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Kamambo reaches out to loser Chiyangwa

NEWLY-ELECTED Zifa president Felton Kamambo yesterday paid a courtesy call on his predecessor, Philip Chiyangwa, as he commences extensive engagement processes with football stakeholders, the association’s website reported. Kamambo worked with Chiyangwa for two years when he was an executive committee member since the 2015 election to March this year, when he resigned from the board. According to Zifa, Kamambo ...

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Chiyangwa speaks on ZIFA Presidency

Former Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) President Philip Chiyangwa has opened up on the reasons why he decided to withdraw from the ZIFA Presidency race. The new ZIFA  President is Flton Kamambo. Posting on micro-blogging site Twitter Chiyangwa said, “Congratulations on the new ZIFA president. The reason I withdrew from the run is because I am not power hungry, I have ...

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Chiyangwa blow, as audit report exposes him

ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa’s bid to retain his post in elections scheduled for Sunday suffered a major blow yesterday after it emerged the association “fraudulently” circulated a 2017 audited accounts with missing pages to councillors, raising fears of underhand dealings and abuse of resources. The report was circulated to councillors, the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) and the world soccer ...

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Chigowe gets Dynamos job

LLOYD “Mablanyo” Chigowe has been offered the coaching job at Dynamos as a reward for rescuing the club from relegation last season. The unassuming coach was appointed interim coach in September to replace Lloyd Mutasa when the team was fighting for dear life. He had seven matches to save the Harare giants from demotion, and he pulled the rabbit out ...

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Chidzambwa ignores best goalkeeper in Zimbabwe

HIGHLANDERS goalkeeper, Ariel Sibanda who has been ignored by regionalistic national team coach, has thanked his teammates after being voted among the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Soccer Stars of the Year Best 11 in Harare yesterday. The shot stopper has been in stellar performance for his club in 2018 season, keeping 16 clean sheets. Posting on his Twitter timeline, ...

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$ 100 000 poured in to oust Chiyangwa

State media has reported that Zimbabwe Football Association presidential aspirant Felton Kamambo has received a war chest of $100 000 to fund his campaign again incumbent president Philip Chiyangwa.  The money came from a top official at CAF, it is alleged. Said the reports, It has emerged that Kamambo’s spirited fight against his disqualification had received impetus from a $100 ...

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Zifa appeals committee ruling raises a stink

THE Zifa electoral process sparked fresh controversy yesterday after the appeals committee delivered a judgment upholding the disqualification of presidential aspirant Felton Kamambo and Gift Banda, who is eyeing the vice-presidency in their absence in blatant violation of their rights to be heard. The ruling raises a stink because ordinarily, appellants are supposed to be notified of the date the ...

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Chiyangwa ally eyes Zifa post

AFFIRMATIVE Action Group president Chamu Chiwanza has emerged as a surprise potential candidate for one of the positions on the Zifa board ahead of the local football governing body’s excecutive committee elections set for December 1. Chiwanza, a known friend of the incumbent Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa, told Standardsport in an interview yesterday that he was still weighing his options ...

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Zimbabwe’s Rugby Revolution: How Victory and the Internet are Changing Perceptions

When it comes to rugby in Africa, South Africa has always been the game’s continental home. Although the country’s reputation had been established before 2007, the Springbok’s Rugby World Cup victory over England cemented their reputation as one of the game’s best. Although South Africa isn’t likely to relinquish its status as Africa’s top rugby-playing nation any time soon, the ...

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Darikwa cannot speak Shona

Just two competitive appearances for England-born Zimbabwe Warriors defender Tendayi Darikwa and he is already a cult-hero among local football fans. The English Championship side, Nottingham Forest man played the match of his life, helping Zimbabwe to the famous victory over the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a week ago and made his home debut in front of a packed ...

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