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December 13, 2018 6:09 PM Mapeza leaves out Mhango

FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has made a bold decision to exclude regular defensive linkman Winston Mhango from the 20-man travelling squad for the CAF Champions League first round, first leg tie against Congolese side Association Sportive Otho D’oyo. The Zimbabwean champions play the first leg away in Congo on Sunday and were expected to fly out of the country 2

December 4, 2018 6:37 AM Sierra Leone disqualified from Afcon

Sierra Leone have been disqualified from the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying competition, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) said yesterday. Football’s world governing body Fifa had suspended the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) in October due to “government interference”. Caf’s decision means Kenya and Ghana are assured of first 9

December 3, 2018 5:49 AM Chuma: Crafter of golden gloves

Highlanders’ appointment of goalkeepers’ coach Tembo Chuma was not an accidental appointment but was as a result of careful analysis of the club’s needs which has borne the fruits of having Ariel Sibanda among the country’s Soccer Stars of the Year selected last Thursday. Chuma, one of the most underrated but highly qualified goalkeepers’ trainers in the country 7

December 1, 2018 10:48 AM Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon have been stripped of hosting next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, says the Confederation of African Football. African football’s governing body (Caf) says it is because of delays in the progress of Cameroon’s preparation for the tournament, due to start in June. Officials made the decision at a meeting on Friday in Accra, Ghana, that lasted more than 10 hours 6

November 18, 2018 6:05 AM AFCON 2019: Three-time champions Nigeria are back

Nigeria qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations since winning the tournament in 2013 after drawing 1-1 with South Africa in Johannesburg. The draw guarantees the three-time African champions a place in Cameroon with a round of matches still to play. Despite conquering Africa in 2013, the Super Eagles surprisingly failed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 finals 17

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 10

November 5, 2018 7:18 AM Chipezeze stars as Baroka shut out Sundowns

Former Chicken Inn goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze put up a top drawer performance to shut out Mamelodi Sundowns and help Baroka United advance to the next round of the Telkom knockout tournament at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday. Baroka shocked the mighty Brazilians 2-0, as the reigning Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Goalkeeper of the Year kept the South 30

October 30, 2018 7:11 PM Mangwiro desperate for Chibuku glory

Triangle coach Taurai Mangwiro, has expressed delight in reaching the Chibuku Super Cup final and believes winning the tournament would atone for their failure to win this year’s Castle Lager Premiership title. The Sugar Sugar Boys booked a date with Harare City in the final of the country’s most prestigious tournament following a 2-1 victory over Dynamos 11

October 10, 2018 11:56 AM Serena for Aussie Open

Seven-time champion Serena Williams will be back at the Australian Open tennis tournament in 2019 having missed her title defence this year after giving birth, organisers said yesterday. The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who won on her last appearance in 2017 while pregnant, will be joined in January’s tournament by double Melbourne Park champion Victoria 15

October 7, 2018 9:14 AM Bosso out of Chibuku Cup

Harare City . . . . 2 Highlanders . . . .0 William Manondo continued with his fine run of form in the Chibuku Super Cup as he scored his 13th goal of the tournament to propel Harare City Football Club into the semi-finals. Manondo headed in Gareth Madhaike’s corner-kick in the 28th minute to double Harare City’s lead after Wilfred Muvirimi had put the hosts 25