Articles tagged 'zifa'

PSL promotion:Clubs relieved 22 January 2017 HARARE - After enduring a long wait to know their fate having won their respective Division One Leagues, Premiership-bound clubs from the second tier can now get down to serious business and prepare for top-flight football. Domestic football was in limbo since last year after the Premier Socce...
PSL remains defiant 13 January 2017 HARARE - Its seems the rift between the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over relegation is far from over with the latter insisting that they will only act on instructions from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). The Zifa assembly recently met in t...
Zifa must learn from the past 13 January 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean football administrators should learn from the past, judging by what transpired last week at the Warriors send-off ceremony for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals. The players refused to attend the function at a top local hotel after they reached a deadlock with t...
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...
NetOne partners Warriors 22 December 2016 HARARE - NetOne acting-board chairperson Peter Chingoka said the mobile phone services provider will always be dedicated to funding various national football teams in the country. The former Zimbabwe Cricket board chairperson, who was last week elevated to lead the NetOne board on an interim b...
$100k needed for Rufaro artificial turf 22 December 2016 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) requires $107 000 to refurbish the Rufaro Stadium artificial turf which is now in a poor state and a danger to players. As a result, council is losing a lot of revenue since most football teams now shun using the venue due to the poorly-maintained artific...
Over to you, Mr President 18 December 2016 HARARE - Zifa boss Philip Chiyangwa was yesterday elected to be the new president of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa). Chiyangwa ascended to the post unopposed at the organisation's Annual General Meeting at Sun City, South Africa. The Zifa president takes over ...
Govt warns Zifa, PSL again 18 December 2016 HARARE - Government has again warned Zifa and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to find a lasting solution to their squabbles which have threatened to plunge the local game into the abyss. Zifa and the PSL are currently involved in a nasty showdown over how the number of teams which will be rele...
Ndebele denies Zifa allegations 16 December 2016 HARARE - Premier Soccer League (PSL) chief executive Kenny Ndebele has denied allegations levelled against him that he is causing the breakdown in relations between the league and the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa). Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has instructed acting PSL chairperson Ke...
Zifa target PSL chief Ndebele 15 December 2016 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa is now going after Premier Soccer League (PSL) chief executive Kenny Ndebele as the bickering between the two bodies continues. The two football bodies are already involved in a nasty battle that has reached the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) over...
We need cool heads now 11 December 2016 HARARE - It is high time the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) put an end to their stand-off over relegation and promotion of teams into the topflight. The impasse began following last October's Annual General Meeting (AGM) when councillors voted to releg...
Zifa circus rages on 10 December 2016 HARARE - The impasse between the Premier Soccer League and Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is likely to continue after the latter yesterday imposed that four teams will be promoted for the 2017 season. The development will see Border Strikers and Mutare City Rovers, who finished the seaso...
We are the victims: PSL 9 December 2016 HARARE - Premier Soccer League’s (PSL) emergency committee spokesperson Lewis Uriri yesterday told Parliament they are not to blame for the ongoing saga with the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) over playoffs. Clubs and Zifa are at loggerheads following October’s Annual General Meeting (AG...
'A year to remember' 8 December 2016 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa insists he has transformed local football since he was voted into the hot seat back in December 2015 to replace Cuthbert Dube. The Harare businessman celebrated his first year in mainstream football administration at his offices yesterday and bragged ho...
Swiss court begins PSL, Zifa proceedings 7 December 2016 HARARE - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) has finally received the application for it to start proceedings in the impasse between the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa). PSL clubs and Zifa are at loggerheads following October’s Annual General Meeti...
Chawanda slams soccer administrators 6 December 2016 HARARE - Legendary former Zimbabwe national team captain Ephraim Chawanda has challenged administrators of the game to serve the interests of footballers. The ex-Zimbabwe Saints defender, who was the guest of honour at the 2016 Soccer Stars of the Year awards was speaking on the side-lines of ...
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...
Zifa pushes for Dube's arrest 28 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is pushing for the arrest of former president Cuthbert Dube following his failure to provide written response on how his former executive ended up accruing a debt of $7 million. Ex-president Dube and his former board were given seven days to explai...
Zifa lifts Uriri suspension, appoints playoffs committee 28 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has lifted the suspension of CAPS United board chairperson Lewis Uriri and appointed him to be a part of the playoffs committee following resolutions at a board meeting held in Harare yesterday. Uriri was slapped with a ban after an alleged breach ...
Mighty Warriors confident 25 November 2016 YAOUNDE - Mighty Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi has rallied his charges to put behind their disappointment against Egypt and focus on getting a convincing result when they face hosts Cameroon here today at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjio. The match kicks off at 5pm. Having started their African Women...
Platinum, Tsholotsho date with destiny 25 November 2016 HARARE - FC Platinum and Tsholotsho find themselves in a similar predicament they were at this time of the year last season but Lizwe Sweswe, the Bulawayo side's coach, believes the team from Zvishavane are more under pressure than they are. “We have been in this situation before, surviving re...
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...
Uriri slams Zifa 22 November 2016 HARARE - Following his suspension by the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa), CAPS United board chairperson Lewis Uriri has come out guns blazing, accusing the association of pursuing selfish and egocentric agendas. Below is Uriri's redacted statement.     Lewis Uriri My solicitors in Birm...