Articles tagged 'warriors'

Warriors drop on Fifa rankings 19 September 2016 HARARE - The Warriors plunged three places down the ladder in the latest Fifa/Coca-Cola world football rankings released yesterday. The Warriors whose last international match was a 0-1 defeat to Guinea in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Conakry at Stade 28 Septembre earlier this month, ...
Nakamba stars in losing cause 6 September 2016 HARARE - With the Warriors arriving in Conakry only a few hours before Sunday night’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea, it was always going to be a difficult match for Kalisto Pasuwa’s side. The poor playing surface at Stade 28 Septembre and the hot weather conditions also m...
Preps are key — Katsande 6 September 2016 HARARE - Warriors captain Willard Katsande has urged the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) to organise more friendly internationals for the side to do well at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Katsande was speaking after the Warriors' 1-0 defeat to Guinea at the Stade 28 Septembre dur...
Chivayo pledges more support for Warriors 6 September 2016 HARARE - Warriors' benefactor Wicknell Chivayo says there will be no repeat of the shoddy preparations that characterised Zimbabwe's trip to Conakry to face Guinea in Sunday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The Warriors only left Harare on Saturday evening on a chartered Air Zimbabwe pl...
Guinea edge Warriors 5 September 2016 CONAKRY - Guinea defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 in their final 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Stade du 28 Septembre Stadium, but it was a case of too little too late after already being eliminated from the competition. Guy Michel netted the only goal of the match after 15 minutes ahead of ...
Warriors finally leave for Guinea 5 September 2016 HARARE - The Warriors finally left Harare for Conakry, Guinea last night after the Zimbabwe Football Association, government and NetOne were able to charter an Air Zimbabwe plane for the trip. Zimbabwe were in danger of failing to fulfil tonight’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group L final quali...
Zifa seeks Guinea tie postponement 3 September 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has written to Caf to try and change the Warriors' 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea from tomorrow to Monday. Zifa failed to secure flights in time to arrive in Conakry to catch Sunday's 7pm kick-off after securing funds to fi...
Tendai Ndoro: Our own Pirate 3 September 2016 HARARE - Warriors striker Tendai Ndoro says he is determined to continue his goalscoring heroics to ensure Zimbabwe signs off in style during their final African Nations Cup Group L qualifier against Guinea on Sunday. The red-hot Orlando Pirates forward is expected to lead the Warriors line du...
Lappe plots Warriors' downfall 3 September 2016 HARARE - New Guinea coach Lappe Bangoura is planning to congest his midfield in the hope of starving the Warriors of possession during Sunday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group L qualifier. This will be Lappe’s first competitive match after he was appointed Syli Nationale coach in July to repl...
Mahachi out of Guinea tie 1 September 2016 HARARE - Warriors midfielder Kuda Mahachi has been ruled out for at least five weeks with a fractured arm and will miss Sunday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier away to Guinea.  The Golden Arrows winger suffered the injury after falling awkwardly during the team's morning training...
THE INVINCIBLES...Warriors out to make history 31 August 2016 HARARE - With Zimbabwe having already qualified for 2017 African Cup of Nations finals to be held in Gabon next year, Warriors skipper Willard Katsande revealed they now want to finish the campaign unbeaten. The Warriors travel to Conakry to face Guinea this Sunday in their final Group L quali...
Warriors begin Guinea preparations 30 August 2016 HARARE - The Warriors wasted no time as they started preparations yesterday for this weekend's 2017 African Cup of Nations Group L qualifier away to Guinea following the arrival of several foreign-based players. The Warriors, who have already sealed their place at the top of Group L, will trav...
Murwira over the moon 30 August 2016 HARARE - Dynamos full back Godknows Murwira says his call-up to the provisional Warriors squad that will face Guinea in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next week is a result of hard work. Murwira was drafted into the squad as a cover for suspended CAPS United right back Hardlife Zvirekw...
Billiat, Ndoro can deliver Afcon glory 30 August 2016 JOHANNESBURG - With only a few days into the South African Premier Soccer League action, there is already talk that this season might turn out to be a contest between reigning best player of the season Khama Billiat and in-form Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro. The two strikers, who will f...
Pasuwa names strong squad 30 August 2016 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa has maintained the core group of players that helped Zimbabwe qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations for next month’s dead rubber qualifier against Guinea. Zimbabwe, who sealed qualification for the tournament to be held in Gabon next January, travel ...
Guard recent gains jealously 22 August 2016 JOHANNESBURG - If there is one thing Zifa president Phillip Chiyangwa has been credited for, it is rise of Zimbabwe football on the international arena. Not that most of the good fortunes of the game is purely because of his ascendancy into power. Yes, the businessman has played his part in...
Warriors rally back to draw with Sihlangu 12 June 2016 HARARE - Defender Elisha Muroiwa scored with a spectacular overhead kick to rescue a point for the Warriors in their Cosafa Castle Cup Group A opening match against Swaziland in Namibia yesterday. Sihlangu looked set to collect maximum points, courtesy of a brace by Felix Badenhorst, but the D...
Warriors ready for Cosafa 10 June 2016 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa says his team will put up their best when the Cosafa Castle Cup kicks off in Namibia tomorrow. The Warriors are already in Namibia where they will begin their Cosafa Castle Cup title bid in the qualifying stages where they have been placed in Group A. ...
Muroiwa: Warriors' unsung hero 9 June 2016 HARARE - "I have  to pinch myself sometimes,” admits Elisha Muroiwa, and when you listen to the story of his improbable, miraculous rise from Division One to national team in the blink of an eye then it is not hard to see why. Just over a year ago, Muroiwa was playing at the now defunct Northe...
Chivayo to honour $250k Warriors' bonus pledge 8 June 2016 HARARE - Businessman Wicknell Chivayo says nothing will stop him from paying the Warriors $250 000 bonus he promised them if they qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. After the Warriors defeated Swaziland back in March, Chivayo promised to give the squad the bonus if they went on to s...
Zvirekwi targets Cosafa glory 8 June 2016 HARARE - Warriors right back Hardlife Zvirekwi says winning this year's Cosafa Castle Cup will be the team's ultimate target when the tournament gets underway in Namibia at the weekend. Zimbabwe will begin their quest for the 2016 Cosafa tournament in the group stages where they will play agai...
Chiyangwa challenges Warriors 8 June 2016 HARARE - National Football Association (NFAZ) president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday challenged the men's senior national team to win this year's edition of the Cosafa Castle Cup which kicks off in Namibia on Saturday. Kalisto Pasuwa and his locally-based Warriors will fly out to Windhoek today ...
Pasuwa lauds Mhofu 7 June 2016 HARARE - Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa, who is basking in the glory of guiding Zimbabwe to their first Africa Cup of Nations finals in 10 years, has paid tribute to Sunday Chidzambwa. Chidzambwa guided the Warriors to their first-ever appearance at the 2004 Afcon finals in Tunisia. Charles ...
Warriors over the moon 7 June 2016 HARARE - Warriors stars were buzzing on Sunday after qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon. Despite not being at their best, the home side did what they had to do in front of an almost capacity crowd at the National Sports Stadium to beat Malawi 3-0 and seal their t...
Mboma hails Warriors' qualification 6 June 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association (ZNSSA) has welcomed the Warriors qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals to be held in Gabon. Zimbabwe sealed their place at the finals after a convincing 3-0 win over Malawi at the National Sports Stadium to take an...