Depleted DeMbare hope to load-shed Nyamhunga

Injured Dynamos player Obey Mwerahari limps off the field while fellow player Simba Nhivi is attended to by medics.

DYNAMOS will travel to Kariba this Saturday for a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League date with ZPC Kariba without four key players due to suspension and injuries.


Midfield anchorman Stephen Alimenda and centre-back Sydney Linyama are suspended after accumulating three yellow cards, while Masimba Mambare and goalkeeper Artwell Mukandi are injured.

DeMbare have failed to win in their last two matches that have seen the club’s supporters baying for coach David Mandigora’s head.

A draw against ZPC Kariba is likely to further complicate Mandigora’s job despite the Harare football giants being just four points behind log leaders Chicken Inn.

“Injuries happen and as a coach I have no control over it,” said Mandigora.

“But we registered 30 players and I believe those who are available can do the job. I do not take it as a crisis because I believe in all my players.

“Pressure is always there in football and I understand it when the fans demand results. They want to see their team win.”

Error-prone Elisha Muroyiwa is the likely replacement for Linyama, while Milton Makopa is sure to step in for Alimenda.

The defending champions have conceded, six goals in 12 matches, the least number in this Premiership campaign.

They have scored 10 goals, the least in the top-eight which has put their strikers under the spotlight.

With Farai Mupasiri and Kelvin Bulaji yet to find the target this season, while Patrick Khumbula, Simba Nhivi and Dominic Chungwa have one goal each, Mandigora has conceded a crisis.

“We are working on the strikers. The goals will come soon because we are working hard to improve on our strike rate,” he said. Dynamos face ZPC Kariba, who like them, have gone for two straight matches without winning.

“It is going to be a tough match considering we are playing a team that has not won their last two games. We just have to approach this match with a positive mind and try to play our normal game,” Mandigora said.