Russia spoil the party for Salah

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The return of #Mohamed Salah from injury couldn’t prevent World Cup hosts Russia virtually sealing their place in the last 16 by beating Egypt 3-1 last night. Mo Salah An own goal by Egypt captain Ahmed Fathy opened the floodgates on a sodden night in Saint Petersburg before goals from Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba furthered Russian hopes they can defy pre-tournament expectations with a deep run into the latter stages. Salah did net Egypt’s first goal at a World Cup since 1990 from the penalty spot after he had…

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There is only one beast

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By Robson Sharuko As a number of countries celebrate the heroics of their sporting stars, who are illuminating the FIFA World Cup in Russia, rugby superstar Tendai “Beast’’ Mtawarira has been giving Zimbabweans a reason to smile with his historic exploits for the Springboks of South Africa. A GOLDEN BEAST . . . Zimbabwe-born Springboks star Tendai ‘’Beast’’ Mtawarira holds his two kids as he walks into the stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, last Saturday when he marked 100 Test caps for his adopted country The 32-year-old’s name has been…

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ZPC Kariba suffer 3-point docking setback

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On Jun 19, 2018 0 0 By Innocent Kurira #ZPC Kariba’s bid to steer away from the relegation zone has suffered a setback after they were docked three points for using an ineligible player against Bulawayo City. File picture of ZPC Kariba #Munyaradzi Kunyarimwe featured in the encounter played in May while suspended for receiving three yellow cards. ZPC Kariba won the game 1-0. After Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Bulawayo Chiefs, ZPC had moved to 22 points, but the points’ deduction now leaves them on 19 points and in 10th…

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Zamalek Offers Khama Billiat $450 000 Per Year

Khama Billiat Egyptian football powerhouse Zamalek has offered Zimbabwe international forward Khama Billiat a starting salary of $450 000 per year. If he agrees Billiat, 27, will move to Zamalek for free as his contract with South African club Mamelodi Sundowns is expiring at the end of this month. Billiat has refused to extend his contract at Sundowns. Zamalek.tv reported Zamalek were trying to downgrade Zimbabwean internationals Khama Billiat where Zamalek are pushing for an annual salary cut from $700 000 to $450 000. The player will move to Zamalek…

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Caster Semenya: Olympic champion to challenge ‘unfair’ IAAF testosterone ruling

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Last updated Jun 19, 2018 12,180 0 World and Olympic 800m champion #Caster Semenya is to challenge “unfair” rules affecting some female athletes. Athletics’ governing body the #IAAF has ruled some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men, or change events, unless they take medication. Caster Semenya is a two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion Semenya will fight the ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). “It is not fair. I just want to run naturally, the way I was born,” said the…

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Ten African countries that refused to vote for Morocco 2026 World Cup EXPOSED

South Africa, Guinea, Liberia, Benin and Sierra Leone are among the ten countries that refused to vote for Morocco to host the 2026 World Cup, paving the way for the USA to win the bid. The other five countries that defied the President of CAF Ahmad Ahmad are Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe as the 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco’s proposal to host it. The ‘United 2026’ bid was selected by Fifa member nations, winning 134 votes compared…

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Much beauty in the Beast as Mtawariwa closes on milestone

Tendai Mtawariwa BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, (Reuters) – South Africa forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has called on the Springbok pack to “honour” prop forward Tendai Mtawarira with a dominant performance in Saturday’s second test against England. Roars of “Beast” from the crowd have been heard in stadiums around the world every time the Zimbabwe-born loosehead has had ball in hand since making his Bok debut in 2008 and he now stands on the brink of 100 caps for his adopted country. He put in an impressive performance in South Africa’s thrilling…

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Brazil set to put dour World Cup performances behind them

Soccer Football – World Cup – Brazil Training – Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria – June 9, 2018 Brazil’s Neymar during training REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger VIENNA (Reuters) – If anything summed up Brazil’s new approach under coach Tite, it was his celebration of the fact that they committed only eight fouls in Sunday’s 3-0 friendly win over Austria. At the last two World Cups, Brazil have veered away from the great, attacking traditions that used to make them the team that everyone wanted to watch. The 2010 side, under Dunga, was…

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Nadal scales heights again to claim 11th French title

PARIS (Reuters) – Playing the King of Clay at the French Open is akin to scaling Mont Blanc without ropes and even an intrepid adventurer from Europe’s Alpine heartland found it a peak too steep as Rafael Nadal stormed to an 11th title on Sunday. Austria’s Dominic Thiem strained every sinew trying to cling on to the 32-year-old Spaniard and at times even gained a precarious foothold in his first Grand Slam final. But it ultimately proved a futile mission as, just like in all but two of Nadal’s previous…

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Zimbabwe Warriors crowned Cosafa Cup champions after beating Zambia

Khama Billiat of Zimbabwe celebrates goal with teammates scoring a penalty during the 2018 COSAFA Cup final match between Zambia and Zimbabwe at Peter Mokaba Stadiuml, Polokwane on 09 June 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix Zimbabwe Warriors  equalised at the death of injury time, then Khama Billiat’s extra-time penalty and goal earned the Warriors the 2018 Cosafa Cup with a 4-2 win in Saturday’s intensely-fought final against Zambia at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. The final, which culminated at 2-2 at the end of normal time, will go down as easily the…

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