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Highlanders, Dynamos to Clash in Lucrative Easycall Tourney

  • Michael Kariati

Highlanders Football Club supporters at Barbourfields Stadium.

Highlanders Football Club supporters at Barbourfields Stadium.

Football fans have been presented with yet another battle for Zimbabwe before the curtain comes down on the 2015 soccer season.

Barbourfields Stadium will once again be reverberating to the tunes of Bosso and Dembare after the two biggest football teams in the country were paired against each other in the semi-finals of NetOne Easycall Cup.

This followed a draw that was conducted in Harare on Tuesday, which has also set another mouth-watering clash involving 2015 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League champions, Chicken Inn, and steamrolling Caps United.

Which ever way the draw would have gone, top class football had already been guaranteed after the most exciting teams at the moment had sailed through to the last four.

Both the games will be played at Barbourfields Stadium on December 5 and December 6. However, the PSL have not yet decided which game will be played first.

Highlanders vice chairman Mgcini Mpofu admitted that the game against Dembare will not be easy but promised that his boys would be going all flat out to earn themselves an early Christmas present.

Although Bosso have not beaten Dembare in a competitive game since 2006, club treasurer Webster Marechera said the game would be tough for them as Highlanders are on a roll.

Chicken Inn were not represented at the draw as they are still celebrating their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title but Caps United chief executive officer Joe Makuvire said they were happy to be drawn against the Zimbabwean champions.

He said his team would be out to prove a point.

The semi finals will immediately be followed by the final on December 13 at a venue still to be decided.

The winners of the tournament will receive $80,000 while the runners up will get $50,000.

The semi losing semi finalists will get $30,000.

This mean at the moment all the four teams still in the competition are guaranteed of $30,000.