HARARE City are excited about the prospect of facing rivals Highlanders in the semi-finals of the Bob90 Super Cup at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.
BY SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
City coach Bigboy Mawiwi said it was an honour for them to be taking part in the tournament for the first time. He said the tournament would give a clearer picture of his squad as he readies for the 2014 season.
“We are excited to be taking part in this tournament. It is always a challenge to play against Highlanders especially after they signed a number of new players. It will give us a clearer picture in terms of our strengths and weaknesses as we prepare for the 2014 season.
“Highlanders have signed a good number of players and I predict a tough match,” said Mawiwi whose team thrashed the Bulawayo giants 4-0 in the 2013 campaign at Rufaro, effectively derailing their championship hopes.
Highlanders, however, eventually finished second in the league with City finishing third while Dynamos were crowned champions following a reverting contest which saw the three teams emerging with the same number of points only to be separated by goal difference.
Bosso have signed international defender Felix Chindungwe, the former FC Platinum trio of Charles Sibanda, Joel Ngodzo and Welcome Ndiweni. They now also have on their books Valentine Ndaba (Shabanie), Khumbulani Banda (How Mine) and goalkeeper Njabulo Nyoni from Chicken Inn. They also still have one more slot and could sign unsettled Caps United forward Rahman Kutsanzira who is already training with them.
On the other hand, Harare City have signed Hwange striker Francesco Zekumbawira who had been loaned to champions Dynamos. Former Caps United defender Arnold Chivheya has also been signed by the City Fathers. Former Tripple B midfielder Timire Mamvura, Misheck Mburayi (Triangle), and Mhleli Sibanda from FC Platinum are now also on the books of the City Fathers.
City have also pounced on Benson Maglas who was at Caps United last season and former Monomotapa striker Agrippa Murimba.
Mawiwi has also plucked striker Takudzwa Chimwemwe from the obscurity of division one football. Dynamos were given a bye into the final and will await the winner between Highlanders and Harare City.
The final has been set for February 23.