|Cup lights up sleepy towns|
|Saturday, 15 September 2012 00:00|
TOWNS that usually don’t host Premiership football are bracing for the arrival of the top-flight game when the Mbada Diamonds Cup rolls into their area this weekend. Beitbridge will host the clash between Monomotapa and Hardbody. The playing surface at Dulibadzimu looks different now after local side, Tripple B, invested a fortune in having the pitch redone.
Edward Kanyangu, the Tripple B president, said, “I think everyone is looking forward to the match. It has been long since we had a Premiership outfit here.”
Former Mwana Africa coach, Peter Sakonda, said the Bindura community was ecstatic to host a high-profile encounter between CAPS United and Motor Action.
“Bindura has tasted Premiership football before and this will be a welcome move to have the teams playing here. Mbada Diamonds have done well to spread the game to small towns.
“We are very positive that fans will go to Trojan and it may be packed.
“Small teams will learn a lot from such matches as we have teams like Mushowa in Division Two which is likely to be promoted to Division One next year.
“The Trojan Mine Stadium is in good condition as it recently hosted the National Youth Games and it matches the standards of several pitches,” Sakonda said.
Kariba will host the match between Harare City and FC Platinum at Nyamhunga today.