Chibuku Super Cup underway


CHIBUKU Super Cup gets underway this weekend after a colourful launch at the Delta Corporation head office on Monday, in Harare, with the first round fixture pitting giants Dynamos against Highlanders.
The ZWL$1,5 million knockout competition will see top flight clubs battling for honours, with the winner securing a berth to represent Zimbabwe in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup.
This weekend, the bottom four teams on the log will fight for two slots.
Mushowani will face-off with Bulawayo Chiefs with the winner meeting Ngezi Platinum Stars.
TelOne then locks horns with Yadah with the winner taking on army side Black Rhinos.
After this weekend’s preliminary stages, the first round will be played on the weekend of September 28-29 2019.
A month later, the quarter finals stage will be played on the weekend of October 26-27.
The semis are slated for November 9 and 10 while the finals will be held on the last day of November.
Triangle are the defending champions of the Chibuku Super Cup after beating Harare City 2-0 in the finals played at Gibbo Stadium last year.
Triangle are currently playing in the Confederation Cup.
This year’s edition of the Chibuku Super Cup comes at a time Delta’s sponsorship package with local football expires at the end of this year.
The local premiership is sponsored through its brand Castle Lager.
However, Delta Beverages stated that negotiations for a new sponsorship deal were underway, which could breathe new life into clubs and soccer-loving fans.
Monday’s draw saw football giants Dynamos and Highlanders clashing in the first round of the competition.
A number of interesting fixtures are in store for the fans in the Chibuku Super Cup.
CAPS United take on Harare City, presenting an emotional meeting for Lloyd Chitembwe who left the Green machine for Harare City last month.
Another interesting fixture is the midlands derby pitting FC Platinum against Chapungu.
Chicken Inn vs Manica Diamonds
Black Rhinos vs TelOne / Yadah
CAPS United vs Harare City
Ngezi Platinum vs Mushowani / Bulawayo Chiefs
ZPC Kariba vs Hwange
Triangle United vs Herentals
FC Platinum vs Chapungu
Dynamos vs Highlanders


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