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American Football’s early origins linked with two other modern greats

Football has become a game known all over the world and, with the exception of soccer is arguably the most popular sport on earth. The game is clearly derived from a number of other sports that appear to boast similar rules, stylings and team ethics as seen in the American version of the game but exactly […]

By The Standard Feb. 5, 2020
Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League – Can Platinum Defend the Title?
Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League – Can Platinum Defend the Title?

Things are heating up as we are getting into the crucial moments of the season in the top flight of Zimbabwean football. The local fans will be in for a super-exciting finish to the campaign with four teams battling it out for the silverware and just five games left to play. If you fancy betting […]

By The Standard Nov. 7, 2019
DeMbare in lucky escape

Struggling giants Dynamos will have assistant referee Thomas Kusosa to thank after he controversially denied Black Rhinos what looked like a clear penalty late in the game as the two teams shared spoils at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. First half substitute Jarrison Selemani had given Dynamos a 26th-minute lead bundling home debutant Evans Katema’s […]

By The Standard Jul. 15, 2019
Tech improves Zimbabwean soccer’s experience

The Warriors qualification to AFCON and the recently started Premier Soccer League have brought excitement to Zimbabwean soccer fans. To spice things up, technology advancement on digital platforms now enable soccer fans to experience the game in unprecedented ways.

By The Standard Apr. 18, 2019
Road to Anfield football tourney launched

STANDARD Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Limited (Stanchart) says all is set for this year’s Road to Anfield national tournament to be played in Harare on Saturday.

By The Standard Mar. 2, 2017
Early football feast for Zvishavane fans

CENTRAL Region Premiership sides FC Platinum and returnees Shabanie Mine will have a chance to assess their players as well as preparations ahead of the season, when the two sides meet in the CG Msipa Tournament at Maglas Stadium in Zvishavane on Saturday.

By The Standard Mar. 2, 2017
Africa’s flamboyant plots Hayatou downfall

The man driving the campaign to unseat longtime African soccer boss Issa Hayatou is a multi-millionaire Zimbabwean property tycoon, who dabbles in politics and was once accused of being a spy.

By The Standard Mar. 2, 2017
Mighty Warriors go unpaid

Zifa is struggling to pay the women’s senior national football team despite the Mighty Warriors’ success on the field, which includes qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

By The Standard Mar. 24, 2016
Downs lead Q3 at half way point

With a perfect record from their last four matches, Mamelodi Sundowns are currently leading the Absa Premiership Q-Innovation Quarter Three (Q3) standings.

By The Standard Feb. 17, 2016
Pirates too strong for Ajax

Orlando Pirates ended a run of three Absa Premiership matches without a win by defeating Ajax Cape Town 2-1 at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Wednesday night.

By The Standard Feb. 4, 2016
Coltart attacks teachers’ salaries slashing proposal

Former Education minister David Coltart has condemned plans by government to slash teachers’ salaries in schools with a pass rate below 50%.

By The Standard Jan. 25, 2016
Pictures: Bosso’s easy call to Cup victory

VIEW PICTURES of the action in Bulawayo on Sunday when Bosso romped to a 1-0 victory over league champions Chicken Inn to clinch the Easy Call Cup

By The Standard Dec. 14, 2015
Highlanders aim for flourishing finish

HIGHLANDERS’ technical adviser Cosmas “Tsano” Zulu says they are happy with the Easycall Cup semi-final draw where they host perennial nemesis Dynamos, but he would rather have his boys focus on the last Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match against ZPC Kariba at Barbourfields Stadium tomorrow.

By The Standard Nov. 27, 2015
Highlanders resurgence continues

Hwange FC . . . . . . . . . . .(0) 2 Highlanders . . . . . . . .(3) 4 Highlanders maintained their good run in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League when they walloped hosts Hwange at the Colliery Stadium yesterday.

By The Standard Nov. 19, 2015
BCC backs Byo City in transfer market

The Bulawayo City Council will assist their newly-promoted Premier Soccer League (PSL) team to strengthen ahead of its participation in the topflight league next season.

By The Standard Nov. 11, 2015
Bosso, Akbay close to clinching deal

DUTCHMAN Elroy Akbay is the frontrunner to land the Highlanders’ job after he came to the country to meet with the Bosso management.

By The Standard Nov. 10, 2015
Tsholotsho boost survival hope

Tsholotsho boosted their survival chances when they beat a subdued Hwange in a tightly-contested Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match played at the Colliery Stadium yesterday.

By The Standard Nov. 9, 2015
Bulawayo City to add seven new faces in PSL team

BULAWAYO City capped the Zifa Southern Region Soccer League with a fine performance when they beat Indlovu Iyanyathela 3-1 at Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday.

By The Standard Nov. 3, 2015
Chapungu hold Highlanders

BULAWAYO giants Highlanders’ bid for a strong finish in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League received a knock when they were forced to share spoils with hosts Chapungu at Ascot Stadium yesterday.

By The Standard Oct. 29, 2015
Ghani, Naib fifties secure landmark series win

Afghanistan sealed another historic first with a 2-0 Twenty20 series victory over Zimbabwe in the second match at Queens Sports Club.

By The Standard Oct. 28, 2015
Tsano confident of victory

HIGHLANDERS technical advisor Cosmas “Tsano” Zulu has expressed confidence that the struggling Bulawayo football giants will register a win over hosts Chapungu at Ascot Stadium this afternoon.

By The Standard Oct. 28, 2015
Chiefs eye second win over Aces

Kaizer Chiefs will look to make it two wins in a row as they welcome Mpumalanga Black Aces for an Absa Premiership encounter at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night. Kick-off is at 7:30pm.

By The Standard Oct. 27, 2015
Kutinyu out of Lesotho clash

Warriors midfielder Raphael Kutinyu has been ruled out of this weekend’s Chan qualifier final round, second leg away in Lesotho due to injury.

By The Standard Oct. 23, 2015
Muzongondi basks in Rio qualification

Mighty Warriors captain Felistas Muzongondi says she still does not believe it that the senior national team have qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games.

By The Standard Oct. 22, 2015
Zim under-pressure in third ODI

WITH the threat of a shocking series defeat looming large, under-pressure Zimbabwe will be aiming to come out all guns blazing when they meet an upbeat Afghanistan in the third one day international (ODI) at Queens Sports Club today.

By The Standard Oct. 20, 2015
Bulawayo City are kings

BULAWAYO City secured a ticket to the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League next year following their 1-0 win over Trumus in Victoria Falls at the weekend.

By The Standard Oct. 20, 2015
Zim rout Afghanistan in 8-wicket win

BULAWAYO — A superb bowling performance led by Wellington Masakadza yesterday helped Zimbabwe continue their cricket winning run at home as they defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets in the first one-day international (ODI) at Queens Sports Club.

By The Standard Oct. 17, 2015
PSL suspend four Absa Premiership fixtures

The PSL has postponed four of this weekend’s scheduled Absa Premiership fixtures due to the late arrival of some Bafana Bafana players from national team duty.

By The Standard Oct. 15, 2015