High­landers, Ngezi square off at BF in Chibuku semi

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ricky Zililo

THE foot­ball gods could be smil­ing at High­landers, who will play their Chibuku Su­per Cup semi-fi­nal match against Ngezi Plat­inum Stars at Bar­bour­fields Sta­dium on Sun­day.

Be­cause of broad­cast­ing mo­dal­i­ties, the Cas­tle Lager Premier Soccer League has slated the semi­fi­nals for Bar­bour­fields and Man­dava Sta­dium in Zvisha­vane.

The league’s broad­cast­ing part­ners Su­perS­port will beam both semi-fi­nals live, start­ing with the Harare City and FC Plat­inum game at Man­dava on Satur­day be­fore mov­ing to Bu­l­awayo the fol­low­ing day.

For High­landers, who are in line for a league and cup dou­ble, this will be the third time to play be­fore their home crowd in the Chibuku Su­per Cup.

High­landers beat Mutare City Rovers 2-1 in the first round and went on to knock out How Mine in the quar­ter-fi­nals.

Bosso were “away” against How Mine at Bar­bour­fields in that quar­ter-fi­nal en­counter, which ended 1-1 after reg­u­la­tion time, be­fore High­landers went on to win 4-3 on penal­ties to set a semi-fi­nal date with Ngezi Plat­inum.

Ngezi Plat­inum’s road to the semi-fi­nal saw them elim­i­nat­ing Hwange 3-1 in the first round be­fore clob­ber­ing Tsholot­sho FC 4-1 in the quar­ter-fi­nals.

The plat­inum min­ers, who have lost twice to High­landers this sea­son, will be hop­ing for a change in for­tunes to avoid go­ing down for the third time.

De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Harare City will be hop­ing to get the bet­ter of FC Plat­inum, who beat them 3-1 in the fi­nal of the 2014 edi­tion.

City needed penalty shootouts in the quar­ter­fi­nals against ZPC Kariba to book a place in the last four, while FC Plat­inum cruised to a 1-0 vic­tory over Tri­an­gle United at Gibbo Sta­dium.

City beat ZPC Kariba 4-2 on penal­ties after the match had ended 2-2 to book a place in the semi­fi­nals.

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