Football fans are confident the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) derby semi final between Harare giants Dynamos and Caps United at the Giant National Sports Stadium this Sunday will live to the expected billing despite player boycotts from the two sides.

Despite the run down to the epic encounter marred with player boycotts over outstanding salaries, both sets of fans are confident the players will rise to the occasion and display some entertaining football.

As it has been the norm the euphoria and tempo associated with the derby has engulfed the capital which has already been divided into the blue and green half.

For Dynamos, the Glamour Boys will be seeking to redeem themselves and avoid another elimination in the same cup final.

It will be a do-or-die encounter with cup kings Makepekepe declaring a clear intention to open the season with a bang.

Both sets of clubs troop into Sunday’s encounter with their tails up after clinching a sponsorship deal from telecommunications firm NetOne.

It will be an opportunity for the new signings from both clubs to convince and prove to the coaches that they were worth signing.

In the City of Kings, Chicken Inn troop for the derby with their minds fresh of their 3-0 battering at the hands of Highlanders which dented their last season’s title aspirations.