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IT’S just over three weeks before the 2019 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League’s big kick-off, but Dynamos coach Lloyd Chigowe believes his side is ready to roll, describing his newly-assembled team as a wild horse ready to give deadly kicks to anything that crosses its path. ...

THE stage has been set for what promises to be an exciting edition of this year’s CBZ Peter Gradwell Marathon to be held on March 17 at Old Georgians Sports Club, with a record field of over 1 000 participants expected to line up in one of the biggest races on the local athletics scene. ...

THE Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has put on hold its challenge match between Highlanders and Chicken Inn, which was slated for Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday, citing reasons beyond their control. ...

A former director of Zimbabwe Cricket, Enock Ikope, has been banned from all cricket for 10 years by the International Cricket Council, for breaching three counts of the Anti-Corruption Code. ...

THE WARRIORS technical team led by coach Sunday Chidzambga has said the players omitted from the provisional squad to face Congo Brazzaville later this month can still force their way into contention for a place in the squad for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) if Zimbabwe qualifies. ...

FC PLATINUM goalkeeper Petros Mhari says he is excited by the chance to be part of the Warriors in the crunch Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Congo Brazzaville on March 24. ...

DYNAMOS coach George Chigowe has remained calm despite facing what looks on paper to be tough opening rounds of fixtures for the 2019 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season, which include a clash with a formidable Chicken Inn side in the third week of the campaign. ...

DESPITE assurances that their salaries will be deposited soon, the majority of Highlanders’ senior players yesterday continued to stay away from training with the strike entering the second week ahead of the ZNA Charity Shield final at Barboufields Stadium on Sunday. ...

WARRIORS’ coach Sunday Chidzambga is confident the squad he has selected for the decisive March 24 African Cup of Nations qualifying showdown against Congo Brazzaville in Harare will deliver the ticket to the finals in Egypt. ...

The 2019 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) programme is set for an explosive start with some tasty fixtures lined up in the first few weeks of this much-awaited edition. ...

The Highlanders versus Caps United clash in week two of the 2019 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League is the first blockbuster clash of the new season. ...

HARARE football giants Dynamos are leaving nothing to chance in their bid to reclaim the championship this term after announcing the capture of yet another Cameroonian international forward, Ngahan Claude Junior. ...

AN unnamed fuel dealer is interested in injecting more than $2 million into football sponsorship in the country, Zifa president Felton Kamambo has revealed. ...

ZIFA president Felton Kamambo insists that he does not hold any personal differences with his suspended deputy Gift Banda and is ready to work with him once he is cleared by the association’s disciplinary committee (DC). ...

ZIMBABWE National Soccer Supporters Association president Charles Eddy Nyatanga has taken Sports minister Kirsty Coventry to court, alleging that she erred in appointing a Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) director-general and in denying Zimbabwe an opportunity to host the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) tournament later this year. ...

FORMER Dynamos forward Emmanuel Mandiranga has joined new Premiership boys TelOne, as they bid to assemble a strong side ahead of their maiden season in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League. ...

CHICKEN Inn take on Malawi’s BeFoward Wanderers at Kamuzu Stadium this afternoon in the first match of their pre-season four-team invitational tournament organised by the Malawian champions Nyasa Big Bullets. ...

SOUTH AFRICA-BASED World Boxing Federation (WBF) African heavyweight champion Elvis “The Bomber” Moyo has moved into the top 100 of the world rankings following his win over South Africa’s heavyweight champion Ruann Visser in Pretoria on February 10. ...

Dynamos coach, Lloyd Chigowe feels let down by Archford Gutu, who seems reluctant to sign a contract with the team despite spending the greater part of the pre-season period training with the Harare football giants. ...

LLOYD Chigowe and Lloyd Chitembwe will next week have a chance to gauge how far they have progressed in rebuilding their respective squads, Dynamos and Caps United, ahead of the new season, when the two giants clash in a pre-season Charity Challenge Cup match. ...

COSTA Nhamoinesu has once again been left out of the Warriors squad set to be announced today ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Congo Brazzaville, and is now likely to miss out on the final team to the tournament finals. ...

ZIMBABWE and Celtic midfielder Kundai Benyu has joined Swedish side Helsingborg on a year-long loan deal. ...

TERRENCE Dzvukamanja has warned his former club Ngezi Platinum Stars that they need to improve if they are to win the Castle Premier Soccer League this season. ...

THE country’s premier main circuit motor racing event, ezytrack race day, returns to Donnybrook this Sunday and will feature top drivers and motorcycle riders from Harare and Bulawayo battling for honours. ...

Ngezi Platinum Stars coach Erol Akbay has claimed that there is not much of a difference in quality between his players and those of South Africa top-flight league log leaders Wits University despite the touring Mhondoro-based side losing 4-1 in a training match in Rustenburg, South Africa, yesterday. ...

Top Zimbabwe national cricket team batsman Brendan Taylor is in danger of missing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tour of Zimbabwe next month after he was injured in action at the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday evening. ...

THE new Zifa Southern Region board faces a mammoth task of handling clubs failing to pay affiliation fees. ...

Mutare Sports Club gaffer Mackenzie Munetsi is excited at the prospect of his team playing in the newly-formed rugby Super Six League. ...

High Court judge Justice Amie Tsanga has ordered Ecobank Zimbabwe Limited to stop Zifa from accessing funds held by the financial institution pending the finalisation of a wrangle between the football mother body and a local hospitality firm, Daisy’s Guest House. ...

Midfielder Brett Amidu has finally signed with Chicken Inn on a permanent basis, ending his relationship with Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions, FC Platinum. ...