Nhamoinesu Quits Zimbabwe National Team

Defence stalwart Costa Nhamoinesu dropped a bombshell on Wednesday evening, announcing that he had called time on his Warriors career at a time that the technical team of the Zimbabwe senior men’s national football team was finalising on the training squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals. Nhamoinesu, who had been ignored in the qualifiers after he fell out with the technical team, was in the frame for a recall to the side ahead of the finals that will be played in Egypt, starting on June 21…

Ndiraya Takes Over DeMbare

FORMER Ngezi Platinum coach Tonderai Ndiraya has made a sensational return to the Dynamos hot seat three years after he was dumped by the club. Ndiraya, who also coaches the Zimbabwe Under-23 side, replaces Lloyd Chigowe, who was sacked yesterday morning after a technical committee review meeting following a string of poor results, the final straw being the shock 1-0 defeat to lowly Herentals on Sunday. Although Dynamos chairperson Isiah Mupfurutsa could not disclose much detail, it was established yesterday that the club hierarchy spoke to the former DeMbare midfielder,…

Mangala Returns For DeMbare

DYNAMOS have been handed a major boost ahead of their trip to Chicken Inn for a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at the weekend with the return to full fitness of star striker Ngandu Mangala. The Congolese, who scored a brace in Dynamos’ 2-0 win over Mushowani Stars in the Harare giants’ league opener a fortnight ago, was absent in the team’s match against Hwange at the weekend. DeMbare lost the match 2-1, in a game that they dominated for longer periods, but were let down by some poor…

Mushekwi Set To Bounce Back Into Warriors Camp

CHINA-based Warriors star striker Nyasha Mushekwi is set to bounce back into the senior national football team, and could be one of the team’s major inclusions when coach Sunday “Mhofu” Chidzambga picks his squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals. Mushekwi has not played for Zimbabwe since the 2017 Afcon finals in Gabon, with reports suggesting that there was bad blood between him and a certain prominent official in the previous Zifa administration led by Philip Chiyangwa. He had vowed never to play again for the Warriors under…

Yadah FC Put On The Market

Castle Lager Premier Soccer League team Yadah Stars has been put up for sale just two years into the top-flight, with owner Walter Magaya of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries, saying he now needed to concentrate on bankrolling national football teams and also focus on his other business interests. The club won promotion in 2017 and finished on 13th position on the log table on both occasions that it has participated in the league. Their below par performance, though, had nothing to do with lack of investment, with reports…

Boost For Dembare

HARARE giants Dynamos have received a major boost ahead of their Castle Lager Premiership (PSL) tie against Hwange at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday following news that team captain Edward Sadomba has resumed training and is in line for selection. The veteran striker missed the Harare giants’ season opener against newboys Mushowani Stars last week after sustaining a knock at training. Congolese sensation Ngandu Mangala, who scored the two goals for the Glamour Boys limped off the pitch late on with a suspected groin problem, but has also started training. “Both…

Newcomers TelOne Impress

Herentals . . . . . . . 0 TelOne . . . . . . . . . . . 0 ADJUSTING to the rigorous life of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer is often easier said than done, but for league debutants TelOne, there is plenty of reason to be optimistic going forward after they impressed in their opening match in the top-flight against Herentals at Rufaro Stadium yesterday. On a day when lady luck badly deserted them, the WiFi boys were left to rue a handful of missed…

Zim Warriors Set For Afcon Finals

ZIMBABWE . . . . . . . . . . (2) 2 CONGO BRAZZAVILLE . . . 0 AFTER spurning two opportunities to seal a ticket to the Egypt finals with some games to spare, the Warriors finally completed the job at the last throw of the qualification dice yesterday. During a period in which the country was plunged into mourning after hundreds of people perished due to the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai, the Warriors fittingly chose a perfect occasion to cheer the spirits of millions of Zimbabweans.…

Messi Proves Too Much for Lyon as Barca Reach CL Quarters

Lionel Messi came up just short of matching Christiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick a day earlier but still scored twice and set up two more as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. After Ronaldo’s treble on Tuesday for Juventus sent Atletico Madrid packing in Turin, Messi delivered his own symphony at the Camp Nou, where Lyon were outplayed save for a very brief period in the second half when they threatened a comeback in this last-16 tie.  “Cristiano yesterday was impressive,” Messi said afterwards. “It was…