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DYNAMOS skipper Ocean Mushure has rallied his troops to reproduce the same performance they exhibited on Sunday as they host Yadah FC in a mid-table clash at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon. ...

WARRIORS star Marvellous Nakamba and Ovidy Karuru have been ruled out of Zimbabwe’s trip to Congo Brazzaville for a crucial Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier early next month due to injuries while the trio of British born Zimbabweans Tendayi Darikwa, Adam Chicksen and Kelly Lunga are a major doubt for the match. ...

ZIMBABWE rugby team coach Peter de Villiers believes the tough times endured this year have laid the foundation for future success after the Sables voided relegation from the top tier of African rugby with a convincing 38-18 victory over Uganda at the Kyadondo Rugby Club here in Kampala on Saturday. ...

HIGHLANDERS assistant coach Mandla Moyo has reiterated that the club is currently laying the foundation to mount a serious title challenge in the next two years. ...

CHARLES Manyuchi’s fighting style has again come under scrutiny after the boxing star lost to Magomed Kurbanov in an International Boxing Federation super welterweight non-title fight at the DIVS Arena, in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Sunday. ...

DEFENDING Champions FC Platinum have set sights on acquiring the services of midfielder Devon Chafa (pictured) as part of their Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions league reinforcements. ...

HARARE City coach Mark Harrison has predicted a tough duel, as they host log leaders, FC Platinum, in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow. ...

HIGHLANDERS’ skipper Gabriel Nyoni has said the team is letting goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda down by failing to complement his brilliance in goals with end product upfront. ...

NGEZI Platinum coach Tonderai Ndiraya was not amused at seeing his striker Clive Augusto shown the red card for the second time this season, raising concern that his team could suffer due to suspensions in the title run in. ...

DYNAMOS celebrated their coach Lloyd Mutasa’s birthday with a narrow victory over ZPC Kariba in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Rufaro Stadium yesterday. ...

HARARE City yesterday became the latest victims of Bulawayo Chiefs when they fell on the road yesterday at Luveve Stadium courtesy of a solitary Stanley Ngala first half goal in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League. ...

MUTARE City’s survival hopes received a major boost with a-come-from-behind victory over Shabanie Mine in a relegation scrap at Vengere Stadium in Rusape yesterday. ...

A TEAM of 21 Karatekas and six officials will represent Zimbabwe at the Ikoku International Full Contact Karate Championships in South Africa this week. ...

TRIANGLE star Ralph Kawondera scored a last-minute winner against Yadah FC in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at Gibbo Stadium yesterday. ...

WARRIORS star Talent Chawapiwa has made a storming start to the new season with Baroka FC in the South African Premier Soccer League, which has seen his ratings soar in recent weeks. ...

SABLES coach Peter de Villiers believes that it will be mental strength rather than any differences in tactical application, which will be the deciding factor in Zimbabwe’s must-win 2018 Rugby Gold Cup match against hosts Uganda at the Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala tomorrow. ...

DEFENDING Harare Basketball Association League (HBA) champions, Foxes, have lost their veteran play-maker Tatenda Tswatswa to bitter rivals Harare City Hornets, ahead of HBA season which kicks off during the first weekend of September. ...

IF current form is anything to go by, Chicken Inn, who have gone on a six-match unbeaten run in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, have the edge over title contenders Ngezi Platinum Stars when the two sides clash at Luveve Stadium this afternoon. ...

The Zimbabwe national cricket team suffered a huge blow after losing one of its brightest emerging talents after fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani quit international cricket for a career in England, where he is believed to have penned a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire. ...

DYNAMOS coach Lloyd Mutasa is expecting a major contribution from bad-boy Denver Mukamba, as the club primes for a photo finish to the season. ...

Before the onset of the qualifiers, Sables fans would have envisioned their team fighting for the sole automatic ticket to the World Cup finals with Namibia and probably Kenya, but as the final of the Africa Gold Cup looms this weekend, the Zimbabwe 15s national side are staring at the ignominy of relegation to the second tier competition. ...

CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe is set to make changes to his squad as he prepares for the weekend Castle Lager Premiership clash against Herentals following the return of left back Valentine Musarurwa from suspension. ...

BULAWAYO football giants Highlanders have been warned to expect a tough battle when they meet Shurugwi-side Nichrut at Ascot Stadium tomorrow. ...

Defending champion, Ben Follett-Smith made his intention to retain his National Aids Council (Nac) Pro-Am golf tournament crown clear after carding a 3-under-par 69-second round score to take control of the leader board with one more round to play at Royal Harare yesterday. ...

HERENTALS coach Kumbirai Mutiwekuziva has pledged to approach their difficult tie against Caps United with caution when they clash at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow. ...

FC PLATINUM gaffer Norman Mapeza is hoping to cap his fourth year in charge of the Zvishavane side with another Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title. ...

HIGHLANDERS are expecting a huge turn out of supporters for their match Nichrut away in Gweru following three weeks of inactivity for the Bulawayo giants which has left the fans hungry for action. ...

Nyasha Mushekwi has been included in the Warriors squad to face Congo-Brazzaville next month in what presents an embarrassing climbdown by Zifa, who last year banned the striker from national team assignments for alleged “in-discipline”. ...

THE focus of the world rugby family will be on the winner-take-all clash between Namibia and Kenya in Windhoek on Saturday as they battle for Africa’s sole ticket to next year’s World Cup in Japan as the curtain comes down on the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup. ...

DYNAMOS have moved to clear outstanding payments for their captain Ocean Mushure after the two parties thrashed out a payment plan. ...