The Zimbabwe football family is looking forward to a violence-free weekend as the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League program rolls into week seven.
Violence rocked Harare last weekend when Dynamos lost 1-0 to FC Platinum. This weekend Dynamos travel to Bulawayo where they are set to clash with Tsholotsho Pirates.
The Harare giants are in an unfamiliar second from the bottom position in the 16-team Castle Lager Premier Soccer League log and underfire club chairman Kenny Mubaiwa is appealing for calm among his team followers.
The game against 11th placed Tsholotsho Pirates is another test case for Dembare’s pedigree to recover. Mubaiwa says the club is still eyeing the league championship.
On the other hand, FC Platinum clash with Border Strikers with coach Norman Mapeza, who thinks they will clinch the league title, confident of chalking a victor against the lowly-rated club.
Third-placed Caps United are at home but this time not at the National Sports Stadium but at Rufaro Stadium as the giant stadium cannot be used due to the Zimbabwe Under-20 match against Cameroon.
The other matches on the menu are as follows: Chapungu vs Ngezi Platinum Stars; Hwange vs How Mine; Mutare City Rovers vs Chicken Inn and Triangle vs Bulawayo City.
All the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League matches in Harare will be played on the same day to avoid being a counter attraction to the game between the Young Warriors and the Cubs of Cameroon.
Zifa communications manager Xolisani Gwesela says all is well in the Young Warriors camp, noting that he is confident the team will pull up a good show.
The winner of the tie between Zimbabwe and Cameroon will meet the winner between Libya and Benin for that vital place at the finals.
The Africa Under-20 Championships are set for Zambia in April 2017.
In cricket, the Associate Provincial League reaches its semi-final stage with two matches, one in Masvingo and the other in Bindura.
The Southern Rocks are hoping for a place in the final with a date against the Western Tigers in Masvingo while across the country in Bindura, Centrals are set to clash with Power Turbines.
The winners will meet in the final on May 28th at a venue still to be decided.