Category: Sport

Muripo, Mehluli headline ANSA awards

The Annual National Sports Awards (ANSA) were held last night in the capital to celebrate sporting excellence. Karateka Samson Muripo curved himself a piece of history when he was named the sportsperson of the year for the second time having scooped the accolade in 2009. Muripo completed a double when he was also named sportsman of the year. Tennis sensation Mehluli Moyo who had a fine run in the ITF competitions and motor cross racer Tanyaradzwa Muzinda underlined their sporting prowess when they were named the junior sports man and sports woman of the year respectively. Mehluli went to the podium twice after he was also named junior sportsperson of the year, an accolade which gave him an early Christmas present of $2000. The winners were elated to be awarded the accolades. Bodybuilder Helen Costa Sinclair scooped the sportswoman of the year while the wheel chair basketball pair of Margaret Bangajena and Elford Moyo took home the sportswoman and sports man with a disability award. The Zimbabwe Sevens rugby stole the limelight when they were named the team of the year with their coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba named the coach of the year. Prophet Walter Magaya and ZBC TV dominated the special acknowledgement category....

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Calls for junior football development

The early elimination of the Young Warriors from the Mopani U-20 COSAFA Cup in Namibia has raised calls on the need for ZIFA to direct a lot of energy towards junior development for the good of Zimbabwean football. The Young Warriors finished second to Lesotho in their group and in the process failed to progress to the semi-finals of the regional tournament. Veteran football administrator, Chris Sambo said the country is getting it wrong by not prioritising junior football development. Football analysts central to issues of football development believe the young warriors were going to post a better show...

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Zim talent impresses West Brom coaches

The visiting English side, West Brom’s under 15 coach, Ahmed Ali says a broad participation of budding footballers in the lower age groups is critical in enhancing the quality of players at senior level. Ali and Trevor Mazhande, a Zimbabwean coach based in the United Kingdom, have spared their time to work with budding footballers at a week-long clinic in Harare. Ali is impressed by the technical ability of Zimbabwe’s junior players but feels for the country to be successful, participation needs to be encouraged at the lower age groups particularly the under 6 and under 8 age groups. Mazhande, who is an under 12 coach at the West Brom Academy, was pleased to be back home where he outlined the potential of young local talent if fully nurtured. BN Academy are the hosts of the 5-day coaching clinic which seeks to give young footballers an opportunity to express themselves on the football field under the supervision of qualified development...

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Zim teams square off at Zone 6 volleyball tourney?

Volleyball fans are in for a rare treat following two potential all Zimbabwean quarter-final affair encounters in both the men and women categories at Zone VI volleyball club championships underway in Bulawayo. While UZ is yet to confirm their qualification position, Pool A winners in the women’s category, Harare City will square it off against Super Select of Zambia. Should UZ manage to beat South Africa’s Kamplits, they will set up an all Zimbabwe quarter-final encounter against either Spartans or Support Unit. Other women’s teams through to the next stage include Botswana’s BDF VI and VUT of South Africa....

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Qadr Amini, Ngezi Platinum Player of the Year

Qadr Amini capped off a successful year by being voted Ngezi Platinum Stars Player of the Year at the club’s end of year awards ceremony held in Mhondoro yesterday. Amini was rewarded for top performances in the 2017 domestic premiership, which saw him chip in with some important goals while not abandoning his defensive duties. The left back turned attacker was delighted upon the recognition but acknowledged the important role of team work. Tichaona Mabvura landed the Players Player of the Year and Most Improved Player accolades. Terrence Dzukamanja scooped the club’s Golden Boot Award with Clive Augusto landing the Rookie of the Year accolade. Ngezi Platinum Stars President, Stanley Segula was pleased by the club’s ability to meet their top four target and pointed to a desire to sign more players in the off season for the club fight for top honours in 2018.  The awards ceremony also saw Simbarashe Domingo landing the Under-19 Player of the Year accolade, while Godknows Murwira was voted the Most Disciplined Player. Popular fan, Nicholas Mandizha landed the presidential award for the Supporter of the...

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