Good times are set to roll for local football after the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) and Bangladesh-based Total Sports Marketing (TSM) signed a dream multi-million dollar media, sponsorship and commercial rights deal on Tuesday last week.

The mega deal brokered by Zifa boss Phillip Chiyangwa and signed by TSM chief executive officer Moinul Haque Chowdury, could see the football association netting around $40 to $100 million for hosting an intercontinental tournament for the next

IT keeps getting better for ZIFA and their president Philip Chiyangwa with the flamboyant Harare businessman yesterday taking his first major stride in international football administration after being appointed to one of the Confederation of African Football’s sub-committees.

Chiyangwa was yesterday appointed to the CAF Under-20 Championships organising committee.


The appointment comes just two months after Chiyangwa swept to the helm of the ZIFA board with a landslide

Manchester United have held talks with representatives of ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, the BBC understands.

The 53-year-old Portuguese, who was sacked by the Blues in December, is increasingly hopeful of succeeding Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

No agreement has been reached, and the club have made no comment, but negotiations have begun.


Dutchman Van Gaal, 64, is expected to leave United at the end of the season - one year earlier than scheduled.

That would leave

ZIFA Bulawayo provincial chairman Washington Chimanda collapsed and died while waiting to be served at a microfinance lending institution at Parkade Centre building in the city centre. He was 54. According to Zifa Southern Region board member.

Bryton Malandule, who arrived moments after the tragic incident, Chimanda, a senior teacher at Emakhandeni Primary School, initially complained that he was not feeling well while in the queue.
“I’m told seconds after complaining

A CONTRITE Zimbabwe soccer coach Callisto Pasuwa yesterday issued an apology to the nation for the Warriors’ poor African Nations Championships campaign in which they were eliminated at the group stage following identical defeats by Zambia and Mali.

The Warriors, losing semi-finalists in Cape Town two years ago, found the going tough in this year’s edition and have had to endure the ignominy of being the only team in the group with neither a goal nor a point.
As he

IN typical Jose Mourinho style, one of football’s greatest managers, Warriors coach, Kalisto Pasuwa, believes the medical team should take the blame for the 1-0 defeat to neighbours Zambia in a tightly-contested Group D African Nations Championship (Chan) opener on Tuesday.

Yesterday, Pasuwa said they could have avoided defeat had the medical team communicated with him in time.
“If you could see the goal they scored, it was due to the fact that we had one boy — a

ZIMBABWE national soccer team head coach Callisto Pasuwa has unveiled his travelling squad of 23 players led by CAPS United’s Hardlife Zvirekwi for this year’s Africa Nations Championships to be held in Rwanda. Pasuwa, who had a difficult decision to drop four players following a spate of injuries that left his training squad depleted, made few surprises after dropping Harare City’s Talent Chawapihwa, FC Platinum striker Brian Muzondiwa, George Majika of Chicken Inn and
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WARRIORS coach Callisto Pasuwa says he has no hard feelings and has pledged to commit himself fully to the national team’s cause as they hope to resume preparations for the Africa Nations Championships finals in Rwanda after burying differences with his employers at ZIFA.
 
Pasuwa appeared in cheerful disposition when he emerged from a meeting with ZIFA High Performance Committee chairperson and board member Edzai Kasinauyo.
 
The meeting was also attended by

The Phillip Chiyangwa reign at Zifa is off to a rocky start as three top coaches have refused to take charge of the Warriors after the sacking of Callisto Pasuwa.

Norman Mapeza said he was not willing to be the next Warriors coach while Chicken Inn head coach Joey Antipas who had been appointed by ZIFA to take charge of the Warriors declined to take the post.
 Current Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya who had been appointed assistant coach has also snubbed the football mother

Chelsea have sacked manager Jose Mourinho seven months after he led them to the Premier League title.
 
The 52-year-old Portuguese had been in his second spell at the club, taking charge in June 2013.
 
Chelsea finished eight points clear last season and won the League Cup, but have lost nine of their 16 league games so far and are 16th in the table, one point above the relegation places.
 
Mourinho's final match was Monday's 2-1 defeat at
THE future of the country’s football will be decided when Zifa councillors gather at the association’s Mount Hampden headquarters this morning to choose a new leadership, a ballot designed to clean up the domestic game.
 
The four-man shortlist of presidential candidates to replace deposed Cuthbert Dube includes Phillip Chiyangwa, Trevor Carelse Juul, Leslie Gwindi and James Takavada.
 
Ten other candidates are vying for board member posts, while Omega
DYNAMOS have threatened to pull out of the Premier Soccer League (PSL), accusing the league management of selectively applying the law following four-match bans handed to strikers Takesure Chinyama and Roderick Mutuma.
 
With just a day before the trip to Bulawayo, the Easycall Cup semi-final against Highlanders at Barbourfields at the weekend, hangs in the balance.
 
Club chairman Keni Mubaiwa yesterday said the law was being applied selectively by the PSL, whose
Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions Chicken Inn have dominated the final eleven 2015 Soccer Stars of Year list which was selected in Harare by a panel of football journalists, coaches and team captains.
 
The team has four players on the list namely Elvis Chipezeze, Edmore Chirambadare, Clement Matawu and Danny Phiri.
 
The other players making up the list are Hillary Bakacheza of Triangle FC, Stephen Makatuka of Caps United, ZPC Kariba’s Raphael

What sounded like a bad joke at the beginning, is slowly turning out to be real. And by the time we sit for dinner on December 5, Chiyangwa maybe having his name firmly written in black and white as the legitimate successor to Cuthbert Dube.

Chiyangwa seems to have struck the right, but useless chords for this particular Zifa election.
The race for the Zifa presidency is not over yet, and will not be over until election day, but Chiyangwa seems to have scored four critical goals

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