Articles tagged 'young warriors'

Malawi hammer Young Warriors 24 July 2018 HARARE - Malawi sent Zimbabwe packing from Cosafa Under-17 Youth championship following a 5-0 Group C victory that underlined their quality at the Francois Xavier Stadium in Port Louis, Mauritius yesterday. Zimbabwe, so dominant in Cosafa football in the past, continued their battles at Under-...
Young Warriors drop points 8 December 2017 HARARE – The Young Warriors dropped two crucial points after being held to a disappointing goalless draw by their less fancied opponents Lesotho in their opening game at the ongoing Cosafa Under-20 Championships in Zambia yesterday. The Young Warriors were by far the better team on the field o...
Young Warriors ready for Cosafa 6 December 2017 HARARE - The Young Warriors arrived in Zambia yesterday ahead of the Cosafa Under-20 Championships which kicks-off today in Kitwe with their head coach Bekithemba Ndlovu declaring his charges ready for the tournament. Zimbabwe, who left the country yesterday morning by road, are pooled in Grou...
Ndlovu wants training camp 22 November 2017 HARARE - Young Warriors coach Bhekithemba Ndlovu is hoping his team will go into camp soon to intensify preparations for next month’s Cosafa Under-20 Championships. The Young Warriors are pooled in Group C together with Angola, Lesotho and Namibia. The team is currently training in two batc...
Ndlovu picks Cosafa squad 21 November 2017 HARARE - Young Warriors coach Bhekithemba Ndlovu has chosen his provisional 29-man squad for the 2017 Cosafa Under-20 Championship to be held in Zambia next month. Ndlovu was in the last weeks conducting trials in Bulawayo while his assistant Mark Mathe was doing the same in Harare in order to...
Ndlovu satisfied with Cosafa draw 10 November 2017 HARARE - Young Warriors coach Bhekithemba Ndlovu believes his side has been handed a fair draw for next month’s Cosafa Under-20 Championship to be held in Zambia. Ndlovu’s side have been pooled in Group C together with Angola, Lesotho and Namibia. “I think it’s a fair draw but it’s importan...
Chiyangwa hails Young Warriors 20 December 2016 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has praised the victorious Young Warriors squad following their win over Angola in the final of the 2016 African Union Sports Council Region V Games in Luanda. Zimbabwe edged the hosts 1-0 following Anelka Chivandire's strike in extra-time to clinch the...
Young Warriors fire blanks 10 December 2016 HARARE - The Young Warriors’ hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the PPC Cosafa Under-20 Championships suffered a major blow following yesterday’s 0-0 draw against Malawi at the Moruleng Stadium in South Africa. Having already lost 5-1 to Zambia in their opening match of Group B on Wednesd...
Young Warriors massacred 8 December 2016 HARARE - The Young Warriors suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat to neighbours Zambia in their opening match of the PPC Cosafa Under-20 Cup Group B clash at Moruleng Stadium in South Africa yesterday. Mandla Mpofu’s side now have a huge task of making it into the quarter-finals of the tournament follow...
PPC bankrolls Cosafa Under-20 25 October 2016 HARARE - Cement manufacturer PPC will this year bankroll the Cosafa Under-20 football tournament as it marks a return after a three-year sabbatical. The tournament was last held in 2013 when South Africa claimed the title with a 2-0 victory over Kenya in the final. This year’s tournament wi...
Tapera bemoans poor preps 27 May 2016 HARARE - Young Warriors coach Jairos Tapera lashed out at Zifa for poor preparations after watching his charges being held to a goalless draw by Cameroon in a 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier yesterday. The Young Warriors only trained for two days prior to yesterday’s match and ...
Continuity is key, says Tapera 19 May 2016 HARARE - Young Warriors coach Jairos Tapera says he will not tinker with his side when they take on Cameroon at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. Zimbabwe take on the West Africans in the first leg of their 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match with the return leg set for Y...
