Townsend and Butcher Cup fi­nal date set

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Allen Khu­malo Sports Re­porter

THE stage is set for the Bu­l­awayo Am­a­teur Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (Bafa) ad­min­is­tered Townsend and Butcher Cup fi­nal be­tween former cham­pi­ons Rebels and Lad­uma set for to­mor­row at Bar­bour­fields Sta­dium.

Mag­wegwe North’s Lad­uma who are in their first ever fi­nal have de­clared war on the former cham­pi­ons who hail from Bar­bour­fields and will play be­fore a home crowd.

Lad­uma coach Do­minick Sibanda said his side which is in its maiden Bafa sea­son is ready to up­set 2013 cham­pi­ons.

“Our ul­ti­mate goal is to lift the tro­phy and make his­tory be­cause this is our first time in the BAFA league.

“The pos­si­bil­ity of writ­ing our own piece of his­tory is push­ing us to win this fi­nal. We have been pre­par­ing hard for this day and we are ready for the chal­lenge,” said Sibanda.

He said his side was not un­der pres­sure to per­form and had there­fore in­structed his play­ers to en­joy the game.

Sibanda said his troops will go into the field with their tails up fol­low­ing a 13-0 win over Dy­namic Diesel last week in their league clash.

“The team is in high spir­its fol­low­ing our last week’s win over Dy­namic Diesel. We put in a lot of work to be in the fi­nal and hav­ing come this far, it will be hurt­ing to lose against Rebels,” said Sibanda.

Rebels lost 1-3 to FBC Fal­cons last week and this could work against them.

A brace from Elvis Charam­buka and a goal from Wis­per Mu­jokoro handed Fal­cons the much de­served win.

Rebels who had set a BAFA record with their im­pres­sive run, got their soli­tary goal from Phi­lani Mlotshwa.

Mean­while, Wood­lands War­riors will cur­tain raise the fi­nal against United FC at 9AM. — @khumza­llen.

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