Zimbabwean Sprinter Makusha Bows Out Of The Olympics

Zimbabwean sprinter, Ngoni Makusha, Saturday bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics after finishing seventh in the heat phase, which decided who qualified for the semi-finals. Makusha clocked a time of 10:43 seconds to bow out of the competition and the Olympic Games, but he will have reason to hold his head high. There were hopes that Makusha would proceed to the next round after coming first with 10:32 seconds in his debut race at the global sporting showcase earlier in the day. Makusha and golfer Scott Vincent were the only…

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CAF Sets Date For 2021 AFCON Finals Draw

Zimbabwe will know the identity of its 2021 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Africa Cup Nations finals opponents on 17 August when the draw for the biennial showpiece is conducted. The draw will be done in Yaounde, Cameroon, which is also the host country for the biggest football tournament for the African continent. CAF said in a statement: CAF together with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Cameroon announce that the draw for the final phase of the 33rd edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021, will…

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Warriors Crash Out Of COSAFA Cup Tournament

The Warriors crashed out of the COSAFA Cup tournament on Tuesday afternoon after they lost 2-1 to Senegal at the Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Zimbabwe drew first blood in the third minute through a Qadr Amini penalty. However, the Lions of Teranga, who are playing as a guest nation at this tournament, equalised in the 44th minute. The West Africans then got the winning goal two minutes before full-time to secure a spot in the semi-finals. The Warriors amassed just two points from four Group B…

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Facebook, Twitter vow to tackle racial abuse of England footballers

LONDON – Facebook and Twitter said they were scrambling to take down racially abusive comments directed at members of the England football team following a heartbreaking loss in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final. The US social media giants said they were taking down racist and hateful content which had prompted condemnation from British political leaders. The actions came after a stream of abusive messages on Twitter and Facebook-owned Instagram directed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, the three players who missed England’s penalties on Sunday. “The abhorrent racist abuse…

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Italy wins EURO 2020 after beating England on penalties

Italy wins EURO 2020 after beating England on penalties. As Donnarumma disappears under a pile of azzurri shirts, Saka dissolves into tears. Italy are champions of Europe again, for the first time since 1968! Congratulations to Italy, commiserations to England. England’s wait goes on; no trophy for their remarkable young squad, but they remain heroes all. England’s hopes of ending a 55-year wait for a major trophy were crushed in heartbreaking fashion as they lost on penalties to Italy in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley. Despite two saves by…

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Lionel Messi finally wins Copa America with Argentina

Lionel Messi finally wins Copa America with Argentina. Full-time: Argentina 1-0 Brazil. There’s the whistle and Argentina’s 28-year title drought is over! The Albiceleste have won 1-0 over Brazil to capture their 15th Copa América title, moving level with Uruguay for the most ever! Messi is on his knees and his Argentina teammates have surrounded him by the touchline as a chorus of boos cascade down from the Maracanã stands! On the other side of the pitch, a tearful Neymar is consoled by his teammates. Firmino is called for a…

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ZIMvBAN Cricket: Kaitano Joins Zimbabwean Big Boys

Takudzwanashe Kaitano becomes the 4th Zimbabwean batsman opener after Grant Flower, Kevin Kasuza and Terrance Duffin to score a test 50 on debut and 10th Zimbabwean test cricketer overall with a 50-plus score in the first two inns of a test. Zimbabwe is playing Bangladesh. Kaitano just beat a 29-year-old record that stood since 1992 previously owned by Grant Flower of most runs on test debut with 83 runs. Takudzwanashe Kaitano’s 87 is the 3rd highest score on Test debut for zimbabwe. See the hierarchy below. D. Houghton 121; H. Masakadza 119 T. Kaitano 87…

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Manyuchi gets US$10k present from President Mnangagwa

President Mnangagwa congratulated Manyuchi for his success and handed him a cash token of appreciation. In return, Manyuchi gave the President specially branded souvenirs comprising a boxing belt and a pair of gloves dedicated to the country’s fight against Covid-19. Also on the entourage was acting director of Sport Commission Ignatious Vambe, Lawrence Zimbudzana of Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board, Manyuchi’s manager Peter Hlohla and Tafadzwa Chibaya of Charles Manyuchi Academy.

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FULL LIST: Zimbabwe Olympics Delegation

The Zimbabwe Olympics Committee has announced the Zimbabwe Delegation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which is comprised of 5 athletes and over 10 delegates. This follows the confirmation of the three universality slots from the relevant International Federations. Athletes are: Katai Donata Andra Sofia Swimming Makusha Ngoni Methukhela Athletics Purcell-Gilpin Peter Sean Richard Rowing Vincent Scott Nicholas Golf Wetzlar Peter Charles Swimming COACHES AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL Chivonivoni Mufaro Joy – Golf Coach/Team Leader Lisimati Phakhamile Edward – Athletics Coach Stephenson James Alexander – Rowing Coach Tudor-Cole Lindsy – Swimming Coach Vincent Kelsey Anne…

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Warriors Held By Mozambique To Goalless Draw

Zimbabwe were held to a drab goalless draw by Mozambique in the opening Group B match at the 2021 COSAFA Cup played in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors failed to create meaningful chances throughout the game, and the few half-chances that fell on their way were squandered. On the other end, goalkeeper Washington Arubi was kept busy and had to make some vital saves to keep his side in the game. Arubi, who was playing his first match for the national team in six years, thwarted…

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