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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 11

January 8, 2019 6:09 AM Caps extend Zvirekwi contract

Caps United will extend the contract of captain Hardlife Zvirekwi by another year while the skipper will also be eased to start coaching roles at the Green Machine as the club look for a lengthy partnership with their leader. Zvirekwi, who turns 32 on May 5, saw his contract at the Harare giants come to an end last month in a year which also saw him being 16

January 8, 2019 5:22 AM Saturday Night Fever in Gabon

The people of Gabon danced to the tune of Omar Bongo’s stifling symphony of misrule for 42 years. Small in stature, Bongo ruthlessly ruled oil-rich Gabon, earning himself the title “little big man”. A French observer described him as “a diminutive, dapper figure who conversed in flawless French, a charismatic figure surrounded by a personality cult”. He lavishly 14

January 4, 2019 7:38 AM ‘Music unites Africans in the diaspora’

UK-based Zimbabwean DJ Deany says music is a universal language that has helped connect Africans in the diaspora. DJ Deany (real name Mxolisi Maphosa) who grew up in Gwabalanda suburb was in the country for the festive season and on Christmas Day, he played at the Diaspora Invasion party at BAC. Having started deejaying on a part time basis in 2011, the DJ who mostly 15

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 13

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 9

December 30, 2018 7:32 PM ‘Expired leadership exposing citizens to expired drugs’

The Zanu PF government never runs out of shockers, the expired drugs scandal is yet another bizzare episode of a cruel and uncaring leadership. The issue of expired drugs is just but a manifestation of expired leadership. It boggles the mind to even imagine a government delighting in procurement of expired consignments of medicine placing the lives millions 11

December 28, 2018 10:43 AM New Year countdown in showbiz

It’s three days before we celebrate New Year. Many people have started planning to party with fireworks display set already in various parts of the country even home celebrations. It’s been a big year for Mbeu and his band the Mhodzi Tribe, with the musician his first two albums back to back. His growth in music can also be attributed to the mentorship 6

December 28, 2018 10:08 AM Outgoing MPs to get pension

Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has said MPs will get a pension after completing their five-year terms. The proposal is made in the Finance Bill which is now before the Senate. Members of Parliament have since asked for vehicles and an increase in their allowances because of the important role they play in the running 7

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