Articles tagged 'zifa'

Mapeza's big task 28 March 2017 HARARE - Norman Mapeza got a glimpse of the huge task that lies ahead of him in the event he gets the Warriors job on a full-time basis following Sunday’s goalless draw against Zambia. Mapeza was picked by Zifa to oversee the international friendly match against Chipolopolo following the sacki...
Sharif Mussa: A true Warrior 26 March 2017 HARARE - When the legendary South African footballer Jomo Sono said coaching is a thankless profession, he must have probably forgotten to mention the backroom staff that works behind the scenes as well. As the Warriors prepare for a new era under a new coach following the departure of Kalisto...
Zim football clubs must be organised 24 March 2017 HARARE - This week, the Harare City Council provided the nation with an update on the progress of the new grass turf which is being laid at Rufaro Stadium. According to the local authorities, the venue will be ready for re-opening in the second week of April. Already, there was panic among ...
More plaudits for Chiyangwa 23 March 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has received glowing praises from the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) after spearheading former Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou’s downfall. The long-serving Hayatou was deposed by Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar during last ...
Zifa appoint Mapeza as Warriors date Chipolopolo 22 March 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has secured a international friendly match for the Warriors against former African champions Zambia on Sunday at the National Sports Stadium. The Warriors’ last competitive match was during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon where ...
Zim football will benefit - Chiyangwa 17 March 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa says Zimbabwe has a lot to benefit after Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar was voted as the Confederation of African Football (Caf) new president in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia yesterday. Ahmad ended former Caf president Issa Hayatou's 28-year reign after receiving 3...
Pasuwa's Malawi gig in doubt 14 March 2017 HARARE – Former Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa’s expected move to become Flames coach could collapse after the Football Association of Malawi (Fam) pulled out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) competitions. Fam were forced to withdraw the...
'Warriors coach can wait' 12 March 2017 HARARE - Although time is running out, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) insist they want to make further consultations before they appoint all national team coaches. The Warriors are without a coach after Zifa decided not to renew Kalisto Pasuwa’s contract while Mighty Warriors’ ex-coa...
Crucial week for Hayatou 11 March 2017 JOHANNESBURG - The African football stands on the threshold of history on March 16 in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa when the 39th Ordinary Congress of Caf gets underway. This is the date that will usher in a new Caf Executive Committee and hopefully a new president. Issa Hayatou from...
Warriors' coach dilemma 7 March 2017 HARARE - Since former Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa’s contract came to an end last month, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has been searching for a replacement. Already some names that have been speculated to be interested in the job include former Warriors captain Bruce Grobbelaar, Du...
Hats off to Sharif Mussa 7 March 2017 HARARE - Sharif Mussa's decision to quit as the manager of the Zimbabwe senior national football team is a very big blow to the country's most loved sport. Mussa was a dedicated professional who selflessly discharged his services for the benefit of the national game often with very minimal app...
Chiyangwa makes things happen 4 March 2017 JOHANNESBURG - Most take him for granted. Others say he is  maverick and goes over the top with his antics. But one thing you cannot take away from rising global sensation, Philip Chiyangwa is making things happen. When he came into power less than a year ago, soccer analysts dismissed him ...
Sharif Mussa quits Warriors 4 March 2017 HARARE - After years of dedicated service to the Warriors, Sharif Mussa is the latest high-profile figure to quit his post. Mussa, regarded by many as the team’s finest ever manager, announced his resignation via a letter to Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyanga on Wed...
Zifa mum on new coach 1 March 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is not keen on divulging their next step regarding the recruitment of a new coach for the Warriors following Kalisto Pasuwa’s sacking. Zifa chose to terminate Pasuwa’s contract that expired yesterday, despite having an option of renewing for a ...
Fifa boss confirms Zim visit 17 February 2017 HARARE - Fifa president Gianni Infantino has confirmed his visit to Zimbabwe next Friday to attend Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa's birthday celebrations. Infantino will join other football heads from across the African continent to celebrate with Chiyangwa, who will also be toasting his asce...
Chiyangwa demands apology from Caf 16 February 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa insists his birthday celebrations will go ahead in Harare next week despite massive resistance from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou. Chiyangwa, who is also the Cosafa president, has invited a number of association head...
I'm still in charge — Mlauzi 16 February 2017 HARARE - Shadreck Mlauzi says he is still the Mighty Warriors coach despite the Zifa High Performance Committee (HPC) recommending his sacking two weeks ago. Mlauzi says he still has a contract with Zifa and his employers are yet to notify him of any decision regarding his future.   The Zif...
Zifa lines up club licensing roadmap 14 February 2017 HARARE - In a effort to reinvigorate domestic football, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has appointed a club licensing body that will be responsible to superintend the process. In a press release issued by the association’s communications manager Xolisani Gwesela yesterday, Zifa board...
Hodges speaks on his future 12 February 2017 HARARE - Former CAPS United chairperson Andy Hodges has given an indication that he might not be returning to local football in the green colours of Makepekepe. Malaysia-based Hodges, who was named as Makepekepe co-chairperson in December, was expected home in January to resume his duties but ...
Zifa lift Gorowa, Kasinauyo suspensions 11 February 2017 BULAWAYO – The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has lifted the suspensions of several individuals who include former Warriors coach Ian Gorowa and ex-Zifa bord member Edzai Kasinauyo. The duo were banned by the association after they were alleged to have tried to fix Zimbabwe’s 2017 Africa...
Zifa owe Pasuwa $100k 10 February 2017 HARARE - Ex-Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa is not a bitter man after he was sacked by Zifa but is praying that he will be paid his outstanding dues amounting to over $100 000. Zifa pointed to the Warriors’ dismal performance at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon last month a...
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...
I'm not resigning, says Pasuwa 7 February 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa will not resign, as demanded by Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa at the weekend. The Harare businessman has literally petitioned the ex-Dynamos gaffer to relinquish his post after Zimbabwe's disastrous performance at the 201...
Pasuwa must go - Chiyangwa 6 February 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa says Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa must do the honourable thing and resign following Zimbabwe's poor showing at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals. The Warriors had a terrible outing when they crashed out of the Gabon tournament at the group ...
Is sacking Pasuwa the solution? 6 February 2017 HARARE - The Warriors were pathetic on their return at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) stage when they failed to progress from the group stages in Gabon last month. Zimbabwe had started the tournament on a good note when they rattled favourites Algeria in a thrilling opening half in the firs...