Bulawayo comes alive this weekend as the city plays host to the Chibuku Super Cup semi finals at Barbourfields stadium on Sunday.
An action packed Sunday is on the cards for football fans in the City of Kings as Barbourfields Stadium will play host to the four last remaining sides in the Chibuku Super Cup.
A double header will see the battle of the local authorities owned sides Bulawayo City and Harare City square off in what is expected to be a tightly contested encounter set for an early kick off.
The Mandla ‘Lulu’ Mpofu coached Bulawayo City found their passage through the early stages by pushing aside the challenge of heavyweights Dynamos and tricky customers Yadah.
For their opponents Harare City, a victory for Philani ‘Beefy’ Ncube will see his side adding Amakhosi to the list of teams they have deposed including Highlanders and Black Rhinos.
Eversince the reintroduction of the tournament in 2014, the Sunshine Boys have made it into the semi final stage in every edition, winning it in 2015.
However, no team has managed to win the tournament twice.
3pm will see Kelvin Kaindu’s How Mine taking on Takesure Chiragwi’s Shabanie Mine.
Chikurupati as How Mine is affectionately known got to the semi finals after upstaging fellow city neighbours Bantu Rovers and Chapungu.
For the Chinda Boys, it called for a giant slaying act as they went past ZPC Kariba before a boardroom decision ensured they bundled out Caps United following the abandonment of their quarter final tie in the 65th minute with Shabanie leading 1-0 at Maglas Stadium.
Referee Philani Ncube was forced to stop the match following an injury sustained by his second assistant referee Thomas Kusosa who was hit by a bottle thrown onto the pitch by Caps United supporters who felt the assistant referee had denied them an equalising goal when he raised an offside flag against a Makepekepe player.
The PSL adhoc committee held Caps United responsible for causing the abandonement resulting in the match being awarded to the Chinda Boys.
Winning the Chibuku Super Cup affords a ticket to the CAF Confederation Cup.
Defending champions, Ngezi Platinum who won it in their debut premiership season were booted out in the first round by Caps United.