One Wallet Cup kicks off

HARARE - The One Wallet Cup roars into life this afternoon with a double header at Mandava Stadium where Harare City and Triangle take to the field in the first of potentially exciting quarter-final matches.

FC Platinum will then face Chicken Inn in the second quarter-final match at the same venue. All the matches will also be broadcast live on SuperSport.

Highlanders face How Mine tomorrow at Ascot in another quarter-final clash while Dynamos and CAPS United complete the quarter-final programme of the NetOne sponsored tournament when they clash at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.

NetOne have poured $400 000 in this competition that they will bankroll for the next three years.

Winners of the first edition of the One Wallet Cup, which was launched in the capital on Wednesday, will pocket $80 000 while the losing finalists will get $60 000.

The teams that will be knocked out in the semi-finals each get $30 000 while those that bow out in the first round receive $20 000. 

Harare City coach Bigboy Mawiwi yesterday predicted a tough match against Triangle but is hoping to get past the first round.

“This is a cup game. They are tough and unpredicted. We cannot take anything for granted,” Mawiwi told Daily News yesterday.

“We are looking forward to give our best. We want to progress to the next round but the task need everyone to work hard. Triangle are a good side and they have been playing well in the past matches.

“I am happy the boys are psyched up for the match. Morale is high and we hope for a good result.:

The Sunshine Boys, now in their third year in the top flight league, endured a tough start to the season, losing seven of their opening nine matches. 

Mawiwi’s men have however made a steady recovery and are now out of the relegation zone after posting some impressive results lately.

Triangle have on the other hand enjoyed a good run in their previous league matches.

Platinum will be banking on the home fans to see off the challenge of Chicken Inn when the two sides clash in the second match of the afternoon.

But for Chicken Inn, Mandava is likely to evoke good memories as the Gamecocks won their first ever silverware there last year since they joined the top-flight league, after beating CAPS United 3-2 to lift the NetOne Charity Shield last year.

Today: Harare City v Triangle (1pm), FC Platinum v Chicken Inn (3pm, both at Mandava).

Tomorrow: Highlanders v How Mine (1pm, Ascot).

Sunday: Dynamos v CAPS United (1pm, NSS).

Comments (1)

Dembare iteam yedu rova ngoma usekerere. Hokoyo ne Chazunguza. Its time we separate boys from men Feke Feke icharohwa kuseni seni. Dembare has the bragging rights to control Hre . Kuti Dembare ndokuti bhora.

A. MBEYO - 18 July 2014

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.