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Tight security at World Cup

MOSCOW. — Russia has deployed air defence systems and stringent fan background checks in a sweeping security operation to counter the twin threats of terror attacks and hooliganism at the 2018 Soccer World Cup. The country was already intensely policed when it was controversially awarded the right to host the …

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Tigere Shatters Ngezi’s Home Record

By Tadious Manyepo FC PLATINUM midfielder Never Tigere might not be a regular at the champions but his stoppage time free-kick ended Ngezi Platinum Stars’ 31-match unbeaten league home run and has thrust him into the spotlight. The 26-year-old chose the biggest stage to once again showcase his dead-ball prowess …

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Kadewere’s Cosafa Joy

By Eddie Chikamhi THE COSAFA Cup final turned out to be quite an emotional outing for Tinotenda Kadewere after he scored a memorable brace in the final that ensured Zimbabwe won a record sixth title at the weekend. Kadewere, who had not featured on the Warriors score-sheet despite his growing …

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Chunga Linked With Shabanie Job

By Mukudzei Chingwere EXPERIENCED gaffer Moses Chunga has become the latest big name coach to be linked with the vacant Shabanie Mine coaching job. The relegation-threatened side have reportedly come up with an ambitious shortlist that includes Chunga, former Dynamos coach Biggie Zuze and former Bulawayo City gaffer Darlington Dodo. …

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It’s Morocco vs North America

MOSCOW. — FIFA members will decide today whether the 2026 Soccer World Cup should be played in North America or return to Africa for just the second time, in Morocco. The choice is clear — between a slick bid based on gleaming stadiums in the United States, Mexico and Canada …

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Zimbabwe’s Gems in Good Start

By Ellina Mhlanga THE senior national netball team opened the campaign to defend their title at the ongoing Pent Series on a positive note when they overcame hosts Namibia 52-51 in a close-contest on Sunday in Windhoek. Zimbabwe are the reigning champions. They are fielding a strong team led by …

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Mhofu Still Wants British Brigade

By Petros Kausiyo Warriors coach Sunday Chizambwa is not resting on his laurels in his bid to assemble a stronger side for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and wants ZIFA to “make a plan” that will afford him a chance to assess the squad’s “British Brigade”. Only Wales-based defender …

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Sables Brace for Morocco Showdown

By Petros Kausiyo AFTER several weeks of training camps at home and in South Africa, Zimbabwe’s Sables have moved into the final phase of their preparations in the capital as they seek to get their Rugby Africa 2018 Gold Cup campaign off with victory over Morocco. The Sables will host …

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Fans swarm Neymar

SOCHI. — Brazil attracted an army of excited youngsters — including one who managed to break onto the pitch for a selfie — as they held their first training session on Russian soil ahead of the Soccer World Cup. Around 5 000 locals turned out to watch the relaxed session …

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Another Zimbabwe Cricket Official Faces Corruption Charges

Zimbabwe Cricket board member Enock Ikope has become the second Zimbabwean cricket official inside five months to be charged with breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code, the world cricket governing body announced on Monday. Ikope, also chairman of the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association, was charged with three counts …

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