Benjani Mwaruwari Appointed Warriors Assistant Coach

Former Warriors striker Benjani Mwaruwari has been appointed national team assistant coach with immediate effect, the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) confirmed on Wednesday. Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic has been working with Dynamos’ Tonderai Ndiraya and Harare City’s Lloyd Chitembwe as his assistants, and Mwaruwari has now been roped in as the third assistant. ZIFA has been under pressure from football stakeholders to sack the Croat due to his poor record with the Warriors, having won a single match in nearly a dozen matches, but the Felton Kamambo-led administration instead decided…

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ZIFA Lose Hope On Europe-based Warriors Stars

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) says it cannot guarantee the availability of key players based in Europe ahead of the Warriors’ FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia next week. Clubs in Europe are refusing to release players who would have to quarantine for 10 days upon return and thus miss their teams’ assignments. Aston Villa’s Marvelous Nakamba will not be travelling to Zimbabwe for the matches after English Premier League clubs unanimously agreed not to release their players who have to travel to Red List countries. Jordan…

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Loga Snubs Local Players For World Cup Qualifiers

Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic has dropped locally-based players from his Warriors squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers next month. The Croat had wanted to infuse some of the fringe players who did duty at the recent COSAFA Cup tournament in South Africa, into the main Warriors squad. However, due to the inactivity of the local league due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Warriors squad will now be composed of foreign-based players only. The Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League was suspended in June following a surge in coronavirus cases across…

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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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Mudiwa Hood Urges ZIFA To Sack Loga And Hire Mapeza

The Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (ZACC) has been urged to investigate the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) over the hiring of Croat national Zdravko Logarusic as Warriors head coach. Hip Hop star and entrepreneur Mudiwa Hood described Logarusic as a tourist who should not be anywhere near Warriors stars Marvelous Nakamba, Tino Kadewere and Khama Billiat. Posting on Twitter following Zimbabwe’s 2-0 defeat to Namibia in the COSAFA Cup on Sunday, Mudiwa suggested there could be some underhand dealings involving ZIFA officials in the Croat’s continued stay as Warriors coach. Instead of…

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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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Warriors Coaches Barred From Entering South Africa

Warriors’ head coach Zdravko Logarusic and his assistant Lloyd Chitembwe have been barred from entering South Africa ahead of the COSAFA tournament. It is believed the Croatian did not have a visa allowing him to enter South Africa, while Harare City coach Chitembwe is said to be blacklisted for yet to be known reasons. This has left the squad with co-assistant coach Tonderayi Ndiraya and goalkeepers’ coach Tembo Chuma. ZIFA communications and competitions manager Xolisani Gwesela could not shed light on the reasons behind the drama. He said: Give us…

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Former Warriors coach Chidzambwa has died

Former Warriors coach Chidzambwa has died. Details of Chidzambwa’s death are still sketchy but the former defender, brother to former Warriors coach Sunday, had been ill for a long time. Former Warriors coach and captain Misheck Chidzambwa, has died, reported Soccer24. His wife Eusebia told the publication at some point last year that Chidzambwa had not been well since May 2020. Chidzambwa had surgery to remove a growth in the stomach last year. Speaking to The Herald from a hospital bed in September, he said: I haven’t been feeling well…

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Warriors Squad Announced For World Cup Qualifiers

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has announced the Warriors squad that will participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier matches scheduled to start in June. GOALKEEPERS SIBANDA Ariel, MAPISA Martin, SHUMBA Talbert DEFENDERS MUDIMU Alec, LUNGA Divine DARIKWA Tendayi HADEBE Teenage DZINGAI Jimmy ZEMURA Jordan BHASERA Onismor CHIMWEMWE Takudzwa GALLOWAY Brendan MAVHURUME Carlos MIDFIELDERS MUNETSI Marshall NCUBE Butholezwe KARURU Ovidy NAKAMBA Marvelous MAHACHI Kudakwashe MUSONA Knowledge BILLIAT Khama CHIKWENDE Perfect KAMUSOKO Thabani NADOLO King RUSIKE Tafadzwa STRIKERS KADEWERE Tinotenda MOYO David MUSKWE Admiral MUTIZWA Knox DUBE Prince DZVUKAMANJA Terrence Zimbabwe…

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The Zimbabwe Football Association advises all football stakeholders that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined the association US$ 2,000 for lack of technical facilities at the National Sports Stadium. In their letter of sanction, CAF noted that there are no fixed individual spectator seats in all sectors and the stadium’s general uncleanliness. CAF stadium requirements stipulate that seats for spectators must be individual, fixed (e.g. to the floor), separated from one another, shaped, numbered, made of an unbreakable and non-flammable material, and have a backrest of a minimum…

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