Michael Kariati

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Harare, Zimbabwe

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Michael Kariati

Michael Kariati is one of the most reknowned sports writers in the Zimbabwe media circles. His sports writing and broadcasting career spans over 24 years, having started off as a sports writer for the Sunday Gazette in 1993.

He has worked as Sports Editor for the popular Zimbabwean weekly newspaper, The Standard, for which he still writes a widely read column, Inside Sport, 14 years after he left the Sunday paper.

Apart from the column, he also makes other contributions to the paper’s sports pages.

He also served as Group Sports Editor for the now defunct Sunday and Daily Mirror newspapers and also worked as a Sports Writer for Parade Magazine, the Daily, and the Sunday Gazette.

Kariati who is 47 years old was also the Zimbabwean correspondent for the influential London based African Soccer Magazine before it stopped circulation. He also used to write for the Zimbabwean newspaper, and also makes contributions to the Harare News, a monthly newspaper.

Since 2002 and up to now, Kariati has been working as a Correspondent for Voice of America’s Studio Seven, an Africa radio service devoted to Zimbabwe--specializing more in sport and at times in entertainment news.

He was crowned the Zimbabwean Boxing Writer of the Year in 1994 and 1998 for his outstanding coverage of the sport.

As Sports Editor of various newspapers at certain points, some of the top sportswriters who have passed through Kariati’s hands are Edison Chikamhi now with the daily Herald, Tawanda Tafirenyika with the Newsday, Langton Nyakwenda with the Sunday Mail, and Farirayi Kahwemba who writes for the South African football website Kick Off.

Kariati covers all sporting disciplines from cricket to tennis via football, boxing, Bodybuilding, gymnastics, motor racing, athletics, swimming and others.





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The Zimbabwe cricket team has been on a free fall for too long including the T20 match which gave India history by winning for the first time by 10 wickets. Michael Kariati tells us what this means to Zimbabwean cricket.


The city of Harare is full of beggars and vendors. Michael Kariati finds out why



Zimbabwean football was riddled with allegations of match fixing when the Warriors travellled to Asia culminating in former Zimbabwe Football Association Chief Executive Officer Henritta Rushwaya being fired. After Asiagate, Rushwaya faced fresh allegations this time of trying to fix Zimbabwe's Africa Cup of Nations qualifers.


The women's team has received a raw deal from the Zimbabwe Football Association which has paid more attention to the senior men's team, the Warriors. Micheal Kariati argues that all national teams are equal.

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