Caps United have agreed to play additional international games against local opposition after the Zambezi Soccer Challenge Cup, organisers TopSport have disclosed.
TopSport operations manager Kevin Moyo said on Wednesday they had asked the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer giants to consider giving local teams an opportunity for more international games after the two-day Zambezi Challenge Cup scheduled for Kamuzu Stadium from February 15 2014.
“We want the teams to individually play Caps. We do not want other clubs to feel hard done in the event that some clubs exit the Zambezi Challenge Cup in the early stages. We had to ask Caps as we are their hosts and we will have to meet extra expenses,” Moyo said.
Caps will participate in the Zambezi Challenge alongside Big Bullets, Mighty Wanderers and Silver Strikers with K3 million at stake for the champions.
Silver general secretary Mike Tembo on Wednesday confirmed that they are among the local teams willing to host Caps who are expected to bring a 30-member squad comprising their Malawian import Gerald Phiri Junior and two trialists Tsanzo Dario and Ishmael Thindwa.
“We are looking forward to their coming to Lilongwe. I am sure people in Lilongwe will be happy to see us in action against Caps. It is now a matter of finalising an agreement with them,” Tembo said.
Meanwhile, TopSport has announced it will maintain usual gate charges at the giant arena with open terraces going at K500, K1 500 for MBC Stand, K2 500 Covered Stand whereas the VIP will cost K5 000.
“We want the cup to unite supporters and well-behaved supporters committees will get a monetary reward at the end of the tournament,” Moyo concluded.