The much-anticipated Harare Derby between Dynamos and CAPS United returns to the National Sports Stadium this weekend, signifying a watershed moment for both clubs and their supporters.
Dynamos has aggressively lobbied for a return to its home field in Harare, having grown tired of the regular trek to Bulawayo. The club took a major move last week by filing a letter to the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) in the hopes of receiving a good answer.
Vincent Chawonza, Glamor Boy’s vice-chairman, confirmed that the SRC received the letter and expressed optimism regarding the stadium renovations. The crucial next step is the assessment of the ground by the stadium inspection committee before reopening the gates.
In July, the Premier Soccer League evacuated the National Sports Stadium to address urgent problems like malfunctioning facilities. The stadium suffered from the ongoing stadium crisis in Harare, resulting in excessive use and deterioration. Behind the scenes, the Sports Commission has been actively striving to accelerate the stadium’s availability for domestic football. While no specific timeline has been given, an official has guaranteed an upcoming update on the stadium’s condition and Dynamos’ request.
The long-awaited return of the Harare Derby to its iconic venue promises to reignite the intense rivalry between Dembare and Green Machine. It also brings a much-needed surge of excitement among local football enthusiasts. With Dynamos determined to recover from their recent loss and climb from their current 6th position, and CAPS United striving to improve from their 11th position, the stage is set for an exhilarating showdown that fans have been eagerly anticipating.