Harare City ready for Bosso

HARARE - Harare City striker Martin Vengesayi is confident his side can cause an upset when they face Highlanders in the Zimbabwe National Army Charities Shield final on Sunday at Barbourfields Stadium.

It will be a battle with a difference as City and Bosso, will feature in what promises to be massive encounter whose proceeds will go to support challenged members of the army and their dependents.

The two teams have already met once this season in the league with the match ended 1-1 draw at the same venue.

Addressing journalists yesterday Vengesayi, one of the experienced players in the Sunshine Boys’ camp, said they are geared up for Highlanders.

“We have preparing well for the game and we are ready for them,” Vengesayi said.

“We are eager to win to lift the cup. Morale is high and everyone is looking forward to the match. I can’t really say we have any special approach for them because it’s just like any other game. We are just going there to enjoy ourselves.”

City coach Moses Chunga concurred with his striker saying they want nothing less than a victory.

“It’s a cup game and we want to win,” Chunga said. “We take inspiration from Portugal, who prior to the Euro 2016 was not given any chance but they went on to win the coveted price. The players are ready and eager to lift the cup. We have quite a balanced side.

“We have experienced players some of whom has played in the cup finals and others have won the championships. Of course Highlanders are playing well but cup games have little to do with form.”

ZNA Charities Staff Officer Grade 1 Fabian Chitungo said they are looking forward to an entertaining match and appealed to fans to come in their thousands to support the noble cause.

Winners of the ZNA Charities Shield will walk away $12 000 richer while the runners up are assured of pocketing $8 000.

Gate charges have been pegged at $3 for the rest of the ground, $5 for the VIP and $10 for VVIP. Children under 12 years will not pay to watch the two teams in action.

The ZNA Charities has five charitable organisations which are; Tsanga Lodge Convalescent Centre, Army Widows and Orphans Benevolent Fund, ZNA Benevolent Fund, ZNA Schools Welfare Trust Fund as well as the ZNA Patients Welfare Fund.

Meanwhile, Harare City spokesperson Hope Chizuzu said they are yet to receive a transfer request from want away playmaker Raphael Manuvire.

“Manuvire has not formally asked for release from the club. He may have said it but as Harare City football club we are yet to receive his formal request to leave the club,” Chizuzu said.  

“The only player that that been released to date is Agrippa Murimba whose clearance has been granted. As it stands Manuvire remains a City player until such a time when he formally request to leave.”

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