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Harare City come from behind to beat Bosso



Harare City FC

HARARE CITY FC coach Mark Harrison was left a relieved man yesterday after watching his side come from a goal down to beat Highlanders at Rufaro Stadium.

After watching his charges lose 3-1 last week at the hands of Premiership new boys Manica Diamonds, a week after City had been beaten 2-0 by FC Platinum, Harrison made five changes to the team in yesterday’s match.

The move paid off as the Sunshine Boys got the win they desperately needed through Munyaradzi Diro Nyenye, Walter Mukanga and Tatenda Tumba goals. Prince Dube had put Bosso ahead after 25 minutes.

Harrison brought in goalkeeper Kelvin Shangiwa, Gareth Madhake, Nyenye, Learnmore Muyambo and Tumba and sacrificed senior players Maxwell Nyamupanedengu, Takudzwa Chimwemwe, Ray Uchena, Moses Muchenje and Ishmael Wadi.

“It was important that we did not lose the game, we needed to get something out of it. Last week we did not perform in any manner from the first to the last whistle and got what we deserved and we got beaten hence it was important for us to perform.

“We had control of the game, even when they scored which was an unfortunate goal I knew we were going to win the game, the boys who stayed in the team and those that came in did a fantastic job and I am well pleased with the result. Changes needed to be made because the performance last week was a disgrace, heads had to roll,” said Harrison.

It appeared Harrison’s tinkering would backfire when Dube beat Harare City’s offside trap before unleashing a powerful strike inside the box to give Bosso a one-goal advantage.

The Sunshine Boys were quick to react as Diro Nyenye capitalised on a defensive blunder by Highlanders, tapping in a loose ball in the 29th minute. Five minutes later Walter Mukanga increased City’s lead when he came to an end of a Martin Vengesai cross to give the hosts some insurance going to the breather.

Three minutes after the break Highlanders had an opportunity to level matters when Dube forced Shangiwa to make a brilliant save, but Zambian import Peter Nyirenda should have capitalised on the rebound.

Tumba increased the Sunshine Boys’ lead in the 58th minute after some brilliant footwork inside the box, sending Zambian international Nyirenda left and right before unleashing a curling shot that beat Ariel Sibanda all systems out.

Harare City FC were awarded a penalty in the 75th minute when substitute Denzel Chimwemwe was pulled down by Clive Phiri, who was subsequently sent off, but Mukanga wasted the opportunity to grab a brace.

Bosso coach Madinda Ndlovu admitted his loss to Harare City and blamed his charges for failing to come to the party.

“Congratulations to Harare City for their first win of the season they wanted it, and you could see that they were much hungrier than us. And I admit that we gave the game away easily and the scoreline is not a correct reflection of the game we should have lost by a bigger margin. In as much as we would have wanted to win the game Harare City were too powerful for us,” lamented Ndlovu.

Despite admitting that the Sunshine Boys were the better side, Ndlovu remained optimistic of his charges challenging for the championship. “Losing one game doesn’t mean that we cannot win the championship, you can lose four games and still win the championship so do not count us out of the race yet,” said Ndlovu.


Harare City: K Shangiwa, M Machazani, G Madhake, M Nyenye-Diro, M Ncube, L Muyambo, W Mukanga, T Tavengwa, K Musharu, M Vengesai ( Chimwemwe 73 mins), T Tumba (Manondo 74 mins)

Highlanders: A Sibanda, M Phiri, B Musaka (Lunga), B Banda (M Sibanda 62 mins), P Nyirenda (Siamalonga 78 mins), N Masuku, M Ndlovu, P Mudhuwa, T Ndlovu, T Makanda, P Dube.SundayNews

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Fortune Chasi replaces Gumbo as Energy Minister



Fortune Chasi

President Mnangagwa has appointed Transport and Infrastructure Development Deputy Minister Fortune Chasi as the new minister of Energy and Power Development while Minister Gumbo has been appointed Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of Implementation and Monitoring.

The President also appointed Engineer Mackenzie Ncube as the new chairman of the National Oil Infrastructure Company board.

In a statement last night, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda said the appointments were with immediate effect.

“His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Commander-In-Chief of the Defence Forces, Cde ED Mnangagwa has made the following senior appointments and re-assignments:

“Hon Minister Joram MacDonald Gumbo has been appointed Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of Implementation and Monitoring.

“Hon Fortune Chasi, current Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development has been appointed Minister of Energy and Power Development,” read the statement.

Engineer Ncube replaced Mr Jemias Madzingira who was retired.

President Mnangagwa appointed Minister Gumbo as Cabinet Minister and Cde Fortune Chasi as deputy minister last year after winning the 2018 harmonised elections.

