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Dynamos, Monomotapa in crucial encounter


While this match between Dynamos and Monomotapa at Rufaro on Wednesday is by no means a definite title- decider, it may still play a significant role in where the league title will be heading come December.

A win for Dynamos, will reduce the gap on Motor Action to just six points with seven matches left before the curtain come down.

Dynamos still have four games to spare and if they manage to win all of them, they will top the log.

Monomotapa go into match on the back of three consecutive wins.

Infact, they have not lost a game since a 2 – 0 loss away to Shabanie back in August.

But it is the Harare giants who have the momentum after winning the Zaoga Golden Jubilee Charity Cup three days ago.

“We are confident now after winning our second silverware last Sunday. Everyone is in a good mood at the moment and we are looking forward to the match,” said Dynamos captain Desmond Maringwa on Wednesday.

It goes without saying that Dynamos simply cannot afford to lose to Monomotapa on this one and the team assistant coach Simon Chuma is well aware of it.

“We are in a good position at the moment; if we can manage to win tomorrow (Wednesday) it will be good for us. Monomotapa have been playing well lately and their confidence levels are up there so it’s very difficult to play a team like that.

“The other thing is that their technical team has Dynamos sons and they know our culture. They are fearless and they have been here before, it will be a brotherly affair,” said Chuma.

Monoz coach Taurai Mangwiro, goalkeeper coach Nkululeko Dhlamini and team manager Clayton Munemo are all Dynamos former players.

Said Mangwiro: “We are like family with all the guys in the Dynamos technical area. I played with all the guys, Elvis Chiweshe, Tichaona Diya and Simon Chuma and from our side we have Clayton and Nkululeko so it will be a get-together.

We owe a lot to the great Dynamos team and we are looking forward to a good game.

Chuma said his team, which have been struggling in the midfield department with the absence of midfield kingpin Ashley Rambanapasi who is injured may be forced to unleash Zimbabwe youth international Archieford Gutu into the fray.

“Gutu might get his chance tomorrow (Wednesday), he completed his move from Cape Town last week and is part of the team now. He is one of the most talented players I have seen, and if he can offer us half of what he has shown at training then he will add another dimension and value to the team,” said Chuma.

However, the Dynamos technical area is sweating over defender Guthrie Zhokinyi who is out of today’s tie due to suspension.

Mangwiro, on the other hand will have to do without his most trusted lieutenant, captain Charles Chiutsa who is out injured.

Tawanda Munyanduri will also miss the match, after he was red carded in their last league match against Black Mambas last week.

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