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Dynamos, Highlanders Clash in Top Soccer League Match

  • Michael Kariati

Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu.

Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu.

Castle Lager Premier Soccer League action returns after a two-week break with mouth-watering clashes on the cards.

Topping the entertainment bill is the so-called Battle For Zimbabwe clash between two of the most popular football teams in the country, Dynamos and Highlanders, at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

Matches between the two sides are considered among the biggest in African football and thousands of people are expected to watch the match.

Highlanders have not beaten Dynamos in the past eight years but both Highlanders coach, Bongani Mafu, and chief executive officer, Ndumiso Gumede, have promised that Dynamos’ honeymoon is over.

Football fan Farai Kambamura says Highlanders will come out guns blazing after enduring eight years of frustration.

Even Caps United supporter, Misheck Chisaga, believes Highlanders will win the game.

However, former Caps United, Triangle, and Shooting Stars coach, Geshon Ntini, has a somewhat different opinion.

Ntini says although the game will be tight, Dembare will eventually come out victors.

Matches between Dynamos and Highlanders have a well-documented history of violence.

Both teams have lost one supporter each who died following violent clashes after their games.

But Chisaga says football fans should accept the results of the game.

Kambamura also adds his voice, saying football is a family sport

The Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters member says people should be free to bring to stadiums members of their family.

While Dynamos and Highlanders entertain each other at Rufaro Stadium, league leaders, Chicken Inn have somewhat an easy assignment against bottom-placed Dongo Sawmills at Luveve Stadium tomorrow.