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Premier Soccer League Beefs Up Security for Highlanders, Chicken Inn Cup Final

  • Michael Kariati

Bosso are hoping to end the year’s football programme on a happy note after struggling throughout the season that saw them end in an unfamiliar sixth position on the table.

Bosso are hoping to end the year’s football programme on a happy note after struggling throughout the season that saw them end in an unfamiliar sixth position on the table.

The Premier Soccer League have beefed up security for the final of the Easycall Cup pitting neighbours, Highlanders and Chicken Inn, set for Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

This follows ugly scenes which rocked the semi-final of the tournament in which Caps United supporters rained missiles onto the pitch during the course of their team’s 3-0 loss at the hands of Chicken Inn.

The events were not well-received by the sponsors of the competition with NetOne managing director Reward Kangai telling the Premier Soccer League that they were not happy at all.

As a result Premier Soccer League marketing manager Rodwell Thabe says they are not taking any chances in the final and have ensured a tight security check for all the fans wishing to attend the proceedings.

Bosso are hoping to end the year’s football programme on a happy note after struggling throughout the season that saw them end in an unfamiliar sixth position on the table.

Bosso vice chairman Mgcini Mpofu says the Easycall Cup finals presents them with the chance to prove themselves as well as beef up their financial coffers before the festive period.

When the two teams met in league matches, Chicken Inn emerged victorious but Highlanders have changed since Amin Soma-Phiri took over as coach of the side.

However, Dynamos supporter Musa Mutambanengwe, a neutral follower of the Easycall Cup final proceedings, thinks Chicken Inn will end the season in a celebratory mood.

The Game Corks have been on a roll and will also be fielding three Castle Soccer Star of the Year finalists including Zimbabwe Soccer Star of the Year, Danny Phiri.

Highlanders on the other hand will be missing the services of Eric Mudzingwa and Obediah Tarumbwa who are suspended for the game.

However, another football follower, Jealous Mugodi, of the Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters’ Association says the two teams are evenly matched but predicts that the team that scores first will carry the day.

The Easycall Cup final will mark the official ending of the 2015 Premier Soccer League football programme.

The winners of the tournament will take home $80,000 while there will also be a $50,000 reward for the losing semi-finalists.

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