Articles tagged 'zimbabwe football association'

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...
Alleged match-fixer spills the beans 19 October 2016 HARARE - The whistle-blower in a match-fixing scandal involving former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) bosses yesterday spilled the beans about how numerous games had been manipulated by the accused persons and soccer-betting cartels for monetary rewards. Leeroy Kundishora Waguta was test...
Zifa bribery case: Drama as witness is 'arrested' 14 October 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) former bosses’ bribery case took a new twist yesterday, as the State witness, Leeroy Waguta — who had travelled from South Africa to testify, was briefly arrested at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. Waguta was whisked away by police officials mo...
Kasinauyo pressured me: Pasuwa 6 October 2016 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa yesterday claimed that former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board member, Edzai Kasinauyo, pressured him to disclose his line-up, as the trial on the alleged match-fixing scandal continued yesterday. Pasuwa was testifying during the trial of ex-Zif...
'Match-fixers could have pocketed $500k' 27 September 2016 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) bosses accused of attempting to bribe the national soccer team in a match-fixing scandal could have pocketed approximately $500 000, if the deal had not been botched, a court heard yesterday. Ex-Zifa chief executive Hanrietta Rushwaya, 49, a...
Rushwaya trial date set 11 August 2016 HARARE - A trial date has been set in the case of former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) bosses who are accused of attempting to bribe the national soccer team into deliberately losing games in a match-fixing scandal. Ex-Zifa chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya, 49, and former board member...
Zifa in crucial indaba 8 July 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) will tomorrow hold a crucial Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) scheduled to discuss the dissolution of the troubled association. Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa insists the meeting will go ahead despite the efforts of disgruntled creditors, o...
Zifa woes mount 7 July 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) was dealt a huge blow yesterday when the High Court gave a green light to the sale of its properties to settle a $300 000 debt owed to LED Travel and Tours. This comes after Zifa unsuccessfully fought to protect its property following an Octobe...
Gorowa laughs off 10-year ban 14 June 2016 HARARE - Former Warriors coach Ian “Dibango” Gorowa says he will not recognise the 10-year ban handed to him by the dissolved Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) over match-fixing allegations. Gorowa, together with former Zifa officials Henrietta Rushwaya, Jonathan Musavengana, Edz...
SRC deregisters Zifa 13 June 2016 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has now begun the process of de-registering the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) in order to register the National Football Association of Zimbabwe (Nafaz). Zifa councillors at their Annual General Meeting at the start of this month agree...
Fresh woes for Zifa 15 May 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) is in danger of missing out on further Fifa Goal Project funding after losing the artificial turf installed at the Zifa Village in Mt Hampden. Zifa in 2009 successfully applied for financial assistance from the world soccer governing body and w...
Celebs date the dock 2 May 2016 HARARE - We pay to watch them entertain us in stadiums, but it seems of late football personalities have been offering free shows with their off-field exploits. From match-fixing scandals, defaulting on paying maintenance to street fights — these personalities have given us all. Of signific...
Rushwaya in court over match-fixing 27 April 2016 HARARE - The match-fixing scandal involving top and influential football personalities exploded yesterday with former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya appearing in court charged with trying to bribe players in the national soccer team into deliberately losin...
Chiyangwa blasts police over gate-takings 29 March 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa last night blasted police after officers demanded payment soon after the Warriors match against Swaziland. By the time of going to print, Zifa chief cashier only identified as Saika was still locked in the cash office at ...
Zifa appeals to fans 27 March 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has urged fans to come in their numbers to support the Warriors in tomorrow’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland at the National Sports Stadium. Zimbabwe were below par on Good Friday as they emerged with a 1-1 draw against ...
Zifa to institute PSL audit 3 February 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze yesterday said the local FA will carry out a forensic audit of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in the post-Twine Phiri era. The Zifa board, led by newly-elected president Philip Chiyangwa, ordered the PSL to ho...
Another drawback! 1 February 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has called off elections for the Women’s Football (ZWF) scheduled for March 5, to allow formalisation of the ZWF League. ZWF is one of the Zifa affiliates directed to hold fresh elections by the new board led by Philip Chiyangwa. There have been...
Twine Phiri, Zifa saga escalates 20 January 2016 HARARE - Twine Phiri's hopes of being re-instated as Premier Soccer League chairman faced further resistance yesterday after Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa insisted Phiri could not represent CAPS United on the Zifa board because he is no longer the club chairman. This comes as CAPS had backed...
Zifa moves to close Asiagate 4 January 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday revealed that his board will swiftly move to bring an end to the Asigate saga, which had serious financial constraints on the cash-strapped association. Under Cuthbert Dube's leadership, over 10 individuals were...
Pasuwa digs in 22 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) yesterday issued a vague statement disguised as an apology to national team coach Calisto Pasuwa which his manager Gibson Mahachi described as not “sincere”. Pasuwa had demanded an apology from Zifa for tarnishing his otherwise good name before he ...
Pasuwa demands apology 21 December 2015 HARARE - National football team coach, Calisto Pasuwa has demanded an apology from the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) for tarnishing his name before he can accept being reinstated, throwing 2016 African Nations Championships (Chan) preparations into further turmoil. The newly-elected Zif...
Zifa fires Pasuwa 18 December 2015 HARARE - National football team coach, Calisto Pasuwa and his entire technical team were last night sensationally relieved of their duties by the new Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board headed by newly-elected president, Philip Chiyangwa. Circumstances around the reasons they were fired...
Can Chiyangwa keep his cool? 11 December 2015 HARARE - A few people have asked the rather large question: Why does Philip Chiyangwa want to lead the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa)? Wouldn't he rather lead Zanu PF? Others have asked the question: Why would anyone want to be led by Chiyangwa, rather than by Idi Amin or even Adolf Hitl...
'Zifa is offside' 10 December 2015 HARARE - CAPS United insist there is no need for the Premier Soccer League to elect a new chairperson since Twine Phiri remains their representative on the league's  board of governors. Makepekepe board chairperson Lewis Uriri yesterday wrote to PSL chief executive officer Kenny Ndebele convey...
Gwindi slams Chiyangwa, Juul 10 November 2015 HARARE - Aspiring Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Leslie Gwindi says his rivals Trevor Carelse-Juul and Philip Chiyangwa are not fit to hold office due to their questionable backgrounds. Gwindi, Chiyangwa and James Takavada were cleared by the Zifa Electoral Committee to stand i...