Breaking News

Bosso, Dembare Bob '89 Super Cup dates set

by Sports Reporter
23 January 2013 | 3730 Views
PREMIERSHIP giants Dynamos and Highlanders, the country's most decorated teams, will battle it out in this year's Bob Super Cup tournament, which has assumed a new format, and is set to be the biggest edition so far.

The tournament, which has gone annual since its grand inception three years ago, is staged as part of celebrations to mark President Mugabe's birthday, with this year's edition scheduled to be officially launched at a fund-raising dinner in the capital on February 1.

President Mugabe, who was born on February 21, will be turning 89 this year and the showdown between DeMbare and Bosso has been dubbed Bob '89 Super Cup.

Interestingly, it is the first time since the tournament's inception that Dynamos and Highlanders, who are famed for their Battle of Zimbabwe encounters, will be clashing.

Harare businessman, Stan Kasukuwere, who is leading the organising committee, revealed yesterday that they wanted to stage the final over two legs with the first of the clashes being pencilled in for Barbourfields on February 10.

It's also the day the 2013 Nations Cup final will be held but, with the match starting at 8pm, it means local football fans can go to Barbourfields, for a 3pm showdown, and still watch the final, on television, at the National Stadium in Johannesburg.

The second leg would then be played at Rufaro on February 24.

Kasukuwere, who leads an organising committee that also includes Jeffrey Jenje  and Echo Meza, said they had also stepped up their fund-raising efforts as they want the tournament to be bigger than the US$200 000 budget used for the 2012 competition that was won by FC Platinum who beat Hwange in the final.

Hwange had sensationally knocked out Dynamos in the semi-finals while FC Platinum got the better of Motor Action in the other clash at Sakubva.

But, this year, it will be a battle with a difference as Dynamos and Highlanders, who are also two of the oldest clubs in the Premiership, will feature in what promises to be two massive clashes at Barbourfields and Rufaro.

DeMbare and Bosso also fought an intriguing battle for the Premiership title last year that only needed goal difference to separate the two giants on the last day of the season after both sides ended tied on 69 points.

Kasukuwere is also hopeful that even the fund-raising dinner at the Rainbow Towers will be a massive outing where he said various memorabilia and merchandise would also be auctioned.

The former Dynamos vice-chairman said the tournament will have junior select teams from the Northern and Southern regions fighting it out as curtain raisers as part of efforts to guarantee the future of the domestic game by using such competitions as a platform to also to identify talent.

But there is no doubting the spotlight towards match day will fall on the showdown between reigning Coach of the Year, Callisto Pasuwa, and the man whose strong challenge he shrugged off ' Kelvin Kaindu ' as they pit their wits against each other once more.

The Bob 89 Super Cup will also provide Pasuwa with a chance to fine-tune his side as it will come just a week before they plunge in to Champions League action with a preliminary round date against Lesotho Correctional Services on the weekend of February 15-17 .

However, Kasukuwere said they were not leaving "anything to chance to ensure that we have two great family outings in Bulawayo and at Rufaro as we join the rest of the nation in celebrating this momentous occasion.

"This year we need to surpass what we did last year and the previous edition as well because our aim has always been to ensure that the tournament gets bigger and bigger as it also grows in age.

"The tournament has also since assumed a national outlook and we believe that having two of the country's biggest clubs fighting it out is in line with the magnitude of the event where we are once again using football to celebrate the life of the President.

"Although the fund-raising efforts and all the preparatory work has started in earnest, the official launch will be done during the fundraising dinners where we also have a number of exciting activities lined up including the auctioning of memorabilia, jerseys, and some medals from the inaugural Bob 87 Super Cup.

"Everything will then culminate in the grand final at Rufaro where the birthday boy (President Mugabe) will then join us as the guest of honour," Kasukuwere said.

In the inaugural competition Dynamos overcame bitter city rivals CAPS United 3-2 with the Glamour Boys pocketing US$25 000 while Makepekepe received US$15 000.

Both teams had also earlier received US$30 000 each from President Mugabe at the end of their showdown at Rufaro on February 27 in 2011 as a gesture of appreciation from him.




Given that stakes in the tournament have been growing with each year, it should be a highly competitive encounter when DeMbare and Bosso meet.

But it is against the background of their "unfinished business in which they drew their league meetings last season" that Dynamos and Highlanders could set the tone for their 2013 campaigns in the Bob 89 showdown.

