The Castle Lager Premiership Match-day One rounds-up this afternoon with three matches to be played in Harare, Zvishavane and Bulawayo.
Harare City coach Mark Harrison and his assistant Mark Mathe will come against their former side when CAPS United welcome them at National Sports Stadium in their first match of the season.
Mathe was with the Green Machine last season while Harrison had a short spell in 2015. City have also Moses Muchenje who was a skipper at the Harare Giants. Other players like Kuda Musharu, Martin Vengesai and Tendai Dzukamanja bring experience as the Sunshine Boys hope to start their campaign with a good record.
On the other hand, CAPS have an equally experienced team which has the likes of Oscar Machapa, Method Mwanjali, Simba Nhivi and Dennis Dauda. Captain Hardlife Zvirekwi is out of the squad and will remain on the sidelines for some time after he was injured in a car accident.
Meanwhile, Makepekepe have a slight upper hand in the encounter, winning four of the twelve league matches they have played, with five of them ending in draws.
In Bulawayo, Highlanders are hoping to carry on with their impressive pre-season form when they face Black Rhinos.
Both teams have new technical set-ups.
Bosso will start their season without centre-back Charlton Siamalonga who picked up a knock in training. Godfrey Makarutse and new signing Nigel Makumbe are available for selection after they recovered from injuries.
Rhinos have former Highlanders players Allen Gahadzikwa and Masimba Mambare in their squad.
Shabanie Mine are also in action this afternoon against Triangle United. The match is set for Mandava Stadium after their Maglas was deemed unfit to host Premiership matches.
Sunday 18th March 2018
Highlanders FC vs Black Rhinos FC (Barbourfields Stadium )
Shabanie Mine FC vs Triangle United FC (Mandava Stadium)
Caps United FC vs Harare City FC (National Sports Stadium)
*All matches start at 3 pm.
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