HARARE giants Dynamos will be looking to win a Premier Soccer League match for the first time in more than a month and end a five-match winless run when they take on Bulawayo City at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon.
BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE
It never rains but pours for the Glamour Boys, who went for four matches without scoring a goal before they finally found the much-sought after goal, albeit in a rather damaging 2-1 defeat to bottom club Border Strikers in Beitbridge last week.
But Dynamos team manager Richard Chihoro believes that just as they finally got the elusive goals last week, they will finally get the elusive set of three points against Bulawayo City.
“All is well in the Dynamos camp. We keep working hard to improve our results. The last time we were failing to score goals and we finally scored against Border Strikers, so we will get back to our winning ways tomorrow,” he said.
But it is the DeMbare technical team which is now feeling the heat in their rescue mission which saw the team rise to fourth position on the log following a disastrous start to the season.
A defeat at home to the newcomers today could spell the end to Lloyd Mutasa’s second reign as the Dynamos coach.
The Harare giants received a boost ahead of the match after Wisdom Mutasa was finally cleared by his former club ZPC Kariba on Friday night after Dynamos had complained to PSL.
The visitors, who have been hit by a match-fixing storm and ended up suspending the entire substantive technical team, will for the second time play under the tutelage of Try Ncube, while reports suggest that Bulawayo City were tempted to lift Philani Ncube’s ban just for the Dynamos match.
In other developments, Standardsport understands CAPS United players threatened to boycott the trip to Hwange over unpaid salaries.
It is understood that the CAPS United players have gone two months without salaries and briefly refused to make the trip to the Colliery yesterday, but the reports were refuted by the team manager Shakespeare Chinogwenya.
“You can ask the person who told you because as far as I know, we are leaving for Hwange just now. To go two months without pay here in Zimbabwe is no drama because others have not been paid in six months, or even a year,” Chinogwenya told Standardsport yesterday.
CAPS United are currently in second place in the race for the championships, with 36 points, two points behind leader FC Platinum.
Another fixture on the cards today is the Bulawayo derby featuring champions Chicken Inn against Highlanders. Chicken Inn have had a difficult defence to the title and occupy 10th position, with 12 matches to go in the season.
In the reverse fixture, the Gamecocks, coached by Rahman Gumbo, won 2-0.
Today’s Fixtures: Dynamos vs Bulawayo City (Rufaro), Hwange vs CAPS United (Colliery), Highlanders vs Chicken Inn (Barbourfields)