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February 24, 2022

FIFA Suspends Zimbabwe From All International Football

World Football body FIFA has suspended Zimbabwe football teams from all international tournaments and activities with immediate effect. The ban was imposed due to government interference, through the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), in running the local game. According to FIFA, the ban will only be lifted after the state-appointed Sports and Recreation Commission has lifted its suspension of the Zifa board and reinstated the Felton Kamambo-led administration. FIFA also said that the SRC must also drop all charges against Kamambo and members of his board. Below is the full communique from FIFA announcing that it has suspended Zimbabwe which iHarare is publishing in full.   Dear General Secretary, We would like to inform you that the situation of the ZIFA was submitt

January 24, 2022

ZIFA Already Looking For Mapeza’s Replacement

ZIFA are set to put in motion the recruitment processes to hire a substantive coach to replace Norman Mapeza whose contract ended last week following the Warriors’ early exit from the African Cup of Nations. Mapeza has been working on an interim basis since September last year, filling the void left by the sacking of under-performing expatriate coach, Zdravko Logarusic. Initially, Mapeza was supposed to take care of the last four 2022 World Cup qualifying games which ended in November last year but the contract was extended further to cover the AFCON finals in Cameroon. ZIFA’s acting head of secretariat, Xolisani Gwesela, yesterday confirmed the expiry of Mapeza’s contract. “Mapeza’s contract was for this tournament. It was an interim arrangement t

October 18, 2021

ZIFA Failures Zimbabwe Banned From Using National Sports Stadium By CAF

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned Zimbabwe from using the National Sports Stadium. This decree comes after the National Sports Stadium underwent inspection last week. The Zimbabwe Football fraternity has however been given temporary approval which will expire in November after the final World Cup Qualifier against Ethiopia. In a statement, the Zimbabwe Football Association announced that Zimbabwe has been barred from hosting international matches for club and country. According to the media statement, despite repeated warnings by CAF, Zimbabwe has failed to upgrade its stadiums to meet international standards. Here is a list of areas that need to be attended to by the Football fraternity in order for the ban to be lifted. 1.Individual seats in the stadium Th

February 10, 2021

Khama Billiat Maybe Transferred From Kaizer Chiefs To An Egyptian Team

Two big-spending Egyptian clubs have been confirmed as having the financial muscle and the need to pry away Khama Billiat from Kaizer Chiefs. Interest in Billiat has again been a subject of the transfer window as he nears the end of what has been a largely disappointing three seasons at Kaizer Chiefs. Just a single goal this term, three last season and 11 in his first, means Chiefs haven’t had the kind of return they had hoped for from the 30-year-old. Chiefs are contemplating massive restructuring at the end of this campaign and would be tempted to cash in on Billiat, with being tipped off that Pyramids and Al Ahly are capable of paying up to USD1.5-million (approximately R22.37-million) for his services. An offer in that region would entice Chiefs into letting go of the

September 02, 2020

Khama Billiat’s Parents Break Their Silence On Age Cheating Allegations

Khama Billiat’s parents have backed the under-fire Warriors star insisting that he will rediscover his form and be at his best again. The Aces Youth Academy graduate has come under scrutiny for his performances at Amakhosi, particularly in this title-chasing campaign, in which he has scored only one goal, a disappointment to many considering the lofty expectations associated with his name and earnings. His father, Mustapha, says he wishes Chiefs can go all the way and win the title so that his son can have breathing space amid such criticism. “My wish is for Kaizer Chiefs to win the league so that Khama will get credit and he will be free to decide whether he still wants to be at Kaizer Chiefs or make a move,” he told the Herald. “What surprises me is that

September 01, 2020

SA Coach Claims Khama Billiat Akadzora Makore

Outspoken South African coach Mlungisi ‘Professor’ Ngubane has suggested that Warriors winger Khama Billiat’s poor form at Kaizer Chiefs might be as a result of age cheating. Ngubane argued that if Billiat was really 29 years of age (he turned 30 on August 19)), he wouldn’t be playing as poorly as he is doing. Said Ngubane: Billiat is playing like a player who came here having reduced his age. Now he’s trying but it’s no longer happening. Maybe he is not even 29. He can’t play like this. Earning so much money and you play like that? The heart and the mind want to do it but the body refuses. Chiefs lost their clear advantage in the title race after losing 1-0 to Bidvest Wits on Sunday afternoon and have now failed to win their last four A

August 16, 2020

Kaizer Chiefs Khama Billiat Under Attack Again Hanzi Kutamba Zvatirikukubhadhara

Kaizer Chiefs winger Khama Billiat under attack again. “S-Curl” is not impressed with what the former Mamelodi Sundowns man has contributed for Amakhosi this season, especially in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits, where the Zimbabwean looked flat. Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Jabulani Mendu has challenged the club’s star Khama Billiat to pull up his socks and give the club value for the money they spent on him. “First, they need to check if Sundowns gave them the right Khama Billiat because I don’t think Sundowns gave Kaizer Chiefs the right Khama Billiat,” Mendu told KickOff.com. “Khama doesn’t have that surprise element anymore. That bite, that hunger to be the best on the field for that day. To score goals, to creat

August 04, 2020

Nakamba Leaving Aston VillaFor Turkish Club

Shocking reports suggest that Zimbabwean Football superstar Marvellous Nakamba might be on his way out the Aston Villa door after he spent 1 year at the EPL team, The Boot Room reports. Fotomac, a Turkish news outlet claims there is interest from Turkey’s Trabzonspor who reportedly want to sign Nakamba on loan this summer should Aston Villa offload him ahead of the next season. Nakamba who was bought for €12 million from Club Brugge in July last year had indicated that he is happy at Aston Villa and he had no plans of leaving. However recent reports indicated that Trabzonspor might actually offer him a route away from Villa Park on a temporary basis. Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor have set their sights on Aston Villa’s Zimbabwean midfielder, Marvelous Naka

February 21, 2020

Khama Billiat Robbed At Gunpoint In South Africa

Warriors and Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat was last night robbed at a Mall in South Africa by some gun totting thugs, iHarare can exclusively reveal. Khama was disembarking from his car when the thugs pounced on him, pointed guns to his head and demanded ‘everything’ he had. A shocked Khama Billiat did not try to fight back or show any signs of resistance but lifted his arms and told them to take ‘anything and everything they wanted’. The robbers stripped Khama of his neck chains, body searched him and took some money in his pocket before proceeding to ransack his expensive Range Rover Lumia whereupon he voluntarily opened the glove compartment with even more cash jewellery and some deodorants. The robbers also took Khama’s bags that had Kaizer

January 13, 2020

Phillip Chiyangwa Stadium In The Works

IN a rare and audacious bid that is set to transform the face of sport in this country, Harare property mogul Philip Chiyangwa has revealed plans to build a multi-million- dollar modern stadium in Harare. The Philip Chiyangwa Stadium will be built on a 16-hectare plot in Harare South’s Stoneridge.It is envisaged that the facility will have a hotel and a shopping mall adjacent to it Chiyangwa, who is also the Cosafa president, revealed that the construction of the stadium will be a fulfilment of a dream he had since June 2011 when his company – Pinnacle Properties – secured a permit for the land from the Harare City Council. Interestingly, the plan to build the stadium was hatched four years before Chiyangwa shot to football prominence when he won the Zifa preside

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