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Saints pray for double


Staff Writer

ZIMBABWE Saints will be hoping to complete a double against forgotten champions Dynamos, no matter how dismal the Bulawayo outfit’s performance in the Premier Soccer League.


Saints hammered Dynamos 4-2 in the first leg in Harare before going on a dry patch that has seen them failing to taste victory again.


The two teams square up on Sunday at Bulawayo’s Barbourfields Stadium.

Soccer observers believe Saints have always been Dynamos’ bogey side and have predicted another defeat for the Glamour Boys.


Dynamos pray their Zambian import Clive Mwale sparkles again in their bid for a credible finish on the log standings.


But that match is by no means the main attraction of this weekend’s league programme. The end to log leaders Caps United’s unbeaten run by Highlanders last Sunday has reopened the championship race, which overzealous observers had declared was over.


Tongues are still wagging after Caps’ defeat, which has triggered fears that things may have started falling apart for Makepekepe.


Caps can’t afford another slip up when they engage army side Black Rhinos at Gwanzura Stadium on Sunday.


A jittery performance, especially in defence where goalkeeper Witness Munkuli seemed to have connived with his defenders to aid Bosso’s cause, proved Caps’ major undoing last week.


Coach Charles Mhlauri will have to sort out his defence, otherwise the usually physical and combative Rhinos could cause another heartbreak in the log leaders’ camp.


The Caps midfield, which Mhlauri has been constantly rotating, failed to click on Sunday and Black Rhinos’ Menard Mupera, Max Ruza as well as Gift Kamuriwo could inspire a victory for the army outfit.


Highlanders will visit the same stadium to battle with Sporting Lions tomorrow.


Sporting Lions, struggling to steer clear of the relegation zone, lack the arsenal to take advantage of Bosso’s defensive deficiencies and are likely to succumb to the Bulawayo giants’ attacking prowess.


Nothing though guarantees Highlanders victory against a team fighting tooth and nail for survival.


Shabanie Mine is part of the championship race, so are defending champions Amazulu.


Title aspirants Shabanie Mine host Railstars at Maglas with a realistic chance of bagging maximum points after sharing the spoils away to Dynamos last weekend.


Defending champions Amazulu face a torrid time at the hands of Motor Action tomorrow at Sakubva Stadium.


Other fixtures:


Tomorrow – Sundowns vs Masvingo United (Luveve); Eiffel Flats vs Kwekwe Cables (Rimuka).


Sunday – Lancashire Steel vs Wankie (Baghdad).

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