Masenda passes on ZOC baton

Masenda passes on ZOC baton

By Edward Mukaro THE “best of both worlds” does not aptly describe Admire Masenda – the man whose passion for the sport has practically changed the face of the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) and various sporting disciplines on the land – is sadly closing a glorious chapter after 15-years as ZOC president. Despite being an active businessman, occupying various management positions in the corporate world, Masenda took over the reins at ZOC from his predecessor Tommy Ganda Sithole, who is now Zimpapers board chairperson, and has over the years used…

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Charamba vows to continue imparting knowledge to youths

Charamba vows to continue imparting knowledge to youths

By Ruvimbo Chatyoka TOP Gospel artist and Pastor, Charles Charamba, this week, celebrated his 50th birthday anniversary. The BusinessConnect caught up with him to get an insight into his journey, so far, as a father, husband, pastor and his music, which uplifts souls and speaks to Christians. Below is an extract of the interview our Reporter Ruvimbo Chatyoka (RC) had with Pastor Charamba (PCC). RC: Congratulations on your 50th birthday. May our good Lord grant you many more. In a few words, how do you summarize your half-century? PCC: I…

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Minister Pel – saved to serve

Minister Pel – saved to serve

By Wellington Zimbowa TRAIN up a child in the way he should, go teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents, reads Proverbs 22:6. Born to a Christian couple, the late father Eric William Mavunga and mother Reverend Auxillia Mandizha Mavunga, Pelagia’s childhood was deeply immersed in the deep Christian ethos of hard work, Ubuntu, endurance and love. Against all odds and with the blessing of her endeared husband whom she calls King Charles Kwashirai, the United Kingdom-based church minister and student nurse is committed…

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PSL champion, Zengeni, continues footballing journey at Costa Star Academy

PSL champion, Zengeni, continues footballing journey at Costa Star Academy

By Simbarashe Musaki FORMER Caps United FC attacking midfielder, Musset Zengeni was renowned for his long-range strikes and an ability to get past a cluster of defenders with ease and pace. He was often described by football pundits as a midfield elegant, dribbling wizard, and a good ball controller. On his day, he could not only dismantle the opposition with his trickery, but also easily boss the game with lively performances that left opponents chasing shadows. The BusinessConnect in its quest to enrich and nourish the country’s football vault as…

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Passion elevates Boldwin to greater horizons

Passion elevates Boldwin to greater horizons

By Wellington Zimbowa WITH thousands of graduates being offloaded into the ever-shrinking job market, young Boldwin Maposa after graduating with a Psychology Degree from a local university easily charted his own path as a promising social entrepreneur, youth leader, researcher, events director and online talk show host. No doubt, his passion fuelled by the active participation of youth and leadership issues from childhood up to university days had horned him into confronting the harsh realities of the current generation head-on. As his name is entrenching its roots in his mother…

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‘Diminutive’ Mwale, a defender’s nightmare in his heydays

‘Diminutive’ Mwale, a defender’s nightmare in his heydays

By Simbarashe Musaki FORMER Zambian international player, Clive Mwale’s ability to find himself in a goal-scoring position, using his pace and vision to get in behind defenders made him popular among Zimbabwean coaches and played for the country’s big clubs, Dynamos FC and Caps United FC. He was an accurate finisher with his legs as well as the head, in his prime, and his prolific goal-scoring earned him a reputation as one of the most dangerous forwards in the game. Mwale, who is now based in his country of birth…

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Chawanda- Yesteryear legend who dreams big about Zimbabwe

Chawanda- Yesteryear legend who dreams big about Zimbabwe

By Simbarashe Musaki ZIMBABWE football legend, Ephraim Chawanda, who was the late Reinhard Fabisch’s trusted central defender during the Dream Team era, closed one chapter of his football career, the epic, decades-spanning story of him as a player on the same day he started a new one as a coach. The former Zimbabwe Saints FC determined player, Chawanda, was a hardworking player, who excels at intercepting loose balls and breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tackling, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game. He…

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Mkandla ready to strike

Mkandla ready to strike

By Wellington Zimbowa BORN in 1948 – the year of the historic black general strike led by late nationalist and hero Benjamin Burombo – it was no surprise that the name christening became largely political, as is the case with the Plumtree born politician, Strike Mkandhla. Currently, the Zimbabwe Patriotic African Union (ZAPU) secretary-general is bidding to succeed the late Dumiso Dabengwa as the party’s president of one of Zimbabwe’s revolutionary parties at the elective Bulawayo congress set for April. Mkandhla is adamant that being one of the few remaining…

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‘The Predator’, arguably the greatest midfielder of his era

‘The Predator’, arguably the greatest midfielder of his era

By Simbarashe Musaki Former Caps United FC and ZPC Kariba FC player, Pride Tafirenyika popularly known as ‘The Predator’ was a talented midfielder who marshalled the midfield like a general during his premier league playing days and you did not need to be his club’s fan then to appreciate that he was simply good. He is considered as one of the country’s finest midfielders and has often been debated by pundits as the greatest creative footballer of his era in the middle of the park. The incredibly brilliant, Tafirenyika was…

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Manjera gives back to the community, as Dreamers Academy thrives

Manjera gives back to the community, as Dreamers Academy thrives

By Simbarashe Musaki NATURALLY talented, hard-tackling, ball-winning defender with good technique, tactical versatility and ability to read the game aptly describes former Caps United FC centre back, Charles Manjera. His intense commitment and ruggedness as a defender, in particular, when challenging for the ball made him the coaches favourite during his prime. In chronicling his rise to stardom, Manjera said, he was born on January 14, 1983, and is the eldest son of Kismet and Charity Manjera. He attended ZRP Tomlinson Depot and Zengeza 4 Primary School before enrolling for…

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