Chibuku Super Cup fiesta for Zvish
A FOOTBALL fiesta is on the cards for Zvishavane when four Premiership teams Bantu Rovers, Hwange, Tsholotsho FC and Yadah FC battle it out in the preliminary round of the Chibuku Super Cup at Mandava Stadium tomorrow.
The double header will see Hwange and Yadah taking to the field first in a 1PM kick-off followed by the Bantu Rovers and Tsholotsho encounter.
Winners of the two games will join the top 14 league teams for the first round that kicks off next week.
Rovers are going into the game as underdogs, with team manager Agent Sawu saying they would rest all their regular players and use Under-20 players, including two 15-year-olds that they registered during the mid-season break.
“We’re a club that believes in affording youngsters an opportunity to shine and we believe this is a perfect moment to give most of these young lads, who are the future of the club, a dance in the topflight. We will rest all the seasoned players and allow those who missed the last game against Caps United (defenders Dumisani Fazo Ndlovu and Lindelani Ncube) time to recover. So, we’re going there as underdogs and with no pressure. We want the youngsters to enjoy their game,” said Sawu.
The 15-year olds registered by Rovers during the mid-season transfer window are Sibusiso Moyo and Nkosilasthi Mpofu. They also added 16-year-old midfielder Mpumelelo Bhebhe.
Should they get the better of Tsholotsho, Rovers will face How Mine, while Premier Soccer League title contenders Chicken Inn will face the winner of the Hwange-Yadah game.
Winners of the tournament will pocket $75 000 and also get to play against the league winners in a Castle Challenge Cup to wrap the PSL’s 25-year celebrations on December 5. — @ZililoR