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THE Warriors face the biggest test of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier when they clash with Demoratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in back to back ...

NEW Sports minister Kirsty Coventry has promised to bring sanity and discipline into the country’s problematic sporting associations. ...

Pre-match narrative was about Khama Billiat’s fitness. Post-match narrative is and will be about Billiat’s finesse. ...

HIGHLANDERS continued to claim the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League bragging rights over Dynamos after executing a classy performance to complete a double over their perennial rivals at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday. ...

The Harare Basketball Association (HBA) has finally pencilled the commencement of the 2018/19 season to September 22 following a meeting with the clubs representatives over the weekend. ...

Caps United president Farai Jere yesterday landed the Premier Soccer League (PSL) top post after he was elected chairman for the organisation, narrowly beating Triangle’s Lovemore Matikinye in an election conducted in Harare. ...

Zimbabwe’s most decorated sports person, Kirsty Coventry, was yesterday appointed Sport minister, in a move that won President Emmerson Mnangagwa several accolades across the political divide as well as the sports communities. ...

THE highly-anticipated Castle Lager Premier Soccer League blockbuster featuring the country’s biggest clubs — Highlanders and Dynamos — explodes at Barbourfields Stadium tomorrow afternoon with a classic pound for pound contest expected. ...

Qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) is normally hinged on how many points a team manages to pick away from home. ...

THERE was a huge sigh of relief in the Dynamos camp after Kingstone Nkhatha yesterday received his registration papers to enable him to feature in the local league, starting with the blockbuster clash against Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium tomorrow. ...

CHAPUNGU gaffer Rodwell Dlakama is confident that his charges will inflict more pain on ailing Mutare City Rovers and progress to the first round of the Chibuku Super Cup. ...

STAR player Khama Billiat is set to start for the Warriors when they clash with Congo Brazzaville away at the Massamba Debate Stadium on Sunday, after he overcame an injury which had threatened his participation in the crucial Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group G qualifier. ...

DYNAMOS striker Kingstone Nkhatha is yet to receive his registration papers to enable him to feature in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, making him a major doubt for the blockbuster clash against Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday. ...

Warrior’s midfielder Kudakwashe Mahachi is confident that they will collect maximum points in this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Congo Brazzaville on Sunday. ...

ZIMBABWEAN golfer Ben Follet-Smith continued his impressive start to professional golf after clinching his maiden win at the Big Easy IGT Challenge in just his second start on the South African Development Tour at Kyalami Country Club on Wednesday. ...

DESPITE a lean spell in the last few games, underlined by two home defeats to Chicken Inn and Ngezi Platinum Stars, Highlanders’ coach Madinda Ndlovu returns to Barbourfields Stadium confident that his charges will deliver against Dynamos in the rescheduled Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match set for Sunday. ...

Local vehicle sales and maintenance firm, Croco Motors (Private) Ltd, has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to compel the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) to repay a $2 560 000 debt which the cricket body accrued in 2015. ...

WARRIORS striker Evans Rusike believes the injury-hit Warriors remain a competitive side capable of beating Congo Brazzaville when the two clash in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at the Massamba Debate Stadium on Sunday. ...

National team cricketer, Elton Chigumbura has been taken to the High Court by a local property firm, Best Results Management Enterprise (Pvt) Ltd, which is seeking an order to compel him to settle an $18 000 rental arrears bill and to also pay the costs of the litigation. ...

The Harare Basketball League failed to kick-off at the weekend after a stand-off among the clubs over affiliation fees. ...

Zimbabwean driver Darren Winterboer shrugged off stiff competition from 29 other drivers to lift the annual Peter Parnell Trophy during a race day hosted by the Bulawayo Motoring Club at the Bulawayo Motor Park, along the Victoria Falls Road at the weekend. ...

Zimbabwe’s top junior swimmer Chase Onorati is set to represent the country at this year’s edition of African Swimming Confederation (CANA) championships in Algeria. ...

Sport and Recreation Committee (SRC) acting director-general Joseph Muchechetere yesterday appeared in court facing charges of misusing more than $2 million he received from sponsors. ...

VETERAN football administrator, Stanley Chapeta is hoping to retain the Zifa Central Region presidency which he has held since 2016. ...

WARRIORS forward Khama Billiat has been declared fit to play in Sunday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Congo Brazzaville. ...

ZIMBABWE Ladies Golf Union (ZLGU) president Caroline Mtsambiwa has commended the national ladies’ golf team following their solid performances in regional tournaments held in Zambia and Ghana over the last two weeks. ...

The Pick n Pay sponsored St Benedict’s College from South Africa ensured South African schools continued their dominance of the Cabs Twenty20 Schools cricket tournament after the Johannesburg school won this year’s edition hosted by St George’s College in Harare at the weekend. ...

Warriors forward Talent Chawapiwa is confident that they will collect maximum points in this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Congo Brazzaville. The squad kicked off their preparations with an afternoon training session at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. ...

CHICKEN Inn striker Obriel Chirinda dominated the club’s man of the match awards at an event that was held at one of their fast-food outlets in Bulawayo yesterday. ...

ZIMBABWE’S build-up to this weekend’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Congo Brazzaville has been dominated by so many negativities, with injuries and withdrawals to key players, but Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambga and the team’s fans finally received some rare positive news yesterday after hitman Nyasha Mushekwi confirmed his availability for the crucial match. ...