Army cancels Highlanders, Chicken Inn final

Bulawayo-The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has canceled the ZNA charity shield final which was set for Sunday in Bulawayo.

The final pitting Highlanders FC and Chicken Inn FC set for Barbourfields Stadium was called off on Thursday and confirmed by the army Director of Public Relations Alphios Makotore in a statement.

“The Commander Zimbabwe National Army Challenge Soccer Match which had been organised between Highlanders FC and Chicken Inn FC, and penciled for Sunday, 10 March 2019 at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo has been cancelled.

The cancellation is due to reasons beyond the organisation’s control and inconveniences caused to the football fraternity are sincerely regretted. You will be duly informed of any future arrangements regarding the ZNA fundraising endeavors,” read the part statement.  

Meanwhile, Highlanders senior players are yet to return to training after they downed boots two weeks ago despite assurance that their salaries will be deposited in their bank accounts soon. The players insisted they would only return to training after being paid at least their January salaries.

The only senior players going through their paces are Prince Dube, defenders Andrew Mbeba and Vincent Moyo, Mbekezeli Sibanda and Russell Chifura. They are joined by developmental and Division One side Bosso 90.

The industrial action is the second during pre-season after 16 members of the squad walked out of their physical training camp in Matobo over outstanding bonuses.

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