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Top-of-the-table clash


Dynamos and Motor Action will engage in a top-of-the-table clash that will certainly have a bearing on this season’s campaign as the Premier Soccer League season approaches the finishing line.

The two teams clash on Sunday.

Motor Action and Dynamos have clearly set the pace for the title race, and it is apparent that other teams might not catch up with them, making the weekend match a special one.

Although Highlanders cannot be written off just yet, but with five games left to play and the Bulawayo giants still trailing the log leaders by 12 points, they will need a miraculous chain of events to derail the tough Mighty Bulls and DeMbare from the race.

Motor Action took the stranglehold on the race with a
1 – 0 win over Black Mambas last Saturday to open a four-point lead over second-placed Dynamos who dropped two precious points with a goalless draw against bitter rivals Caps United the following day.

Joey Antipas’ side are the top dogs in the league at the moment, unbeaten in their last six games, picking up 16 points along the way.

They were written off after their 2 – 0 drubbing at the hands of Monomotapa in September, a result that came hard on the heels of a frustrating goalless draw against relegation-threatened Shooting Stars, but they have since woken up from the slumber.

That good run has given Bulls the much-needed momentum heading into the crucial home stretch.

However, a look into their remaining fixtures perhaps suggests that Motor Action’s task might be tougher compared to that of second-placed Dynamos.

Bulls assistant coach David George said: “It will be a hard game, the team that wins on Sunday will have a good advantage going forward

“It will be decisive, and for us to lose the game will be catastrophic.

“However, we will treat the game like any other game, we are not under pressure at all.”

In case Motor Action pass the Dynamos test, they will face champions Gunners, but it is the game against rejuvenated Highlanders that should be giving Antipas some sleepless nights.

Highlanders have not lost a point since Mkhuphali Masuku took over the reins at the Bulawayo giants, winning seven consecutive games, and that trend is unlikely to be broken anytime soon.

The log leaders will then host stubborn Caps United before completing the season with another home game against Lengthens.

As for Dynamos, the first thing to consider is their game in hand.

Dynamos’ form has been stuttering lately after their two draws against Eagles and Caps United, losing some four valuable points in the process.

Beyond the tough assignment, the Harare giants face Gunners, Kiglon, FC Victoria, Douglas Warriors and Black Mambas.

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