Zimbabwe fell to the West Indies despite putting up a spirited performance that was witnessed by Zimbabweans in the diaspora who turned up to watch their home team.
The West Indies will start off as the favorites after winning 34 of their previous 44 One Day International meetings but an upset is possible as Ireland have proved.
Sibanda (42), who became a soccer giant after securing the services of Zimbabwe’s soccer legend, striker Peter Ndlovu, died Saturday.
The two teams’ fans have been playing a guessing game on who will feature for their teams this season.
Zimbabwe’s Chevrons will be hard pressed for a good show when they trot onto the Seddock Park Stadium in Hamilton Sunday for their showdown with neighbors the Proteas.
All the top three clubs in the country - Dynamos, Highlanders and Caps United - have changed coaches.
Betting houses in Zimbabwe have been active during the past 22 days of the tournament as Africa's best tussled to land the trophy.
Soccer action continuing at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea Tuesday with 1992 champions Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea settling for a one-all draw.
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.