Dynamos are organising friendly matches with regional teams in preparation for the 2012 Confederation of African Football Champions League campaign where they are likely to meet defending champions Espérance along the way.
The Harare giants were given a bye in the preliminary stages by virtue of being one of the 12 best teams on the continent.
They will be waiting to play the winner between Mafunzo of Zanzibar and Mozambique’s MuÇulmana de Maputo on the weekend of March 23-25. The second leg will be played two weeks later.
If the Harare giants manage to progress beyond Mafunzo or MuÇulmana, they are likely to meet the tournament’s defending champions Espérance in the second round.
It is with this in mind the club’s executive have said they will not leave any stone unturned ahead of what promises to be a gruelling campaign.
“If we prepare well for this competition I’m confident we can go far,” said Dynamos secretary-general Nyika Chifamba yesterday. “We won’t go out there to make up numbers, but to make our presence felt,” he added.
On the prospect of meeting Esperance, Chifamba said: “We are prepared to meet any opposition in this competition. We are not afraid of anyone.
“If anything, they (Espérance) are more worried than us. We have beaten them before in this competition. What will stop us from doing the same this time around?”.
Dynamos chairman Kenny Mubaiwa said: “We are negotiating for friendly matches with teams from Zambia, South Africa and Botswana. The match with a South African team is being arranged by our sponsor BancABC.”