Category: Sport

Retired track and field athlete, Julius Masvanise was born

On this day in 1966, Zimbabwean retired track and field athlete Julius Masvanise was born. Masvanise represented his indegenous country (Zimbabwe) for the 1996 Summer Olympics that took place in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).

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Zimbabwean former International cricketer and former Zimbabwean captain, Brendan Taylor was born

On this day in 1986, Zimbabwean former International cricketer and former Zimbabwean captain, Brendan Taylor was born. Taylor supervised Zimbabwe for the ODIs until 2015, taking over to Elton Chigumbura after the World Cricket Championships. In January 2022, he was banned for taking part in cricket activities due to his engagement in corruption infringement.

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Former Zimbabwean Cricketer Mark Burmester was born in Durban, South Africa

On this day in 1968, former Zimbabwean cricketer Mark Burmester was born in Durban, South Africa. Burmester was the first Zimbabwean to take a Test wicket and between 1992 and 1995, he played in 3 Test and 8 ODIs.

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Professional footballer Costa Nhamoinesu was born

On this day in 1986, professional footballer Costa Nhamoinesu was born in Harare. Nhamoinesu started his senior career as a defender playing for Masvingo United. In 2008, he moved to Poland were he joined lower-league club KS Wisła Ustronianka. He switched to Zagłębie Lubin on a two-year loan before signing permanently for Zagłębie Lubin in […]

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Prominent Rhodesian (now Zimbabwe) wicketkeeper and batsman Howard Bruce Gardiner (late) was born

On this day in 1944, prominent Rhodesian (now Zimbabwe) wicketkeeper and batsman Howard Bruce Gardiner (late) was born in Bulawayo. In a match for a Matabeleland Invitation XI in Bulawayo he scored 86 in 58 minutes which included five sixes and ten fours which made him a famous player. In June 2018, he died in […]

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Zimbabwea cricketer Admire Manyumwa was born

On this day in 1987, a Zimbabwean cricketer who played different formats of First-class cricket, Admire Manyumwa was born in Chitungwiza.

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The late Zimbabwean footballer Adam Ndlovu died at the age of 42

On this day in 2020, Zimbabwean footballer Adam Ndlovu died on his way to the hospital after a car crash.

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Former Zimbabwean cricketer Murray Goodwin was born

On this day in 1972, former Zimbabwean cricketer Murray Goodwin was born in Harare. Goodwin was a right handed top order batsman who was strong on the back foot.

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The late Rhodesian racing driver John Love was born

On this day in 1924, the late Rhodesian racing driver John Love was born in Bulawayo. He participated in 10 Formula One World Championship Prix that took place on 29 December 1962 and achieved one podium in a total of six championship points. Ater completing a lot of evens outside Rhodesia, in 1947 he came […]

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Zimbawean footballer Cephas Chimedza was born

On this day in 1984, Belgium based footballer Cephas Chimedza was born in Zimbabwe. Cephas Chimedza played and excelled for both Harare giants Dynamos and CAPS United in a career spanning nine years. In 2006, he was the member of the Zimbabwean African Nations Cup team and he finished bottom on their group in the […]

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Zimbabwean rugby player Biselele Tshamala was born

On this day in 1990, Zimbabwean rugby player Biselele Tshamala was born. In 2010, he played for the Junior World and in 2019 for Zimbabwe 7s in Kwese sevens up until he was elevated to play for Zimbabwe in the Victoria cup.

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Zimbabwean professional boxer Charles Manyuchi was born

On this day in 1989, Zimbabwean professional boxer, Charles Manyuchi was born in Masvingo. Manyuchi made his professional debut in 2009 and won the ABU welterweight title in 2013. The following year, he won the WBC International welterweight title against Patrick Allotey. In 2014, his popularity increased as he was awarded the Zimbabwe’s Sports Person […]

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Former Zimbabwean footballer, Ian Gorowa was born

On this day in 1971, Ian Kuziva Gorowa Dibango was born in Rusape. Gorowa is a former Zimbabwean footballer, he then moved on to managing South African Premier Soccer League. Gorowa also served as Zimbabwean coach but resigned as it was said that he had not been paid for seven months.

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Zimbabwean cricketer,Trevor Chibvongodze was born

On this day in 1996, Zimbabwean cricketer, Trevor Chibvongodze was born. He made his first-class debut for Mid West Rhinos on 10 October.

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Zimbabwe cricketer, Keith Kondo was born

On this day in 1988, Zimbabwean cricketer was born in Harare. Kondo is listed as a successful cricket player. He is also ranked amongst other richest people in Zimbabwe.

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