Bosso Dembare

Source: TH

Could there be war if Grace Mugabe becomes President?

Yes
74.67%
No
9.23%
Who cares?
16.09%
379

Comments

Latest Classifieds (Click Here For More)

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

'Prioritise quality education,' says Grace Mugabe - The First Lady Dr...

by Staff Reporter | 25 October 2014 | 1746 Views

'I am not a sell out,' says Dr Mujuru - Vice President Dr Joice Mujur...

by Staff reporter | 25 October 2014 | 5237 Views

Mugabe's Zanu-PF politburo ignores Grace's demands - Yesterday's much-...

by Staff reporter | 25 October 2014 | 3657 Views

Zesa power outage riles Mugabe - President Robert Mugabe yesterday cam...

by Staff reporter | 25 October 2014 | 2450 Views

My aunt taught me how to have sex, says rapist

by Staff Reporter | 25 October 2014 | 5396 Views

Incompetent cops - WhatsApp update - Please note that Bulawayo24 does...

by Concerned Citizen | 25 October 2014 | 2110 Views

'Amaiguru Gire is working tirelessly hard to destroy Zanu PF' - Please...

by Sando kuna Gire | 25 October 2014 | 5751 Views

Rotary Club of Bulawayo donates to Tjewondo Primary School

by Collin Nyabadza, Executive Director - Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust | 25 October 2014 | 1162 Views

Dr Joice Mujuru graduation party - Live updates - Vice President Joic...

by Staff reporter | 25 October 2014 | 8021 Views

Politburo ends pre-matually - The Zanu-PF Politburo meeting has ended ...

by Staff reporter | 25 October 2014 | 2749 Views

Mujuru's political life hangs in balance, kept guessing - Vice-Preside...

by Staff reporter | 25 October 2014 | 2776 Views

Zanu-PF Politburo drama fails to materialise - THE Zanu-PF politburo g...

by Staff reporter | 25 October 2014 | 1537 Views

Mugabe convenes parliament - President Robert Mugabe will next week op...

by Staff reporter | 25 October 2014 | 1390 Views

Tsvangirai broke, failing to maintain government mansion - MDC-T leade...

by Staff reporter | 25 October 2014 | 1528 Views

Bosso ranked higher than English Premier sides QPR, Pompey - BULAWAYO ...

by Sikhumbuzo Moyo | 25 October 2014 | 2567 Views

Adulterous man sued for maintenance - A BULAWAYO magistrate has grante...

by Lethokuhle Moyo | 25 October 2014 | 1400 Views

Cop gets a thorough hiding, left with swollen face - A policeman was ...

by Plaxcedes Hove | 25 October 2014 | 1873 Views

Teacher suspended over sex with Grade 6 pupil - THE teacher from Roman...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube | 25 October 2014 | 2159 Views

Entertainment

Carl Joshua Ncube to star in game show - Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube wi...

by Staff reporter | 23 October 2014 | 1035 Views

LadyBee Anondida - Official video

by Staff Reporter | 23 October 2014 | 2312 Views

Zim representative in the Big Brother Africa survives eviction - Zimba...

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2014 | 2902 Views

Grace Mugabe's political comedy takes ZTV hostage - For the past two w...

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2014 | 5354 Views

Oliver Mtukudzi to deliver lecture at Musica 2014 - Zimbabwe's interna...

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2014 | 1615 Views

Gezha maoko - Ladybee (Official Video)

by Staff Reporter | 19 October 2014 | 2950 Views

Matebeleland Music & Arts Festival - Sivala umnyaka ngengoma lapho sit...

by Staff Reporter | 17 October 2014 | 1851 Views

Obediah Matulana releases Christmas DVD - Bulawayo-based musician Obed...

by Staff reporter | 16 October 2014 | 2151 Views
iBlog

Four In 10 Americans Face Regular Online Fraud Attacks

Microsoft offers four primary tips to help protect users from identity theft:• be selfish and defensive with personal information by not sharing sensitive details in emails, and instant and text messages• create, use and keep secret so-called “... Read More
SecNews 24 October 2014 ago

Advanced Systemcare Free To Optimize The Os Still Support Xp

the update systemcare free 7.3.0.456 (a set of tools to optimize the operating system) – now available.advanced systemcare is a free package to optimize, tweak, fix bugs and improve the overall performance of the operating system.the program anal... Read More
ITnews 02 June 2014 ago