Muripo: Man on a mission

18 October 2013 IN RECENT times karate has come under the spotlight as a thuggish sport that promotes violence.

Mbada Cup resumes

11 October 2013 HOW Mine have accepted the underdog tag as they face defending champions Dynamos in the Mbada Diamonds Cup quarterfinals at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday with sparks certain to fly.

Bosso fight on

4 October 2013 HIGHLANDERS coach Kelvin Kaindu believes his charges must raise the bar in order to win one of the most open title races in Castle Premiership history.

Tight race for PSL title

27 September 2013 With nine games left in the season, the 2013 Castle Premiership title race is certainly not over. The race looked to be between Dynamos, Harare City, Highlanders and CAPS United but FC Platinum are suddenly back in contention as they can still pip their rivals.

Pride at stake for Manyuchi

27 September 2013 Zimbabwe's welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi will be out to bring back Zimbabwe's lost boxing glory when he defends the African Boxing Union (Abu) title against Ghanaian Isaac Sowah in Lusaka Zambia this weekend.

Mandava to explode

20 September 2013 THE mining town of Zvishavane is set to explode when Mandava Stadium hosts the BancABC Sup8r Cup final between rivals Shabanie Mine and FC Platinum on Sunday.

CAPS seek derby redemption

13 September 2013 CAPS United will take another shot at Dynamos hoping to halt their poor record against their city rivals when they clash in the Harare derby at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday

Gorowa seeks elusive home win

6 September 2013 ZIMBABWE national football team coach Ian Gorowa will be hoping that his charges will deliver him a first victory on home soil which has proved elusive so far against Mozambique this weekend.

Fierce battles in Sup8r semis

31 August 2013 A FIERCE contest is expected in Bulawayo over the weekend as four teams left in the BancABC Sup8r Cup slug it out for a place in next month's finals.

Zim has potential for resilience

31 August 2013 I WAS shocked and surprised this week.

Warriors plead for patience

23 August 2013 ZIMBABWE national football team captain Masimba Mambare has urged fans to be patient with the current Warriors side.

Pastures not greener on other side

26 July 2013 EVERY footballer's dream is to play in the prestigious European leagues.

Do not underrate Spain

9 July 2013 THE Mountain has fallen on Muhammad Ali! So read the headline of the Rhodesia Herald some time in the early 70's when George Foreman surprised the then almost invincible Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay) as they battled it out for the World Boxing Heavyweight championship belt.

Funding woes cripple wheelchair tennis

9 July 2013 FOR a country which is blessed with a fine player like Nyasha Mharakurwa, wheelchair tennis in Zimbabwe has, however, failed to rise to its expected standards due to financial constraints.

Zim softball defies odds

9 July 2013 SOFTBALL has for many years been regarded as a minority sport, with activities concentrated in major cities of Zimbabwe, however, the sport has been growing in the recent years.

Thumbs up Zimbabwe Cricket

28 June 2013 WITH very little to offer in sport in the past week apart from the rain socked ICC Cricket World Cup which eventually became a T20 game with a few cheers, I was forced once again to focus on soccer.

Bulls target Sup8r solace

28 June 2013 ONLY less than three years ago Motor Action were celebrating their maiden league championship in 2010.

'Hired thugs' for Guinea match?

17 June 2013 FRESH from the Chris Eaton controversy, ex-Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya has been accused of "sponsoring a group of fans" who allegedly caused disruptions at a Warriors match against Guinea last year.

What Cottco festival has in store

3 May 2013 For a number of years now, Prince Edward School has hosted a national and at times semi international Rugby Invitational Tournament which now attracts the who is who of Zimbabwean high school rugby.

New vision for PSL

10 August 2012 CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairperson Twine Phiri (insert page 32) determined is to make Zimbabwe’s top-tier league rival South Africa’s Absa premiership in terms of attracting sponsors.

Do we have any sport heroes?

10 August 2012 A few weeks ago I wondered if there were any heroes to celebrate in Zimbabwean sport.

Chipinge schools delight in gala gathering

3 August 2012 MORE than 5 000 people gathered at Nyunga Primary School last Saturday to watch 12 primary schools clash in the annual Solomon and Joyce Goko Challenge — one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated events on the social calendar in Chipinge.

Is sport without planning possible?

3 August 2012 IN THIS article I shall try to vindicate the statement "The one who fails to plan plans to fail."

We failed Kirsty: Coltart

3 August 2012 SPORTS minister David Coltart says Kirsty Coventry has done surprisingly well and overcame incredible odds including lack of financial support and injuries to reach the finals of the London Olympic games.

