It is super weekend for Zimbabwean football this Saturday and Sunday as the countryâ€™s three representatives in continental tournaments host foreign teams in stadia across the country.
It is truly a football feast serving out some mouth watering and exotic African dishes this weekend as Zimbabwe welcomes Jamhuri FC from Zanzibar, Green Mambas from Swaziland and Black Leopards from South Africa.
While the toast of the capital will feature the Mighty Bulls trying to upstage South African premiership side, Black Leopards for a slot into the next round, football supporters pray for positive outings that will ensure a continued dance in the African safari for the three Zimbabwean clubs.
FC Platinumâ€™s opponents, Green Mambas are expected to be in Zvishavane this Wednesday. The Bob 88 Super Cup champions wish to continue with their high flying mode and offset the Mambas and get a place into the first round.
Meanwhile, trouble might be brewing for Hwange FC whose opponents Jamhuri FC are expected to land in the capital on Wednesday night.
With no national airline flying locally and CAF statutes stating that no visiting club is allowed to travel by road for over 200 kilometres, the Zimbabwean club risks violating laws. Hwange is over 800 km from Harare.
Although Jamhuri FC Secretary General, Omar noted that his squad will arrive on Wednesday night and drive to Hwange, questions remain as to whether their gesture is purely sincere.
Hwange FC Spokesperson, Burzil Dube confirmed there will be no change of venue, adding that they have communicated all the possible routes for Jamhuri to either land in Victoria Falls or to come through Livingstone in Zambia.
With Dynamos yet to join into the fray of things, expectations are that stakeholders in the game will realise the need to avail adequate sponsorship for the premiership teams during CAF competitions so that they give a 100% concentration in uplifting the local game on the international scene.