nternational rated as the world’s number five richest golfer. Zimbabwe’s standard of golf decreased drastically after the invasion of the white-owned commercial farms, with many sports people preferring to go and settle in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. – CAJ News
Mashiri to CAPS?
CAPS United could land the signature of enterprising midfielder Eddie Mashiri who quit the Harare giants Dynamos after only six months with the team. Sources said CAPS United head coach Moses Chunga, who natured Mashiri at Dynamos during the Kidz-net era was interested in signing him. “Caps (United) are interested in the unsettled player. If all goes well talks between the player and the club might start soon. There are also reports that Highlanders are interested in the player but are yet to table an offer,” a Caps United official said. Mashiri ended his brief return after being frustrated by the club as he either warmed the bench or was on the terraces. Mashiri had written to the club on his intention to leave after six months of his one-year contract in a letter dated 11 June 2007, and has since been granted his wish.
Rhinos shunt coach
AFTER crushing out of the CBZ FA Cup first round match to division one side Kiglon, premiership side Black Rhinos have fired coach Gift Makoni and elevated Ignatius Kapitapita to the position of head coach. “Kapitapita is now the head coach on a caretaker basis and we have given him five games to produce good results. If he manages a 75% success record, then we might review his status. We had given Makoni a target of 75% but, unfortunately, he failed to achieve that,” said Shoko. Two weeks ago, Kapitapita and Stephen Jonhera were relieved of their duties as assistants when Makoni took Paul Nyama as his right hand man. But defeats against Eastern Lions in the league and Kiglon in the Cup competition convinced the army side’s executive to restructure the coaching department.
Medical aid sponsor
DYNAMOS and Highlanders will receive a combined $3,5 billion in sponsorship to go towards their medical aid cover from Savanna Tobacco, The Zimbabwean has learnt. Savanna Tobacco sponsors the Dynamos kit under the Pacific Storm cigarettes while Highlanders are trading in partnership with the Pacific Breeze brand. The company said Dynamos and Highlanders will receive the payment as part of the teams’ welfare enhancement programme. Each player from the two teams will receive all-inclusive medical aid cover for his spouse and one child.
Interestingly, the technical teams are not covered under the scheme. Savanna Tobacco have also undertaken to continue with their kit sponsorship as well as stocking the teams’ medical kits.
Sables limber up
THE national fifteens rugby team, the Sables, have intensified their preparations for the crucial Confederation of African Rugby showdown with Madagascar on Saturday. The Sables are preparing to host Madagascar at Harare Sports Club in their second Confederation Africa Rugby Cup tie. It is a must-win game for Zimbabwe, who were held to a 22-all draw by the Malagasy in Bulawayo last year. ZRU manager Noddy Kanyangarara says the international rugby friendly that was supposed to take place this weekend against neighbours Zambia has been cancelled
and a team of possibles will now meet a team of probables at the same venue.
He will be missed
HIGHLANDERS Football Club Life Member and junior teams’ manager, Jeeza Glen Sithole died on last week after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 52. Sithole died on Friday evening at Central Hospital in Bulawayo. Born on 12 July 1955, Sithole attended Nswazi Primary School in Mzingwane District. He moved to Bulawayo where he attained a Class One driver’s licence and worked for Russell Noach and ZUPCO. He was later to venture into the transport; in the early 1990s, he opened a garage where he had retired to in the Kelvin North industrial site. A life-long Highlanders supporter, Sithole played for Bulawayo Rockets with the likes of Jotham ‘Big Joe’ Moyo, Roy Sibanda, Nichodemus Mabhena, Conrad Nkomazana and Kingston Phiri. Sithole came to prominence in the Highlanders family in the early 1980s when, as a close friend of famed juniors’ coach Ali Dube, he would volunteer his cars to transport players. He leaves nine children.
Team of the week: Tsungi Mudzamiri (Caps United), Godfrey Dondo (Masvingo
United), Carrington Gomba (Hwange), Elton Chimedza (Shooting Stars), Justice
Majabvi (Dynamos), Tendai Mwarura (Mwana Africa), Tafadzwa Rusike (Caps
United), Clemence Matawu (Motor Action), Norman Maroto (Dynamos), Kingston
Nkhata (CAPS FC), Obadiah Tarumbwa (Highlanders)
Goal of the week: Evans Chikwaikwai (Sundowns)
Star of the week: Kingston Nkhata (CAPS FC)
Villain of the week: Ronald Mwanjira (referee -Mwana Africa vs Highlanders)
Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News