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Barca smell title

BARCELONA. — Barcelona are closing in on their eighth Spanish La Liga football title in 11 years after Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba both scored in a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday. Victory means Barca only have to beat Alaves tomorrow and then Levante next Saturday to be …

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ZITF body-building contest bigger, better

THE National Federation of Zimbabwe Body-building and Fitness will on Saturday host the annual PPC Zimbabwe Trade Fair Bodybuilding and Physique men’s category in Bulawayo. Secretary-general, Quiet Shangai, says they have now moved with times after they divided the two categories. For many years, the ZITF senior men body-building only …

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Pep hails Foden move

MANCHESTER. — Pep Guardiola hailed his decision to hand Phil Foden just a second English Premier League football start as the 19-year-old scored the only goal in Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Tottenham to exact some revenge on their Champions League conquerors on Saturday. Guardiola’s team selection for the first …

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Nadal in shock defeat

MONTE CARLO. — Rafael Nadal admitted that it will be “hard to return to the practice court” after a shock semi-final defeat by Fabio Fognini ended his bid for a record-extending 12th Monte Carlo Masters tennis title on Saturday. The 17-time Grand Slam champion starts his Barcelona Open title defence …

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Reds pile pressure on City

Cardiff — Liverpool moved back top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Cardiff, but Manchester United and Arsenal did little for their chances of Champions League qualification for next season in shock defeats to Everton and Crystal Palace respectively yesterday. United were thrashed 4-0 at Everton to …

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I’m 1 000pc here: CR7

MILAN — Cristiano Ronaldo said he was “1 000 percent committed to staying” with Juventus next season as he claimed his first Italian Serie A football title and Juventus their eighth in a row on Saturday. Massimiliano Allegri’s side had needed just one more point for a 35th Scudetto and …

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Chisora back

LONDON — Zimbabwe-born British heavyweight boxer Derek Chisora bounced back from his December loss to Dillian Whyte with a comfortable points win against Senad Gashi at the O2 Arena on Saturday night. Chisora was the aggressor throughout the fight and earned a unanimous decision from the ringside judges, who scored …

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Team Zim UK ready for ‘homecoming tour’

TEAM Zimbabwe UK Under-23 coach, Trevor Mazhande, believes “The Homecoming Tour” is a perfect opportunity for Tonderai Ndiraya to assess football talent in the Diaspora. The UK-based development side is set to play three games on a tour that runs from May 1-13 where they also hope to play Ndiraya’s …

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Warriors prepare for grand send-off

THE Warriors are set to leave for the AFCON finals in style as plans for a colourful joint send-off ceremony with Bafana Bafana scheduled for Harare on May 25 are at an advanced stage. ZIFA president Felton Kamambo told The Herald here yesterday that the send-off ceremony will be held …

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Zifa fulfil Idai pledge

ZIFA yesterday officially handed over a $37 132 donation towards Cyclone Idai relief efforts underway in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts. The football controlling body raised the amount from sales of tickets during the final AFCON qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville in Harare last month. The association levied a dollar from each ticket …

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