Bob90 Super Cup raises stink

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THERE is a general feeling that the organisers of the Bob Super Cup competition always want to ensure Dynamos reach the finals of this competition.

HENRY MHARA

This year’s edition, the Bob90 Super Cup, which has been set for February 16 and 23, will involve three teams — Harare City, Highlanders and Dynamos, who are the defending champions.

However, Dynamos have been given a bye in the initial stages and will wait to face the winner between Highlanders and Harare City in the final.

City and Bosso face each other in a one-off match at Bulawayo’s Barbourfields Stadium on February 16.

The winner of that match will head to Harare were they will meet the defending champions at Rufaro Stadium seven days later.

During a Press conference to announce the dates of the tournament yesterday, journalists questioned why Dynamos has been “propelled” into the final.

Tournament spokesperson Charles Mabika had difficulties explaining the constant changes to the format, which has in all instances, appeared to favour the Harare giants.

He said as the defending champions, Dynamos should be given a chance to defend their title, a justification which was recieved with huge groans from the audience.

Last year, the organisers handpicked Dynamos and Highlanders to play in the final over two legs, which the later went on to win 6-1 on aggregate.

In 2012, four teams — Dynamos, Motor Action, Hwange and eventual winners FC Platinum— were involved in this tournament. Dynamos, arguably the biggest crowd puller in the local league, were knocked out in the first round, a situation which reportedly incensed the organisers.

Threats were reportedly issued to Dynamos coach Kalisto Pasuwa for using a “weak side” for the match.

In 2011, when the tournament started, it featured Dynamos and Caps United, with the former winning 3-2.

The tournament is played to celebrate President’s Robert Mugabe’s birthday. The President turns 90 on February 21.

The prize money for the tournament will be revealed during a launch-dinner at the end of this month.

Dynamos received $110 000 for winning the cup last year while Highlanders received $70 000.

Mabika said the Highlanders-City duel will be curtain raised by a match between Zimbabwe Soccer Legends and the Mighty Warriors players based in the country’s southern region. The final match will be curtain-raised by the Mighty Warriors, who will play Members of Parliament.

Besides this curtain raiser’s match, there will also be a game between a schools select team from the southern region and their northern region counterparts.

23 COMMENTS

  1. This does not develop soccer at all… its a shame to organiser..they shld promote top 4 or 6 .to promote our PL

  2. Organiser anoita zvaanoda nemari yake whats the noise about, this is not about developing soccer but its about how the sponser want the tornerment to be played. Mari yatinayo inokwana zvatakaita isu sema sponser, next year ngoma ndiyo, ndiyo Dembare ikadyiwa they will still get a bye as the most popular club.

  3. munogona zvenyu kuti sponsor anoita zvaanoda but chokwadi ndechekuti panehuori. say whatever you want but corruption ndiyo iripo.

  4. Bosso and Harare City should just boycot this so called tournamnt…let dynamos play Zinara select and Prisons select….Basijwayela kabi

  5. If they decide to boycott who cares we will rope in cash strapped Caps United and Bulawayo Chiefs and these two will gladly grab the opportunity since it has been a long time since the earlier have ever featured in any cup final and the money will go a long way to pay outsanding sign on fees for 2013 whilst the later will be overwhelmed by such a gesture.Netone elbowed out Dynamos last year in their tournament because of bad blood over winners cheque of the previous years tournament and there eas no fuss about it.Zvokwadi inguva ye Dembare yevamwe ichazosvikawo hameno kuti rinhi.

  6. I respect President Mugabe and Zanu pf but i pity the organizers of this competition. I see people trying to use soccer to gain political visibility here. This Cup has no links with the President and his political achievements. He loves football but ask yourself why he never bothers to attend the final of this Cup. People are using the President’s name to make money, just like our brothers who sell clothes with the President’s signature as a brand. They hold fundraising dinners begging for money as our President is a beggar. Shame…..President vari kuti torai minda murime asi simbe dzava kuba nezita ravo.

  7. as an avid BOSSO fan wonder what will happen if they handpick Bosso, How mine and a team from Harare, we might hear people complaining about regionalism. wonder also why not have the final played in Binga or Vic falls why celebrate everything in Harare

  8. On a serious note, pasvika Dembare hapachaite kuti itangire pama knockouts, ku Caf Dengoz yaitangira kuma last qualifying rounds wani. Magonero ndiwo anokusimudza

  9. Why are people fuss about nothing even in champion league dembare received a bye coz it is seeded. They are the current holders of the cup so why not receiving a bye? This reporter surely is shamelessly biased towards highlanders, but he wrote nothing when demabre was elbowed out of netone charity cup, his is to promote hatred and chaos. shame on you stupid reporter.

    • I will be polite to you: You rot from the head like fish!!! You say the reporter must try farming as if its the worst thing that needs mediocrity. For your own information farming is quite challenging.

  10. Zimbos ahhh mandikona. U compete in giving silly and biased arguments all the time. The question is ‘is it fair in our Zimbabwean football as it is to favour Dynamos becos it is a crowd puller. So how will other teams grow if not given a chance’ but hey madimbare hapana chimwe chavanozive except blind support yedimbare. So they cant be factual zvachose. Its a pity………

  11. .Zimbos ahhh mandikona. U compete in giving silly and biased arguments all the time. The question is ‘is it fair in our Zimbabwean football as it is to favour Dynamos becos it is a crowd puller. So how will other teams grow if not given a chance’ but hey madimbare hapana chimwe chavanozive except blind support yedimbare. So they cant be factual zvachose. Its a pity………

  12. Shame, shame and shame on you the organisers of this tournament. Again, we say shame, shame and shame to you……..

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