IN an effort to attract a large turnout at the Chibuku Super Cup final pitting Bulawayo Chiefs against Herentals at Barbourfields Stadium on November 20, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) has slashed gate charges.
Fans will be asked to pay just a US$1 for a seat in the rest of the ground, US$2 for the VIP while the VVIP will be strictly for invited guests.
The league games and the other stages of the cup tournament from the first round to the semi-finals had charges pegged at a minimum of US$3.
PSL yesterday announced the gate charges on its social media pages.
Fans in Bulawayo had a chance to watch a rehearsal of the final when Chiefs beat Herentals 1-0 in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match on October 30 at Luveve Stadium in a match that was poorly attended.
Without the traditional crowd pullers such as Caps United, Highlanders and Dynamos, there were fears that the final could attract a small crowd.
For the finals, the sponsors have also lined up some entertainment from popular dance ensemble Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) and rhumba/tshibilika musician Clement Magwaza.
On the way to the final, Bulawayo Chiefs accounted for giants and city neighbours Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium before despatching Black Rhinos in a penalty shoot-out in the semi-finals at Mandava Stadium.
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To earn a berth in the final, Herentals brushed aside the league champions FC Platinum in the semi-finals, also played at Mandava and also determined by the penalty lottery.
The Students had beaten Manica Diamonds in the quarter-finals at the National Sports Stadium.
FC Platinum were the winners of the competition last year when they beat Ngezi Platinum in the finals, wresting the silverware from Highlanders who also despatched Ngezi at Barbourfields Stadium in the previous edition.
In 2018, the final duel was between Triangle and Harare City with the former emerging winners.
Harare City and Ngezi Platinum Stars have also previously won the competition.
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