BY FORTUNE MBELE
HIGHLANDERS and Chicken Inn will this week start training in preparation for the resumption of the Chibuku Super Cup after going through the necessary COVID-19 protocols.
The Chibuku Super Cup is set to resume at the monthend and the two Bulawayo sides led Group B of the tournament with seven points apiece before the competition was suspended in July due to a surge in COVID-19 infections.
Other clubs in Group B are Bulawayo City and Bulawayo Chiefs.
Government has lifted the embargo on all sporting activities on condition the games would only be open to vaccinated players and officials.
Bosso spokesperson Ronald Moyo yesterday said they would start training this week after satisfying the necessary COVID-19 protocols.
“The procedure is that we do COVID-19 tests first, before everything else. We are working on those logistics. We don’t have dates as when we will start training, but this week,” Moyo said.
Chicken Inn secretary-general Tavengwa Hara said they were yet to get official communication from the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
“We don’t have anything from PSL at the moment, but by tomorrow we will be testing,” Hara said.
Chicken Inn were leading Group B by a superior goal difference when the tournament was iced.
Bulawayo City spokesperson Thandiwe Moyo also confirmed the local authority side’s position.
“We are at a stage where we are liaising with the COVID-19 compliance officer and team doctor. We will start training soon after all the procedures have been done,” Moyo said.
Her Bulawayo Chiefs counterpart Thulani “Javas” Sibanda said they were also making final preparations.
“We are finalising preparations for a safe return to training. Once we complete the necessary procedure we will hit the ground training this week,” Sibanda said.
When government gave all sporting disciplines the nod last week, the PSL urged clubs to adhere to COVID-19 protocols related to testing and vaccination to ensure the smooth resumption of the Chibuku Super Cup.
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