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TELONE gaffer Rahman Gumbo is alive to the threat that Ngezi Platinum poses to his relegation threatened side, though he is happy with the work he has done ahead of the Ascot clash tomorrow. ...

There are indications that Zifa are plotting to engage Norman Mapeza to take over as the Warriors coach in January after the former national team captain quit FC Platinum to take a break from football. ...

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has finally breathed a sigh of relief after efforts by a former employee, who had sought to garnish its bank account over a US$518 331 debt, were thwarted by the High Court on Wednesday last week. ...

DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya believes that FC Platinum will not be able to sustain their title defence without Norman Mapeza, who left the club yesterday. ...

Benjani Mwaruwari might not have enjoyed the most glittering of careers at Manchester City, but one thing he was revered for was rising to the occasion on the grand stage. ...

Norman Mapeza has been linked with a move to Manica Diamonds following his surprise resignation as FC Platinum coach yesterday ahead of the team’s Caf Champions League clash with Mozambique side UD Songo at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday. ...

WARRIORS coach Joey Antipas is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to qualify Zimbabwe to their maiden World Cup final as well as the 2021 African Cup of Nations (Afcon), saying he would fuse the team with some of the players who have not played for the national team before to beef up the squad. ...

France-based Warriors midfielder Marshall Munetsi was pleased the team managed to confound critics and qualify for the group stages of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with a hard-fought 3-1 win in a tie that took Zimbabwe fans through an emotional roller coaster through the 90-plus minutes at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. ...

THE writing was already on the wall when the Young Warriors embarrassingly crashed to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of South Africa last Friday in the third round first leg of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at Orlando Stadium. ...

He arrived late for this match and also stood up very late into the match to score a goal that made the difference; and one that sparred Zimbabwe some blushes, rescuing a World Cup dream that was threatening to end in an embarrassing fashion. ...

CENTRAL Region Soccer League championship favourites, Sheasham, remained at the apex of the log despite being held to a goalless draw by Ivan Hoe at the weekend. ...

FORMER Warriors vice-captain Ovidy Karuru is ready to fight and try to save Zimbabwe’s 2022 World Cup campaign which is tottering on the brink of failure following a surprise defeat to Somalia in their first leg of the preliminary round tie that concludes with the second leg this afternoon. ...

Young Warriors’ coach Tonderai Ndiraya has brought in two more strikers into his squad as they look to throw everything at South Africa in a bid to save their Under-23 Africa Cup on Nations campaign at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo this afternoon. ...

WARRIORS coach Joey Antipas has roped in more reinforcements as he bids to rescue the team’s World Cup campaign which currently hangs in the balance following a humiliating defeat to minnows Somalia last week. ...

FORMER Highlanders and now Gaborone United coach Madinda Ndlovu reportedly collapsed during a training session in Botswana on Saturday morning and is said to be responding well to treatment at a private hospital in Gaborone. ...

Two first half goals by Melvin Mekiwa and Francesca Zekumbawire were enough to give army side Black Rhinos a crucial win against Triangle at Gibbo Stadium yesterday. ...

FC Platinum shot back to the top of the log standings after a comfortable win over Herentals at the National Sports Stadium yesterday, but their coach Norman Mapeza is not convinced that his team will be able to sustain the title charge. ...

IT will take a miracle for the national Under-23 men’s team to overturn the 5-0 embarrassing first leg defeat suffered at the hands of their South African counterparts on Friday in the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, and what is now left for the Young Warriors is probably to play for pride in the second leg tomorrow. ...

THE Warriors could be the biggest beneficiaries of the postponement of their 2022 preliminary round World Cup qualifier against Somalia as the delay gives them time to strategise. ...

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WARRIORS poster-boy Khama Billiat has been ruled out of the team’s 2022 World Cup preliminary round qualifiers against Somalia this week because of an injury. ...

DYNAMOS have targeted winning the Chibuku Super Cup this season to complete a remarkable turnaround to their season which started horribly, but now carries a silver lining. ...

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CAPS United will be out to consolidate their lead at the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League when they take on struggling Bulawayo Chiefs at Luveve Stadium this afternoon. ...

CHICKEN INN gaffer Joey Antipas has declared war on their rivals ahead of tomorrow’s top-of-the-table clash against defending champions FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium. ...

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