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Robson Sharuko and Eddie Chikamhi THE Warriors were yesterday barred from using the National Sports Stadium for their training session, in a shocking move by officials who manage the giant sports facility, sparking outrage among the team’s fans across the country. Scores of fans reacted with rage on many social …

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Warriors Skipper Musona Plays Down Injury Fears

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE captain Knowledge Musona is confident of being fit for the Warriors’ decisive 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday despite suffering a groin injury during training with his Belgian side SC Lokeren recently. The 28-year-old lethal striker missed …

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Zimbabwe’s Musona Chases Afcon Qualifiers Golden Boot

By Savious Kwinika Johannesburg — ZIMBABWEAN captain, Knowledge Musona, stands a chance to finish as the top goal scorer when curtain comes down for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches this weekend. Nicknamed the “Smiling Assassin”, the Belgian-based forward is expected to lead the Warriors’ line against Congo …

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Triumphant Special Olympics team returns

Sports Reporter THE Zimbabwe team, which wrote a successful story at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates, is scheduled to return home this morning. The team won a number of medals and organisers said they are expected to touch down at the Robert Gabriel …

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Teenage PE footballer illuminates Bloemfontein

Ray Mungoshi in BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa BLESSED Maposa is not someone Zimbabwean football knows but, maybe, someone whose name will ring a bell soon. The 12-year-old Prince Edward Form One student, standing a mere 1,2 metres, boasts an array of dribbling and ball skills that mesmerised thousands of football fans …

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Rich pickings for Fifa bosses

FIFA bosses received aggregate remuneration of a combined US$4.12 million in 2018, according to a newly-published governance report from the world football governing body. The organisation’s President, Gianni Infantino, was paid a base salary of US$1.98 million in what was a World Cup year. To this was added a “variable …

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Giggs hits back at Zlatan

Ryan Giggs has sarcastically suggested Zlatan Ibrahimovic “knows more about Manchester United than us” in response to the LA Galaxy forward’s claim the Class of 92 are “always complaining and criticising” the English Premiership football club. Gary Neville and Paul Scholes, in particular, were vocal critics of the team during …

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Mourinho eyes June return

Jose Mourinho says he has turned down “three or four offers” since his departure from Manchester United in December, but expects to take up a new position soon. After winning the EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and Europa League in his two-and-a-half seasons at Old Trafford, the Portuguese coach was …

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Nyamutsamba speaks on Kwese Sevens

Petros Kausiyo Deputy Sports Editor ZIMBABWE coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba wants to use this weekend’s Kwese Sevens International rugby tournament as a platform to identify talented players to infuse in his Africa Cup squad later in the year. This year’s Kwese tourney has moved from its traditional base in Victoria Falls …

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Darikwa rallies the troops

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter ENGLAND-based defender Tendayi Darikwa says the Congolese Red Devils deserve respect, but the momentum is with the Warriors to complete their mission in style with a successful story on Sunday. The Nottingham Forest star is making his first AFCON qualifying journey with the Warriors after …

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