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Dynamos, Shabanie match in doubt


Dynamos are set to host Shabanie Mine in a midweek clash at Rufaro on Wednesday afternoon but the match was in doubt late Tuesday following conflicting statements from both Dynamos and the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

Dynamos, who have three players in camp with the national team, the Warriors, ahead of Sunday’s Afcon 2012 qualifier clash with Cape Verde, said they were not aware that the match would take place.

Midfielders Ashley Rambanapasi and Benjamin Marere together with goalkeeper Washington Arubi were called into camp ahead of Sunday’s game.

They can be released from camp for the match.

Although reluctant to give a comment, saying that he no longer gave interviews to journalists, Dynamos coach Elvis Chiweshe said the match would not go ahead because they were missing three players.

“As far as we are concerned the match will not take place because three of our key players are in camp with the national team.

However if the PSL insist that we take part in the match we will have no choice but to play with a depleted squad,” Chiweshe said.

PSL executive secretary Cuthbert Mutandwa ruled out the possibility of the encounter being postponed confirming that the match had been scheduled for Rufaro on Wednesday.

“As far as PSL is concerned there are two midweek matches this week, Dynamos hosting Shabanie at Rufaro on Wednesday and Gunners hosting Highlanders at the National Sports Stadium on Thursday.

“Had there been any postponement it would have been communicated to the clubs earlier.

I’m sure if Shabanie would want to spend the night here before the game they are already on their way.”

Away from the controversy surrounding the match, second- placed Dynamos, who are seven points adrift of log leaders Motor Action, would want to reduce the gap by claiming three points in this match.

This will be Dynamos’ second midweek game on the trot after they were held by Gunners at the same venue last Wednesday.

For fifth-placed Shabanie Mine victory will be very important as they have not registered a win in four consecutive outings, where they have drawn three and lost one match.

Thursday: Gunners v Highlanders (National Sports Stadium)

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