Articles tagged 'fans'

Football admins should wake up 4 November 2018 HARARE - While discussing the way football clubs are run in Zimbabwe, a colleague took time to show me an article from The Guardian. It is about a team, which is run professionally and has set values that are culture-specific. “Athletic Bilbao are almost entirely reliant on their academy fo...
Chigowe's plea to DeMbare fans 7 October 2018 HARARE - Dynamos interim coach Lloyd “MaBlanyo” Chigowe has called on the club’s fans to rally behind the team in these trying times and help them in their quest to remain in the topflight league. Chigowe said the fans’ behaviour so far in this topsy-turvy season in which they have abandoned t...
Cricket fans call on ZC board to step aside 5 July 2018 HARARE - Fans have called for the immediate resignation of the entire Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) board citing a number of grievances. The Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union (ZCSU)'s reasons for their disappointment range from maladministration, failure to develop the game, a shambolic domestic leagu...
Violence continues unabated at PSL matches 18 May 2018 HARARE – It looks like local soccer administrators are losing the fight against football hooliganism and violence at Castle Lager Premiership matches. At the weekend, there was another bad advertisement of the domestic league when Highlanders fans brazenly attacked Yadah FC fans at the Nationa...
Nhivi silences boo-boys 9 April 2018 HARARE - While the rest of his teammates have just left Zifa Village after a gruelling training session, CAPS United forward Simba Nhivi stays behind to have a chat with the Daily News on Sunday. The rush to leave the training venue by the other players is understandable considering the bliste...
'Award Macheso a degree' 30 March 2018 HARARE – Fans of Alick Macheso are lobbying the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to confer an honorary doctorate on the sungura kingpin for his contribution towards development of the music industry in the country. The social media campaign spearheaded by Tinashe Mutarisi — through his Nash Paints ...
Fans blast cricket team 25 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans are still in shock and searching for answers why they national cricket team lost to minnows United Arab Emirates which wretched the side’s chances of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup. At the same time, coach Heath Streak and a number of senior players have come out to apo...
Benjamin Lock praises Zim fans 6 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's  Davis Cup top seed Benjamin Lock has praised local fans for the support they gave to the side during the Euro/Africa Group II tie against Turkey at Harare Sports Club over the weekend. The hosts progressed to the second round after beating the Europeans 3-1 and will now me...
Dynamos bank on Chapungu 23 November 2017 HARARE - Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa is praying for favour from Chapungu who host title-chasing FC Platinum at Ascot Stadium tomorrow. Mutasa knows a victory for Chapungu coupled with his side's win over visiting Chicken Inn would hand the Harare giants the title. The Glamour Boys, who are i...
Bosso fans run amok 26 September 2017 ZVISHAVANE - Highlanders fans lived up to their reputation of being violent and yesterday it was the turn of Harare City as four of their supporters had to be rushed to Zvishavane General Hospital after suffering serious injuries at the hands of militant Bosso thugs. City supporters had to see...
DeMbare hike gate charges 7 September 2017 HARARE - Dynamos have set the stage for Sunday’s blockbuster Castle Lager Premiership battle against bitter rivals Highlanders at Rufaro Stadium by hiking gate charges. The cheapest ticket will cost $5 for rest of the ground entry up from the usual $3 while to sit in the VIP stand fans will ha...
Bosso legends speak on club crisis 6 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Highlanders players believe that only unity of purpose between coach Erol Akbay and the club executive can stop the malaise currently prevailing at the Bulawayo giants. Bosso are in turmoil ever since Akbay announced that he will not be renewing his contract at the end of the...
Bosso fans slam club executive 6 September 2017 BULAWAYO -  Highlanders are currently going through a rough patch after four consecutive defeats in the Castle Lager Premiership and coach Erol Akbay is now involved in a war of words with the executive. The Daily News’ Jeffrey Muvundusi took to the streets of Bulawayo to chat with Bosso fans to ...
Harare derby: The fans' view 1 September 2017 HARARE - With the Harare derby on tomorrow between CAPS United and Dynamos at the National Sports Stadium, the Daily News caught up with two fans to get their thoughts ahead of the match. CAPS' defence is weak Dynamos are going to easily win tomorrow's Harare derby at the National Sports St...
$3 for Harare derby 30 August 2017 HARARE - CAPS United will not hike gate charges for Sunday’s potentially explosive Harare derby against rivals Dynamos at the National Sports Stadium in a move that could attract a record crowd. Judging by the two teams’ recent form, Sunday’s match will likely attract a bumper crowd. Sunday...
Riots force Busy Signal to cancel show 6 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Angry fans ran amok at the Large City Hall here on Friday — looting beer and foodstuffs in protest over poor sound quality which forced local star Winky D to leave the stage in the middle of a performance — before the overwhelmed organisers called off  the big concert whose main act wa...
EcoCash here to stay — PSL 11 July 2017 HARARE - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) were impressed by the pilot project in which fans were using EcoCash to pay entry fees for Sunday’s match between Chicken Inn and Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium. EcoCash is a mobile money transfer platform which allows Econet subscribers to send, rece...
I miss home, fans - Mukanya 9 July 2017 HARARE – Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo, who has not set foot in Zimbabwe for over a decade, says he is homesick. Mukanya, as the music legend is widely known by his fans, is based in Oregon in the United States of America where he has lived in exile since 2004. On the occasion of t...
EcoCash for PSL matches 8 July 2017 HARARE - The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) said fans will soon be able to use EcoCash to pay for their entry fee to watch football matches across the country. At the moment, Zimbabwe is experiencing a severe cash shortage with most people sleeping outside banks in order to access th...
I won't dump local fans: Jah Prayzah 17 June 2017 HARARE - Jah Prayzah says the reduction of the shows he is holding in Zimbabwe should not be misconstrued to mean that he has abandoned his local followers. Speaking through his manager Keen Mushapaidze, the Jerusarema hit-maker told the Daily News that his Zimbabweans fans must appreciate tha...
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...
PSL must be decisive 27 May 2017 HARARE - This week, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) dithered on a good chance to send a stern message to hooligans when they reserved judgment on the hearing into the abandoned Highlanders and Dynamos match. Bosso were summoned by the PSL Disciplinary Committee last Tuesday following the chaos...
PSL reserves Bosso judgment 25 May 2017 HARARE - Highlanders will have to wait a little bit longer before they can learn their fate regarding the abandoned league match against Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium after the Premier Soccer League (PSL) reserved the judgment. The Bulawayo giants appeared before the league’s disciplinary c...
Fans should not resort to violence 20 May 2017 HARARE - Last weekend’s abandoned Castle Lager Premiership match between Highlanders and Dynamos created a lot of heated debate. What is really sad about the aftermath of the events at Barbourfields Stadium is that the real issue at hand was ignored. The fans and even the media placed a lot...