THE hurly-burly that has swayed several local topflight league outfits in recent weeks will be temporarily overlooked as the tail end of the Castle Lager Premier League paves way for the Chibuku Super Cup quarter-finals with some potentially explosive fixtures lined up.
Highlanders and title contenders FC Platinum will rekindle their rivalry when the two teams square off at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.
Bosso edged Dynamos 1-0 in a first round match played at Rufaro Stadium while the platinum miners booted out Chapungu through a penalty lottery.
In the last edition of the cup tournament, Platinum were eliminated in the first round while Bosso went down to Harare City in a quarter-final tie that was played at Rufaro Stadium.
Manica Diamonds will seek to discard their small team tag when they do battle against unpredictable ZPC Kariba at Vengere Stadium.
Ngezi Platinum Stars who fell by the wayside in the previous edition in the first round of Zimbabwe’s lucrative cup competition, will seek to use home advantage when they meet army side Black Rhinos at Baobab Stadium.
A repeat of last year’s final match between Triangle United and Harare City has been shelved due to Sugar Boys’ participation in the Caf Confederation Cup.
Triangle meet Nouadhibou of Mauritania in the play-offs of the competition away on Saturday.
Last year, Triangle powered to a maiden Chibuku Super Cup crown following a two-nil victory over Harare City at Gibbo Stadium.
For being the winners the Sugar Sugar Boys walked away $75 000 richer while Harare City got $50 000.
Chibuku Super Cup quarter final fixtures
FC Platinum vs Highlanders (Barbourfields Stadium), ZPC Kariba vs Manica Diamonds (Vengere Stadium), Harare City vs Triangle United (postponed), Black Rhinos vs Ngezi Platinum Stars (Baobab Stadium)