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Benjani still in love with Pompey fans

Neil Allen PORTSMOUTH. — There’s the smile, that booming smile, still as infectiously uplifting as his goal-scoring prime. Those trademark dreadlocks have dispersed, a tell-tale reminder of ripening age, but it’s unmistakably Benjani Mwaruwari. The song, the goal celebration, record-breaking Reading, two Fratton Park hat-tricks and, of course, Wigan. The …

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Dodo relishes Chitembwe battle of wits

BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA CAPS United coach Darlington Dodo is relishing the opportunity of facing his former boss Lloyd Chitembwe as the Green Machine clashes with Harare City in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow. Chitembwe joined Harare City from Caps a month ago and took with him …

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Highlanders to afford Mpofu more time

BY FORTUNE MBELE HIGHLANDERS will review the last three matches where the executive had demanded at least six points from the Mandla Mpofu-led technical team, but club chairman Kenneth Mhlophe hinted that the coaches will be given more time. Mhlophe denied that they had given the coaches an ultimatum though …

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Chitembwe in emotional duel

BY HENRY MHARA LLOYD Chitembwe will be facing Caps United for the first time since crossing the floor to rivals Harare City last month and claims he still retains “respect” for the Harare giants and its supporters. The two clubs clash at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow in a midweek Castle Lager …

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Katema plays down Golden Boot

By Tadious Manyepo Dynamos striker Evans Katema says winning the Golden Boot will be a dream come true, but he won’t enjoy it if the Glamour Boys fail to finish the season strongly. The dreadlocked star, who joined from Mushowani Stars in July, netted his 10th goal of the season …

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Ryan Burl reflects on ICC

DHAKA. — Zimbabwean cricketer Ryan Burl has revealed that the country’s suspension from the ICC has been a tough pill to swallow for the players, mainly due to the fact that they missed out on qualification for the 2020 T20 World Cup. He also heaped praise on the “inspirational” Hamilton …

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Italian pundit banned, sacked

LONDON. — An Italian television station says it will not use one of its football pundits again after he made a racist comment about Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku. Speaking on TopCalcio24, Luciano Passirani said: “If you go one-on-one with him he will murder you. “The only way to come …

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Lincoln Zvasiya joins Makepekepe

Tadious Manyepo Sports Reporter CAPS United have signed forgotten defender Lincoln Zvasiya as they try to plug a faulty defence which has proved to be their Achilles Heel in recent matches. Zvasiya is on course to start at the heart of Makepekepe’s defence in their Premiership encounter against Harare City …

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Dawson’s Midas touch pays off for Sables

Tadious Manyepo Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S Sables had to wait for the reappointment of coach Brendan Dawson to win a trophy again — seven years after he last delivered one for them. The Sables won the Victoria Cup in Lusaka on Saturday, the same trophy they won under Dawson in 2012. …

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