Football fiesta for Bulawayo


Bulawayo’s four Castle Lager Premier Soccer League teams will play in a tournament at White City Stadium on Sunday.


Highlanders, Bulawayo City, Tsholotsho and How Mine will all take part in the festival.


Bosso chief executive officer, Ndumiso Gumede said the tournament was a joint effort and each club will have a part to play in the organisation of the festival.

He said gates at the stadium will open at 9am, with adults paying $2 and $1 for two children.

The tournament will provide newboys Bulawayo City with an opportunity to gauge themselves against seasoned Premiership campaigners.

Bulawayo City are under former Chicken Inn and How Mine coach Philani Ncube.

Tsholotsho will also use the opportunity to fine-tune their squad ahead of the 2016 season.

Last season Tsholotsho narrowly survived relegation and will be aiming to stay clear of the danger zone this time.

Highlanders and How Mine, on the other hand, will be under new gaffers, with Elroy Akbay taking charge of the former, while Kelvin Kaindu will be mentoring the latter.

Bosso’s new coach will get a better idea of the players that he will be working with, having an opportunity to look at them in a game situation.

Akbay has been a given a top-four finish target by the club’s leadership, allowing him time to build a championship winning side for 2017.

Last season Bosso started badly, but improved towards the end of the season, winning the Easycall Cup.