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Soccer

FOLLOWING a morale-sapping defeat to Hwange at the Colliery last week, championship chasing Chicken Inn will be seeking an immediate response this afternoon when they face tricky Bulawayo Chiefs at Luveve Stadium. ...

ALL eyes on the local football scene will be at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow afternoon when Dynamos host Caps United in the big Harare derby, a fixture that for one reason or another rarely fails to disappoint. ...

DYNAMOS has completed the signing of Godknows Murwira on loan from FC Platinum, to take their mid-season transfer acquisitions to four and the midfielder is expected to feature for the club when they face off with rivals Caps United in the Harare derby at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday. ...

A Zimbabwean nurse travelled from Cape Town to Cairo by road enduring visa delays, internet blackouts and revolutionary protests all for the love of football. ...

THE last time Highlanders visited Vengere Stadium in Rusape, they left a disappointed lot. They complained about almost everything. ...

CHAPUNGU gaffer Rodwell Dhlakama has warned FC Platinum to expect a tough match, promising the league champions pain when the two sides meet in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Midlands derby at Mandava stadium tomorrow. ...

AS Bulawayo City angle for a quick return to the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, they face stiff competition from Talen Vision, who are also eyeing the promotion spot. ...

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CHICKEN Inn are willing to release striker King Nasama to Highlanders and have given the Bulawayo giants a go ahead to talk to the player, who is also wanted by ZPC Kariba. ...

DEFENDING Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions FC Platinum have signed winger Nsila Mawethe from the Democratic Republic of Congo, seen as a direct replacement for Ali Sadiki, who is on his way to Zambian club Kabwe Warriors. ...

According to Le Soir, Aston Villa have had a €10 million bid for Marvelous Nakamba rejected by Club Brugge. ...

DYNAMOS returnee Archford Gutu (pictured) has received his International Transfer Clearance (ITC) papers and will be available for selection when DeMbare face off with Caps United in the big Harare derby at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday. ...

WARRIORS star Marvelous Nakamba failed to pitch up at Club Brugge’s training ground yesterday with reports from Belgium suggesting that he is trying to force a move away amid interest from English Premier League returnees Aston Villa and German’s Bundesliga side Cologne. ...

FC PLATINUM coach Norman Mapeza is not happy with the composition of his squad as they head to another Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League campaign and has warned that the team needs to add quality. ...

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Warriors defender Teenage Hadebe (pictured) has broken into Europe following a good showing at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals as he has signed for Turkish topflight side Yeni Malatyaspor. ...

HIGHLY-RATED South Africa-born prop Henri Boshoff is relishing the opportunity to showcase his talent in Zimbabwe colours after he was named in the Sables’ starting XV to face Zambia in the two teams’ opening match of the Victoria Cup at the Machinery Exchange Stadium Harare Sports Club today. ...

HIGHLANDERS coach Mandla “Lulu” Mpofu believes their last two results, which saw them win against Dynamos before last week’s draw away at Ngezi Platinum, have given them momentum ahead of their tough clash with champions FC Platinum at Barbourfields Stadium tomorrow. ...

FC PLATINUM twins Kelvin and Elvis Moyo are confident that they will secure deals with South Africa top-flight league side Chippa United, where they are currently trialling. ...

HIGHLY-RATED South Africa-born prop Henri Boshoff is relishing the opportunity to showcase his talent in Zimbabwe colours after he was named in the Sables’ starting XV to face Zambia in the two teams’ opening match of the Victoria Cup at the Machinery Exchange Stadium Harare Sports Club today. ...

DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya has had to eat humble pie after calling on Evans Katema, a player he off-loaded while coach at Ngezi Platinum Stars three year ago, in a bid to steady the club’s rocking ship ...

ZIFA has resolved to recall former association president Philip Chiyangwa (pictured) from the Cosafa presidency, holding him responsible for the Warriors dismal performance at the on-going 2019 African Cup of Nations finals in Cairo, Egypt, following their early exit. ...

Sunday World newspaper has learnt that Kaizer Chiefs will solve their foreign quota dilemma by giving Zimbabwean defender Teenage Hadebe and Colombian striker Leonardo Castro the boot. ...

WARRIORS leftback Divine Lunga could be Europe-bound during this transfer window with reports suggesting that Belgian side Genk and unnamed clubs in the French Ligue 1 are after his signature following his outstanding performance at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals. ...

HWANGE arrested their seven match winless streak with a narrow win over basement side Bulawayo Chiefs at the Colliery Stadium yesterday. ...

CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe returned to the club yesterday after weeks in absence, leading to speculation over his future at the Harare football giants. ...

DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya believes their upcoming five home games will be a big test of the team’s capacity to play before their demanding fans. ...

HARARE City missed a twice taken penalty and then had a man sent off in dramatic fashion as they were held by TelOne in an incident-filled Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Luveve Stadium yesterday ...

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