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JUJU TALES RESURRECT EX-DEMBARE STAR

MEMORY MUCHERAHOWA

HE looked destined to follow in the footsteps of many a local footballer, whose exploits on the field of play were quickly forgotten the moment they hung up their boots. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO After relocating to the United Kingdom soon after his retirement in 2001, Memory Mucherahowa — the legendary former Dynamos captain — looked set to become the next ...

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RUJEKO IRON LADY DELIGHTS IN COPA SUCCESS

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GLENDALE is a very small community in Mashonaland with less than 10 000 inhabitants. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE From this community hails little-known 2016 Nash Copa Coca-Cola Under-16 boys champions, Rujeko High School, which is run by a female principal. Headmistress Whitney Mabika (pictured right) glowed with pride as Rujeko High School painted Glendale red — the Copa Coca-Cola colour — ...

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WARRIORS MUTINY . . . AS PLAYERS THREATEN CAMP BOYCOTT

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The Warriors’ preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) football campaign could be in jeopardy with some players threatening to boycott the team’s camp in solidarity with fellow players who were omitted by interim coach Norman Mapeza, at the behest of Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa. BY HENRY MHARA Mapeza on Thursday named a provisional 25-man squad for the ...

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ENLAND -BASED PRODIGY GETS WARRIORS CALL-UP

KUNDAI BENYU

Teenage midfielder Kundai Benyu, who has recently been linked with a move to Premier League side Tottenham has been called up to the national side ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Liberia at the National Sports Stadium on June 11. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The England-based 19-year-old skillful playmaker, whose contract with English Football League (EFL) ...

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VITESSE BOSS FEARS LOSING NAKAMBA

Marvelous Nakamba

VITESSE Arnhem’s technical director Mo Allach has admitted his club could lose some of its top performers from last season’s campaign, including Zimbabwe international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba amid growing interest from several clubs in Europe. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Nakamba was voted the Dutch club’s second best player in the just-ended season after amassing 35% of the votes from the club’s ...

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CHITEMBWE HAILS SPECIAL PERFOMANCE

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CAPS United produced a breathtaking performance to shock visiting USM Alger in a Caf Champions League Group B football match at the National Sports Stadium yesterday, a victory that breathed life into the Green Machine’s campaign. BY HENRY MHARA  CAPS UNITED (Zim) . . . .(1) 2 USM ALGER (Algeria) . . .(0) 1 Little Ronald “Rooney” Chitiyo was the ...

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HARARE CITY HIRE BEEFY

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HARARE City Football Club have appointed Philani “Beefy” Ncube as their new coach, replacing Mike Madzivanyika, who could be demoted to the assistant coach role. BY HENRY MHARA The City Fathers have had a difficult start to the Premier Soccer League season, where they have won just once and lost four in nine matches, a situation which has forced the ...

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BAD DAY FOR ZIM FOOTBALL

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  IT was shaping to be one of the most exciting Castle Lager Premier Soccer League clashes of the season, but the Highlanders, Dynamos clash was abandoned prematurely following crowd trouble in the first half at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday. BY FORTUNE MBELE Highlanders . . . . . . 1 Dynamos . . . . . . . . 1 ...

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STAGGERING SALARIES OF ZLATAN AND POGBA ‘REVEALED’

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the Premier League’s highest paid player and earns more than DOUBLE what Paul Pogba does, according to a new book. By Ciaran Kelly | Manchester Evening News | The 35-year-old joined the Reds on a free transfer from PSG in June and went on to score 28 goals for Jose Mourinho’s side before suffering a serious knee injury last ...

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ZAMALEK WARY OF CAPS

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EGYPTIAN football giants Zamalek are expecting a tough match against Zimbabwean champions Caps United when the two sides clash in an African Champions League Group B match in Alexandria on Friday night. BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA The match kicks off at 9pm local time. Zamalek managing director Khalid Jalal was quoted stressing that the match against Caps would be a tough ...

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