The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League encounter between Bulawayo City FC and Caps United FC initially scheduled for 22 July 2017 has been deferred due to the absence of three Green Machine players who are on national duty.
By Sports Reporter
This comes barely a week after the Harare Derby was cancelled for the same reasons.
The reigning champions, Caps United had to visit the City of Kings and Queens in their 11th match of the season against their opponents.
“Please note that the Castle Lager PSL match between Bulawayo City FC and Caps United FC scheduled for 22 July 2017 has been postponed. A new date will be announced in due course,” PSL said via email.
“The match has been postponed because caps United has players that have been called to participate in the national team,” said PSL Spokesperson Kudzai Bare.
The Green Machine has three players in the national team who will play Namibia in a decisive CHAN qualifier encounter on Sunday at the National Sports stadium.
Premier Soccer League rules allow a club to decide whether to play or cancel the match under the circumstances.
The Zimbabwe champions have Ronald “Rooney” Chitiyo, striker Abbas Amidu and midfielder Moses Muchenje in the national team.
The two teams met twice in 2016 season, the first encounter saw the Green Machine beating City by two goals to one before a sour revenge which resulted in a 3:1 in favour of Bulawayo City.
Caps was last night thrashed 3-1 by How Mine at the National Sports Stadium.