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Farewell to Itai Sango, World Taekwondo Champion

  ITAI SANGO is set to make a second appearance at the World Taekwondo Championship but the Zimbabwean flag will not be on his dobok. Sango will be representing Mozambique when the showcase comes to life in South Korea next month. Heading for the World Championships excites the 30-year old …

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Robbery at the Arnold Classic

HOW Paul Goredema placed third was one of the major mysteries at last weekend’s Arnold Classic Africa in Sandton, South Africa. The reigning Mr Zimbabwe looked to be it in the men’s up-to-100kg division, but the judges reckoned two other athletes were better than the 27-year old from Gweru. “You …

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Yadah Stars lose yet again

Yadah Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0) 0 Chicken Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0) 1 JAIROS TAPERA was once again conspicuous by his absence on the Yadah …

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Mandenge doesn’t smile easily

THE Zimbabwe Rugby Union has lined up two friendlies for the Sables before the men’s senior rugby team start their Africa Cup campaign next month – but gaffer Cyprian Mandenge is not smiling. Mandenge has over 180 players on his database but he cannot have a closer look at those …

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The coaches speak

“You cannot be confident of a win against Dynamos because you might get your tactics wrong. But we have to be hungry for goals and this is why we have been working on players to have a winning mentality. “I noticed during the Independence Cup final that Dynamos have fast …

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Mapeza sticks to his guns

How Mine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  0 FC Platinum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 FC PLATINUM coach Norman Mapeza has revealed why new boy Brett Amidu …

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The making of an Ironman

JEFTA MAVATA woke up late but it was through no fault of his own. “At school I was forbidden from taking part in any sporting activity – not even PE (Physical Education) – by the teachers because I was asthmatic,” revealed the 46–year-old. “They thought they were doing me a …

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The Green Machine’s Black Friday

LLOYD CHITEMBWE has attributed his team’s Champions League defeat to Zamalek to inexperience and insists that his Caps United players are quick learners who will bounce back in their next Group B assignment at home on May 25. Caps United made their mini-league debut with a tough assignment against five-time …

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The Prince has been gagged

HIGHLANDERS striker Roderick Mutuma is a man under pressure and his handlers have gagged him from speaking to the media ahead of this afternoon’s Battle of Zimbabwe. “When Roddy speaks to the media he tends to over talk and ultimately puts himself under pressure,” said Mutuma’s manager Carlos Tavengwa. “We …

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More than life and death

WHY a battle of attrition between black and blue on a slate of white is termed the Battle of Zimbabwe is – to borrow from Walter Magaya – something almost spiritual that many people will not understand. At a cursory glance, this appears to be a clash between two sides …

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