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Dynamos, Harare City to Clash in Chibuku Cup Final

  • Michael Kariati

Apart from the $75,000 winners’ prize, the victorious team will also qualify to represent Zimbabwe in the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup.

Apart from the $75,000 winners’ prize, the victorious team will also qualify to represent Zimbabwe in the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup.

The guessing game on who will represent Zimbabwe in the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup will comes to an end Saturday.

It has been three months of waiting and at the National Sports Stadium either Dynamos or Harare City will be crowned the 2015 Chibuku Super Cup champions.

The two teams have met twice this season with both matches ending in goalless draws but there will be nothing like that at stadium as a draw will be followed by extra time or penalty shoot-out.

Apart from the $75,000 winners’ prize, the victorious team will also qualify to represent Zimbabwe in the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup.

After losing last year’s final to FC Platinum Harare, City assistant coach Mkuphali Masuku says they cannot afford another defeat.

Harare City have been in superb form in the Chibuku Super Cup beating Buffaloes 4-1, Triangle 5-0, and ZPC Kariba 4-1 to cap an outstanding passage to the final.

Francisco, Zikumbawire, William Manhondo and Kudakwashe Kumwala will be out to add to that impressive goal tally.

Head coach Taurayi Mangwiro is already dreaming of a dance with the best Africa has to offer and fancies his team’s chances against the most popular football team in the country.

On the other hand, Dynamos coach Tonderayi Ndiraya refused to be drawn into predicting the outcome of the game but promises fans a very exciting show.

With only four matches remaining, the Dynamos family has conceded that the league championship is no longer in their hands and says the Chibuku Super Cup remains their only source of hope.

Caps United supporter Kingstone Musekiwa, who does not support any of the finalists, says this game will be very tough but predicts that Dynamos’ experience in big matches will carry them the day.

Dymamos will be missing the services of midfield anchorman Steven Alimeda who is suspended for this game but Ronald Chitiyo is available to direct midfield play.

Roderick Mutuma, who scored three goals in Zimbabwe’s two matches against Lesotho, is also there to transform his national team game into winners for his club.

Takesure Chinyama, who has played in Poland and South Africa, has not been finding the net and the final provides him with the opportunity to turn himself into a hero.

The Chibuku Super Cup is the only remaining knockout tournament in the country following the demise of the Mbada Diamonds Cup and the One Wallet Cup due to none availability of funds.

The losing finalists will receive $50,000.

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