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ZIM’ FOOTBALL’S NEW FRENCH CONNECTION

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 A French-owned company has made major strides in investing in local football by establishing a well-funded team with the aim of making a mark in the local game. BY MUKUDZEI CHINGWERE Lesaffre, a multinational company, which is a global player in yeast and fermentation was established in northern France in 1853. It has set up business in 45 countries, including ...

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MAKORE’S BITTERSWEET OLYMPIC REFLECTIONS

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MIGHTY Warriors striker Rutendo Makore will always be remembered as one of the key players of a heroic Zimbabwe women’s football team that made history qualifying for the Rio Olympic Games last year. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE She even contributed to Zimbabwe’s first ever goal at the global games, unleashing a thunderous shot which Germany goalkeeper Almuth Schult found too hot ...

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FROM CHIREDZI TO FRANCE: SHERENI’S STORY  

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  IN Zimbabwe he is a known as a defender, but in France — where he spent seven years of professional career — Harlington Shereni was revered as a defensive midfielder. yesteryear profile with MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE Shereni was one of the most underutilised, but immensely talented players to ply their trade in some of Europe’s top leagues with just 23 ...

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‘BRING ON CHIPOLOPOLO’

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WARRIORS goalkeeper George Chigova says his team has embraced the extra pressure of being favourites to win this year’s Cosafa Castle Cup and will play with no fear when they face Zambia in the tournament final at the Bafokeng Sports Palace tomorrow afternoon. BY HENRY MHARA IN SUN CITY, SOUTH AFRICA The match kicks off at 3pm. Zimbabwe have been ...

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WHAT TO MAKE OF OUR COSAFA RUN

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  ONE thing you cannot escape these days is a new positive vibe around Zimbabwe’s football team. Sports Panorama with Enock Muchinjo In-form forward Ovidy Karuru revealed some of it last week. In an example of the kind of friendly banter that exists in the Warriors squad, Karuru told us how absent teammate Knowledge Musona was “jealous” of his Cosafa ...

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KNOX JOINS ELITE CLUB

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  KNOX Mutizwa is delighted to be in the exclusive club of Warriors strikers who have scored a hat-trick for the national football team. BY HENRY MHARA IN SUN CITY, SOUTH AFRICA The Golden Arrows striker achieved his when Zimbabwe beat Lesotho 4-3 in Wednesday’s Cosafa Castle Cup semi-final in South Africa. Zimbabwe will now play Zambia in Sunday’s final ...

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CAPS BRACE FOR MOTHER OF ALL BATTLES

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CAPS United full-back Ronald Pfumbidzai (pictured) has described their final Group B clash against USM Alger in Algeria on Sunday as the “mother of all battles” they have fought in their inexorable march to greatness in African football this term. BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA The Zimbabwe champions have stunned watchers of the African game with their fairytale run in the premier ...

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HARD KNOX LESSON FOR LESOTHO

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ZIMBABWE are on the verge of winning a record fifth Cosafa Castle Cup after the Warriors beat Lesotho in a seven-goal thriller at the Moruleng Stadium, in South Africa, last night to book a ticket to Sunday’s final. ZIMBABWE . . . . . . . (1) 4 LESOTHO . . . . . . . .(1) 3 BY HENRY ...

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CAPS BLAST ‘SOUR” DYNAMOS

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CAPS United assistant coach, Fungai “Tostao” Kwashi stirred a hornet’s nest yesterday ahead of their trip to Algeria this afternoon, describing Castle Lager Premier Soccer League rivals Dynamos as ungrateful after their supporters openly supported Egyptian giants Zamalek during their Caf Champions League showdown at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.   BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA Kwashi said Caps United were ...

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NO OFFER YET FOR PRINCE DUBE

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BULAWAYO football giants Highlanders say they are yet to receive any offer for their youthful striker Prince Dube from South African Premiership side Ajax Cape Town. BY FORTUNE MBELE Dube (21) has been one of the stars for the Zimbabwe team taking part in the Cosafa Castle Cup, scoring in the 6-0 drubbing of Seychelles in the group stages of ...

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