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SPORTS BRIEFS: DSTV, Commando clash


WITH the Northern Region Division One season nearing the halfway stage, rejuvenated Commando and unbeaten DStv Rangers are set for a crucial top-of-the-table clash at Commando tomorrow afternoon.


Former Premier League side Blue Rangers and Flame Lily will open the weekend fixtures with a mid-table match at Danny Bismark this afternoon while third and fourth-placed ZPC Kariba and Mushowani Stars will have to wait until Sunday to play catch up. They are both playing away.

The match at Commando is arguably the biggest game of the season to date as both teams have performed above the rest in the last eight games.

Commando started slowly, losing their first match and then drew the next two. But this has been credited to change the of coaching personnel at the army side.

Former Warriors midfielder Gift Kamuriwo was hired at the start of the season but after the sluggish start, Wilson Kabango who had led the team to promotion, was recalled.

Kabango has not lost a single game in the six matches he has been in charge of the team.

Rangers, on the other hand, are yet to lose a game this season, but it is the number of draws they have recorded that should worry them.



MIGHTY WARRIORS striker Rudo Neshamba is happy to be “back home” as she prepares to lead the team in an international friendly match against Zambia in Lusaka on Sunday afternoon.

The Mighty Warriors left Harare yesterday afternoon and are expected to arrive in the Zambian capital this morning.

The match will be played at Nkoloma Stadium. Neshamba was overlooked for the Mighty Warriors trip to Uruguay early this year as she had relocated to Botswana.

But the team’s leading striker returned to the country in March and is ready to assume her customary duties.

“It feels good to be back in the team. The players here are my friends and have become my family. This team is my home,” said Neshamba yesterday.

Her return coincided with that of fellow striker Rufaro Machingura who had taken a sabbatical from national team duties. The other strikers in the team are Erina Jeke, Kudakwashe Bhasopo and Rutendo Makore.

“There is tough competition in the team, but I can handle it. It’s health for the team anyway,” said the Bulawayo-based striker.

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