Newly-crowned Energem International Bonanza champions Chicken Inn have proposed that the hosting of the three-day competition should rotate among participating teams.
The Zimbabwean giants’ coach Joey Antipas said having other participating clubs also hosting of the competition would make it a complete international flavour.
“It’s a brilliant idea. We could have the participating clubs hosting the event on rotational basis. That would make the competition much exciting,” he said.
Antipas thanked Bullets for hosting yet another successful tournament.
“I’m happy we did very well in this well-organised tournament. Winning a trophy is a plus to one’s CV. We deserved to win this trophy and I must say the three pressure games we played have helped us a lot. We are now ready to go and fight in our local league which resumes in the next few weeks,” he said.
The Gamecocks coach said rotational hosting of the tournament would also ease the financial cost of hosting the event on Bullets.
The TNM Super League champions have been hosting the tournament since it was introduced last year, bearing full costs of the three-day event.
The club’s chief administration officer Albert Chigoga said Chicken Inn’s proposal would be considered.
“The idea behind the event is to give our supporters a chance to watch international football during pre-season. But there is no harm in bringing in new ideas. We will consider it when we meet to do a postmortem of the tournament,” he said.
Chicken Inn won the 2020 edition of the competition after completing a 100 percent winning record plus clean sheet in all their three games.
They beat Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets 1-0 before wrapping up the three-day tournament with a 2-0 win of UD Songo to bag maximum nine points.
Bullets finished as runners-up with six points after beating UD Song 1-0 and rivals Wanderers 4-3.
UD Songo were third with three points from their 1-0 victory over Nomads who anchored the table with no point after losing all their three matches.
Ironically, Chicken Inn anchored the table last year when Mozambique outfit Ferroviario de Nampula won the championship.