Football Shorts 3-08-06

Kawondera moves to SA
HARARE - Warriors striker Shingi Kawondera has moved from the Turkish Super League side Gaziantepspor to South African Premier Soccer League side Supersport United after playing out only six months of his two-and-half year contract.
Kawondera, who was


Zimbabwe’s star player during the African Nations Cup
Qualifying games, was reportedly not happy in Turkey.
After his impressive appearance in the Cup finals, alongside countryman Benjani Mwaruwari, a number of European clubs showed interest in him. However, he
missed out on a move to the English Premiership side West Ham United as he did not have sufficient caps to meet the requirements for a work permit. – Sports reporter


Champions Celtic kick-off in style
LONDON – Celtic and Hearts, champions and runners-up respectively in the Scottish Premier last season, both started the new campaign with victories, while St. Mirren, back in the top flight after a 15-year absence, celebrated by coming from behind for a 2-1 success at Inverness.
Majiej Zuravoski struck twice in Celtic’s 4-1 home victory over Kilmarnock and Michal Pospisil’s goal secured Hearts’ 2-1 win at Dunfermline.
The English season kicks off this Saturday, though the Premier League does not start until August 19. – John Hughes

Lengthens consolidate lead
HARARE – Lengthens have consolidated their lead at the top of the ZIFA Northern Region Division One log with a 2 point lead. They beat Flame Lily by two goals to one at DZ Stadium on Saturday while Gunners drew nil-all with bottom of the log Lulu Rovers on Friday before thumping the other title contender, Turnal, by 3 goals to nil. Harare United thumped ZPC Kariba on Saturday at Chaminuka Stadium in Kariba.
Fourth placed on the log – Douglas Warriors – have now picked up from a bad start in the first half of the season. They are winning week in, week out and have become the most serious title contenders. They have won their last five outings, collecting a valuable 15 points. This past weekend they beat another hard to beat at home team – Shamva United – by one goal to nil. Newcomers Blue Jets managed a one-nil victory over Black Mambas at Morris Depot on Saturday to keep their title hopes alive.
At the bottom of the log teams are starting to shape up to avoid relegation at the end of the season. Lulu Rovers managed to collect four points in three days by first drawing with 2nd on the log Gunners nil-all on Friday at Pfupajena Stadium, before collecting maximum points against Eiffel Flats by beating them by 2 goals to 1 at their home base again.
Golden Kopje managed to collect three points in their last three outings against Kurai and a back to back draw against Karoi. – John S Remba

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