Barbourfields to host four team tournament this weekend

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Four Bulawayo based Premier Soccer League clubs How Mine, Highlanders, Bulawayo City and Tsholotsho FC will on Sunday clash in a City of Kings and Queens’ football festival that will be staged at Babourfields Stadium.

According to the festival’s rules and regulations, the participating clubs will be allowed to use PSL registered players, players that on trials and seven substitutes.

The teams will be drawn at the stadium and club drawing Highlanders will be playing in the second set.

The preliminary games will be 30 minutes aside but the final will be 40 minutes aside. The festival’s communiqué further reads that drawn games will go straight into penalty shootout and six referees will handle all the four matches at a fixed fee of $100 each.

Gate charges are pegged at $2 all round and $1 for two children (only at dedicated gates) and with regards to revenue split , clubs reaching the finals will share 60 percent while the losing clubs share 40 percent.

The $600 for grounds hire will be shared by the four clubs.

The games are expected to come in handy for all the participating clubs ahead of the start of the 2016 season.

The football contest will certainly afford the club’s respective coaches Kelvin Kaindu (How Mine), Erol Akbay (Highlanders) Philani “Beefy”Ncube (Bulawayo City) and Lizwe Sweswe (Tsholotsho FC), a chance to assess their players in real game situations.