Here are some of the controversial, inspirational and motivating remarks made by football stars during the week.
“We are playing a team that believes in other things that is their strength but for us I think we worship God and we trust in the Almighty. There will be battles on the field of play and battles outside the field of play.” – How Mine coach Kelvin Kaindu responding to Harare City coach Philani ‘Beefy’ Ncube ahead of their Chibuku Super Cup final clash.
“I don’t know why every time we play CAPS United they need the help of ball boys. I feel sorry for them, a big club like Caps United.” – Highlanders coach Erol Akbay after losing 3-1 to CAPS.
“In the evolution of the modern society, the weight of the present has become predominant to the past and the future, and you need to get that balance right.”- Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger.
“You know its football at the end of the day, what we just need to do is to respect each other in whatever we do. I respect every coach in this country whether he is in Division 2 or Division 1” – Norman Mapeza during a press conference ahead of their Harare City clash.
“Many people here are saying good things about my brother Friday Phiri but what benefit does it have when he is dead. When he needed help nobody was there for him but now he is dead people are saying all sorts of nice things.” – Moses Chunga delivering a eulogy at Friday Phiri’s burial.
“Talent without working hard is nothing.” – Cristiano Ronaldo at the 2017 Best FIFA Football awards.