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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Liverpool Refuse To Release Salah For Egypt’s World Cup Qualifiers

English club Liverpool has refused to allow Mohamed Salah to travel to Africa for World Cup qualifiers with Egypt next month, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Monday. According to EFA, Liverpool said they made the decision because Salah would be forced to quarantine on his return to England. It opens up the possibility of similar refusals from other European clubs ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers in Africa, Asia, the Concacaf region, Europe and South America, and puts them on a potential collision course with FIFA, the…

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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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Flag Raised Over KVG, Jah Prayzah’s New Fancy Homes

A red flag has been raised over the deals that got top musician Jah Prayzah, and Star FM Disc Jockey Kudzai Violet Gwara better known as KVG fancy homes in Borrowdale. Jah Prayzah and KVG were recently pictured at red carpet ceremonies being handed over keys to their newly acquired properties at Pokugara Estate in the leafy suburb of Borrowdale in Harare. However, one Dr Controlla Gabi, questions the type of lease agreements being offered by the Kenneth Raydon Sharpe owned company Pokugara Properties. Dr Gabi is of the view…

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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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Kamambo targets World Cup finals

Harare- ZIFA president, Felton Kamambo, says his grand mission is to try and ensure the Warriors write their greatest success story by qualifying for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar. The Warriors have never qualified for football’s biggest showcase, with the Dream Team coming closest, to securing qualification, when Reinhard Fabisch and his men provided the Cinderella tale of the African qualifiers for the ’94 World Cup finals. And, Kamambo — basking in the glory of leading the Warriors to their third straight appearance at the Nations Cup finals…

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Martial praised by Deschamps after Man Utd star limps out of France win

France boss Didier Deschamps praised the form of Manchester United forward Anthony Martial after a 2-0 win away in Kazakhstan. The world champions picked up the victory thanks to a first-half strike from Ousmane Dembele and an own goal just before the break, getting their first win of the qualifying campaign after being held 1-1 by Ukraine in their opener. Martial was one of several players drafted into the starting XI, although he was forced off injured early in the second half. What did Deschamps say? Speaking in the press…

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