CASTLE Larger Premier Soccer League action returns two weeks after Match Day 21 fixtures were put on hold to pave way for the harmonised elections.
PSL last week postponed all the league matches following the violent incidents that rocked the post-election period in Harare.
However, without giving any reasons PSL announced that the much awaited blockbuster tie between Highlanders and Dynamos which was set to take place at
Barbourfields Stadium, had been shelved for the second time in a row.
On Saturday, defending league champions FC Platinum will invade Emagumeni for a date with struggling Bulawayo City who recently parted ways with their coach Amini Soma Phiri following a string of poor results.
In that regard, ex-Highlanders captain Bekithemba “Super “ Ndlovu was appointed the club’s interim head coach.
Second-placed Ngezi Platinum Stars meet Nichrut at Mhondoro’s Baobab Stadium.
Sitting on position three Joey Antipas’ Chicken Inn will play their 235th match in the country’s domestic topflight league when they do battle against unpredictable Shabanie Mine at Maglas Stadium.
Ahead of the Sunday game, Chicken Inn received a timely boost that saw them enter into three sponsorship partnerships with Blackshart Protect Services, Bonvie Medical Aid and Zibuko Capital Private Limited at a function that was held in the city on Wednesday.
Blackshart Protect Servives business development director Trevor Takashaya said they would provide the team with an annual sponsorship package of $35 700 for the next three years.
He added that they would also provide $650 for the club’s monthly awards and unveil $1 500 to cover the team’s end of year awards ceremony.
Takashaya also revealed they would provide the club with warm-up and travelling t-shirts.
“This package is meant to make Chicken Inn a destination of choice for players,” he said.
BonVie Medical Aid, has pledged a sponsorship package valued at $233 986 and they will provide medical cover for all the club’s players and members of the technical team.
BonVie Medical Aid representative Thembelihle Mloyi-Ncube added that the former champions will also get BonVie branded gym t-shirts plus a package that will cover all their gym fees.
Chicken Inn’s team doctor and physiotherapist are going to be branded by BonVie Medical Aid on a full-time basis.
“We are excited to be part of this winning team. This is a partnership that is going to be valued by both parties,” she said.
Zibuko Capital Private Limited comes on board with a sponsorship package that includes Man of the Match (home and away) monetary prizes and training bibs.
At the function, Gamecocks, took time to unveil their two new kit stripes for the 2018 season.
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Week 21 Fixtures
Harare City v Mutare City Rovers (Rufaro)
Chapungu v Bulawayo Chiefs (Ascot), CAPS United v Black Rhinos (Rufaro), Bulawayo City v FC Platinum (Barbourfields), ZPC Kariba v Triangle United (Nyamhunga), Ngezi Platinum Stars v Nichrut (Baobab)
Yadah v Herentals (Rufaro), Shabanie Mine v Chicken Inn (Maglas), Highlanders v Dynamos (Barbourfields – Postponed).