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Federer tips Djokovic

MELBOURNE. — Roger Federer reckons world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the clear favourite to win the Australian Open tennis title. Federer is the two-time defending champion in Melbourne, and has looked in top form heading into the event, defeating World No. 4 Alexander Zverev on the way to a …

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Sweswe castigates clubs

Cloud Fusire and Takudzwa ChitsigaFOOTBALLERS Union of Zimbabwe secretary-general Thomas Sweswe has castigated local football clubs for running out players’ contracts while having outstanding issues with them. He says this was destroying the careers of a number of young players who are losing faith in the game. Addressing journalists at …

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Reds pay huge FA Cup price

WOLVERHAMPTON — Liverpool paid the price for naming a second-string side, that included three teenagers at Molineux, as Jurgen Klopp’s men crashed out of the FA Cup after a 1-2 defeat on Monday night. Goals from Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves either side of half-time sent the hosts into round …

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Egypt to host AFCON finals

DAKAR. — Egypt will host the 2019 African Cup of Nations finals between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar yesterday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays …

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Kolisi in hot water

CAPE TOWN. — Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s comments on the South African quota system have landed him in hot water with many rugby followers. Footage of an interview with Kyodo News surfaced over the weekend in which Kolisi suggested that former South African President Nelson Mandela would not have supported …

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Hornets maintain unbeaten run

Rashiwe Murisa Sports ReporterHARARE City Hornets maintained their unbeaten run in the Harare Basketball Association A-League after crushing Glen View Rockets 93-29 at Arcadia over the weekend. Hornets lead the race with 24 points with HLF Raiders second on 21 points.Foxes and AZ are tied on 19 points.The “Sting of …

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Yohane predicts humdinger

Collin Matiza Sports EditorFORMER Warriors left-back Charles Yohane believes this Saturday’s CAF Champions League showdown between FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates at Barbourfields will be a serious test of character for the hosts. Thousands of Orlando Pirates fans are also expected to make their way across the Limpopo River to …

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Fabregas deal blocked

LONDON. — Cesc Fabregas has agreed a three-year deal to join Monaco this summer, but may be allowed to join the club this month if Chelsea can find a replacement, according to Sky sources. Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is blocking the deal for now, Sky Sports News understands, until the …

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Aussies pick through rubble of defeat

SYDNEY. — Australia’s humbling Test cricket series defeat to India left selectors to pick through the rubble yesterday as they face tough decisions with two Tests looming against Sri Lanka and then an Ashes tour of England. Their 2-1 capitulation – the first time India has won a series Down …

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Model flight clubs on the cards countrywide

Cloud Fusire Sports ReporterAIR Sports Federation of Zimbabwe are in the process of opening up model flight clubs countrywide to teach youths the art of recreational flying of aeroplanes. ASFZ president, Lawrence Madamombe, said the move will benefit youths around the country.“We are setting up clubs to teach young children …

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