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Champion of Champions on

Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter IT’S that time of the year when the karate family comes together for the annual AfricaBet Champion of Champions tournament hosted by the Zimbabwe Karate Union. This year’ tournament is slated for December 1 at the City Sports Centre in Harare with karatekas from both semi …

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Zim Superbiker Jessica Howden heads to PE

Collin Matiza Sports Editor FAST-RISING Zimbabwe female Superbike rider Jessica Howden is set to compete in possibly the biggest event in South Africa this year when she takes part in the Midas PE200 & Klinicare PE100 Endurance Race Championships at the Aldo Scribante Circuit in Port Elizabeth at the weekend. …

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Zifa loan saga. . . Hlongwane, Mandiwanzira summoned

FORMER Cabinet ministers Makhosini Hlongwane (Sport) and Supa Mandiwanzira (ICT) are both set to be summoned to appear before Parliament, where they will be quizzed over loans that were advanced to the country’s football governing body Zifa in 2016 and 2017, but were never repaid. BY KUDZAI MUCHENJEKWA Hlongwane was …

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Makunde names squad

Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE senior netball team coach Lloyd Makunde yesterday named a 20-member provisional squad ahead of the upcoming Diamond Challenge in South Africa as they begin their build-up for the competition. The Challenge will see teams from Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the hosts competing. The event …

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Solari thrust into hot seat

MADRID. — Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach on Monday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European soccer champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems,” the …

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‘Woods on track for 15th major’

LOS ANGELES. — Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods may have to battle a bit harder for his next major victory, but a 15th title is “not out of the realms of possibility,” according to one of his best friends Notah Begay. Woods ended the 2018 season on a …

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Serena cover sparks controversy

NEW YORK. — Tennis great Serena Williams has been named GQ’s Woman of the Year — but the magazine’s cover has caused a stir on social media, with many questioning why “Woman” was in quotes. The 37-year-old, called “The Champion” by the magazine, features in one of four covers of …

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All set for Youth Games

Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter THE Under-20 women’s football team to represent the country at the African Union Sports Council Region Five Youth Games in December went a gear up in their preparations for the event when they had their first training session on Sunday at Gwanzura. The Young Mighty Warriors …

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ANSA ceremony postponed

Sports Reporter THIS year’s Annual Sport Awards (ANSA) ceremony which had been set for next month in Harare has been moved to next year due to several reasons, among them the prevailing economic conditions and the need to rebrand the event. The awards were set for December 18 in Harare. …

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Chiyangwa begs govt

ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa has implored government to help with financial support as he claimed yesterday that he has had to use personal funds to finance national team travels. BY KEVIN MAPASURE The Warriors are expected to leave for Liberia today for their Group G Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) …

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