THE next five weeks will be crucial in Dynamos’ quest for a second Premier Soccer League title in three seasons.
This is because in this period, the PSL log leaders and favourites will play three teams that beat them in the first half of the season.
Having not tasted defeat in 11 matches after the shaky start to the season, playing against their early conquerors will be a psychological warfare for the Harare giants, one which if they overcome, will make them firm favourites to land the league.
At the moment it’s hard to tell who will be crowned champions come season-end. With second-placed Gunners just four points adrift and playing some very good football, and with their confidence at an all time high, it will not be easy to halt their momentum.
Dembare lost to Motor Action and Eagles on a 1-0 scoreline before falling 2-0 to bitter rivals Caps United, collecting just four points out of a possible 15.
Now, these three await Elvis Chiweshe’s men.
But before that, there is the hurdle of Black Rhinos tomorrow at Gwanzura, which should be easy to clear.
The struggling army side, which made a quick return to the premiership after being relegated in 2007, have found the level of premiership football a bit too high for them, and the loss of inspirational goal-scoring midfielder Lazarus Muhoni to Caps United mid-season will almost certainly peg them further back.
Gunners are in a tricky tie against Motor Action, who are finding it extremely tough to end their drawing streak.
Tomorrow: Black Rhinos v Dynamos (Gwanzura), Motor Action v Gunners (Motor Action Sports Club), Njube Sundowns v Highway (Pelandaba), Underhill v Shooting Stars (Dulibadzimu).
Sunday: Highlanders v Bantu Rovers (Barbourfields).
Monday: CAPS United v Eagles (Rufaro).
Tuesday:Â Kiglon v Lengthens (Rufaro)
Wednesday: Monomotapa v Hwange (Rufaro).