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PISTO IS RIGHT , THEY HAVE BEEN ROBBING US ALL ALONG

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports EditorAFTER decades of silence and denial, it has now taken one of Africa’s most prominent football coaches to raise the red flag by conceding that local teams have for years been getting a raw deal from referees, and other influential forces, on the continent. Persistent cries …

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Kabaddi coach India-bound

Collin Matiza Sports EditorTENDAI Jambwa, who coaches the ancient Indian contact sport of kabaddi in Zimbabwe, has been selected to undergo a three-month intensive coaching course in India from mid-February to the end of April this year. Kabaddi is a contact team sport played between two teams of seven players …

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Norman Mapeza dumps his vice captain

Mukudzei Chingwere Sports ReporterFC PLATINUM have confirmed the decision by coach Norman Mapeza to strip veteran defender Gift Bello of the vice captaincy, but said there was no fallout between the pair. Mapeza has been mending his relationship with the defender after an ugly incident last month in which the …

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Eagles hand Tuskers seven-wicket defeat

THERE was another two-day finish in the Logan Cup match at Old Hararians Sports Club on Monday, when brilliant batting by Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Regis Chakabva enabled Eagles to chase down a testing target for the loss of three. Eagles began the day at 144 for three wickets in reply …

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Zim keen on hosting Cosafa

ZIMBABWE has shown a keen interest in hosting this year’s edition of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) senior men’s tournament, whose dates have been set for May 19 to June 1 this year. BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA Cosafa secretary-general Sue Destombes revealed yesterday that the organisation’s president Philip …

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Zifa directive challenged

BULAWAYO-BASED Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Chicken Inn have challenged the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) to lead by example and employ a Warriors coach with the requisite Caf A coaching licence after the mother body demanded that all top-flight head coaches and their assistants should first acquire the badge before …

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COSAFA BRACE FOR ZIM SHOW

Petros Kausiyo  and Eddie ChikamhiCOSAFA secretary-general Sue Destombes believes Zimbabwe are poised to stage the biggest ever COSAFA Cup after the country was confirmed as the hosts of the 2019 edition of the tournament amid revelations that it could become a 16-team competition this year. Destombes arrived in the country …

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Samson Muripo upbeat

Ellina Mhlanga Sports ReporterSAMSON MURIPO is hoping to carry the momentum, which saw him succeed last year, to his upcoming events starting with the Fifth International So-Kyokushin Karate Championships Oyama Cup in Ahvaz, Iran, from February 27 to March 1. Last year the 40-year-old fought his way to a gold …

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Kadewere ready to roar

FRENCH Second Division football side Le Havre can count on its man in form, Tino Kadewere who arrived from Sweden last summer. This 23-year-old Zimbabwean international is the most expensive transfer in the club’s history but that is not enough to impress him as he has a mission more perilous …

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Ronaldo accepts €18m deal over tax evasion

MADRID. — Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has cut a deal with a court in Madrid over tax evasion charges, accepting an €18.8m (£16.6m) fine yesterday. A huge media presence met the player outside the court, after a judge refused his request to appear by video or to enter the building by …

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