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Napoli fans back Kalidou

Thousands of Napoli fans showed their support for Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly who was subjected to racist chanting at Inter Milan in midweek by wearing masks and holding up his picture before their team’s Italian Serie A football match against Bologna on Saturday. Posters with the message “Siamo Tutti Koulibaly” …

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FOREIGN TEAMS HUNT FOR ZIM RUGBY STAR

Tadious Manyepo Sports Reporter TOP New Zealand and South African rugby teams are reportedly jostling for the signature of Old Georgians teenage sensation Neil Mawere who has just capped a flying debut top-flight season by winning the Player of the Year Award at the Grant Mitchel-coached side. The 19-year-old flanker …

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Group stage learning curve for FCP

Mukudzei Chingwere Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S representatives in the 2018-2019 CAF Champions League, FC Platinum, have chosen to be diplomatic about a rather tough Group B draw after drawing two former African champions in the same pool. The Zimbabweans are in the same group with reigning African champions Esperance of Tunisia, …

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MICHO’S WAR CRY

Petros Kausiyo Deputy Sports Editor ORLANDO Pirates coach Milutin “Micho’’ Sredojevic is wary of the FC Platinum threat when his Buccaneers begin their Caf Champions League group stage campaign with an away trip to the Zvishavane miners on January 11 which the Serbian has predicted to be “a tough and …

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Bodybuilding Calendar Out

By Takudzwa Chitsiga and Rashiwe Murisa The National Federation of Zimbabwe Body-building and Fitness has hailed the coming on board of the Innocent Choga Classic which will be held in Harare next year. The contest will be held in honour of six-time Mr Zimbabwe body-building champion Innocent Choga who has …

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Busy 2019 for Netball Team

By Ellina Mhlanga With Zimbabwe set to make their debut appearance at the Netball World Cup next year, Zimbabwe Netball Association president Leticia Chipandu says it’s going to be a busy year come 2019, as they will leave no stone unturned to ensure the team is in a position to …

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FIFA gives Zim refs pat on the back

Tadious Manyepo Sports Reporter ZIMBABWEAN referees have received a pat on the back from FIFA after the world’s football motherbody increased the slots accorded to the country on their panel of match officials. The number of local referees on the FIFA Panel had stagnated at three over the last few …

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Nyamukondiwa in promising start

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S representative at this year’s Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship, Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa, began his sojourn in United States on a high note after he finished the practice rounds tied on position ten. Nyamukondiwa is the only player selected to represent the country at the prestigious …

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Phakamile challenges coaches, athletes

Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter NATIONAL Athletics Association of Zimbabwe director for coaching, talent identification and development Lisimati Phakamile has challenged coaches and athletes to raise their standards when competition gets into full swing early next month. The first national track and field event is slated for January 6 at the …

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Hazard urged to come clean

Maurizio Sarri has urged Eden Hazard and his English Premiership football club Chelsea to come to an agreement over his future and end speculation that he will leave Stamford Bridge. Hazard has a year and a half remaining on his Chelsea contract, and has openly discussed pursuing what he described …

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