You’ll will never walk alone

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor— ZIMBABWE international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has thrust himself into the global media spotlight after revealing his dreams of playing for five-time European champions Liverpool as he feasts in a cocktail of rave reviews triggered by his flying start to life in the Belgian top-flight league. The 23-year-old midfield enforcer, who…
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AN OCEAN OF DREAMS

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor FOR six months, they have carried the punishing weight of being dismissed as poor clones of the original Glamour Boys to shadows of the real stars whose quality, sweat and tears combined to build this huge domestic football institution. Some of the abuse has been personal, the kind of which would…
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We are the World

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter IT keeps getting better for Zimbabwe Cricket with the country being granted the rights to host its biggest cricket festival, since the World Cup bandwagon rolled into town 14 years ago, after the game’s global leadership invested their trust in this nation to stage the qualifying batte for the 2019 ICC…
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Billiat joins messi brigade

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor IN the early hours of yesterday, Lionel Messi chose a make-or-break battle to produce one of the greatest individual World Cup master-class for a television audience running into millions, if not billions, and among those watching the show from a distance was Zimbabwe international football star Khama Billiat. The diminutive Argentine…
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A DIFFERENT WORLD TO OURS

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor THEIR cocktail of monumental blunders came in high-stakes FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the weekend, but for all the uproar their shortcomings provoked around the globe amid a trail of shattered dreams, none of them were subjected to physical attacks. Iranian referee Alireza Faghani, South African referee Daniel Bennett and controversial Botswana…
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Drinking and arguing

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor HOOLIGANISM triumphed over sanity at Maglas yesterday as this year’s edition of Chibuku Super Cup, which has struggled to shake off the demons of controversy, was marred by the chaos of yet another abandoned match in the Midlands. Just two weeks after the premature ending of the first round battle between…
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DANCING WITH A LEGEND

Grace Chingoma Senior Sports Reporter BRAZILIAN legend Rivaldo’s landmark visit to Harare this week brought back a flood of memories for former Zimbabwe international Kennedy Nagoli of the time when his talents took him to play in the land of the Samba Boys. A member of Reinhard Fabisch’s Dream Team, Nagoli didn’t get the opportunity to meet…
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Mhofu survives and lives to fight another Sunday

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor SUNDAY CHIDZAMBWA will not be sacked by ZPC Kariba before the expiry of his contract, despite the controversy triggered by comments he made in an audio clip that was clandestinely recorded by a third party, with his employers even suggesting a possible extension of the gaffer’s stay at the club. The country’s…
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RIVALDO’S GOSPEL…But were the likes of Denver Mukamba even listening?

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor BRAZILIAN legend Rivaldo isn’t the first Ballon d’Or winner to visit Zimbabwe, his compatriot Kaka and Portuguese superstar Luis Figo came here before him, but the Barcelona legend is the first global icon to preach a gospel that resonates with events dominating the domestic football landscape. The 45-year-old, who arrived in…
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A legend on our soil

Grace Chingoma Senior Sports Reporter GOVERNMENT has asked Brazilian and Barcelona legend Rivaldo to use the vast network he established during his successful dance with European football to open avenues for talented Zimbabwean footballers to ply their trade in the world’s best leagues. The 45-year-old, one of the finest players of his generation who won the…
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