Prior to his appointment last year, Minister Gumbo had served as Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister in the previous Cabinet.

Engineer Ncube is a former Member of Parliament. The Chronicle

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Zimbabwe set to rebase economy after adopting a new currency



Zimbabwe Economy

Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister announced the rebasing of the economy on Wednesday, following the adoption of a new currency earlier this year, and said growth would be slowed this year by a drought and a cyclone that hit eastern regions.

The Zimbabwe economy grew higher than expected in 2018, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube told parliament.

The central bank scrapped the peg between its quasi-currency bond note and electronic dollars against the U.S dollar in February and merged them into a single transitional currency called the RTGS dollar.

Rebasing the Zimbabwe economy broadly means changing the reference points used to calculate the country’s gross domestic product.

The southern African nation rebased its economy last October boosting it by 40% to $25.8 billion and Ncube said the adoption of the RTGS$ required another rebasing exercise, which put the economy at RTGS$70.1 billion or $21 billion at the official exchange rate.

Ncube said the Zimbabwe economy had grown by 6.2 per cent in 2018 compared to an initial forecast of 3.1 per cent but he saw growth being throttled this year by “severe economic shocks”, including a drought that has wilted crops and a cyclone that hit western parts of Zimbabwe in March.

He said Zimbabwe had 876 000 tonnes of maize in strategic grain reserves, enough to feed the country for seven months.

Ncube said the national treasury’s austerity measures had meant a budget surplus of RTGS$443 million was recorded in the first quarter and added that the target of a budget deficit of 5% of GDP would be achieved this year. Reuters

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Early camp for Zimbabwe Warriors



Zimbabwe Warriors 2019

Zimbabwe Warriors will go in camp early as they prepare for their AFCON opening match against the hosts Egypt on June 21.

Sunday Chidzambwa is to split the 34-man squad if there are to reach the COSAFA finals.

Warriors manager Wellington Mpandare says the team will flight straight from Nigeria to Egypt after their friendly game on the 8th.

“We are going to COSAFA and we are taking 34 players, we are going to play two games and then the other 18 players will then go to Nigeria to play on the 8th.

“18 players will leave for Nigeria on the 5th and play on the 8th, the other five players will then follow to make up the 23 players for the AFCON tournament.,” he said.

Mpandare says that the final 23 will be selected on merit.

“Selection will be based on the performance during the COSAFA tournament and the coaches will then select the final 23 from there.

“To us the COSAFA tournament is more like training games for us, so we actually going to camp in Durban and then the two games that we will be playing, will be like training games to us.

“Which I think will add value. We have played with the so-called inferior teams and it helps us in a certain way. But the big game is coming on the 8th, we might even have another friendly which a team still yet to confirm,” he said.

Zimbabwe won last year’s COSAFA and Mpandare says it’s a platform for them to assess and prepare for AFCON.

“But at the end of the day, we need those games because even the last time in 2018 when we were preparing for the AFCON qualifiers, it helps us in a big way.

“We won the COSAFA tournament with the same players that then participated in the AFCON qualifiers. So I think in as much as most teams are sending weak teams it will give us the competitive edge that we think we need,” he said.

George Chigova (Polokwane City), Edmore Sibanda (Witbank United), Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka), Talbert Shumba (Chapungu)

Dennis Dauda (Lusaka Dynamos), Lawrence Mhlanga (FC Platinum), Jimmy Dzingai (Power Dynamos), Byron Madzokere (Yadah Stars), Alec Mudimu (CEFN Druids), Teenage Hadebe (Kaizer Chiefs), Divine Lunga (Golden Arrows), Ronald Pfumbidzai (Bloemfontein Celtic), Tendai Darikwa (Nottingham Forest)

Danny Phiri(Golden Arrows), Marshall Munetsi (Orlando Pirates), Marvelous Nakamba (Club Brugge), Butholezwe Ncube (Amazulu), Tafadzwa Kutinyu (Azam), Ovidy Karuru (Amazulu), Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs), Kudakwashe Mahachi (Orlando Pirates), Tafadzwa Rusike (Zanaco), Richard Hachiro (Herentals), Talent Chawapihwa (Amazulu), Leeroy Mavunga (Yadah), Knowledge Musona (RSC Anderlecht), Thabani Kamusoko (Young Africans SC), Rodwell Chinyengetere (Baroka FC)

Nyasha Mushekwi (Dalian Yifang), Evans Rusike (Supersport United), Walter Musona (Polokwane City), Tinotenda Kadewere (Le Havre), Knox Mutizwa (Golden Arrows), Admiral Muskwe (Leicester City)H-Metro

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