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Barca draw blanks in Lyon

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde shrugged off his team’s struggles in front of goal after they were held to a 0-0 draw away at Lyon in the first leg of their Champions League football last-16 tie on Tuesday night. The Spanish side had most of the chances at the Groupama Stadium, …

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Kisdo Matsika dies

Mukudzei Chingwere Sports Reporter THE football fraternity was yesterday plunged into mourning following the death of Zimbabwe Under-23 team manager Kisdo Matsika. Matsika starred in a playing career, but later turned his passion into junior football development. He died in the early hours of yesterday in Gweru at the age …

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Klopp backs Reds to recover

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are still firmly in contention for a place in the Champions League football quarter-finals despite their dour 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. Klopp’s side were frustrated by a disciplined Bayern display in the last-16 first leg at Anfield. The usually free-scoring Reds now …

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Five Protesters Jailed

Five of the 10 protesters who barricaded roads at Kamunhu Shopping Centre in Mabvuku, vandalised property and broke into Choppies Supermarket before looting groceries during MDC-Alliance-instigated violent demonstrations last month were yesterday sentenced to an effective 42 months in jail each. Simbarashe Nyamadzawo (22), Gilbert Jasimoni (34), Abisha Musakanda (24), …

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Petros Kausiyo Deputy Sports Editor SOUTH African Football Association leaders have revealed their commitment to working with ZIFA and helping their northern neighbours strengthen their structures. The move could in the long term reap rewards for the Southern African and continental game. SAFA officials were on hand at OR Tambo …

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