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TRIANGLE coach Taurai Mangwiro believes FC Platinum star Rodwell Chinyengetere should retain the Soccer Star of the Year award following another stellar performance by the midfielder in helping the Zvishavane side defend the league title. ...

THE circus called the Zifa executive elections set for this weekend continues unabated after a candidate Barrymore Manandi, who was eyeing an executive committee post, withdrew his candidature yesterday, citing gross irregularities in the whole electoral process. ...

CHAMPIONS FC Platinum picked a precious away goal in Madagascar after a hard-fought draw against hosts CNaPS in a Caf Champions League preliminary first leg match at the Centre des Loisirs de la CNaPs in Antananarivo yesterday. ...

BARELY a week after the conclusion of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season, relegated side Nichrut are in danger of folding after benefactor Nicholas Gara has indicated he is withdrawing his funding to the club. ...

ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa’s spirited bid to thwart and suppress his rival – presidential aspirant Felton Kamambo and Gift Banda, who is eyeing the vice-presidency — collapsed in embarrassing fashion yesterday after the world’s soccer-governing body, Fifa ordered that they be allowed to contest in the Saturday elections, citing irregularities in the candidates selection process. ...

FC PLATINUM coach Norman Mapeza comes under the spotlight today as he leads the Zimbabwe champions against hosts CNaPS of Madagascar in the Caf Champions League preliminary round, first leg match, to be played at Centre des Loisirs de la CNaPs in Vontorovona. ...

IT’S that time of the year again when domestic football seethes with rumours about who will win the Castle Lager Footballer of the Year award. ...

ZIFA presidential aspirant Felton Kamambo yesterday wrote to the world soccer governing body, Fifa, seeking the postponement of the Zifa executive committee elections scheduled for Saturday, citing a flawed electoral process. ...

ZIMBABWE’S rising amateur golfer, Tafara Mpofu continues to dominate after clinching the Zim Match Play golf title at Warren Golf Club in Harare at the weekend. ...

Newly-promoted Zifa Eastern Region Division One side Manica Diamonds has vowed that they would survive relegation in their first season in the top-flight league. ...

THE Dynamos leadership is expected to meet this week to review the just-ended Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season, with reports suggesting coach Lloyd Chigowe will be confirmed as substantive coach, as the Harare giants prepare for the new term. ...

FC PLATINUM gaffer Norman Mapeza believes their opponents CNaPs of Madagascar pose a threat in their bid to make a mark in the African Champions League. The platinum miners are set to leave for Madagascar today, where they will play CNaPs on Wednesday in the first leg of the preliminary round. ...

VETERAN mentor John Nyikadzino has joined ambitious Zifa Central Region Division one outfit Sheasham from Nichrut. ...

ZIMBABWE women’s national team captain Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano has welcomed the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s decision to rename the ICC World T20 to ICC T20 World Cup, describing it as a game changer. ...

THE Zimbabwe women netball team is set to participate at this year’s Diamond Cup to be held in Polokwane, South Africa. ...

ZIMBABWE champions FC Platinum have been dealt a huge blow ahead of their Confederations of African Football Champions league preliminary round clash against CNaPs of Madagascar next week after influential midfielder Rahman Kutsanzira was ruled out due to a knee injury. ...

TOP women volleyball club Harare City are ready to participate at the 2018 Zone VI club championships set for Durban next week. ...

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 Zim Match Play Golf tournament is set for Warren Hills Golf Club in Harare this morning with over 64 amateur golfers expected to fight for top honours. ...

Central Region Soccer League chairperson Stanley Chapeta, who is seeking elevation into the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) board as a board member, has outlined his football gospel where he promises to push for the resurrection of junior leagues nationwide. ...

WORLD soccer governing body Fifa flexed its muscle yesterday after intervening in the controversial Zifa electoral process which has seen some of the aspiring candidates including presidential aspirant Felton Kamambo (pictured) being disqualified in unclear circumstances. ...

FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza rested several of his regulars, including Castle Lager Premier League top scorer Rodwell Chinyengetere, against Highlanders in the final league game as he focused on the African Champions League assignment in Madagascar next week. ...

ZIFA presidential aspirant Felton Kamambo has cast further doubts on the credibility of next month’s Zifa board elections after making sensational claims that the electoral committee was compromised as some of its members, including chairperson Vusilizwe Vuma were related to incumbent Philip Chiyangwa and his deputy Omega Sibanda in blatant violation of football statutes. ...

EACH step forward they make is followed by another step back ward. ...

FC PLATINUM captain Petros Mhari believes the harsh lessons they learnt in their failed African Champions League adventure in the previous campaign have given them resolve as they bid to make a mark in the prestigious competition. ...

ZIFA presidential aspirant Felton Kamambo has held the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) leadership responsible for the Warriors’ defeat to Liberia in an African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at the weekend, arguing the team was ill-prepared for the assignment. ...

HARARE City Hornets maintained their unbeaten run in the Harare Basketball Association (HBA) league, as they managed to shrug off stiff completion from Raiders HLF after winning 76-71 to cement their top spot over the weekend. ...

Dynamos staged a second half come back to earn a point against an already relegated Mutare City Rovers in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Rufaro Stadium yesterday. ...

Zimbabwe’s march towards Cameroon 2109 for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals was held up yesterday after the Warriors suffered defeat at the hands of Liberia to throw the contest Group G wide open. ...

AIRFORCE side Chapungu and Yadah Stars secured their place in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) for the next season after they played out a goalless draw at Ascot Stadium yesterday. ...