The annual NetOne Charity Shield, which for the second year running will act as the season opener, will be launched at a local hotel this morning.
The highly-anticipated season kicks off at the end of the month and the NetOne Charity Shield final next Sunday between Dynamos and Motor Action, set for the National Sports Stadium, would act as an appetiser.
At today’s function, this year’s package will be announced.
The organisers of the event have refused to give away details of the package, just promising this year’s tournament will be bigger than last year’s.
Dynamos are the defending champions after defeating their weekend opponent 4-2 in the finals last year. The match had ended in a 2-2 draw.
For their efforts, Dynamos were given $40 000 while Motor Action were given $20 000 consolation.
Dynamos, whose coach Calisto Pasuwa has stated his desire to win the shield, will use the match to fine-tune their squad for the Caf Champions League first round, first leg match away to Liga Muçulmana of Mozambique a week later.
Motor Action on the other hand will be out for revenge against a team that they have already defeated this year.
The Mighty Bulls narrowly beat their city rivals 1-0 to clinch the Bob 88 Super Cup third
Fans wishing to watch the match will have to pay $3 for the Rest of the Ground section while those wishing to watch the match from Bays 15 to 18 have to pay $10. VIP will be strictly by invitation.
The organisers have said proceeds from the match will go to charity organisations that will be identified.