Chibuku Super Cup 2021

The 2021 Chibuku Super Cup was modified to move away from the traditional knockout tournament into a mini-league competition.

The competition consists of four localised groups, with pool matches being played on a home and away basis to allow clubs to play more games.

The winners of the competition will represent Zimbabwe in the Caf Confederation Cup.[1]

Prize Money

Winners of the 2021 Chibuku Super Cup will get US$75 000 in prize money paid in Zimbabwean currency at the prevailing official rate on the day.

Runners-up will walk away with US$50 000 and the two losing semi-finalists will each get US$25 000 while losing quarter-finalists will get US$15 000.

The 10 teams that fail to go past the group stages will each receive US$7 000.

The Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League must pay the prize money within seven days after the end of each stage of the tournament.[2]

Rules & Regulations

According to the 2021 Chibuku Super Cup rules and regulations, each team will be allowed a minimum of five and a maximum of 12 substitutes on the bench, but a maximum of five substitutes may be used during a match.

Covid-19

On 22 June 2021, the Sports and Recreation Commission partially lifted the domestic football ban and granted permission for the completion of the Chibuku Super Cup.[3]

In a statement, the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (ZPSL) urged clubs to conduct COVID-19 testing under the supervision and direction of the PSL sports medicine committee before resuming training sessions.

ZPSL said fixtures would only be released after testing had been done and results submitted to the PSL. The statement further stated that matches would be postponed if there were seven or more reported cases at the same period of time. Clubs were urged to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and protocols to contain the spread of the virus.[4]

Postponed Matches

On 28 June 2021, the match between ZPC and Harare City was postponed to allow players and officials that tested Covid-19 positive to complete isolation. The Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League confirmed that ZPC Kariba had been affected by Covid-19.[5]

Reports suggested that five members of the ZPC Kariba technical staff tested positive following a round of tests.[6]

Group Stages

All Group 1 matches will be played at the National Sports Stadium while Group 2 matches will be played at the Barbourfields Stadium. Group 3 games will be played at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare, while Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane will host Group 4 matches.

Group 1 Table

Group 1 Table
Club MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Dynamos 6 4 2 0 8 1 7 14
Yadah 6 2 2 2 6 8 -2 8
Caps United 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7
Harare City 5 1 3 1 3 3 0 6
ZPC Kariba 5 1 3 1 2 2 0 6
Herentals 6 0 2 4 2 7 -5 2

Group 2 Table

Group 2 Table
Club MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Chicken Inn 3 2 1 0 4 0 4 7
Highlanders 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 7
Bulawayo City 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1
Bulawayo Chiefs 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1

Group 3 Table

Group 3 Table
Club MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cranborne Bullets 3 1 2 0 3 2 1 5
Black Rhinos 3 1 1 1 5 3 2 4
Tenax 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
Manica Diamonds 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 3

Group 4 Table

Group 4 Table
Club MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Ngezi Platinum Stars 3 3 0 0 8 2 6 9
FC Platinum 3 2 0 1 9 3 7 7
Triangle United 3 0 1 2 4 4 0 1
WhaWha 3 0 1 2 1 9 -8 1

Fixtures & Results

Match Day One

Dynamos FC 0-0 Herentals Football Club

Bulawayo Chiefs 0-1 Highlanders Football Club

Ngezi Platinum 3-1 Triangle United Football Club

ZPC Kariba Football Club 1-1 Harare City FC

CAPS United 2-2 Yadah FC

Whawha Football Club 0-6 FC Platinum

Bulawayo City Football Club 0-2 Chicken Inn Football Club

Tenax Football Club 1-4 Black Rhinos FC

Manica Diamonds Football Club 0 - 1 Cranborne Bullets Football Club

Match Day Two

SATURDAY 29 MAY 2021

  • Bulawayo City 2-2 Bulawayo Chiefs
  • Black Rhinos 0-0 Cranborne Bullets
  • Yadah 0-4 Dynamos
  • Triangle United 1-2 FC Platinum

SUNDAY 30 MAY 2021

  • ZPC Kariba 0-0 Herentals
  • Ngezi Platinum Stars 3-0 Whawha
  • Chicken Inn 0-0 Highlanders
  • Tenax CS 2-1 Manica Diamonds
  • Caps United 1-1 Harare City


