Chibuku Super Cup: Harare City’s road to the final

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Harare City will be making their third appearance in the Chibuku Super Cup final on Saturday at Rufaro Stadium.

The Sunshine Boys are bidding to become the first team in the four year history of the Super Cup to be crowned winners for the second time. They won the cup in 2015 after beating Dynamos 2-1 in the final.

Let’s look now at how they reached the 2017 Chibuku Super Cup final.

First Round 

Harare City was among the 14 teams which started their campaign in the first round. They clashed against Highlanders in the first round and the match was played on 24 September at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane.

The Harare side won the match 2-1 courtesy of first half goals from William Manondo and Grey Mufandada. Tendai Samanja scored an own goal on the stroke of half time.

Quarter Finals

City advanced to the next round where they beat Black Rhinos 1-0.

Protasho Kabwe scored the solitary goal in match played at Rufaro Stadium on 7 October.

Semi Finals  

Harare City made their fourth consecutive semi final appearance on 22 October when they beat Bulawayo City 1-0 in a match played at Barbourfields.

A first half strike from Martin Vengesai secured a third cup final berth for the Sunshine Boys.

Meanwhile, in all three matches they played in this year’s addition, Harare City scored four goals, all of them in the first half while conceding once.