Zifa of­fi­cials no show at Chibuku fi­nal

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

DE­SPITE the Chibuku Su­per Cup win­ners earn­ing the right to rep­re­sent Zim­babwe in the Caf Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup, Zifa of­fi­cials were ab­sent at the fi­nal played at Baobab Sta­dium in Mhon­doro on Satur­day.

There was a na­tional team as­sign­ment in Harare on the same day and Zifa spokesman Xolisani Gwe­sela said their of­fi­cials were com­mit­ted at the in­ter­na­tional friendly.

“Re­mem­ber we had a game on the day. Zifa did not snub the Chibuku Su­per Cup fi­nal, but was com­mit­ted. Be­sides, we had (PSL chair­man) Peter Dube there,” said Gwe­sela.

Dube is a Zifa ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­ber, but at­tended Satur­day’s fi­nal un­der the aus­pices of the PSL.

Ngezi Plat­inum Stars lifted the tro­phy with a con­vinc­ing 3-1 win over FC Plat­inum in a poorly at­tended fi­nal.

While the at­mos­phere in­side the sta­dium was jovial, the spon­sors would have been wor­ried by the poor at­ten­dance, which ranks among the worst in the his­tory of lo­cal foot­ball.

The fi­nal was also watched by PSL chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Kennedy Nde­bele, for­mer PSL chair­man Twine Phiri, the Delta man­age­ment led by mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive Max Karombo, Bulawayo City FC chair­man Jerry Sibanda and the Caps United tech­ni­cal staff, who were prob­a­bly on a spy­ing mis­sion.

Caps United take on Ngezi Plat­inum in their next league match and could lift the ti­tle at Baobab Sta­dium if they win the match and FC Plat­inum and High­landers play to a draw.

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