Football’s pressure weekend

It didn’t matter which city you were living in this week – Barcelona, Manchester, Harare, Zvishavane or Tunis, the storyline was distinctly similar and it was a tale of coaches who were feeling ...

Football is never a fair game

It was football’s own survival miracle and the beauty about this was that it was played before a global audience, which followed every step and every movement, live through the magic  of satelli...

A tale of two derbies

Football is special and it unites us and divides us in equal measure, it fascinates us and frustrates us in equal measure, it delights us and destroys us in equal measure, it excites us and exha...

Chinyama’s incredible comeback

We can rewind the clocks to 20 years ago, when these homecoming shows started, but we are unlikely to see any individual who made as huge an impact, in his first month back home, as Takesure Chi...

The beginning of the season

Last year, the Premiership set high standards in terms of the quality of the game that was on offer and the overall entertainment package that was delivered at the stadiums

LAST year, it...

Robson Sharuko

It became a very long off-season, the negativity increased in intensity with each passing week, a game that had looked so beautiful just a few weeks earlier now turned into this very ugly thing ...

Robson Sharuko

Reinhard Fabisch detected it a long time ago, that there was a frustrating element of passivity about us, when it came to supporting our national team and our clubs  and we simply didn’t intimid...

Warriors so near, yet so far

You have to take a bow to Knowledge Musona, when it comes to the Warriors because he is showing signs he could turn into one of our all-time greatest players
RAHMAN GUMBO and his Warriors ...

Rahman Gumbo and FC Platinum

Two years ago FC Platinum, in its current identity, didn't even exist as a football club. In its place was a club called Mimosa and it was planning for its campaign in a Central Region Division On...

Zambia’s approach exposes ZIFA

The Zambians have shown us the way and you get a feeling that the biggest problem with our football, in terms of its national management structures, is the recycling of leadership, the majority of it...

The Warriors and the ZIFA curse

If we go by Zifa's formula of handling Asiagate, then Pakistan would not have a cricket team today simply because there was match-fixing when they last toured England. But, in the Pakistan case, it's...

Why Zambia fly where Warriors fall

Looking at this Zambian side, from a Zimbabwean perspective, you wonder as to what it is that they have, which keeps driving them to lofty heights, which our boys don't have and now can only watch th...

Botswana puts Warriors in the shade

Fourteen years ago I covered my first Nations Cup finals in Burkina Faso and, while the football was great, the country looked to have been left behind by the passage of time. It was my first exte...

Dube brings a ray of light

Not everyone believes in Cuthbert Dube and those who have chosen the other side are very severe in their criticism
of what is happening at 53 Livingstone Avenue and one of them is Chris Sambo, ...