By Mthokozisi Dube
AMBITIOUS Bulawayo Chiefs are targeting the scalp of city rivals and giants, Highlanders, when the two sides clash in a Chibuku Super Cup quarter-final encounter slated for Barbourfields Stadium this Sunday.
After reaching the last eight of the prestigious Chibuku Super Cup for the first time, morale is high within the Bulawayo Chiefs camp, with team talk now centred on reaching the last four.
Chiefs, who have a date with giants Highlanders this Sunday, are determined to upset their more fancied city rivals.
Experienced midfielder Kelvin Madzongwe, who tasted Chibuku Cup glory with defending champions FC Platinum, is targeting nothing less with Chiefs.
“We are through to the last eight and now that it’s now clear that FC Platinum are running away with the league, the Chibuku Super Cup will be one front for us to fight for a season’s consolation. Everyone is now focused on the highlanders match,” said Kelvin Madzongwe, Bulawayo Chiefs midfielder.
Bulawayo Chiefs coach Nilton Terrosso is convinced his charges have made positive strides in their quest for glory.
“We have made history and as club that speaks well of our development and growth of the club. Our objective is to be known as a football giant so rubbing shoulders with the big clubs will motivate us to even aim higher. We are playing Highlanders, a big club, but we are prepared for the game,” said the coach.
Despite the belief in the Bulawayo Chiefs’ camp, Bosso faithfuls are having none of that after the team’s recent good form.
“Chiefs are an easy opponent for us, our team is playing so well as such we hope to cruise past chiefs” said one supporter.
“If u noticed our team is playing so we’ll of late, we are very optimistic we will beat Chiefs,” said a Bosso fan.
“It’s a tricky derby chances are fifty-fifty but we will ride on our recent good form,” said another fan.
In other Chibuku Super Cup quarter-finals, on Saturday Herentals have a date with Manica Diamonds at the National Sports Stadium.
On Sunday, Chicken Inn will hope lady luck visits them when the play Black Rhinos at Vengere stadium in Rusape after a one-nil league win over Manica Diamonds in a Tuesday fixture.
A mouth-watering quarter-final tie will explode when Harare giants Dynamos host defending champions FC Platinum at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.