Bosso shift focus to Chibuku Cup

HARARE - Highlanders coach Erol Akbay says his side is prepared to face any team in the Chibuku Super Cup quarterfinals with the draw scheduled for today in Gweru.

The Bulawayo giants alongside FC Platinum will be fancying their chances of a league and cup double after perennial contenders Dynamos and CAPS United were bundled out in the first round.

Dynamos and CAPS’ exits left Akbay and Norman Mapeza’s teams as the main favourites for the trophy.

Akbay revealed that while his charges were eager to win the cup they were, however, not worried about the identity of the opponents they will face in the quarterfinals.      

Highlanders are four points behind log leaders FC Platinum in the championship race.

“We are not worried about who we will play, what we want is to play and win,” Akbay told the Daily News yesterday.

“We definitely want to win this cup. It will be great if we go on to win the league and cup double. We are ready for anyone, the players are motivated and we are looking forward to giving it our best. We just want to take one game at a time.”

Bosso progressed to the quarterfinals after overcoming stubborn Mutare City 2-1 in the first round at home.

Other teams that will go into the hat in today’s quarterfinal draw are defending champions Harare City, How Mine, Ngezi Platinum Stars, Triangle, Tsholotsho and ZPC Kariba.

According to the sponsors, the first four teams to be drawn will be at home.

The quarterfinals will be played this coming weekend while the semi-finals have been slotted for the weekend of October 21-23.

Harare City are the defending champions of the Chibuku Super Cup after beating Dynamos 2-1 in last year’s final at the National Sports Stadium.

The Sunshine Boys went on to represent the country in the African Confederation Cup where they were knocked out in the first round by Zambian side Zanaco.

In addition to a ticket to represent the country in Africa, Harare City pocketed a $75 000 winners’ cheque while Dynamos went home $50 000 richer.

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