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RIO FERDIINAND : I WAS THE BEST DEFENDER IN THE WORLD

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MANCHESTER United legend Rio Ferdinand believes he was the best defender in the world from 2006 to 2010. By Own Correspondent Ferdinand spent 12 years at Old Trafford, and won a number of honours, including six Premier League titles and the Champions League. And, the former England captain believes that at his peak, he had no rivals in his position. “I ...

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CAPS DRAW ZAMALEK

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Zimbabwe football champions, Caps United were drawn into Group B of the Caf Champions League mini league stage alongside five-time champions Zamalek. BY Kevin Mapasure In addition to Zamalek, Caps United have two more North African trips lined up, after they were also grouped with Algeria’s USM Alger and Al Ahli Tripoli of Libya. Group A has Esperance Tunis, El Merrikh, ...

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MUTUMA BREAKS DUCK IN BOSSO WIN

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Two quick goals by Prince Dube and Rodreck Mutuma just after the start of the second half were all Highlanders needed to earn maximum points in an exciting Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match against Tsholotsho at Dulivhadzimo yesterday.BY Sports reporter Tsholotsho …..(0)1 Highlanders…..(0)2 Tsholotsho replied once through Lucky Nyathi after 62 minutes, but they could not get on the ...

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CHAOS AT BAOBAB

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CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League log leaders Ngezi Platinum scored a last-minute goal to deny Caps United maximum points in a match that had a chaotic ending at Baobab Stadium.BY HENRY MHARA  NGEZI PLATINUM……(0) 2 CAPS UNITED………(0) 2 Caps United players mobbed the match officials at the final whistle, as they protested against Kelvin Bulaji’s goal, scored in the last ...

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DENMARK-BASED STARLET PONDERS DeMBARE MOVE

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DENMARK-BASED talented young midfielder Tanaka Chinyahara could make a surprise move to Harare giants Dynamos in a bid to revive his career after falling out of favour at Danish 1st Division side Hobro IK. BY ADMIRE JAMU-MLAMBO The 21-year-old player will be out of contract at Hobro IK in June after spending the remainder of last season on loan at ...

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CHIYANGWA’S WARRIORS BOMBSHELL

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Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa says his cash-strapped association does not have the money to appoint a substantive national team coach at the moment and will continue engaging FC Platinum coach Norman Mapeza on a caretaker basis. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The debt-ridden football mother body has recently come under fire over its continued dithering on the appointment of a substantive coach, ...

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KUTSANZIRA RETURNS TO BOOST BOSSO

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HIGHLANDERS midfielder, Rahman Kutsanzira, could return to change the team in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match against ZPC Kariba at Barbourfields Stadium tomorrow.BY FORTUNE MBELE Kutsanzira has been struggling with a toe injury, sustained in pre-season training and did not feature in Highlanders’ first two league games against Bulawayo City and Shabanie Mine and the Independence Trophy. “I ...

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KHAMA DOWNPLAYS SUNDOWNS FATIGUE EFFECT

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MAMELODI Sundowns forward Khama Billiat admits to player fatigue but strongly believes they can mentally overcome their struggles to power on in their quest for glory. Downs have not had a proper ‘off-season’ break since the end of the 2014/15 season, having continued all the way to becoming champions for the first time in the club’s history in the 2016 ...

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CHITEMBWE PLAYS DOWN SLUMP

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CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe has played down his team’s troubled week, which saw them losing two matches, both in the Independence Trophy tournament, in a space of just three days.BY HENRY MHARA The Green Machine were beaten 1-0 by Dynamos in the Independence Trophy semi-final on Sunday, before losing to FC Platinum by a similar scoreline in the tournament’s ...

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CRISTIANO RONALDO: TELL ME WHO DOUBTED ME

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REAL Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo insists none of his fans have ever doubted his ability following his brace against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. By Own Correspondent Ronaldo scored twice at the Allianz Arena to help Los Merengues come back from a goal down to beat Die Roten 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League tie. Before scoring his first goal ...

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