Match Day Three

Wednesday 2 June 2021

  • Harare City 0-0 Yadah
  • Herentals 1-2 CAPS United

Thursday 3 June 2021

  • WhaWha 1-1 Triangle
  • Dynamos 1-0 ZPC Kariba
  • FC Platinum 1- 2 Ngezi Platinum Stars

Matchday Day Four

Saturday 5 June 2021

  • Harare City 2-1 Herentals
  • Manica Diamonds 2-1 Black Rhinos
  • Bulawayo Chiefs 0-2 Chicken Inn

Sunday 6 June 2021

  • Yadah 0-1 ZPC Kariba
  • Cranborne Bullets 2-2 Tenax
  • Highlanders 1-0 Bulawayo City
  • CAPS United 1-1 Dynamos

Match Day Five

Saturday 12 June 2021

  • Herentals 0-2 Yadah
  • Dynamos 1-0 Harare City


Sunday 11 June 2021

  • ZPC Kariba 0-0 CAPS United

Match Day Six

Wednesday 30 June 2021

  • ZPC Kariba v Harare City (National Sports Stadium Postponed)
  • Yadah 2-1 CAPS United

Thursday 1 July 2021

  • Dynamos 1-0 Herentals

Saturday 3 July 2021

  • Triangle United v Ngezi Platinum (Mandava Stadium – 1100hrs)
  • Black Rhinos v Tenax (Sakubva Stadium – 1300 hrs)
  • Chicken Inn v Bulawayo City (Barbourfields Stadium – 1500hrs)


Sunday 4 July 2021

  • FC Platinum v WhaWha (Mandava Stadium – 1100hrs)
  • Highlanders v Bulawayo Chiefs (Barbourfields Stadium – 1300hrs)
  • Cranborne v Manica Diamond (Sakubva Stadium – 1500hrs)

Match Day Seven

Saturday 3 July 2021

  • Harare City v CAPS United (National Sports Stadium – 1300 hrs)

Sunday 4 July 2021

  • Herentals v ZPC Kariba (National Sports Stadium – 1100hrs)
  • Dynamos v Yadah (National Sports Stadium – 1500hrs)

Group 2

  • Highlanders v Chicken Inn
  • Bulawayo Chiefs v Bulawayo City

Group 3

  • Cranborne Bullets v Black Rhinos
  • Manica Diamonds v Tenax

Group 4

  • FC Platinum v Triangle
  • WhaWha v Ngezi Platinum

Match Day Eight

Group 1

  • Yadah v Harare City
  • CAPS United v Herentals
  • ZPC Kariba v Dynamos

Group 2

  • Chicken Inn v Bulawayo Chiefs
  • Bulawayo City v Highlanders

Group 3

  • Black Rhinos v Manica Diamonds
  • Tenax v Cranborne Bullets

Group 4

  • Triangle United v WhaWha
  • Ngezi Platinum v FC Platinum

Match Day Nine

Group 1

  • ZPC Kariba v Yadah
  • Dynamos v CAPS United
  • Herentals v Harare City

Match Day Ten

  • Yadah v Herentals
  • Harare City v Dynamos
  • CAPS United v ZPC Kariba

References

  1. Ricky Zililo, It’s game on; Chibuku Super Cup fixtures out, The Chronicle, Published: May 18, 2021, Retrieved: May 24, 2021
  2. Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Chibuku Super Cup winners to pocket US$75 000, The Chronicle, Published: May 21, 2021, Retrieved: May 24, 2021
  3. Grace Chingoma, Relief as Chibuku Super Cup returns, The Herald, Published: June 23, 2021, Retrieved: June 30, 2021
  4. TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA, Coaches hail Chibuku Super Cup return, NewsDay, Published: June 24, 2021, Retrieved: June 30, 2021
  5. ZPC, HARARE CITY GAME POSTPONED, ZTN, Published: June 28, 2021, Retrieved: June 30, 2021
  6. Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Covid-19 forces postponement of Chibuku Super Cup match, The Chronicle, Published: June 30, 2021, Retrieved: June 30, 2021