PSL giants sinking

7 May 2012 TWO giants of Zimbabwean football, Dynamos and CAPS United, have experienced a serious dip in form that has triggered panic amongst their impatient fans.

Unbelievable events in soccer world

7 May 2012 IN Spain it appears as if the bubble that made Barcelona an invincible team has just burst with Chelsea and Real Madrid beating them for Champions League and La Liga respectively.

Human trafficking hits Zim

30 April 2012 ENGLAND and Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton once quipped that if "professional football was a form of slavery" then he must have been given a life sentence, but little did he know that "real trafficking" would affect the modern game so badly.</p

Zim yet to secure olympics kit

20 April 2012 THE Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (Zoc) is still battling to secure a kit sponsorship deal for the London Olympic Games - even though the global sporting showcase is just 100 days away.

Success comes after hard work

20 April 2012 "SUCCESS comes after hard work, the only time that success comes before work is in the dictionary," so said Kalusha Bwalya in his speech as guest of honour at last Saturday's BNSC Annual Sports Personalities awards.

Kepekepe loses control

14 April 2012 FOOTBALL hooliganism has widely been described as the "English Disease" but for Zimbabwe it is now becoming "CAPS United Disease".

Excerpts from South Africa

14 April 2012 FROM March 29 to April 5, I had the privilege of being a visitor of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Outrage over olympics handshake ban

30 March 2012 BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron calls it "the greatest show on earth", but there will be no camaraderie in London.

Under 20s out to make history

30 March 2012 ZIMBABWE'S Under-20 women's football team hope to make history by becoming the first Zimbabwean team to beat a Nigerian national team in their own backyard.

Zusa athletics champs pathetic

30 March 2012 I WAS honoured to be one of the invited guests at last Saturday's 14th edition of the Zimbabwe Universities Sports Association (Zusa) Annual Athletics Championships.

Why girls watch rugby

23 March 2012 LADIES love to watch rugby for the same reason men love to watch beauty pageants.

Motor Action guns for glory

16 March 2012 MOTOR Action coach Joey believes that his team will do wonders in the Premier Soccer League this season despite being booted out of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Are schools invitational tournaments sport developers?

16 March 2012 SCHOOLS pride themselves for taking part in international school sport events and invitational tournaments but are these sport developers or they are just attempts to gain prestige and make a little money?

Warriors get raw deal

9 March 2012 ZIMBABWEAN football teams continue to be exposed to ill-treatment whenever they play away during CAF club competitions and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Mighty Warriors eclipse Warriors

9 March 2012 FOOTBALL in Zimbabwe has taken a new twist with the Mighty Warriors being the number one team, overshadowing their male counterparts, the Warriors.

Zoc - myths, beliefs, truth

9 March 2012 IT is amazing that a public institution such as a national Olympic Committee can be so private as to lead the nation to imagine exactly what they are there for, how they operate and who exactly they represent.

Paralympics games to be launched today

2 March 2012 THE fifth edition of the Zimbabwe National Paralympics Games will be launched today in the mining town of Hwange.

Education, sports should be merged in high schools

2 March 2012 MINISTRY of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture is planning to work hand-in-hand with the schools to make sports an integral part of the new curriculum.

Cross country in schools athletics season

2 March 2012 WHEN I started my standard one in the early 60s at Chiriga School in Serima, Masvingo province, I got introduced to this event my teachers called “long distance.”

Chipolopolo victory - Admire, inspire

24 February 2012 THERE was a lot of celebration and congratulations pouring out to Chipolopolo, Zambia's national men's soccer team which lifted the Afcon Cup for the first time, in the press and every place that people congregate at, the whole of last week.

Klitschko wants Chisora rematch

23 February 2012 WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko wants a rematch with Zimbabwean-born boxer Dereck Chisora to punish the Briton for his behaviour before and after Saturday's title bout.

Why whites are excelling in sport

17 February 2012 BEFORE independence, Zimbabwean representation in international sporting events was almost exclusively white.

Sasa - Zim's promising defender

17 February 2012 IF THERE is one name to look for in future, it is former La liga defender Tellmore Sasa. 

PSL prepare for explosive season

17 February 2012 PREMIER Soccer League (PSL) clubs are geared for an explosive season as evidenced by high profile player movements during this pre-season signing period.

Wild but true observations from other side

14 February 2012 This week I was faced with a dilemma of having three burning issues I felt should be tackled thus I decided to go for them all. Please forgive me if I am lean on content because I have tried to do the best I can. THE ASIAGATE SCANDAL I am pleased that a

Afcon gives birth to new stars

13 February 2012 The 28th edition of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Africa Cup of Nations being co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea has produced new stars and big disappointments.