By Wellington Toni
BULAWAYO-DEFENDING Chibuku Super Cup champions Harare City have been drawn against Bulawayo City in this year’s edition of the knockout football competition.
The draw was conducted in Harare on Friday afternoon.
Seventeen teams went into the hat for the draw after Bulawayo side Chicken Inn were banned from the competition.
This was after they caused the abandonment of their match against Yadah last season after the Harare side were awarded a last minute penalty.
As a result, Chapungu and Mutare City Rovers will clash on September 8 for the right to play Castle Lager Premiership leaders FC Platinum on September 22.
While traditional giants Highlanders, Dynamos and Caps United have been kept apart, the trio is certainly faced with dicey situations to reach the last eight.
Caps have the biggest headache as they were paired against ZPC Kariba at the National Sports Stadium while Highlanders have a slightly easier match against Yadah at Barbourfields.
Dynamos, struggling in the bottom half of the log, face a team they have not been lucky with in their last outings in Bulawayo Chiefs, although playing at Rufaro could hand them some advantage.
Ngezi Platinum date Herentals, Black Rhinos play Nichrut while Triangle will host Shabanie Mine at Gibbo.
FC Platinum vs Chapungu/Mutare City Rovers
Ngezi Platinum vs Herentals
Caps United vs ZPC Kariba
Highlanders vs Yadah
Triangle vs Shabanie Mine
Dynamos vs Bulawayo Chiefs,
Harare City vs Bulawayo City
Black Rhinos vs Nichrut
Chapungu vs Mutare City September 8
First round matches: September 22/23