Articles tagged 'zifa'

I had to act - Chiyangwa 13 September 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa says he stands by the decision made by the referees' committee which he chairs to rescind the red card given to Dynamos forward Christian Ntouba on Sunday. Ntouba was shown his marching orders by referee Arnold Ncube for head-butting Bosso defender Pete...
PSL, Zifa set for collision 13 September 2017 HARARE – The Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) could be headed for a collision course over the decision to nullify the red card to Dynamos striker Christian Ntouba. The Cameroonian was handed a straight red card after head-butting Highlanders defender Pet...
Let fair play prevail 13 September 2017 HARARE - I know Philip Chiyangwa as a respectable businessman-cum-politician. His decision to become the next Zifa president about three years ago not only shocked me but also those who passionately follow Zimbabwean football. I wrote an article in the Daily News of 14 November 2015 expressing...
Fans speak on Ntouba saga 13 September 2017 HARARE - A huge debate has been sparked off in local football after Zifa on Monday rescinded the red card shown to Dynamos striker Christian Ntouba during Sunday's match against Highlanders at Rufaro Stadium. Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa and his referees' committee quickly convened a meetin...
Zifa brews Ntouba shocker 12 September 2017 HARARE - In an atrocious move that is sure to set tongues wagging in local football, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) last night rescinded the red-card handed to Dynamos forward Christian Ntouba in the clash against Highlanders at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday. The Cameroonian, who had open...
PSL weekend matches cancelled 12 August 2017 HARARE - This weekend’s Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) action has been shelved to pave way for the Heroes Day celebrations soccer matches that will see Dynamos and Highlanders facing off among other matches. The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) announced that at least 31 matches ...
Abbas Amidu in limbo 9 August 2017 HARARE - Former CAPS United forward Abbas Amidu is caught up between a rock and a hard place after it emerged that he is still to seal his proposed move abroad. Amidu was reported to have already joined Egyptian side Smouha at the end of last month but up until now, the forward is still in the...
Mamutse lands top Zifa post 1 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) yesterday announced the appointment of Joseph Mamutse as the association’s substantive general-secretary. Zifa has been operating with a skeleton secretariat since the sacking of Jonathan Mashingaidze in April last year. Since then Mamutse and ...
Zifa, Gwarada wrangle rages on 18 July 2017 HARARE - There is no end in sight between the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and its former board member Bernard Gwarada after it emerged that the Sheriff had wrongfully attached property belonging to Zifa (Private) Limited to settle a debt. According to court papers, the Gwarada-owned c...
Mhofu or Mapeza: Zifa in coach headache 11 July 2017 HARARE – The Warriors triumph at the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup in South Africa has left the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) in a quandary regarding the team's substantive coach. Zifa is currently faced with a choice between FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza, ZPC Kariba coach Sunday Chidzambwa ...
Ex-Warriors confront Zifa VP over Kasinauyo 29 June 2017 HARARE – Zifa vice president Omega Sibanda had a torrid time at Edzai Kasinauyo’s funeral as former Warriors players took him to task over the association’s treatment of the late footballer and agent. Kasinauyo passed away in South Africa after a heart failure and was buried at Glen Forest Cem...
Zifa bus saga rages on 29 June 2017 HARARE – The Sheriff of the High Court has made a police report after failing to locate a bus that had been attached in the case involving Zifa and Daisy Lodge. Zifa are currently embroiled in a legal battle with the lodge after failing to settle a debt that now stands at over $161 000. Dai...
Zifa House is haunted, dirty - Chiyangwa 28 June 2017 HARARE - Zifa's headquarters at 53 Livingstone Avenue in Harare is “haunted and dirty” and the association secretariat will never go back there according to its president Philip Chiyangwa. The property known as Zifa House has been under lock and key since last year with the association fearing...
I wanted to kill myself - Gorowa 27 June 2017 HARARE – Former Warriors coach Ian Gorowa contemplated committing suicide after allegations that he was part of a cabal which tried to fix Zimbabwe's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Swaziland. However, only the intervention of the late former Warriors winger Edzai Kasinau...
Warriors: 10 steps forward, 20 backwards 24 June 2017 HARARE - If there is one thing that football “mad” Zimbabweans cannot talk about with authority and confidence, it is the consistency by their beloved Warriors. There are many times that they have been taken to the “Seventh Heaven” and also, in equal measure, condemned to hell, as the performa...
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 ...
Zifa faces $27 000 lawsuit 21 June 2017 HARARE - A travel company has dragged embattled Zifa to the High Court seeking to garnish the soccer body’s bank account after it failed to pay $27 000 for 2015 airfares. The Travel Bureau, which trades as Arena Travel, claims that it has since won a High Court order for it to be paid the mone...
Mhofu picks his men 20 June 2017 HARARE - Sunday Chidzambwa says he is humbled to be back in the Warriors fold after he was named the team's interim coach for the forthcoming Cosafa Castle Senior Challenge Cup which starts next week. Chidzambwa, who led Zimbabwe to their last Cosafa Cup glory on home soil in 2009, will be ass...
Mighty Warriors exit hurt: Mlauzi 18 June 2017 HARARE – Being a national team coach normally comes with fame and prestige but it has not been the case for former Mighty Warriors gaffer Shadreck Mlauzi. Although Mlauzi says the experience was priceless his exit from the team has, however, left him with “a sour taste in his mouth”. Mlauzi...
I'm no mercenary - Matthew Rusike 16 June 2017 HARARE – For a player who voluntarily sacrificed his own wages to fly himself in and out of Sweden for the 2017 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers, Matthew Rusike is devastated to see his patriotism questioned. The Club Africain forward has decided to open up about his omission from the...
Give Mapeza the job - fans 13 June 2017 HARARE - Following Zimbabwe 3-0 victory over Liberia during Sunday's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), the Daily News' Godknows Matarutse and Annie Mpalume took to the streets to her the views of the fans. Most of the supporters concurred that the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) should ...
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...
Fan stages one-man demo 9 June 2017 BULAWAYO - Highlanders supporter Josphat Mzaca Ngulube took to the streets of Bulawayo to demonstrate against the recent Premier Soccer League (PSL) ruling against his club. The PSL Disciplinary Committee this week fined Bosso $4 000 and awarded three points to Dynamos following last month's a...
$3 to watch Warriors, POS machines for VIP only 9 June 2017 HARARE - In a bid to attract a full house for Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier between the Warriors and Liberia, Zifa have pegged the cheapest ticket at $3. Normally, international matches and even some of the big games in the domestic Castle Lager Premiership fans have to...
Zifa back Warriors manager 9 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has noted with concern, distasteful sentiments expressed by Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club officials towards our senior national team manager, Wellington Mpandare. Mpandare conducted his duties in a professional manner in the process of reques...