The Cosafa Castle Challenge Tournament begins Saturday in Harare with a headline clash between Zimbabwe and Mauritius, two of the 14 countries participating.
Zimbabwe will again play Lesotho on Sunday at the same venue, Rufaro Stadium in Harare.
Group "B" matches being held in Bulawayo start on Sunday with Comoros versus Botswana and Swaziland against Seychelles.
Zimbabwe Football Association Competitions Manager Jonathan Musavengana tells reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye his association is pleased with the preparations for the tourney and is expecting a strong turnout by Zimbabwean soccer lovers.
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