Articles tagged 'warriors'

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...
It's good to be back - Chafa 25 March 2017 HARARE - CAPS United midfield star Devon Chafa has expressed his excitement after he was recalled into the Warriors’ setup by interim coach Norman Mapeza. Chafa was named in the 23-man squad to face Zambia in a friendly international at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow. The midfielder l...
Warriors call-up for Mhari 23 March 2017 HARARE - Interim Warriors coach Norman Mapeza has called up goalkeeper Petros Mhari in his squad to face Zambia in a friendly international at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. Zifa on Tuesday named Mapeza to take charge of the team after former Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa was sacked fo...
It was like a movie - Billiat 23 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean international Khama Billiat has described the moment he was caught in the middle of an armed robbery in Johannesburg, South Africa last month as “like a scene from a Hollywood action movie”. The Mamelodi Sundowns forward had visited an Engen service station convenience stor...
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 ...
'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...
Warriors' freefall continues 10 March 2017 HARARE - The Warriors fall on the international landscape continued unabated when they plunged four places down the ladder on the latest Fifa/Coca-Cola world rankings released yesterday. The Warriors, who last saw action at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon, where they wer...
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...
Is Vitesse good for Nakamba? 4 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe international Marvelous Nakamba’s progress in European football could be stifled after it recently emerged that his club Vitesse Arnhem’s links with English giants Chelsea run deeper than previously thought. Since 2013, Nakamba’s Dutch club has been owned by Russian billionai...
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 ...
How Mkuruva ended up at Cape Town City 14 February 2017 HARARE - Absa Premiership outfit Cape Town City were forced to make a last-minute signing of Zimbabwe international goalkeeper Tatenda Mkuruva following freak injuries to two of their senior keepers. The Citizens confirmed the signing of Mkuruva earlier this week, whose contract with Dynamos e...
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...
Time Billiat goes overseas 4 February 2017 JOHANNESBURG - The player many have likened to George Weah while others say he is the future Abedi Pele is in a limbo. His name is Khama Billiat, a player who came to South Africa from a modest Zimbabwe club via Ajax Cape Town before making a huge statement at Mamelodi Sundowns. For the pas...
Govt to probe Warriors 4 February 2017 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has set up an inquiry committee to probe the Warrior’s behaviour after they snubbed a send-off dinner ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup Nations (Afcon) finals. Then acting-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was scheduled to be the guest of honour at the...
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...
Zifa meets over Pasuwa's future 3 February 2017 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa's future will be top of the agenda when the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) High Performance Committee (HPC) meets today. The Omega Sibanda-chaired committee will meet in the capital to review the Warriors' performance at the 2017 Africa Cup of Natio...
Ex-Warriors star's son chooses Malawi 2 February 2017 HARARE - While debate over the Warriors’ poor performance at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) rages on, Zimbabwean football continues to lose gifted youngsters to better organised countries. Zimbabwe were knocked out of the on-going Afcon tournament in the group stages following humbling...
Govt must also pay Mighty Warriors 1 February 2017 HARARE - Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane should not wish away the mistreatment of the Mighty Warriors before and after their national duty at the Women Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon last year. The welfare of the Mighty Warriors took centre stage in Parliament last week and righ...
Mutasa gives goalie Mkuruva ultimatum 1 February 2017 HARARE - Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa has given goalkeeper Tatenda Mkuruva an ultimatum to commit to the club or they will be forced to look elsewhere and replace the Warriors number 1. Mkuruva, who returned from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon last week following the Warr...
Missing Afcon was painful: Chipeta 1 February 2017 HARARE - Ajax Cape Town defender Erick Chipeta is glad to have overcome the disappointment of missing the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and suffering a fractured finger at the same time. The second half of 2016 was a nightmare for the Zimbabwean defender after he fell out of favour with W...
Zulu calls for drastic changes in Zim football 27 January 2017 HARARE - Drastic changes in all aspects of Zimbabwean football are needed to help resurrect the game which now resembles a “horror movie”, a leading junior coach has said. United Kingdom-based football coach Phillip Zulu described the Warriors' recent poor performances at the 2017 Africa Cup o...
Katsande in emotional Warriors' farewell 26 January 2017 HARARE - Former Warriors captain Willard Katsande was close to tears as he explained his decision to quit international football upon his return from the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals yesterday. Katsande announced his retirement shortly after Zimbabwe was knocked out of the tournament f...