GUNNERS coach Moses “Bambo” Chunga believes his team’s underdog tag will help them progress to the semi-finals of the Mbada Diamonds Cup.
Report by Tawanda Tafirenyika Sports Correspondent
Chunga’s men are set to face defending champions Dynamos in the quarter-finals of the country’s richest knockout competition at Torwood Stadium in Kwekwe on Sunday.
Gunners have not been playing well in the league this season and are battling to stay afloat in the top-flight league with the campaign staggering towards the end.
They appear to have set their sights on the knockout tournament.
The Gunners are brimming with confidence ahead of the clash and appear not to be intimidated by the prospect of facing their more illustrious opponents.
Dynamos are the defending champions, having defeated Motor Action in the final last season to lay their hands on the trophy in a campaign in which they also lifted the Premiership crown.
Chunga said the underdogs tag suited them well.
“We are underdogs going into this match. That suits us fine and we are not under pressure. It is Dynamos who are under pressure. We are taking each match as it comes. We can only talk about the next round when we get there,” said Chunga.
Dynamos will be out to prove that their passage to the quarter-final stage was not a fluke after a hard-fought win over lowly Quelaton secured them a place in the last eight of the tournament.
Kalisto Pasuwa’s men had to win on penalties to reach this stage after they were held to a 1-1 draw by the Bulawayo side before prevailing 4-2 on penalties.
On the other hand, Gunners snatched a last gasp 3-2 win against Chicken Inn at Pelandaba Stadium in Gwanda.