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MADINDA Ndlovu has emerged as a front runner to take over the reins at Highlanders after it emerged that he met the Bulawayo club’s top hierarchy in Harare on Friday where preliminary talks over a possible contract were conducted. ...

FORMER Warriors defender Lawrence Mhlanga’s career remains on the brink as it has emerged that his club Chicken Inn has written to Zifa requesting the player not to be registered by any club until his matter that is with the Labour Court is finalised. ...

Young Warriors crashed out of the Cosafa Under 20 Championship after they were held to a goalless draw by Namibia at a rain soaked Nkana Stadium in Kitwe yesterday. ...

DYNAMOS striker Christian Epoupa has turned down a move to Polokwane City despite his club agreeing terms with the South African topflight side. ...

Newly-appointed Sports minister Kazembe Kazembe has pledged to cleanse the local sports fraternity by weeding out corrupt administrators. ...

Caps United coach Lloyd Chitembwe and Chicken Inn mentor Rahman Gumbo’s post-match media snubs have agitated Premier Soccer League (PSL) sponsors, Delta Beverages,who have warned that they could withdraw their support. ...

Holders Real Madrid will take on free-scoring Paris Saint-Germain while English champions Chelsea meet Barcelona after the draw was made for the UEFA Champions League round of 16 ...

A goal in injury-time from King Nasama breathed new life into Zimbabwe’s 2017 Mopani Copper Mines Cosafa Under-20 Championships campaign as they defeated Angola 1-0 in their Group C encounter at the Nkana Stadium yesterday. ...

PROMOTED Bulawayo Chiefs have dispelled rumours they will sell their franchise, saying that they are ready to take part in the premier soccer league next year. ...

DYNAMOS skipper Ocean Mushure said he was disappointed and felt cheated after missing on the Castle Lager Premier League Soccer Star of the Year award at a ceremony held in the capital on Saturday night. ...

After winning the league title and lifting the Castle Cup to complete a league and Cup double, the Zvishavane based side have more reason to celebrate for a successful season after attacking midfielder Chinyengetere scooped the Soccer Star of the Year award while coach Mapeza got the coach of the Year award. ...

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City travel to Old Trafford for the toughest test of their Premier League title credentials so far, while new Everton boss Sam Allardyce bids to defy Liverpool's "Fab Four" as the northwest derbies take centre stage tomorrow. ...

DYNAMOS are set to realise their biggest pay cheque ever as it emerged yesterday that their striker Christian Epoupa is leaving for South Africa next week where he will undergo trials with Premier Soccer League side Wits University. ...

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo won a record-equalling fifth Ballon d'Or award for the year's best player on Thursday. ...

Lesotho earned a point against Group C favourites Zimbabwe after forcing a goalless stalemate at the ongoing 2017 Mopani Cosafa-U20 Championships in a tightly-contested football game at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe yesterday. ...

THE announcement of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Soccer Stars of the Year for 2017 this evening is set to trigger debate following a season where no player really stood head and shoulders above the rest. ...

FINANCIALLY-troubled Dynamos have failed to honour the promise of paying skipper Ocean Mushure (pictured) his signing-on fees during the season and their debt to the player has since ballooned to $23 000, which has left the player agitated and frustrated. ...

WARRIORS legend and Bantu Rovers manager Agent Sawu has tipped FC Platinum defender Kevin Moyo to be crowned the 2017 Castle Lager Soccer Star of the Year at a banquet to be held in Harare tonight ...

ABOUT 400 young people are expected to take part in an annual youth soccer tournament aimed at youth development in Mutare. The tournament, which is in its third edition, will for this year include girls’ teams, as organisers cast their net wider. At least 16 teams from the Mutare Zifa Junior League as well as youths from high-density suburbs of Chikanga, Sakubva, Dangamvura and Hobhouse will take part. ...

THE Zimbabwe Football Association’s (Zifa) only bus, which was donated by Fifa, at the end of the World Cup played in South Africa in 2010, is today set to go under the hammer after a local hospitality company obtained a writ of execution against the soccer body for the recovery of an over $162 000 debt. ...

NEWLY-promoted Castle Lager Premier Soccer League side Mutare City Rovers have been plunged into a financial quagmire after council tabled $220 000 to be shared among various sporting disciplines for 2018. ...

Despite his failure to nail down a regular place in the FC Platinum set-up, winger Marshall Mudehwe is optimistic of a bright future at the club, which won the Premier Soccer League title this year. ...

WARRIORS and former Caps United forward Abbas Amidu has opened up on why he turned down lucrative deals offered by some of the continental powerhouses and others from the Gulf to end up at El Entag El Harby of Egypt. ...

FLAMBOYANT Zimbabwean football champions FC Platinum are preparing to launch bids for Highlanders captain Rahman Kutsanzira as well as Ngezi Platinum fullback and 2017 Soccer Star of the Year finalist Qadr Amini, as they prepare for the Caf Champions League campaign next year. ...

HARARE football giants Caps United have started to reap huge rewards following their good run in the Caf Champions League, with several players from different countries in Africa — including neighbours Zambia — stampeding to join them ahead of the forthcoming season. ...

Madinda Ndlovu and Amini Soma-Phiri are the front runners to take over the vacant Highlanders coaching seat following Erol Akbay’s departure. ...

FORMER Warriors and Kaizer Chiefs hardman Tinashe Nengomasha has distanced himself from a guardianship wrangle with a local woman, Farai Victoria Mlotshwa, saying the person referred to in the court papers was simply his namesake. ...

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will face no sanctions following a bizarre post-match rant aimed at Southampton’s Nathan Redmond after the Premier League leaders stole a late win. ...

KARATE superstar Samson Muripo is the favourite to win the Sportsperson and Sportsman of the Year gongs when the Annual National Sports Awards (Ansa) are held on December 13 in Harare. ...

HARARE football giants Caps United have been conducting trials with several players from Ghana in the past two months, as they seek to assemble a stronger squad to fight for the championships next season. ...