DeMbare, Caps set for cracking final

THE beleaguered BancABC final, which for months has been tottering on the brink of becoming a no show this year, will finally be played at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow between Caps United and Dynamos.

And for enduring and conquering all the trials, troubles and tribulations it has experienced, it surely deserves a special final match and special mention.

Games do not come any more special than when two of Zimbabwe’s fiercest rivals Dynamos and Caps United collide and this one should be another cracker.

The two Harare rivals usually produce their best when they meet and so do their fans who always find more voice when they face each other.

The match easily stands out as the pick of the crop as once again  the city of Harare divides between blue and green.

The two teams hate to lose to each other and so do their fans.

United have endured a nightmarish season, but have enjoyed some resurgence under Moses Chunga who hauled them from the brink of another dance with the relegation zone.

They have rediscovered  their strut since Chunga was readmitted to preside.

So, some silverware in their cabinet will come as a good Christmas present after a mediocre show this term.

A defeat for Caps United will be as much disastrous as it will be incredible for Dynamos.

DeMbare themselves are strong candidates for the Premier  Soccer League title but they may yet end the season with nothing to show for it, except for the  lightly regarded Independence trophy.

This is their opportunity to inflict pain on their biggest enemies and claim bragging rights for 2010 as the Green Machine is yet to register a win over them.

Caps’ dominance over Dynamos ran  for three years up until a 2-1 league loss this season.

The return to the National Sports Stadium for a cup final echoes the BP Cup final between the two teams in 1997 which had to be settled over two matches with the first match ending in a draw before Caps, led by Alois Bunjira, turned the style to lead his team to a 4-2 victory.

Fans will be hoping for yet another  fairy tale cup final.

 

Kevin Mapasure

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