With only four games left before the curtains to the unbranded Premier Soccer League season comes to a close, plenty will be on the line when Motor Action and Dynamos take to the pitch for their midweek encounters on Wednesday afternoon.
Motor Action will lock horns with defending champions Gunners at Gwanzura Stadium while second-placed Dynamos will battle against financially troubled Kiglon at Rufaro Stadium.
At this stage, anything can happen and it is looks like an exciting title run-in could be on the cards.
Just a single point separates the two teams and any blip at this moment the title will be gone.
There have been big worries by many supporters that Gunners and Kiglon will give away their matches on Wednesday.
The supporters reckon that Gunners have nothing left to play for as far as the title is concerned.
There are also conspiracy theories doing the rounds that, Kiglon, being headed by former Dynamos sons in Lloyd Mutasa and Masimba Dinyero, will not want to derail their former team’s chances of winning the title.
However, Gunners and Kiglon allayed those fears on Tuesday saying they were “professional enough”.
“There is nothing like that, we still have a lot to play for,” said Gunners coach Darlington Dodo.
“At Gunners we are professionals and that thing of match- fixing does not exist. Since I started to be involved in football I have never cheated and I don’t even know how to throw a match. We still have the Confederations Cup to play for and we have a reputation to protect,” added Dodo.
The Chando Kupisa coach said he was looking to spoil the Mighty Bulls’ party tomorrow after he did the same to Dynamos with a 1 – 0 win last Sunday.
“We are party spoilers and Motor Action should know that. If they are coming here thinking we are going to give them the game they will be up for a very big surprise. They have to earn the points,” said Dodo.
Kiglon coach Mutasa also said although he fancies his former team Dynamos to win the title at the end of the season he said they will have to fight for it.
“As individuals we have ambitions and mine is to coach Dynamos at some point in my career, and I think the same goes for Masimba Dinyero,” said Mutasa.
“You can only do that if you have a good reputation and a good CV. Although we would love Dynamos to win the title, we are at work here at Kiglon and we are here to build our CV. You can’t coach a big team like Dynamos if you are known for throwing away matches. If they are going to win it, they have to really fight hard for it,” said Mutasa.
Mutasa, who has instilled a fast flowing passing game into the Kiglon team since he took over, said he is anticipating a tough match against wounded Dynamos.
“It will be a tough match, both teams have something to play for. They are fighting for the championship and we are also fighting relegation so it will be a very close contest. But if I was to be given a choice I would have wanted to play them after they had won against Gunners. They lost their previous match and they would not want to lose two consecutive matches but we are ready for them,” said Mutasa.
Kiglon are currently on seventh from the bottom on the PSL table with 30 points, five away from relegation.