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Cosafa eye Fifa Council seat

COSAFA are keen to have their influence spread to FIFA and are looking to have a representative who will contest for a position on the FIFA General Council. The regional body has received three nominations from within its membership for the vacant African Anglophone position on the FIFA General Council …

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Gray proud of his Junior Sables

Percival Sizara in PAARL, South Africa JUST a year ago, Scott Gray was a dead man walking and it looked like he would be sent to the guillotine after the Old Mutual Junior Sables’ disastrous 2017 Craven Week rugby campaign. Humiliating defeats would plunge the team into relegation into the …

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Joshua fight confirmed

LONDON. — World heavyweight boxinbg champion Anthony Joshua will fight Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on September 22 with his fourth stadium fight in succession bringing his total live audience for those spectaculars close to 350 000. The confirmation that Joshua will fulfil his WBA mandatory defence against Povetkin will come …

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Wenger off to Japan

LONDON. — Arsene Wenger has held talks with the Japan Football Association about becoming their new boss as he looks to make a return to management, according to reports. The 68-year-old parted ways with Arsenal at the end of last season, replaced by Spaniard Unai Emery, but has made no …

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Luka Modric speaks out

MOSCOW. — Croatia captain Luka Modric said being awarded the Golden Ball for the Soccer World Cup’s best player was “bittersweet” after losing the final 4-2 to France on Sunday. “Obviously I liked the recognition and thanks to those who chose me, but clearly I would have preferred to have …

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France’s young guns set to dominate for years

MOSCOW. — The worrying thing for the rest of us is France could become a lot better than this. There are not many countries that boast the sheer strength in depth of  Les Bleus and yet the starting line-up that won the World Cup here was one of the youngest …

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Young Warriors in Mauritius

Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe Under-17 football team are confident of doing well when they get their COSAFA Championships underway on Friday with a group match against Swaziland in Mauritius. The Young Warriors, a delegation of 20 players and five technical members, arrived in the resort island after they left the …

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Zimbabwe Cricket need striking players

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter THE absence of senior players in the Zimbabwe national cricket team continued to show yesterday when the Chevrons crashed to a nine-wicket defeat at the hands of a Pakistan team which won without breaking sweat in the second One Day International. Zimbabwe are missing a …

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Muchapondwa disappointed

Albert Marufu  in LONDON, England ANOTHER day, another time, different venue, different opponent, but same old story of disappointment for Zimbabwe-born England-based boxer Tamuka Muchapondwa. His welterweight non-title fight against Bulgarian Teodor Nikolov was called off at the last-minute owing to lack of time. Muchapondwa and Nikolov were scheduled to …

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Committee upholds electoral integrity

Petros Kausiyo Deputy Sports Editor ZIFA’S Electoral Committee have insisted they will continue to be thorough in the manner they will conduct elections for the Association’s affiliates as part of efforts to uphold integrity in the national game. The committee, dismissed by some critics and hawks who tried to question …

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