Young Warriors fall to Botswana 4 April 2016 BULAWAYO - The Young Warriors were on Sunday left with an uphill task after losing to visiting Botswana in the first leg of their 2017 African Under-20 Championships qualifier. The Zimbabwe young stars will have to up their game when they travel to Lobatse, Botswana for the second leg on April...
Zim football needs urgent facelift 15 August 2015 JOHANNESBURG - It was this past Saturday, August 1 at a freezing Harry Gwala Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal. I had driven all the way to KwaZulu Natal from Gauteng hoping my “hommies” would make me proud. But having driven 600km, I was left counting the costs of my journey at the end of 90 minute...
Star status weighs down Mahachi 22 July 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Under-23 winger Kuda Mahachi must be feeling like Argentine star Lionel Messi at the moment after his disappointing performance against South Africa on Sunday at Rufaro Stadium. Argentina fans are not entirely happy with Messi when he is playing for the Albiceleste and last m...
Bartlett writes off Young Warriors 21 July 2015 HARARE - South Africa's Under-23 assistant coach Shaun Bartlett is certain his side will finish off Zimbabwe in the second leg of the African Under-23 Championships qualifier at home in two weeks' time. The South Africans outplayed the Young Warriors in the first leg at Rufaro Stadium on Sunda...
We can still qualify, says Musona 21 July 2015 HARARE - Young Warriors striker Walter Musona says Zimbabwe can still qualify for African Under-23 Championships despite Sunday’s first leg 1-1 draw against South Africa at Rufaro Stadium. Zimbabwe played second fiddle to Owen da Gama’s side but still managed to rescue a draw after Musona scor...
Dolly dazzles Rufaro crowd 21 July 2015 HARARE - At the end of Sunday’s match between Zimbabwe Under-23 and their South African counterparts only one question was probably on every fan’s mouth: Who was that South African number 11? Keagan Dolly was the player wearing that jersey and he left an indelible mark on every spectator in...
It's game on: Pasuwa 20 July 2015 HARARE - Young Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa remains confident of his side’s progression to the African Under-23 Championships in Dakar, Senegal later this year despite being held by South Africa in the first leg here yesterday. Although they played second fiddle to the South Africans for almo...
Young Warriors' moment of truth 19 July 2015 HARARE - The Young Warriors will be hoping to salvage some pride for Zimbabwean football when they take on South Africa this afternoon at Rufaro Stadium in an African Under-23 Championship qualifier. Local football is at its lowest ebb following the Mighty Warriors’ failure to travel to Ivory ...
We're no pushovers - Da Gama 18 July 2015 HARARE - South Africa Under-23 coach Owen da Gama says they respect the Young Warriors but they have come here to get a result in tomorrow’s Africa Under-23 Championship qualifier. The Young Warriors host South Africa in the first leg at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow hoping to get a comfortable lead...
Young Warriors in defence crisis 18 July 2015 HARARE - Young Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa will have to work with a makeshift defence in Sunday’s first leg of the African Under-23 Championships final qualifier against South Africa at Rufaro Stadium. Pasuwa has been forced to tinker with his backline since he has been deprived of regular s...
Chideu completes Ajax move 18 July 2015 HARARE - Ajax Cape Town have completed the signing of Zimbabwe Under-23 international Thomas Chideu from Castle Lager Premiership side Highlanders. The Urban Warriors announced Chideu’s arrival together with that of Prince Nxumalo from Golden Arrows yesterday. “Ajax Cape Town are delighted ...
Pasuwa in catch-22 16 July 2015 HARARE - Zifa insist coach Calisto Pasuwa will have to come up with two competitive teams for the senior national team and the Under-23 squad in September. The Warriors take on Guinea at the National Sports Stadium in their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifier during the weekend of Sep...
Injuries ravage Young Warriors ahead of SA tie 15 July 2015 HARARE - Injuries to six key players have marred Zimbabwe’s preparations for Sunday’s first leg clash against South Africa in the Africa Under-23 Championship final qualifier at Rufaro Stadium. The Young Warriors commenced their preparations at Gwanzura Stadium yesterday with coach Calisto Pas...