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The 2016 Castle Lager Premier League season kicks off with a blockbuster clash between champions Chicken Inn and Harare giants Dynamos.

The season kicks off on April 2.

DeMbare have roped in a Portuguese coach Paulo Jorge Silva who faces one of the most difficult fixtures in his first week in the topflight league.

aps United kick off with a home tie against Chapungu before their away tie to Ngezi Platinum, while Highlanders will be away to Hwange in week one.

The first big Harare derby featuring Dynamos and Caps United is scheduled for week four with the former hosting their biggest rivals.

Before that Caps United would have hosted Harare City in what could be tough two week period for the Lloyd Chitembwe coached side.

Dynamos host Highlanders in match day eight while Bosso will take on Caps in back to back clashes in week 15 and 16.

Norman Mapeza’s FC Platinum starts off with a home tie against Tsholotsho before travelling to Bulawayo to face Highlanders, who also have a new coach Elroy Akbay.


New boys Mutare City Rovers and Ngezi Platinum clash on match day one, while fellow new comers Border Strikers have to make the long trip to face ZPC Kariba.

The first Bulawayo derby for the season is in match day one featuring How Mine, now coached by Kelvin Kaindu, and Bulawayo City in their debut season in the topflight league.

Bulawayo City have another Bulawayo derby to contend with in week two facing Tsholotsho, Joey Antipas’ Chicken Inn will be the first team to be hosted by Border Strikers, who are currently refurbishing Dulibadzimu to try and meet the elite league standards.

The first battle of the platinum miners featuring Ngezi Platinum, who have declared that they will spice up the league, and FC Platinum is set to take place in week four with the new comers hosting one of the pre-season title favourites from Zvishavane.



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