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Mahachi explains Bucs transition

JOHANNESBURG. — Orlando Pirates’ new signing Kudakwashe Mahachi has outlined the major differences between being at the Buccaneers and coming from a club like Golden Arrows. Mahachi finally completed his switch to Pirates after signing a pre-contract in January, while in the last six months of his stay at Arrows. …

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Harare Open back on ZPGA Tour

Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter THE prestigious Harare Open golf tournament will return to the local golfing radar after a three-year sabbatical. The high-profile event was last held at Royal Harare in 2014 before it was launched at Chapman Golf Club yesterday. It is one of the tournaments which the Zimbabwe …

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CR7’s jerseys selling like hot cakes

TURIN. – Italian soccer giants Juventus have sold an astonishing 520 000 Cristiano Ronaldo shirts in 24 hours on the first day of his official unveiling. In comparison the reigning Italian champions sold 850 000 shirts for the whole of the 2016/2017 season. Brazilian superstar Neymar after completing his record-breaking …

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Sanchez hit by visa issue

LONDON. – Alexis Sanchez has been forced to miss the start of Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the US because of trouble obtaining a visa. The Chilean forward was absent from United’s 24-man squad when it left for Los Angeles on Sunday. Sanchez was convicted of tax fraud in Spain …

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Vincent shines in Indonesia

ZIMBABWE’S top professional golfer Scott Vincent carded a final round two-under-par 70 to finish one shot behind winner Justin Harding at the Bank BRI Indonesia Open at the weekend. The tournament was held at the Pondik Indah Golf Course. Speaking to the Sunshine Tour, the 26-year-old, who is still searching …

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CAPS target ex-Chiefs star

Grace Chingoma Senior Sports Reporter CAPS United have been linked with former Kaizer Chiefs forward Mitchel Katsvairo and ex-Dynamos striker Takunda Sadiki. Katsvairo is looking for a club to revive his career while Sadiki was at Mutare City during the first half of the season. The duo are training with …

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Thierry Henry quits Sky Sports

PARIS. – Retired France and Arsenal football star Thierry Henry said on Monday that he was quitting as a football analyst with British broadcaster Sky Sports to focus on a coaching career. Henry, who had worked for Sky since 2015, has also been an assistant to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez …

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Pakistan skipper hints at changes

BULAWAYO — Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has hinted at team changes in the remaining matches of the ongoing five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. The Asian giants registered comfortable 201 and nine-wicket win against the home side in the first two games of the series. While talking to the media after …

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Neymar, Mbappe staying put

PARIS. – Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will remain at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the new soccer season despite the widespread links as the replacement of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid. Real recently made an official statement denying a bid for the world-record transfer holder and teammate Kylian Mbappe during the …

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Pugilist Manyuchi snubs Kalombo

FORMER World Boxing Control silver welter-weight title holder Charles Manyuchi has turned down a challenge by World Boxing Federation super-welterweight champion Emmany Kalombo, describing the Democratic Republic of Congo boxer as a “nonentity”. BY HENRY MHARA After knocking out his opponent Samuel Antwi in the second round to successfully defend …

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