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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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ZiKeeper hero and villain as CAPS United lose to Zamalek

By Petros Kausiyo in ALEXANDRIA, Egypt Zamalek …………..(0) 2 CAPS United………0 GIANT goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda was the hero and villain as CAPS United survived an early blitzkrieg before they were made to pay heavily for some fatal defensive lapses to get their CAF Champions League Group B campaign on a …

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Paul Pogba’s father sadly passes away at the age of 79

By George Boulton | The Sun | PAUL POGBA’S father sadly passed away on Friday at the age of 79. Pogba shared this image with his father on his 79th birthday (Photo: paulpogba/Instagram) Fassou Antoine Pogba, father to Florentin, Mathias and the Manchester United star, was battling illness before his death. …

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Reigniting cricket in Zim: Hasnain’s challenge

Faisal Hasnain FAISAL Hasnain has been doing a bit of reading. He’s started with The Good Murungu, Alan Butcher’s account of coming to Zimbabwe as an outsider to coach the national team, and hopes other titles will follow when time allows. Since his early days as the ICC’s Chief Financial …

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Golfer Who Was Given 24 Hours to Leave Zambia

COLUMNBy Enock Muchinjo John Kelley, the veteran Zimbabwean sports writer, has belatedly joined the golfing world in paying tribute to the late golfer Simon Hobday, who died in Pretoria in March aged 76. South African-born Hobday who lost a battle with cancer won the US Seniors Open in addition to …

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1999 revisited

Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter THE big tie between rivals Highlanders and Dynamos which is on this Sunday has rekindled memories of the giants’ February 28, 1999 duel. The clash has some similarities to this year’s blockbuster tie in that a key player had crossed the floor just like what …

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Caps complain over fixture pile-up

Lloyd Chitembwe Petros Kausiyo in ALEXANDRIA, Egypt SERIOUS friction is brewing between Caps United and the Premier Soccer League with the champions once again expressing outrage at the decision to complicate life for them with a congested fixture programme in which they will end up playing four games inside a …

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