HARARE giants Caps United and Dynamos resume their old rivalry when they clash in a Castle Premier Soccer League reverse fixture at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday.
P>Second-placed Highlanders, trailing Caps by 10 points, host relegated Zimbabwe Saints in a Bulawayo derby the same day.
Harare derbies between Caps and Dynamos have always produced thrills and Sunday’s match is likely not to be an exception. Dembare and Makepekepe have met five times this season with the Green Machine winning twice and losing in the Independence Trophy semi-final and OK Woza Bhora Cup final.
Makepekepe accounted for Dembare 1-0 in the PG Cup semi-final, 2-1 in the league fixture and 1-0 in the Buddie Challenge Cup.
Sunday’s match gives Dynamos their last chance to even out the spoils against their more fancied adversaries. But they will find their rivals at full throttle as Caps are only 12 points away from their second premiership title since the start of the league in 1993.
Former Dynamos leftback Cephas Chimedza, who has been in top form since defecting to the Green Machine this year, will be Caps’ trump card.
The Zimbabwe international can expect assistance from left-winger Raymond Undi and Zambian international Ian Bakala.
Dynamos on the other hand are by no means lightweights as they have the material to match Caps’ all-round superiority. Tonderai Ndiraya, Murape Murape and Norman Maroto carry the hopes of the Dembare faithful in their quest for a win.
Lancashire Steel host Eiffel Flats at Baghdad while Masvingo United date Railstars at Mucheke.
Amazulu make the trip to the Colliery for a clash with Wankie.
Tomorrow Black Rhinos host Shabanie at Gwanzura, six days after suffering defeat against Moses Chunga’s men at Maglas in the Buddie Cup. Nani Mchwiwa’s Kwekwe Cables entertain Division One-bound Sporting Lions, while Sundowns are home to Motor Action at Luveve.