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AKBAY PACKS SQUAD WITH STRIKERS

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HIGHLANDERS yesterday released their final 29-member squad for 2017 with a contingent of nine strikers ahead of their first Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match against neighbours Bulawayo City at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.BY FORTUNE MBELE The latest addition to the squad is former Motor Action, Kiglon and Caps United winger Yves Ebabali, who hails from the Democratic Republic of ...

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5 CLUBS CRAMMED INTO NSS

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AS the 2017 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) campaign kicks off this weekend, five top-flight clubs in Harare will have to congest the National Sports Stadium following the closure of Rufaro Stadium for renovations while Gwanzura was condemned by the First Instance body for failure to meet standards.BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA According to a report by the First Instance, which ...

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ZIFA HAPPY WITH MAPEZA

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ZIFA is satisfied with Norman Mapeza’s performance after leading his Warriors to a 0-0 draw against neighbours Zambia in an international football friendly at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday, the strongest hint that the FC Platinum gaffer could be given the job on a full-time basis.BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA Zifa vice-president Omega Sibanda said yesterday they were happy with Mapeza ...

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JAURE’S HAPPY RETURN

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Ngezi Platinum Stars defender Partson Jaure says he is delighted to be back in the Warriors fold after damaging reports of alleged match-fixing had appeared to have ended his international football career with the Zimbabwe Warriors.BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA The former Dynamos and Pretoria University player marked his return to the Warriors on Sunday and skippered the team in a drab ...

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BILLIAT LINKED WITH ZAMALECK

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EGYPTIAN football giants Zamalek have showed interest in Warriors midfielder Khama Billiat who plays for South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns.BY SPORTS REPORTER Billiat, who was part of the Warriors that played at the 2017 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon in January has long been linked with a move to the Egyptian Premier League. But for one reason or ...

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MAPEZA BOUNCES BACK AS WARRIORS COACH

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FC PLATINUM coach Norman Mapeza has been named interim Warriors coach to take charge of the international friendly match against Zambia at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA The FC Platinum coach – a winner of the championship with modest Monomotapa, in 2008 – beat several candidates to the biggest coaching job in Zimbabwean football. NewsDaySport, exclusively revealed ...

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CAPS FACE TOUGH DRAW

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CHAMPIONS Caps United face a tough draw in the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League group stage.BY HENRY MHARA The Green Machine shocked TP Mazembe at the weekend to book a place among the elite 16 in African club football. The Lloyd Chitembwe-coached side held the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) champions nil-all in the first round second leg ...

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WE ARE NOT SCARED OF TP MAZEMBE – CHITEMBWE

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CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe says he does not feel intimidated by five-time African champions TP Mazembe, and is confident of his team’s chances when the two sides meet in the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League first round first leg in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday.BY HENRY MHARA The Zimbabwean champions are expected to travel to ...

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MAPEZA WILLING TO TALK

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FC PLATINUM coach Norman Mapeza has hinted he could be willing to take another shot at the Warriors job.BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA Zifa has begun the search for a new coach after parting ways with Kalisto Pasuwa following a lacklustre show at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon, where Zimbabwe failed to win a single match in ...

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MAZEMBE WARY OF CAPS

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CAPS United’s opponents in the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League first round, TP Mazembe, are worried about the threat posed by the Zimbabwean champions as the two teams prepare to face off at the weekend. BY HENRY MHARA The Green Machine make the trip to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the Champions League first round ...

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