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DeMbare off to false start

Dynamos coach Kallisto Pasuwa is “worried” by his team’s three-match winless streak in competitive matches ahead of their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match against Chicken Inn at Rufaro tomorrow.

BY MICHAEL MADYIRA

The match kicks off at 2pm to allow live coverage on SuperSport 9.
The reigning champions last posted victory against minnows Lesotho Correctional Services (LCS) on February 17 in the first leg of the preliminary round of the African Champions League.

DeMbare then bowed down to LCS in the return leg in Maseru, before suffering a 3-0 defeat away at CA Bizertin in the first leg, first round of the premier continental club contest.

On Good Friday, the Glamour Boys failed to garner maximum points after being restricted to a one-all draw by Black Rhinos at Morris Depot.

Last weekend’s share of spoils with Black Rhinos in a friendly match would make statistics a grim reading for a club of Dynamos’ calibre as the winless run stretches to four matches.

The club looked a compact unit after impressive back to back wins over Highlanders in the Bob89 Super Cup but Pasuwa feels they are still far from the stage he intends his charges to reach.

“This is a slow start to the season but we just need time to pick ourselves up,” said Pasuwa.

“Of course when things go this way, you get worried. The problem is that we are constantly changing the squad because some players who feature in domestic competitions are not registered for the Champions League. It then becomes hard for the players to gel. We are still trying to create combinations. We still have a lot of work to do.”

Pasuwa is in a cautious mode ahead of the Chicken Inn clash.
Chicken Inn got their league campaign to a fair start after beating newboys Triangle 2-1 at Luveve on Friday.

“You never know, maybe Chicken Inn would be tougher than Black Mambas. We just need to have a careful approach to this match,” Pasuwa said.

Defender Partson Jaure will have to pass a late fitness test after sustaining a hamstring injury while on national duty with the Warriors in Egypt last week.

Pasuwa is not yet sure of including Boban Ziruntusa Bogere, who arrived in the country on Friday evening from national duty with the Ugandan side.

Meanwhile, Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu feels his squad is now geared to contest for the championship as they meet Harare City at Barbourfields tomorrow.

Bosso upstaged Shabanie Mine 2-0 at Maglas on Friday in a match which was blighted by violent scenes by the visitors.

“We are just continuing from where we left from last season. This season we can be better because we are working hard to improve everyday. Of course we are now fighting to win the championship and we pray everything goes according to plan,” Kaindu said.

Former Cup Kings CAPS United, who fell 1-0 in their opener to Harare City, would be seeking an improvement in their fortunes when they take on Motor Action at Rufaro this afternoon.

The match kicks off at 2pm to facilitate live screening on SuperSport 9.

Today’s Fixtures:
*CAPS United vs Motor Action
@ Rufaro 2pm
Tomorrow’s Fixtures:
Triangle vs Shabanie
@ Gibbo
*Dynamos vs Chicken Inn
@ Rufaro 2pm
Triple B vs Black Mambas
@Dulibadzimu
Hwange vs Black Rhinos
@ Colliery
Highlanders vs Harare City @B/F
Monomotapa vs Buffaloes
@Gwanzura
FC Platinum vs How Mine
@Mandava

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