There is a lot of excitement among Zimbabweans about the football extravaganza with most soccer fans saying they will be glued to their television sets to watch the month-long event.
Harrison takes over from former coach Taurai Mangwiro and is expected to lead the team into securing the premiership title.
Soccer commentator Ezra ‘Tshisa’ Sibanda says the club will have serious challenges in hosting big clubs like Dynamos, Highlanders, Caps United and others.
There was little to cheer for Zimbabweans as the country suffered humiliation in most sporting disciplines.
'We are going to try and beef up the squad. Few of our players are reaching their retiring ages'
Club chief executive, Ndumiso Gumede, says they settled for Mafu because of his high qualifications and knowledge of Highlanders’ history and expectations.
Zimbabwe has shown potential to perform even much better in similar games, which will be held in Angola in 2016.
Valeria Bhuni has made it to the finals after beating South Africa’s Caitlin Herb.
ZPC Kariba stuttered where it mattered most as they lost out the 2014 Zimbabwe soccer league championship on the day which looked like theirs for celebration.
Dynamos beat How Mine 2-1 as CAPS United thrashed title contenders ZPC Kariba 3-2 in Harare.
Dynamos are still on top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League table with 53 points following a 5-3 win against Harare City.
The youth groups are said to belong to the factions backing Vice President Joyce Mujuru and Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has the support of Mrs, Mugabe.