ITa��S the big one!
And therea��s no greater stage for Highlanders and CAPS United players to consider to immortalise themselves in the history books of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer Leaguea��s 2018 season.
The two teams will on Sunday march into the cauldron of Barbourfields Stadium for a potentially explosive meet code named Battle of the Cities Part One.
Certainly, focus will be on Emagumeni as the two giants go head to head in their first this season, a season that has seen Ngezi Platinum Stars and FC Platinum proving to be dominant forces at least for now.
Makekepepe boast of the services of ex-Bosso trio Milton Ncube, Joel a�?Jostaa�? Ngodzo and Peter a�?Rioa�? Moyo among other gifted players. Lloyd Chitembwea��s charges are smarting from a 2-1 defeat at the hands of pacesetters Ngezi Platinum Stars and it remains to be seen how Ncube, Ngodzo and Moyo will help the Green Machine grind a result against their former paymasters.
Chitembwea��s charges take on a relatively youthful Bosso side. Under the stewardship of former Bosso winger, Madinda Ndlovu, the boys in the Zebra shirted team, have charmed many but their failure to pick up a point against ZPC Kariba at home and the nil all draw against Yadah FC last week in Harare, suggests that the Ndlovua��s ECD class needs to fight back.
In such kind of matches Chitembwe said the best team hardly wins, the fittest one does, this may sound like an excuse, but ita��s the truth.
So the story of the day will easily read, Leta��s Go Bosso, Come on CAPS United ahead of the Week 11 Premier Soccer League fixtures that will on Saturday see former champions Chicken Inn fight it out against Harare City at Luveve Stadium.
Newly appointed Bulawayo City coach Amini Soma Phiri and his Bulawayo City boys will invade Mhondoro to take on in-form Ngezi Platinum Stars who are yet to lose a match.
In a battle of newbies, Nichrut will entertain Bulawayo Chiefs at Ascot Stadium. Nyamhunga Stadium will be the venue for a game between ZPC Kariba and Yadah FC.
Following their 1-0 triumph over Bulawayo Chiefs, struggling Harare giants Dynamos face a stern test at Rufaro Stadium from star studded FC Platinum who have since started fielding imposing Lawrence Mhlanga.
Mhlanga, a former senior national team central defender, was out in the cold for over a year due to a player wrangle that involved the Zvishavane-based side and Chicken Inn.
Shabanie Mine and Chapungu will go toe to toe at Maglas Stadium while Triangle United do duty against Black Rhinos at Gibbo Stadium.
Log anchors Mutare City welcome Herentals at Vengere Stadium.
Nichrut vs Bulawayo Chiefs (Ascot Stadium), Chicken Inn vs Harare City (Luveve Stadium), Ngezi Platinum Stars vs Bulawayo City (Baobab Stadium), ZPC Kariba vs Yadah (Nyamhunga Stadium)
Highlanders vs Caps United (Barbourfields Stadium), Dynamos vs FC Platinum (Rufaro Stadium), Shabanie Mine vs Chapungu FC (Maglas Stadium), Triangle United vs Black Rhinos (Gibbo Stadium), Mutare City Rovers vs Herentals (Vengere Stadium)