Category: Sport

Eastern Region: Manica Diamond marches on

There was plenty of action across the ZIFA Eastern Region over the weekend as teams fought for promotion and survival. On Saturday, Prime Rangers dismissed Masvingo Pirates 2-1. United Lions FC were held to a nil-all draw at home by Tenax FC. On Sunday, table toppers Manica Diamond maintained their unbeaten run in the league beating Gutu FC at Paradise stadium by a goal to nil. Surrey FC who were aiming for another victory settled for a goalless draw at home against Gaza Gunners. Mwenezana lost at home against Buffaloes by a goal to nil. Bikita Minerals salvaged a...

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The “Luis Figo” of Dumba

Legends have come and gone. But the love for the game of soccer has remained. In the village of Dumba, 30km away from Beitbridge one man has chosen to live football memories through a now forgotten “soccer” game. It is a game of yesteryear. In every shopping centre and public drinking place, the mini-soccer game was a presence that worried many parents. Coins would easily disappear in the house as young boys went off to indulge in the addictive sport. Modelled on a soccer field, mini-soccer was a game in every sense except that it was confined to a...

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Churchill Griffins clinch 2018 St johns T20

Churchill Griffins beat hosts St Johns College by 51 runs to clinch the 2018 St Johns T20 cricket tournament undefeated. The Rams T20 final featured an unbeaten Churchill against hosts St Johns. Churchill batted first and managed 134/7 (mare 59, Ashley Mufandauya 34, Harvey 2 wickets). St Johns in reply were bowled for 83 ( Motsi 21, Burbridge 16, Chesa, Nungu Chinevhu and Shumba 2 wickets. Churchill won by 51 runs. In the semi-final, St Johns College played against St Andrews from Bloemfontein, South Africa. St Andrews were 170/9 while St Johns College reached the target 171/2 with Matt...

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Zim shines at 2 Countries marathon

It was an all Zimbabwean affair as the country’s long distance runners shined at the Two Countries marathon held this Saturday in Beitbridge and Musina. 91 athletes took part in the 14th edition of the marathon. The annual event is unique in that it is the only one held in 2 different countries with the sole aim of strengthening relations, according to Musina Municipality’s Mathews Sithole. The event, which starts in Zimbabwe and ends in South Africa attracted athletes from Kenya and the two host nations. Beitbridge East National Assembly, Cde Albert Nguluvhe also donned his running shoes and took off to the track, saying sport is a unifier that overlooks boundaries. At the end of it all, it was the Zimbabwean trio of Nkosiyazi Sibanda the 8th time winner, Peter Tumbare and Lyno Muchena who made their way to the finish line in that order. The organisers of the event said they are exploring ways of growing the Two Countries Marathon and attracting more competitors through increased...

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