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Omicron: Zim Withdraws From COSAFA Region 5 Games

Following detection of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the Confederation of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) has been forced to change fixtures for the boys and girls soccer tournament. This follows withdrawals by some countries including Zimbabwe from the Africa Union Sports Council Region 5 Youth games which are hosted on …

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‘The Chairman’ Eyes WBA Title In Namibia

By Gilbert Munetsi National bantamweight boxing champion Tinashe “The Chairman” Mwadziwana is in Namibia for the biggest fight of his career, the World Boxing Association Pan Africa super bantamweight title. The bill that has been put together by MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy will take place at Kuisemund …

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Interim Bosses For Warriors’ Foes

FIFA’s appointment of a normalisation committee to run the affairs of the Guinea Football Federation, means two of the 2021 AFCON finals Group B countries are likely to be under caretaker leaders at their national football associations. The Sylie Nationale and the Warriors were placed in Group B, at the …

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New Boxing Board, Benevolent Fund Soon

By Gilbert MunetsiYouth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister Kirsty Coventry is expected to appoint a new Boxing and Wrestling Control Board before the end of the year, an official at the commission revealed last week. Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (ZNBWCB) general secretary, Lawrence Zimbudzana, told Nhau that …

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Mashaya Jnr (6) Wins Gold, Bronze In International Championships

By Gilbert Munetsi Six year-old Wilfred Mashaya Jnr this week became the youngest of five other contestants who participated and scooped medals in the second edition of the recent International Karate and Kobudo Championships in India. The competitions were hosted by Shihan Ayan Chakraborty under the Traditional Karate-do Okinawa Kobudo …

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Masiyambumbi Officiates At World Boxing Championships

By Gilbert Munetsi Zimbabwe Boxing Federation technical director Steven Masiyambumbi recently became the only referee/judge from the Southern African region invited to officiate at the AIBA World Men’s Championships. The global boxing extravaganza took place in Belgrade, Serbia, between October 22-November 7 this year. His call to duty came at …

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Zim U17 Football Girls Yet To Camp

By Gilbert MunetsiThe Zimbabwe U17 girls’ football squad is yet to go into camp ahead of the Zone 5 Youth Games penciled in for Setsoto Stadium in Maseru (Lesotho) early December this year. Placed in Group A, Zimbabwe has been drawn against Botswana who they play on December 1st, Zambia …

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Manyuchi To Defend Titles In Zambia

By Gilbert Munetsi Boxing progidy Charles Manyuchi is poised to defend his three world boxing titles and vie for yet another in January next year as he traces his roots back to his former stable, Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions, of Zambia. The celebrated fighter is the reigning World Boxing Federation …

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Late Boxer Zimunya Laid To Rest

By Gilbert Munetsi The late professional boxer Taurai Zimunya – who passed on following a boxing contest that later turned fatal last Sunday – was laid to rest yesterday at Restland Cemetery in the high density suburb of Dzivaresekwa. For a budding boxer building a career in a sport ironically …

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