‘Crisis, what crisis?’

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor— ZIFA leaders have said there won’t be a leadership vacuum in domestic football, or a legitimacy crisis to their hold on power in the national game, if the elections — as is set to be the case — are held after March 29 this year. Critics have been singing a chorus of…
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Mutuma expects Yadah Stars to stay

Grace Chingoma Senior Sports Reporter— RODRECK MUTUMA expects Prophet Walter Magaya to change his decision to pull the plug on his sponsorship of Yadah Stars and keep funding the Premiership club. A number of Yadah Stars players yesterday pleaded with the prophet to reconsider his decision at a meeting in the capital. Some of the players were said…
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Mutasa’s son highly-rated

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter PANASHE MUTASA is set to walk in his father and brother’s footsteps if he gets the opportunity to don the Dynamos’ blue-and-white strip this season. The 19-year-old, recently plucked from the Aces Youth Soccer Academy (AYSA) by the Glamour Boys, is the second son of former DeMbare midfielder and current coach Lloyd…
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EL DORADO, OR JUST A PIE IN THE SKY?

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor THE new El Dorado for Zimbabwean footballers appears to have shifted from Tanzania to Zambia, but is their adventure across the Zambezi a plunge into a Premiership of fabulous wealth and opportunities or — as their journey into East Africa ultimately proved — just another grand pie in the sky? In…
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Rooney’s Tunisian nightmare

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor ZIMBABWE international forward Ronald “Rooney” Chitiyo’s gamble to join a debt-ridden Tunisian side — with a history of not honouring contracts of foreign players and not paying transfer fees for their services — backfired terribly when he was caught up in a web of deceit leading to the termination of his…
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JUNGLEMAN BACK IN A TOWN RULED BY A SMILING ASSASSIN

Sharuko on Saturday THE last time this blog appeared in this newspaper, only a week had passed since the inauguration of President Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s new leader — the culmination of landmark events in a dramatic year in which powerful winds of change swept across the domestic political and football landscape. Just a day after…
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Zim target PNG scalp

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Under-19 cricket team captain Liam Roche has emphasised the need for a positive start when they open their campaign against Group B rank outsiders Papua New Guinea at the ICC Cricket World Cup, which gets underway today in New Zealand. Roche yesterday told The Herald that Papua New Guinea, who…
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Kazembe slams skewed sport sysytem

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter AS debate raged on the quality of Zimbabwean footballers following their failure to break into the world’s most competitive leagues, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Kazembe Kazembe has waded into the discussion and partly blamed the country’s skewed sports delivery system for the struggles. Kazembe has been quietly following the discussion…
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Call to end albinism stigma in sport

Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter WHILE talent is an in-born thing and we have seen people pursuing their talents in various fields including sport, for most people with albinism, there are certain challenges varying from physical to social that continue to limit their participation. This has resulted in just a few trying their hand in sport. In…
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