,  bludgeoning his way to  215 and a record 16 sixes before he was finally caught on the final ball of the innings yesterday. It ended the laid-back West Indian's century dr...
Zim wary of dormant Gayle 24 February 2015 HAMILTON - Chris Gayle's love of late-night loafing - something his social media accounts bear testimony to - have made him cricket's version of New York: the man who never sleeps. His captain Jason Holder confirmed as much, albeit in a slightly more serious context. "Chris is awake. I can ass...
Chigumbura calls for improvement 21 February 2015 LINCOLN - Although pleased with the batting efforts of his team, Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura said he was disappointed with his team's fielding after they beat United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a Pool B World Cup encounter on Thursday. Zimbabweans were loose on the field, as they let UAE po...
Zim hope for better 18 February 2015 LINCOLN - Zimbabwe's bowlers can realistically hope to have more success restricting the batsmen of the United Arab Emirates in Nelson tomorrow, than they did South Africa's in their World Cup opener. Elton Chigumbura's team made a decent fist of chasing 339 for four in Hamilton on Sunday, eve...
Zim fall to Proteas 16 February 2015 LINCOLN - David Miller and JP Duminy made a record one-day international fifth-wicket stand of 256 as South Africa recovered to beat Zimbabwe in their World Cup opener in Hamilton. After a shaky start, Miller (138 not out off 92 balls) and Duminy (115 not out from 100) came together at 83-4. ...
Can Zim find right bowling balance? 30 January 2015 HARARE - The next three weeks will provide an opportunity for new Zimbabwe cricket coach Dav Whatmore to continue ticking the right boxes ahead of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Zimbabwean side flew out to New Zealand on Wednesday two weeks before the tournament proper begins ...
Matsikenyeri's remarkable turnaround 29 January 2015 HARARE - Almost two years after announcing he had retired from international cricket, Stuart Matsikenyeri was on the plane yesterday en route to New Zealand for the 2015 World Cup with Zimbabwe. The last time Matsikenyeri played at the Cricket World Cup, the tournament had four pools with team...
Whatmore confident of charges 28 January 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe cricket coach is confident that his team will put in a good showing at the 2015 Cricket World Cup that gets underway next month in Australia and New Zealand. The Southern African country has been drawn in a tough Pool B at the tournament that includes fellow Test-playing nati...