Mugabe hopes England and Brazil will use Zimbabwe as World Cup base

Zimbabwe is hoping to persuade ­several teams, including ­England, to base their World Cup training camps in the country in an effort to attract tourism from neighbouring South Africa.

Soccer star assaults mother

Mthulusi Maphosa, Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League champions Monomotapa captain, is in trouble after allegedly assaulting his mother following an acrimonious dispute over the ownership of a house in Mpopoma suburb, Bulawayo.

Robert Mugabe lures Brazilian football team

Robert Mugabe has sent his tourism minister to Brazil to persuade the five-times World Cup winners to base themselves in Zimbabwe during the 2010 finals in neighbouring South Africa.