All set for Chibuku Su­per Cup draw

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo Se­nior Sports Re­porter

ALL is set for the an­nual 16-team Chibuku Su­per Cup draw that takes place at Man­del Train­ing Cen­tre to­day, with the 2015 sea­son’s top eight teams set to avoid each other when the first round roars into life over the week­end of Septem­ber 16-18. The seeded teams are FC Plat­inum, High­landers, Caps United, Dynamos, ZPC Kariba, Tri­an­gle United, Ngezi Plat­inum and de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Harare City. Win­ners will pocket $75 000 and also rep­re­sent Zim­babwe in the To­tal Caf Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup. The full prize list will be an­nounced at the draw. Premier Soccer League chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Kennedy Nde­bele said all was on course for the draw.

“We are set and nat­u­rally we are ex­cited about the event. We are ex­pect­ing all the 16 teams to be rep­re­sented, while of course the league and our es­teemed spon­sors will be there,” said Nde­bele.

The quar­ter-fi­nals are sched­uled be­tween Septem­ber 30 and Oc­to­ber 2, while the semi-fi­nals will be played on the week­end of Oc­to­ber 21-23 and the fi­nal on No­vem­ber 5.

While venues are yet to be de­cided, it is highly likely that all the eight seeded teams will be­gin their jour­ney for glory at home, al­most guar­an­tee­ing them pas­sage to the quar­ter­fi­nals.

As hold­ers, Harare City, now un­der the le­gendary Moses Chunga and Mkhuphali Ma­suku, will start as pre-tour­na­ment favourites.

The Sun­shine Boys beat Dynamos 2-1 in a dra­mafilled fi­nal with goals com­ing from Wil­liam Manondo and Francesco Zekum­bawire, who is now ply­ing his trade in Tan­za­nia for Azam.

DeMbare got their con­so­la­tion from Richard Ka­won­dera. — @skhu­moyo2000

Kennedy Nde­bele

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