Last yearâ€™s final was held at Mandava Stadium, and coincidentally, Harare City were also in that final, which they lost 1-3 to FC Platinum. At that time Harare City were under the guidance of Masimba Dinyero, who has now been relegated to the juniors. Taurayi Mangwiro, previously at Caps United, has now taken charge of the Harare City fathers.
â€œWe are out of the league title race and a Chibuku Super Cup final has made our fans happy. Now that we are in the final, our hands should be on that trophy,â€ said Mangwiro.
Dynamos coach Tonderayi Ndiraya is also not sure of retaining the league title and believed the Chibuku Super Cup would be enough consolation, should they fail to win the league. â€œAt the moment, we are not sure of the league title. It is now between Chicken Inn and FC Platinum. We would be happy with the Chibuku Super Cup as it is for us to do it for ourselves,â€ he said.
The winners of the Chibuku Super Cup will take home $75,000 while the losing finalists get their reward of $50,000. On their way to the final Harare City overcame ZPC Kariba 4-1 while Dynamos beat Chapungu 1-0. Both matches were played at Mandava Stadium.
The Premier Soccer League want the tournament to end way before November 30 to give the Zimbabwe Football Association time to register the Chibuku Super Cup winners with the Confederation of African Football for the Caf Confederation Cup.
Caf have set November 30 as the deadline for all countries to register clubs who will take part in both the Confederation Cup and the Champions League.Post published in: Football