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Dynamos, Caps derby stirs emotions

THERE is very little to be collectively passionate about in Zimbabwe these days. The big derby game between Dynamos and Caps United on Sunday is one of those rare events that can simply send thousands across the country into a wave of emotion.

The atmosphere is always charged

whenever these giants of Zimbabwean football meet.

The fixture is certainly one of the biggest club game in African football ranking up there with South Africa’s Orlando Pirates versus Kaizer Chiefs derby and Egypt’s Al Ahly versus Zamalek.

For a third straight week, a huge crowd is expected to throng Rufaro Stadium to deck out a carnival atmosphere that defines what love for one’s football club is like.

Sunday’s tie between Caps and Dynamos will not only be a battle for the two sets of players on the field, but its going to be a test for the new crop of leaders now at the helm of premiership and national football in this country.

Last week, new PSL chairman Tapiwa Matangaidze experienced first-hand the chaos that dogs big PSL matches when he was manhandled by military police at Rufaro Stadium together with Dynamos secretary-general Keith Guzah.
 
The two officials were refused entry into the ground by the combative soldiers manning the entrance points until after the game was nearing half-time.

This is the unfortunate image of league games in Zimbabwe especially when big teams are involved.

On the field of play, the two teams have all to play for on Sunday.

Dynamos believe they now have the stability and manpower to beat their arch rivals.

De Mbare have lost all four league fixtures in the last two years that Caps have won the league title.
 
         Full PSL fixtures:

Tomorrow: Buymore v Monomotapa (Rufaro)

Sunday: Zimbabwe Saints v Motor Action (Barbourfields), Dynamos v Caps United (Rufaro), Lancashire Steel v Black Rhinos (Baghdad), Chapungu v Shooting Stars (Ascot), Shabani Mine v Railstars (Maglas), Mwana Africa v Highlanders (venue TBA), Hwange v Masvingo (Hwange). — Staff Writer.

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