Tadious Manyepo, Sports Reporter
HARARE giants Dynamos and CAPS United would have to fight another day in their Castle Lager Premiership clash with the famous derby that was suspended yesterday to pave the way for the DeMbare against Bosso confrontation that will now be part of the events occasion of the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the National Sport Stadium tomorrow.
DeMbare and Makepekepe were bumped into Rufaro tomorrow to fight it out.
However, ZIFA and the Premier Soccer League confirmed yesterday that Dynamos and Highlanders would now play during the state event at the National Sports Stadium.
Actions by ZIFA Communications and Competitions manager Xolisani Gwesela confirmed the DeMbare, Bosso game while PSL director Kenny Ndebele issued a statement announcing the rearrangement of luminaires that were affected by the inauguration ceremony.
"The Zimbabwe Football Association hereby confirms that it has organized a match pitting Dynamos and Highlanders to celebrate the inauguration of his Excellency President Mnangagwa at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The match starts at 3pm," Gwesela said.
This will be the third meeting between the two teams this year after Dynamos Bosso defeated the Charity Shield finals in the Commander Zimbabwe National Army's finals early this year before the Bulawayo giants wreaked some revenge in the competition against Rufaro months later.
Dynamos and Highlanders still play their game against the reverse competition and the clash of tomorrow before an expected bumper crowd could be a dress rehearsal of that game.
In their statement, apart from the Harare Derby, the PSL said two other luminaires that had been suspended, including those putting black rhinos against Harare City that were scheduled to play in the national sports stadium, as well as the duel between the struggling Shabanie and the Highlanders who tufted were for Maglas.
However, the PSL said that all other matches will continue as planned.
"The Premier Soccer League wants to inform the PSL clubs and all stakeholders that the matches in the Castle Lager Match Day 24 with Dynamos / CAPS United, Shabanie Mine / Highlanders and Black Rhinos / Harare City have been postponed for the inauguration. facilitate the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, on Sunday, 26 August 2018.
"The new dates of the competitions will be announced in due course, and the rest of the other Matchday 24 matches will continue as planned" read the statement.
Log-leaders FC Platinum have the chance to restore their four-point lead at the top for at least 24 hours when they approach Bulawayo Chiefs at Mandava this afternoon.
This is for the second placed Ngezi Platinum Stars tomorrow Mutare City play at Vengere.
In the only game played in Harare this weekend, Herentals, fresh from an inspiring victory at Bulawayo City on Wednesday, Chapungu entertains Rufaro this afternoon.
Chicken Inn welcomes ZPC Kariba in Luveve tomorrow while Triangle has a date on the same day against Bulawayo City at Gibbo.
Herentals v Chapungu (Rufaro)
FC Platinum v Bulawayo Chiefs (Mandava)
Mutare City v Ngezi Platinum (Vengere)
Nichrut v Yadah (Ascot)
Chicken Inn v ZPC Kariba (Luveve)
Black Rhinos v Harare City (postponed)
Shabanie v Highlanders (postponed)
Dynamos v CAPS United (postponed)
Triangle v Bulawayo City (Gibbo)