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AFCON 2016 joins campaign against child marriage

AFCON 2016 joins campaign against child marriage

By Staff Reporter The Confederation of African Football (CAF) in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Cameroon, the African Union (AU), Powerplay and the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) have jointly launched the “Together against the marriage of young girls” campaign with the view to eradicate child marriages on the continent. After the […]

Jessica Ennis-Hill to get 2011 Worlds gold after Chernova results annulled

Jessica Ennis-Hill to get 2011 Worlds gold after Chernova results annulled

Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill is “so happy” she will be awarded her third World Championship heptathlon gold medal, after Tatyana Chernova was stripped of the 2011 title. Russia’s Chernova, 28, who won gold ahead of Ennis-Hill, has had her results annulled for doping. Ennis-Hill, 30, wrote on Instagram: “Triple world champion. Wow!” Chernova was banned in […]

Chitembwe, man of the moment

Chitembwe, man of the moment

By Robson Sharuko HARARE-AFTER 43 years of waiting, CAPS United finally provided a championship-winning coach. The club’s most decorated son, Lloyd Chitembwe, guided the Harare giants to success in the 2016 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League title race in an explosive and nerve-wrecking finale last Saturday. The Green Machine beat Chapungu 1-0 at Ascot in Gweru, […]

Chiefs edge Rollers in five-goal thriller

Chiefs edge Rollers in five-goal thriller

By Bakang Mhladi GABORONE – MOCHUDI Centre Chiefs put their recent woes behind with a thrilling 3-2 victory over biggest rivals, Township Rollers over the weekend, which saw them climb to mid table. Battling a poor start to the season, which had left them 11th, Chiefs went into the encounter as overwhelming underdogs, but responded […]

All that glitters is not gold – FIFPro takes aim at Congolese football

All that glitters is not gold – FIFPro takes aim at Congolese football

By Robson Sharuko HARARE – THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has provided an El Dorado for African football players, in recent years, with many – wooed by the wealth of such wealthy individuals like Moise Katumbi – flocking to the country where they have turned the Linafoot into one of the most competitive top-flight […]

Zim cricket ace defies age in Test debut

Zim cricket ace defies age in  Test debut

> Robson Sharuko CHRISTCHURCH-IT IS not every day that you see someone make a Test debut above the age of 30 years. But when they do, you know it has been a long time coming and the individual would be wanting to make an instant impact to make up for the lost time. New Zealand’s […]

Namibia’s austerity measures spill over to sport

Namibia’s austerity measures spill over to sport

>Staff Reporter WINDHOEK–NAMIBIA’S National Under-20 (U-20) football team has been replaced by Sudan at the 2016 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) youth championship to be held in South Africa next month. Cosafa this week announced that Sudan will replace Namibia after the Southern African country withdrew from the competition due to financial constraints. […]

Messy contracts cost Botswana clubs

Messy contracts cost Botswana clubs

> Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE-BOTSWANA’S Premier League has, in recent years, been home to some fine football talent. The country’s top league has made strides in pursuit of turning professional since a blueprint, the Bosele Declaration was crafted in 2008. The document, among other expectations, envisages clubs should have fully fledged offices manned by an administrator […]

Zim’s new Warriors are abroad

Zim’s new Warriors are abroad

> Robson Sharuko HARARE-WHEN Senegal rocked world football, at the turn of the millennium, which included a sensational victory over defending champions France in the opening game of the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals, the Lions of Teranga were powered by a group of professionals who had largely horned their skills on French football fields. […]

Champions, relegation decided on final day

Champions, relegation decided on final day

> Robson Sharuko HARARE-EXACTLY 50 years have passed since a football club from outside Zimbabwe’s two biggest cities, Harare and Bulawayo, won the domestic league championship and, as the race spills into final round of fixtures this weekend, FC Platinum have a chance of ending that lengthy wait in yet another dramatic finale to the […]

Orapa United untouchable at home

Orapa United untouchable at home

> Bakang Mhladi GABORONE-THE mining town of Orapa, about 500km northwest of Botswana’s capital, battled soccer depression for several seasons. One team would go up and the next moment the heartache of demotion struck. Clubs such as Orapa Wanderers and Boteti Young Fighters fought an unsuccessful battle to stay in the top flight. Then it […]

SuperSport rescue Pule

SuperSport rescue Pule

By Robson Sharuko HARARE-JABU MAHLANGU has transformed himself from being a wayward footballer, whose life appeared to have disintegrated into ruins, to become a SuperSport analyst. David Mkandawire and Junaid Hartley, meanwhile, have taken the first steps, in a spectacular rehabilitation exercise, which could see them barking instructions from the bench. Mahlangu, who used to […]

Zim cricket continues to impact world

Zim cricket continues to impact world

By Robson Sharuko HARARE- ZIMBABWE’S century of Test matches might not have gone the way the country wanted, with the Chevrons crashing to another defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club, but the nation that provided England with two coaching masterminds, who provided Ashes glory, continues to make a big impact […]

Chiefs bow out of Botswana’s Top 8

Chiefs bow out of Botswana’s Top 8

By Bakang Mhladi GABORONE – EVEN when it appeared easier to progress than exit, Mochudi Centre Chiefs have always found the Mascom Top 8 cup unforgiving. It is now six editions and one of Botswana’s glamour clubs’ knockout trophy count reads zero. It is a depressing situation for a club that has been brutal in […]

Cricket prodigy out of Botswana – Thatayaone Tshose the first Motswana to join an English-based club

Cricket prodigy out of Botswana – Thatayaone Tshose the first Motswana to join an English-based club

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE- BOTSWANA is one of the few countries in the world which shares a border with two Test cricket playing nations. But the gulf in class with its neighbours, Zimbabwe to the north and South Africa at the other end, has remained enormous. Zimbabwe, despite a well-documented slide, has remained one of the […]

The ‘village boy’ who tamed Australia and sparked global outrage

The ‘village boy’ who tamed Australia and sparked global outrage

By Robson Sharuko HARARE- FROM Darren Lehman describing Sri Lankans as “f***ing black cunts” in 2003, Dean Jones calling Hashim Amla “a terrorist” live on television and Ian Chappell triggering global outrage this week by saying South Africa’s new fast bowling sensation Kagiso Rabada was from “a village”, racism has always stalked Australian cricket. And, […]

SA back to help Zim rugby

SA back to help Zim rugby

By Lenin Ndebele BULAWAYO- ZIMBABWEAN rugby was in very good health when it used to be part of the South African domestic system. For many years before Independence in 1980, Zimbabwe, or Southern Rhodesia, as it was called then, fielded a side in the B Division of the Currie Cup – South Africa’s premier domestic […]

Athletics needs more funding: Beata

Athletics needs more funding: Beata

REHOBOTH-NAMIBIAN athletes will do better in international competitions with more funding and time for preparation to bring home better results and more medals. Long distance runner, Beata Naigambo, said this after the annual Rene Kids Centre (RKC) Hardap Championship held in Rehoboth last weekend. Naigambo said athletes in Namibia are talented enough to be among […]

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