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January 11, 2019 6:46 PM Kaizer Chiefs confirm fixture details for CAF Confederation Cup return leg

Kaizer Chiefs have ended speculation as to where their CAF Confederation Cup play-off round second-leg clash against Zesco United will be played. Amakhosi have confirmed they will entertain the Zambian champions at the FNB Stadium next Saturday evening, with kick-off scheduled for 20h00. This will be Chiefs’ first continental fixture to be hosted at their 16

January 4, 2019 7:33 AM Rwandan refs to handle Platinum, Pirates clash

CAF has named Rwandan nationals to handle the FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates Total Caf Group B opener set for Barbourfields Stadium on January 12. According to information from the continental football motherbody, 30-year old Jean Claude Ishimwe who became a Fifa international referee in 2015, will blow the whistle while being assisted by countrymen 14

January 4, 2019 5:52 AM Manica Diamonds ready to shine

Newly promoted Premiership football side Manica Diamonds are scheduled to regroup on Monday next week with a number of new faces expected at their pre-season training ahead of the 2019 season. The Luke Masomere-led club mesmerised in the ZIFA Eastern Region Division One as they wrapped up the title with seven games to spare last season. Yet the Mutare-based 11

January 3, 2019 5:42 AM Romelu Lukaku scores with first touch as Manchester United beat Newcastle

Substitute Romelu Lukaku scored with his first touch as Manchester United beat Newcastle United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming the second manager in the club’s history to win his first four league games in charge. Lukaku, who had only been on the pitch 38 seconds, pounced on an error by Martin Dubravka with the Slovakia keeper spilling a free-kick 13

December 28, 2018 8:16 AM Mhango dumps FCP for Zambian warriors

Industrious defensive midfielder Winston Mhango has joined Zambian side Kabwe Warriors, just a month after playing a pivotal role in inspiring Zimbabwean champions FC Platinum to their second consecutive Premier Soccer League title. The 30-year-old, who established himself as a vital cog at FC Platinum, playing the most league games in their 2018 campaign 7

December 23, 2018 4:24 AM Andros Townsend wonder goal helps Crystal Palace stun Manchester City

Crystal Palace had what manager Roy Hodgson described as “one of those bonanza days” as they stunned Manchester City to leave Liverpool four points clear at the top of the Premier League. Andros Townsend smashed home a sublime 30-yard volley to help Palace cause the biggest shock of the campaign to date by claiming their first win at City for exactly 25

December 18, 2018 9:46 AM Sharks honour ‘Beast’ with Super Rugby away strip

The Sharks have released their new playing strip ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby tournament, which gets underway in February 2019. The Durban-based franchise released an image of their new kit via their Twitter page. While the traditional black and white colours have been retained for the home and away jerseys, respectively, a new addition sees the “Cell C” logo on the jersey 9

December 7, 2018 3:43 AM Mapeza faces Herculean task

FC Platinum coach, Norman Mapeza, faces a Herculean task in the Total Caf Champions League first round first-leg tie against Congo Brazzaville side Otoho next Friday as the Central Africans have not lost a home game in all competitions since January 2017. Otoho, participating only for the first time in the Champions League, stunned Angolan giants Agosto 101

December 6, 2018 2:51 AM Sarri slams Chelsea’s complacency in defeat at Wolves

Maurizio Sarri accused his Chelsea players of over-confidence after throwing away a lead to lose 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday. Chelsea looked to be on course for victory thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s early opener as the visitors dominated the first-half, but two goals in four second-half minutes saw Wolves secure their first win in seven 20

December 1, 2018 5:24 PM Gone Down The Drain: $3000 A Week Nichrut folds

Burdened with the financial load of spending thousands of dollars week in week out without corporate backing, Nichrut FC owner Nicholas Gara is folding the club and calling it quits. Based in the gold and chrome mining enclave of Shurugwi in the Midlands Province, Nichrut FC made history by becoming the first team in the small town to play in the elite 13