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Herentals, Black Rhinos Queens match called off

The Zimbabwe Women’s Football League mid-week top of the table clash between Black Rhinos Queens and high riding Herentals Queens at One Commando Barracks was called off after visitors failed to show up. The match was billed as top of the table clash had attracted interest from other clubs who had thronged One Commando to watch two giants clash. No official communication was received from Herentals Queens owners Benza Brothers but reliable sources told ZBC News Herentals directors had complained about too many away fixtures. Match Commissioner Garikai Makweza called off the match after waiting for the mandatory 30 minutes following consultations with the match officials and home team captain. Black Rhinos Queens interim coach Chinyanganganya was left a disappointed man following thorough preparations for the game, adding that he is now looking forward to the weekend match against Air Force of Zimbabwe Swallows on Saturday. Herentals match against Auckland in Bindura was abandoned due to crowd trouble, while another match involving Herentals Bulawayo was also marred by violence leading to suspicions that the club feared reprisals at One Commando Barracks known for strict military discipline. Meanwhile, in other weekend fixtures Mufakose Queens clash with Mwenezana, Auckland host Mufakose at Herman Gemeiner in Bindura,  Herentals host Inline Academy,  Black Rhinos host Blue Swallows at One Commando, Werams host Mwenezana Gueens at Glen View 4 Primary,  Midlands State University host...

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Chevrons brace for Sri-Lanka challenge

Zimbabwe cricket team head coach Heath Streak says the Chevrons are well prepared for the coming ODI series against Sri-Lanka challenging senior players to deliver in the 5-match series. Building up to the Sri-Lankan tour, the Chevrons have had decent preparation after playing Scotland before facing the Netherlands. Zimbabwe cricket team head coach Heath Streak says the preparatory games were vital in gearing up for the Sri-Lanka challenge. Streak has challenged the senior players to stand up and be counted as the Chevrons look to capitalise in recent changes to the Sri-Lankan coaching department after Graham Ford terminated his...

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HBA to hold elective AGM

The Harare Basketball Association (HBA) will this weekend hold its elective annual general meeting at Richwood Sports Club in the capital where all posts in the executive will be contested. HBA spokesperson Carlos Munda said the AGM will take place at a time Bulawayo counterparts, Bulawayo Basketball Association, will also be conducting their provincial elections which will be followed by national elections for the Basketball Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) later in July. Two candidates are vying for the vacant HBA presidency, Sani Mbofana nominated by City of Harare Hornets and veteran administrator Ngoni Mukukula nominated by Dzivarasekwa Raiders, while...

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Draught launched as sport

Draught enthusiasts can now play their beloved sport competitively after it was recently registered by the Sports and Recreation Commission as a sport. Perhaps one of the most popular games played by workers during lunch, draught has a rich history in Zimbabwe. It has over the years been a tool that has brought communities together as people engage in deep conversation while playing the game. While it was widely known as a pastime, draught was recently launched as an official sport with Hatcliffe playing host to an exciting tournament which saw Intercity coming out tops. La Liga was second with Hatcliffe ending third. President of the newly registered sport code Andrew Gwatidzo says growing the sport as well as promoting it as a form of recreation are among major priorities. Draught is a group of strategy board games for two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces. The sport is played in several countries across the globe and has over the years risen into a competitive sport with countries such as Poland, Russia, Brazil, Spain and the Czech Republic among countries boasting of competitive...

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Gems eye rankings rise

The Zimbabwe Gems hope for continued success when they take on hosts Uganda this Wednesday afternoon. The Gems, who are set to move up the world rankings after posting a 59-58 win over neighbours Zambia trot back to the courts this afternoon for a bruising battle against the hosts Uganda in their 4th match. The Gems will have to put up a brave display against a team rallied by its home crowd and ranked three places above Zimbabwe on 13th place. Zimbabwe Netball Association president Letticia Chipandu says the girls are hoping to maintain the momentum and improve on...

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