Football action will characterize the weekend as usual but thrilling encounters have been lined up despite the absence of top flight action, with Dynamos taking on Highlanders in a curtain raiser match.
By Sportbrief Reporter
Rufaro stadium will host the Chibuku Super Cup final match between hosts Harare City and Bulawayo based HowMine FC in a match whose gate charges has been reduced to $2 for Rest of Ground.
The winner of the match will walk away $75 00 richer and will represent the country on the continent next year in the CAF Confederations Cup.
The City Fathers and Chikurupati stormed into the finals after dismissing Bulawayo City 1-0 and Shabanie Mine 3-1 respectively.
Harare City’s captain Tendai Samanja has challenged his troops to come to the party on the big day and go all the way to the African Safari by giving maximum concentration.
“It’s always motivating to be involved in a Cup final. I believe it is every player’s dream to take part in a game of that magnitude. “And it always feels good for our team to be involved in the final. This Cup, being the country’s premier knock-out tournament, is special for us and we have to give it our best to try and win it. Some of the players here have the requisite experience in this competition and I believe that experience will come in handy in the final.
“We have one of the best teams in the country and that is the reason we are in the final. We should, therefore, try to prove that our progress was no fluke,” he said
On Sunday, all roads will lead to the giant National Sports Stadium where a landmark event is scheduled.
The Zimbabwe’s soccer legends will take on Barcelona legends in a match that is expected to pull record breaking numbers.
The match is also pegged at $2 for the cheapest ticket and gates will be opened as early as 10am.
Sworn in football rivals Dynamos and Highlanders will renew their nemesis as the two club have been brought forward to curtain raise the legends match.
The two giants will clash at 1300hrs.
The game is organised by ZIFA and the Sports and Recreation Commission and will be used to promote sports tourism.
The Barca legends will jet in on Saturday and will be in the country up to the 13th of this month. They are scheduled to pass through the Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders in the world.
Away from home, the Warriors under the guidance of Wilson Mutekede and Lloyd Chitembwe will face Lesotho in Maseru today before facing Namibia in Windhoek on Saturday in international friendlies.
Premier Soccer League action will resume mid week.