Senior Sports Reporter
TWO clubs that have earned the right to represent Zimbabwe in CAF inter-club competitions will bring the curtain down on this domestic Premiership season when they clash in the Chibuku Super Cup final at Baobab on Sunday.
Ngezi are looking for a League and Cup Double while DeMbare want silverware to show for what was an improved show in which they were even forced to play some games away from home.
There is a constituency of DeMbare fans who question Ngezi’s right to the championship arguing that the champions had the advantage of even playing some of their away games at home.
At least, on Sunday, Ngezi can silence those voices.
DeMbare say they badly want this trophy.
“This is a trophy that has eluded us for a long time and it’s time we flex our muscles as one of the giants in the league.
“Of course, cup competitions are unpredictable.
“A good example is that last season no one would have given Herentals and Bulawayo Chiefs a chance to play in the final.
“But, they ended up featuring in the final and Bulawayo Chiefs won it,” said DeMbare secretary-general Webster Marechera, in a recent interview.
The winners will pocket US$75 000 prize money and a ticket to represent Zimbabwe in the next edition of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Dynamos will participate at the CAF competitions, whether they win on Sunday or not.
With Ngezi Platinum Stars already assured of CAF Champions League football by virtue of winning the league title, Dynamos will be given the first preference, as cup runners-up, to play in the Confederation Cup next season.
Ngezi Platinum Stars can complete their best season in their short history should they add the Chibuku Super Cup to their league championship.
It has been a fairytale campaign for Takesure Chiragwi who is odds-on favourite to win the Coach of the Year gong in Harare tonight.