Soccer

Soccer

HIGHLANDERS will test their strength before the 2019 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League starts next weekend when they host Chapungu in a friendly match at Barbourfields Stadium this afternoon. ...

WARRIORS star striker Tino Kadewere is ready to redeem himself if given the chance to play against Congo Brazzaville in tomorrow’s decisive Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group G qualifier at the National Sports Stadium. ...

WARRIORS players are ready to finish off the job by beating Congo Brazzaville at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow, in a battle that many of them have described as the most important game of their careers. ...

WARRIORS defender Tendayi Darikwa says he is trying to convince other England-born Zimbabweans, in particular, Macauley Bonne to play for Zimbabwe. ...

Proceeds from this year’s edition of the NewsDay 10km fun-run to be held in Bulawayo tomorrow will be channeled towards assisting those affected by Cyclone Idai, which ravaged parts of Manicaland and Masvingo provinces last week, leaving over 100 dead. ...

NYARADZO Life Assurance has partnered Chicken Inn Football Club and will be providing the team with a 65-seater bus in due course, among two other sponsorship packages. ...

The Warriors were yesterday barred from accessing the National Sports Stadium by some government officials where they intended to hold their training session ahead of their crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo Brazzaville on Sunday, in an unprecedented and embarrassing move that dampened the mood in the camp. ...

WARRIORS vice-captain Ovidy Karuru believes his team need to score an early goal to settle their nerves in their do-or-die Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group G qualifier against a tricky Congo Brazzaville side at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. ...

WARRIORS coach Sunday Chidzambga has promised to dispense with a defensive formation and employ an offensive tactic, as he seeks to overcome Congo Brazzavile in a sink or swim 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. ...

INJURED forward Knowledge Musona sat out of the Warriors’ training session yesterday as the team proceeded with their preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group G qualifier against Congo Brazzaville at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday, but the medical department is confident that the striker will be ready for the make-or-break clash. ...

Warriors defender Marshall Munetsi believes the upcoming match against Congo Brazzaville will work in their favour as they seek a fourth appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals. ...

The Sunday Chidzambwa-led Warriors technical team is sweating over the fitness of captain Knowledge Musona, with the player yesterday saying he was unsure whether he will be able to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group G qualifying match against Congo Brazzaville at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. ...

WARRIORS goalkeeper George Chigova has warned his fellow teammates of the catastrophes of overconfidence and complacency ahead of their make-or-break Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group G qualifier against Congo Brazzaville at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. ...

Warriors forwards go into their preparations for the crucial Group G Confederation of African Football (Caf) Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo Brazzaville at the back of fine performances for their respective clubs. ...

FORMER Warriors coach Charles Mhlauri is confident Sunday Chidzambga will successfully lead the Warriors to a result that they require against Congo Brazzaville so that they qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Egypt. ...

CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza has no fears about his players burning out after their Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League participation ahead of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League programme that begins on March 30. ...

HARARE football giants Dynamos have cancelled their tour of Malawi for pre-season preparations for security reasons, following a tropical storm that has claimed several lives in Zimbabwe and neighbouring Mozambique. ...

FC Platinum will this afternoon seek a perfect end to an otherwise poor Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League campaign when they host the royalty of the competition, Esperance Tunis, at the City of Kings’ Barbourfields Stadium. ...

HARARE football giants Dynamos are set to intensify their pre-season preparations with a trip to Malawi on Monday. ...

Caps United have lined up five friendly matches before the start of the 2019 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League campaign as coach Lloyd Chitembwe tries to manage his players against fatigue. ...

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) have given Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambga a target to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals and reach at least the quarter-final stage of the competition. ...

ZIMBABWE Under-23 coach Tonderai Ndiraya is leaving nothing to chance in his bid to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals after naming a 27-member squad loaded with nine foreign-based stars. ...

Tivonge Rushesha feels his impressive start to life as part of the Swansea Under-23s squad has come from a willingness to be bold. He hoped that there are more milestones to come after featuring a the Liberty Stadium for the first time. ...

CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe (pictured) has made a huge title claim, saying his side has what it takes to reclaim the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title this season. ...

FC PLATINUM will be without the trio of Kelvin Madzongwe, Kelvin Moyo and striker Lameck Nhamo when they take on Esperance on Saturday in a Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League Group B match at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo. ...

IT might not have been a real match to benchmark themselves, but Dynamos provided a convincing case of their credentials in the upcoming Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) season with a deserved victory over rivals Caps United in a dress rehearsal clash at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. ...

Chicken Inn dismantled Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday in a friendly match that featured Innocent Mucheneka, who returned to the Gamecocks after being absent without official leave for the better part of the pre-season training. ...

FC PLATINUM coach Norman Mapeza was left purring on the performance of debutant Perfect Tatenda Chikwende, who starred for the Zvishavane side in their 2-2 draw against Orlando Pirates in a Caf Champions League Group B encounter at Orlando Stadium in South Africa on Friday night. ...

FC PLATINUM…….(2)(2) ORLANDO PIRATE….(0)(2) ZIMBABWE’S representatives in the CAF Champions league FC Platinum finally rediscovered their goal scoring form as they played out to 2-2 draw against Orlando ...

Caps United coach Lloyd Chitembwe is bubbling with confidence after injecting speed and youthful exuberance into an ageing and slow squad from last season. ...