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Zimbabwe's Caps United And Caps Football In Saturday Grudge Match

Bitter Zimbabwean soccer rivals Caps United and Caps Football Club of Harare were set to face off Saturday at Dzivarasekwa Stadium, Harare, in a match embodying their dispute over which team is entitled to play under the Caps franchise name.

Caps United was first to hold the name, but in the past season the corporate sponsor which dropped the team launched another, giving it the name Caps Football Club. A legal battle over rights to the name has been dragging on for months.

Caps United expressed ire this week over the Premier Soccer League's assignment of the grudge match to Dzivarasekwa Stadium, while Lengthens, promoted to the league just this season, was to take on Highlanders at much larger Gwanzura Stadium.

Rufaro Stadium has been closed so that artificial turf can be installed.

Sports commentator Michael Kariati told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that there is keen interest in Caps vs. Caps.

Kariati asked Caps United fan Victor Madzwamutse about his expectations.

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