Category: Sport

PSL season begins in March

The 2018 Premier Soccer League will begin on Saturday 10 March, while fixtures will be released in due course. The PSL also revealed that it will hold its annual general meeting on 4 March where issues to do with club licensing, club structures, crowd management and competitions will also come under the spotlight. According to the PSL, all teams should have licensed their players by the 23rd of February and that the first transfer window closes on March...

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SA’s De Villiers working with Young Sables

South Africa’s most successful rugby coach, Peter de Villiers is working with Zimbabwe’s Young Sables as the country’s aspirations to book a berth at the 2019 World Cup heighten. 2009 South Africa’ under 20 Rugby World Cup winning coach and the most successful Springboks coach is in the country for a familiarisation tour with the Young Sables. De Villiers, who is among the four shortlisted rugby coaches and favourite to land the Young Sables job, said he took it upon himself to avail himself to assist the team with rugby drills in view of the vast rugby talent found in the country. Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) CEO, Sifiso Made evaded responding to sentiments that the invitation of De Villiers was an indication the union had settled for the South African coach. Made also announced that former Sables coach, Colin Osborne will arrive in Zimbabwe this week to conduct open rugby coaching sessions in Harare and...

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Young Chevrons progress to WC plate semi’s

The Zimbabwe under 19 cricket team progressed to the plate semi-final of the Under 19 World Cup following a 7 wicket victory over Namibia today. It was Namibia who won the toss and opted to bat first. The Namibians however found themselves on the backfoot with Jurgen Linde falling prey to a Kieren Robinson delivery with only the third ball of the match. Another wicket fell in the next over with Nkosilathi Nungu claiming the wicket of Henry Brink for only one run. Wickets continued to fall for the Namibians who found themselves on 26 for 3 after 7...

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White City Stadium faces major facelift

Authorities in Bulawayo have responded to the increase in the number of sports teams needing venue facilities such as the White City Stadium by renovating it. Bulawayo City Council assistant director of housing and community services, McKenzie Moyo says with five premiership teams added to a host of lower division sides dotted around the city, the White City Stadium turf is now being attended to so that it meets professional competitions’ standards. The pitch that was being used for a number of yesteryear premiership matches was last year condemned by both the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) and COSAFA, as...

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No excess baggage for youth olympic games: ZOC

The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) has shortlisted 12 sporting associations to supply athletes for the youth olympic games set for Algeria from the 19th to 28th of July. ZOC vice president Thabani Gonye said they have moved from a system of just participating at the Olympics and now aims at streamlined impact and podium finishes. He noted the criteria does not however bar exceptional athletes to be selected for the games. The shortlisted codes are archery, swimming, athletics, basketball, golf, hockey, karate, rowing, rugby seven, triathlon, beach volleyball and equestrian. Meanwhile, the olympic committee will next Tuesday meet with...

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