Articles tagged 'football'

Shield-Chelsea champ back home 18 September 2018 HARARE - Shield-Chelsea Zimbabwe champion Joseph Mandevani returned home from the United Kingdom where he spent one week training at the English Premiership log leaders’ Cobham base. Mandevani believes it was a lifetime experience which he will use to launch his career as a professional footba...
Chenhuta, Waddilove in maiden Copa nationals 2 July 2018 HARARE – Waddilove High School arrived at Friday’s Copa Coca-Cola provincial finals with odds heavily staked against the Mashonaland East-based side who were participating at that level for the first time in the tournament and school’s history. In the Copa’s 30-year history since its launch in...
Football connects Diaspora with Zimbabwe 12 June 2018 HARARE - A progressive football tournament dubbed the Flexi Cup Summer Festival is on in Coventry, England next weekend to showcase the abundant Zimbabwean talent in the Diaspora that the country can tap into. The tournament  which is in its third year running is also aimed  at helping charity...
Sadomba rallies Homeless WC hopefuls 12 June 2018 HARARE – Former Dynamos and Warriors forward Edward Sadomba challenged budding footballers who are eying places in the Zimbabwe squad for the Homeless World Cup scheduled for Mexico in November to stay away from drugs. The Homeless World Cup meant for children from mainly disadvantaged backgro...
Zifa bans ex-presidents 14 April 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) yesterday banned ex-presidents Trevor Carelse- Juul and Rafiq Khan, ex-deputy president Vincent Pamire and former board member Eusebio Maseko from all football activities. The ban follows a meeting held by Carelse-Juul and company in Harare on ...
Chuchu in winning start 4 April 2018 HARARE - Zifa Northern Region Division One side Harare City Cubs got their campaign off to a winning start following a 2-0 victory over Banket United at the weekend. Goals from Takudzwa Karinge and Nigel Nengu ensured maximum points for Cubs to go top of the log much to the delight of their he...
Correctional, City Queens in huge wins 4 April 2018 HARARE - Correctional Queens and Harare City Queens continued with their impressive start in the Netball Super League after picking up huge wins against Golden Valley and Chinhoyi Queens respectively over the weekend. Correctional Queens were in fine form as they dominated throughout the four ...
Ex-Zifa official hits back 28 February 2018 HARARE - Ex-Zifa accountant Fabion Vanganayi has renewed his fight against the association insisting he did not apologise to the football governing body’s leadership for misdemeanours levelled against him. However, Zifa maintained that Vanganayi was vacillating and did not deserve to be taken ...
Zim sports on the forefront in 2018 2 January 2018 HARARE - After a relatively modest 2017, local sport is going to be on the world map in 2018 as various Zimbabwean teams will be in action. While most of the attention will be centred on football since it is the sport with the largest following, there is, however, no denying that 2018 is going...
Jukulile's Whawha retain top spot 11 October 2017 HARARE - Whawha shot back to the top of the Zifa Central Region Division One League following a 1-0 win over Tongogara in a closely fought top of the table clash over the weekend. Whawha, who are coached by former Warriors striker Luke “Jukulile” Petros, are now tied on 58 points with Tongogar...
Whawha's lead cut short 12 September 2017 HARARE - Former Premiership side Whawha drew 1-1 with Vumbachikwe and saw their advantage at the top of the Zifa Central Region Division One cut at the weekend, with Tongogara closing in. The result meant Tongogara moved to within two points of Luke Petros’ side having thumped Kwekwe Stars 0-3...
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...
Mudyambanje slams recycling of coaches 13 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Former Highlanders striker Tobias Mudyambanje has challenged Castle Lager Premiership teams to stop the recycling of coaches as it is contributing to the drop in standards of the local game. Speaking to the Daily News, Mudyambanje, who doubles as a coach at Lupane State University a...
Football thrives on vibrant junior policies 14 April 2017 HARARE - With only two weeks into the 2017 Castle Lager Premiership season, it is disappointing to note that a lot of fans have already started complaining about the lack of goals. Over the years, local strikers and attack-minded midfielders have become very goal-shy. CAPS United forward Le...
Soccer clubs must pay staff on time 7 April 2017 HARARE - Only a game into the 2017 Castle Lager Premiership, it is disappointing to note there is already discord among the teams with issues to do with remuneration. Before taking on Shabanie Mine last weekend, CAPS United players went on industrial action refusing to train. The Makepekepe...
Zifa gets tough on player registration 4 April 2017 HARARE - ZIFA yesterday said players that have not been registered will not be allowed to play Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches starting this weekend. The association waived the requirement during this past opening weekend of the season as the registration was still in progress. Issuing ...
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...
Treat our national footballers equally 3 February 2017 HARARE - The issue of equal pay for women in our local sport should be addressed as soon as possible for so many reasons but most importantly — to become truly all inclusive. Parliamentarians last week rightly sought government answers when they took Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane to task...
Zim needs football revolution 27 January 2017 HARARE - The recent disappointing performance by the Warriors at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon has shown the need for Zimbabwean football to evolve. Zimbabwe was knocked out of the tournament in the group stages after defeats to Senegal, Tunisia and a draw against Algeria....
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...
Football lifts gloom off Mbare Flats 22 August 2016 HARARE - At first glance, it looks like an arid waste ground than a football pitch. It's one of the scariest and dangerous surfaces to play such a physical sport, especially the kind of fearsome battles camouflaged as social football matches often witnessed here. It's a potential source for...
Plot to oust Chiyangwa 1 July 2016 HARARE - Hardly a day after government had rejected the bid to dissolve Zifa and replace it with a new local football governing body — a new group led by veteran administrator Francis Zimunya — has come out gunning to depose the Philip Chiyangwa executive. Zimunya and his colleagues have been ...
Football remains global game 16 April 2016 JOHANNESBURG - One thing which has made football such a fantastic sport followed by billions across the globe is its unpredictable nature.  A lot of extraordinary things have happened in the world of football, something hardly seen in other sporting codes. [GoogleAd] It is for this reaso...
Mlauzi gets his wheels 23 February 2016 HARARE - Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo yesterday reiterated his desire and commitment to see Zimbabwean football improve after handing over a brand new vehicle to Mighty Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi. The Harare businessman, who has made his wealth in the renewable energy sector, lived ...
Zifa, PSL saga worries sponsors 19 January 2016 HARARE - Major Premiership sponsors are contemplating pulling out of football following the latest stand-off between Zifa and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) over the ouster of the latter's chairman Twine Phiri over the weekend. The Zifa board led by newly-elected president Philip Chiyangwa or...