THE Chibuku Super Cup quarter-finals will go ahead as scheduled at the weekend after Warriors coaches were forced to drop Dynamos skipper Frank Makarati and Highlanders Andrew Mbeba for them to represent their respective clubs.
Dynamos and Highlanders had each initially lost three players to the Warriors’ squad that will be taking part in a match against The Zebras of Botswana as that country celebrates its Independence Day on Saturday.
The two clubs had requested for their respective matches to be shelved because they had three players in the national team.
Highlanders take on Caps United at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday and Bosso chief executive officer Ronald Moyo yesterday said they are making arrangements for Brito to be available for the crunch tie against the Green Machine.
“We are making arrangements that after the Warriors’ game, Brito flies to Harare and connects to Bulawayo and be available for the Chibuku Super Cup tie. As for the Warriors, I believe Zifa will make a statement but I understand they have dropped Mbeba,” Moyo said.
In Brito’s absence, Madinda Ndlovu will take charge.
Brito is expected to arrive in Harare from Bulawayo Tuesday afternoon.
Dynamos, who play FC Platinum, had Makarati, Tanaka Shandirwa and Donald Mudadi in the Warriors’ fold while Highlanders had Peter Mbeba, Peter Muduhwa and Brighton Manhire.
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The Glamour Boys chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze said assistant coach Lloyd “Mablanyo” Chigove will preside over DeMbare against FC Platinum since head Genius Mangombe will be also be with the national team as one of Brito’s assitants.
“The fixture is on. Lloyd Chigove will be in charge and we understand they (Zifa) have dropped Makarati,” Mashingaidze said.