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PSG SWOOP FOR MBAPPE, NO MOVE FOR SANCHEZ

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Paris Saint-Germain clinched a sensational deal to prise wonderkid Kylian Mbappe away from Monaco on Thursday in a move scheduled to become the second most expensive transfer in history. Less than a month after the world-record arrival of Brazilian icon Neymar in the French capital, and only hours before a record-breaking transfer window closed, 18-year-old Mbappe joined PSG on a ...

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BATTLE OF WITS AS PSL RACE HOTS UP

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THIS year’s Castle Premier Soccer League (PSL) contest has been a real roller-coaster — what it often ought to be. Sports Panorama with Enock Muchinjo Five teams have particularly caught my eye: Caps United, Dynamos, FC Platinum, Ngezi Platinum and Chicken Inn. Away from the players, I have found myself focussing my attention on a very interesting and intriguing sideshow ...

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NDORO BRAGS AFTER GETTING WINDFALL FROM TRANSFER

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WARRIORS striker Tendai Ndoro earned himself a huge financial windfall from his move to Saudi Arabian top-flight side Al Faisaly, as figures of his transfer fee were revealed yesterday. BY HENRY MHARA Two reliable websites Transfermarkt and Transferaddict yesterday both reported that the wealthy club paid £500 000 (almost $600 000) to South African side Orlando Pirates for his signature, ...

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EPOUPA LEAVES DeMBARE

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AJAX Cape Town were set to beat last night’s transfer deadline by snapping up Dynamos hitman Christian Joel Ntouba Epoupa on a two-year deal worth a staggering R2,5 million, making him probably the most expensive football player moving from Zimbabwe to South Africa. BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA The South African top-flight league side despatched its scouts to Zimbabwe to search for ...

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BF, LUVEVE SHUTDOWN CAUSES CHAOS

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THE closure of Barbourfields and Luveve stadiums for renovations ahead of the Cosafa Women’s Championship could cause further disarray in the already congested Premier Soccer League (PSL) programme. BY FORTUNE MBELE Barbourfields and Luveve will be the main venues for the Cosafa Women’s Championship. This weekend’s league matches, a double-header pitting Bulawayo City against ZPC Kariba, How Mine with Chicken ...

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ORLANDO PIRATES AGREE ON NDORO SALE

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ORLANDO Pirates have announced they have agreed a deal to sell striker Tendai Ndoro to Saudi outfit Al Faisaly. By Own Correspondent Ndoro, who will miss tonight’s clash with Baroka, is due to have a medical with the Harmah City-based club, which finished ninth in the topflight last season. ‘Striker Tendai Ndoro will miss the Absa Premiership clash against Baroka ...

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WHAT IS DRIVING HUGE TRANSFER SPENDING?

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A record-breaking transfer window has seen the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Barcelona spend hundreds of millions of euros so far on new players. With all the major European leagues except Spain closing for business on Thursday, AFP Sport takes a look at how, and why, clubs are splashing such large amounts of cash. Foreign investment The close ...

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OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN JOINS LIVERPOOL

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain became the second England international to leave Arsenal in two days when he joined Premier League rivals Liverpool for a reported 40 million pounds on Thursday.The 24-year-old midfielder, who made 132 Premier League appearances for the Gunners since joining from Southampton in 2011, agreed a long-term contract, Liverpool said in a statement on their website on transfer deadline ...

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DeMBARE WILL FALL: CHIDHIEBERE

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NIGERIAN international striker, Abasirim Chidiebere is delighted to play his first Harare derby and is confident his team, Caps United, will bag maximum points against arch-rivals Dynamos when the two teams clash in a Premier Soccer League match at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA Chidiebere, one of the tallest strikers in the domestic Premiership, has struggled ...

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MIGHTY WARRIORS READY: SIBANDA

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With just 13 days left before the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations Women Championship (Cosafa) gets underway in Bulawayo, Mighty Warriors coach, Sithethelelwe Sibanda says Zimbabwe are ready to face any opponent. Sibanda has been working with a group of 30 players since August 20 and is satisfied with how preparations have gone so far. “Even though I would ...

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