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November 16, 2018 5:44 AM Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud says football has work to do before players feel comfortable coming out

Olivier Giroud believes football is nowhere near ready to accept openly gay footballers. The Chelsea striker, who is currently on international duty with France, created a stir when he posed on the front cover of leading French gay magazine Têtu in 2012. Ex-Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger came out as gay in 2014 in an effort “to move the discussion 14

November 13, 2018 5:29 AM West Ham’s Pedro Obiang yet to approach Fifa for nationality swap

West Ham’s Spain-born midfielder Pedro Obiang has not yet approached Fifa about changing his nationality to play for Equatorial Guinea. Obiang was last week included in Equatorial Guinea’s squad for a Nations Cup qualifier at home to Senegal. He played for Spain at various youth levels but is eligible to play for Equatorial Guinea through his family 11

November 12, 2018 3:57 PM Triangle for Confed Cup

Tongaat Hulett have confirmed that they will bankroll Triangle United’s African Confederation Cup campaign next year after the club won the Chibuku Super Cup on Saturday. The Sugar Sugar Boys won their second major silverware in the top flight following a deserved 2-0 win over Harare City at Gibbo Stadium. In front of a packed home crowd, Triangle prevailed 8

November 11, 2018 4:45 AM Warriors preps for Liberia clash gather momentum

Preparations for the men’s national soccer team, the Warriors who are scheduled to travel to Liberia for a date with the Lone Star are gathering momentum. On 18 November at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia the two sides will battle for a ticket that will lead to the 2019 edition of the African Cup of Nations. According to the programme 8

November 5, 2018 9:08 AM CAPS end barren spell

Mutare City Rovers …………… 0 CAPS United…………………. (0) 1 Giants CAPS United finally remembered how to win when they fought tooth and nail to dismiss relegated Mutare City Rovers in a dull Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Vengere yesterday. Unheralded 19-year-old Kelvin Ndebele was the hero for the visitors scoring the goal that decided the match 28

November 2, 2018 8:31 AM Usain Bolt leaves Australia’s Central Coast Mariners football club

Usain Bolt’s trial with Australian football club Central Coast Mariners has come to an end.The Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion, 32, joined the A-League side for an “indefinite training period” in August. He scored two goals in his first effort for the Mariners in a friendly, but did not play matches when the season began. Efforts to secure 36

November 2, 2018 1:27 AM Burnt out Bosso – Nehanda Radio

Highlanders vice captain and a key member of the squad, Gabriel Nyoni, has attributed his team’s slump in form that has seen them win just a single game out of eight matches to burn out. Nyoni, who has been a revelation under head coach Madinda Ndlovu this season, said a number of players who were fringe packages before the arrival of the legendary Ndlovu 36

October 25, 2018 11:37 AM Mutare City Rovers relegated

Triangle . . . (1) 1 Mutare City . . 0 Triangle bounced back to winning ways by defeating and condemning struggling Mutare City Rovers to Division One football after this Castle Lager Premiership match at Gibbo yesterday. The Lowveld side were coming from a frustrating 1-0 defeat against Herentals last Sunday. The visitors were uninspiring against a much changed 15

October 24, 2018 3:32 AM Pirates see Katsande as threat in derby

Orlando Pirates’ assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena has broken down the way Pirates see Kaizer Chiefs as playing‚ and how they see Amakhosi defensive midfielder Willard Katsande as the key cog in that game plan. Mokwena‚ one of the brightest prospects in South African football coaching‚ revealed a respect for the manner in which Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas 12

October 23, 2018 12:23 AM Zisco $1bn deal back on track

The Government said yesterday it has decided to put back on track the proposed $1 billion investment in the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company by a Chinese investor. Industry and Commerce Minister Nqobizita Mangaliso Ndlovu said he was hoping his visit to China next week would help tie up loose ends on the deal. Last month, Minister Ndlovu told a business 12