DYNAMOS have received a major boost with striker Simba Sithole and midfielder Tafadzwa Rusike certified fit and expected to start training today ahead of their second leg of the preliminary round African Champions League football match against Mochudi Centre Chiefs in Botswana this weekend.
The pair missed the 3-0 victory over Mochudi at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday owing to injuries.
Sithole had a tendon inflammation and had been rested for five days while Rusike, who arrived from Ajax Cape Town, had a minor harmstring injury.
Dynamos medic Knowledge Zambo revealed yesterday the two players had recovered and were expected to start training today ahead of the team’s departure to Botswana for the return leg of their preliminary round of the Champions League.
“Sithole had an inflammation of the tendon and we had rested him for five days. He finishes his fifth day today (yesterday) and he will start training today.
“We are happy with the development. But it is now up to the coaches to decide whether he will be part of the team that will travel to Botswana.
“I wouldn’t know since he has not been training for the past five days. The coaches are the best to comment on that. As for Rusike, he had a minor hamstring injury and has also recovered.
“He was supposed to start training today (yesterday), but we decided he should also start training tomorrow (today),” Zambo said.
Dynamos go into the second leg carrying a comfortable lead following their 3-0 victory over Mochudi on Sunday.
Washington Pakamisa scored a brace including a controversial penalty with Masimba Mambare weighing in with the other goal to ensure the Zimbabwean champions go into the second leg with a healthy lead.
The Glamour Boys could have scored a dozen goals, but their forwards, Pakamisa and Patrick Khumbula, who came on as a substitute, were guilt of wild misses on several occasions.
Dynamos coach Kalisto Pasuwa will be hoping that Sithole will bring the killer instinct that was lacking in the first leg as he seeks to finish off his opponents.
Dynamos will face the winner between AS Vita of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kano Pillars of Nigeria should they advance to the next round of the prestigious competition.
The DRC champions, however, go into the second leg with what appears a good lead after winning 3-1 at home.
The team is expected to leave for Botswana tomorrow or on Friday.