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Inform Ex-CAPS Star Ishmael Wadi Hogs Limelight in SA – New Zimbabwe.com

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FORMER CAPS United striker Ishmael Wadi is attracting interest from top South African clubs after his impressive start at South African second-tier club JDR Stars.

The 28-year-old striker has been a revelation at GladAfrica Championship side JDR Stars after scoring five goals in six matches.

Wadi’s goals have been a major driving force for the promotion-chasing Pretoria-based club which is in fourth position on the standings just a point behind surprise leaders Hungry Lions.

The Zimbabwean striker joined JDR Stars at the beginning of the season on a two-year deal from CAPS United after impressing during a brief trial sting and has been quick in showcasing his abilities.

He scored his first against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and added another one in the win against Pretoria Callies before slamming a brace in the 3-2 win over Polokwane City.

Last weekend he also scored in the 2-0 victory over TS Sporting for his fifth of the season.

All his goals have come in games that JDR have won, and this form led to him being included in the Warriors squad by the now sacked Croatian coach Zdravko Logarusic at the start of the World Cup qualifiers.

According to South African football magazine, KickOff, Johannesburg-based clubs are following the progress of the gifted forward.

Reports indicate that should Wadi continue with his goal-scoring prowess, he might make a move to the South African topflight league during the January transfer window period.

Wadi says he will not be distracted by the recent reports and his target is to continue scoring for his club.

“I’ve seen reports that there are clubs following my progress, but I’m not reading much into what is being written in the media as my focus is on delivering for JDR Stars and help the team win a Premiership ticket. I have to keep my feet on the ground, concentrate on playing for my team and should that interest come, we’ll take it from there,” said Wadi.

“I’m grateful to JDR Stars for believing in me and my prayer is that I continue with this form, help the team and even catch the attention of national team coaches because I want to be included in the national team,” he said.

The speedy winger is among three Zimbabweans at JDR Stars. One of them is Aces Youth Soccer Academy product Tapiwa Mandinyenya, who joined the club at the beginning of the season, and midfielder Temptation Chiwunga.

Wadi has previously been with Harare City, Bulawayo City, FC Platinum, Black Mambas and CAPS United back home.

He remains one of the top scorers in the ongoing Chibuku Cup where he had scored four goals in six matches before leaving while the competition was on hold.

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Khama Billiat Breaks Wilfred Mugeyi's Record – New Zimbabwe.com

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KAIZER Chiefs forward Khama Billiat has become the top-scoring Zimbabwean player in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) era after his record-breaking goal in his team’s 4-0 victory over Chippa United at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Billiat, who last scored for Chiefs in August, ended his goal drought with a 70th-minute strike and provided two assists for Keagan Dolly, who scored a brace in the match.

The 31-year-old Zimbabwe international’s goal took his tally to 92 goals in all competitions since joining Ajax Amsterdam from CAPS United 11 years ago.

More importantly, the strike meant Billiat has now overtaken his legendary compatriot Wilfred Mugeyi as the highest-scoring Zimbabwean in the modern PSL era, since 1996.

The now 52-year-old held the record for the most goals by a Zimbabwean player in South African football after netting 91 goals during his stints with Bush Bucks, Ajax Cape Town, and Free State Stars in the 90s and early 2000s.

After overtaking Mugeyi, Billiat, who also had a very successful five-year stint at Mamelodi Sundowns, now sits in sixth position on the list of the highest scorers in the PSL history.

The list is topped by ex-Bafana Bafana star Siyambonga Nomvete who scored 123 goals.

With 92 goals, Billiat is now just 12 goals away from overtaking Zambian legend Collins Mbesuma who is in fifth position with 103 goals.

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Former Orlando Pirates and Zambian soccer coach Milutin Sredojevic found guilty of sexual assault – NewsDay

Former Orlando Pirates and Zambian national soccer coach Milutin Sredojevic was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault and sentenced to three years behind bars, wholly suspended for five years, for each count.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani said that both sentences were wholly suspended for five years on condition that he is not convicted of a similar offence during the suspension period.

Sredojevic appeared in the Gqeberha Regional Court on Tuesday where he was convicted after a 39-year-old woman accused him of sexually harassing her during a Cosafa Cup tournament in Gqeberha on 7 December last year.

According to the NPA, the incident happened at Wolfson Stadium when the woman delivered coffee to Sredojevic and others.

News24 previously reported that the woman asked Sredojevic if he wanted sugar in his coffee and that he responded that he needed another type of sugar while pointing at the woman’s genitals. When the woman went back to the stadium to deliver coffee again, Sredojevic touched her buttocks.

The court granted Sredojevic leave to appeal the conviction.

In December, TimesLIVE reported that another sexual assault case against Sredojevic had been withdrawn.

A Johannesburg hotel cleaner accused him of sexual assault in August 2019.-News24

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Teenager breaks into police camp, steals car parts – NewsDay

BY NIZBERT MOYO

BULAWAYO police were caught off guard last month after a 16-year-old boy from Makokoba high-density suburb allegedly broke into Ross Camp police station and stole car batteries.

He was spotted by police officers selling the batteries together with his unnamed accomplice in Makokoba during police patrols.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.

“On September 24 at around 8am, police received three cases of theft of car parts which occurred in Ross Camp, Bulawayo. At around 10am, police officers were on patrol and they saw two accused persons, the juvenile nicknamed “Scara” and another person selling batteries in Makokoba. The pair ran away after they were approached by police, leaving behind two batteries that were positively identified by the complainants,’’ Ncube said.

He said a manhunt was launched on October 11, leading to the arrest of the pair.  During investigations, the juvenile admitted stealing the batteries and also revealed that he had sold six of them.

In an unrelated incident, a 23-year-old man from Mahatshula has been arrested for attempting to kill his drinking mate after striking him with a brick on the forehead over a dispute about soccer matters at Sompisi shops.

Ncube confirmed the arrest of Talent Moyo (23).

“On October 10 at 8pm, the complainant and Moyo were drinking beer at Sompisi shops, Mahatshula while discussing soccer matters. The two had a misunderstanding about soccer matters. Moyo picked up a small brick and struck the complainant once on the left side of the forehead and he sustained injuries,’’ Ncube said.

He said the matter was reported to police the following day, leading to Moyo’s arrest.

Ncube said police recovered a blood-stained face brick near a braai stand at Sompisi Bottlestore, adding that the complainant was referred to United Bulawayo Hospital where his condition is said to be stable.

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