By Sports Reporter
THE much-awaited Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) match pitting the country’s biggest teams and perennial bitter rivals, Dynamos and Highlanders slated for this weekend at Barbourfields stadium in Bulawayo has been postponed.
In a statement, the PSL indicated that the match will not take place on Saturday after the Sports and Recreation Commission directed that the two teams have been earmarked to feature in the Independence Cup match on 18 April in Mt Darwin, Mashonaland Central province.
Bosso and DeMbare are meeting in the Independence Cup final at Mount Darwin High School on April 18 where the Glamour Boys will be seeking revenge after losing last year’s final to Amahlolanyama 1-0 at a packed Barbourfields Stadium.
“Please be advised that the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match between Highlanders FC and Dynamos FC scheduled to be played on Saturday 15 April 2023 has been postponed,” PSL Communications and Media Liaison officer Kudzai Bare said.
“This comes following a directive from the Sports and Recreation Commission for the teams to participate in the Independence Day activities which will commence on the 16th of April 2013.”
Dynamos and Highlanders have been enjoying a dream start to the PSL season with both teams currently in top four on the log standings.
Dynamos missed an opportunity to go top of the league race after playing out a goalless draw with army side Cranborne Bullets on Monday and now sit third with eight points from four matches.
They have the same number of points with fourth placed Highlanders but boast of a superior goal difference.
Thus a potentially explosive encounter was anticipated at Barbourfields on Saturday.
However after the postponement, a new date for the match is expected to be announced by the PSL.
The two giants of Zimbabwean football will now turn their focus to the Independence Cup match which is popularly known as the Uhuru Cup.
Minister of information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa, recently announced that the Uhuru Cup match would take place in Mt Darwin as part of ground-breaking commemorations in the province, in line with the Second Republic’s drive towards the promotion of national unity, devolution and decentralisation.
The celebrations will be held under the theme: “Zim@43:Nyika Inovakwa Nevene Vayo/Ilizwe Lakhiwa Ngabanikazi Bayo”