Zimbabwe is hoping to persuade Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âseveral teams, including Ãƒâ€šÃ‚ÂEngland, to base their World Cup training camps in the country in an effort to attract tourism from neighbouring South Africa.
Troubled former Zimbabwe soccer team captain Peter Ndlovu was arrested this week over an alleged assault of his pregnant live-in girlfriend, reports from South Africa said on Thursday.
The match-fixing scourge, common in the international football arena, is alleged to have infiltrated the Warriors camp last year as the boys were instructed to hand over three wins to Asian teams in exchange for United States dollars from members of an Asian betting syndicate.
As many as 40 000 women are expected to arrive in South Africa ahead of the World Cup to work as prostitutes.
Zimbabwe is not a known in basketball circles as a power house but interest is being generated in the Southern African country since President Robert Mugabeâ€™s son was drafted into the national basketball team.