Harare football giants Dynamos come face-to-face with former striker Tineyi Chitora —who left the club in a huff some seasons back after failing to impress coach Kalisto Pasuwa —when they take on Chapungu in the second semifinal of the Chibuku Super Cup at Mandava this afternoon.
By Staff Reporter
Chitora joined Dynamos from Blue Ribbon with a number of other players before going AWOL, and only resurfaced at ZPC Kariba, before joining Chapungu.
Chitora is the major reason Chapungu are on seventh position on the log table as he has been doing well for the airmen.
And his coach John Nyikadzino, who has acquired three more former DeMbare players, hopes the quartet will play a pivotal role in plotting Dynamos’ fall.
“We are meeting them at the right time. We have gone for five games without a loss. However, playing Dynamos has never been an easy assignment, but we have had our preparations and we are ready,” Nyikadzino said.
On the other hand, Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya feels he has done enough to mend the rift that was developing between this trusted twin strikers Roderick Mutuma and Takesure Chinyama, who were involved in a training ground bust up last week ahead of the game against Chicken Inn.
“As a coach, when you face such situations, you are usually forced to drop one of them, but I do my things differently. I told them to go out there and show the world that they have since moved on. I think the two responded quickly as they combined well to score a crucial goal away in Bulawayo. I therefore expect them to do the same against Chapungu,” Ndiraya said.
The youthful coach added that they were not looking for anything short of victory in today’s encounter.
“There are a number of rewards that go hand-in-hand with this Cup, there is the prize and the ultimate ticket to represent the country at an international stage. Who doesn’t want that?” asked Ndiraya.