DYNAMOS have agreed to fulfil their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) tie against Flame Lily at Larfarge Stadium on Saturday without three of their key players who are on national duty with the Warriors.
BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA
The Dynamos trio of striker Rodrick Mutuma, left-back Ocean Mushure and right-back Blessing Moyo are with the Warriors preparing for the return leg of the African Nations Championships (Chan) tournament.
The Harare giants had initially indicated they were not going to fulfil the match on the grounds that they had three players in camp with the national team.
According to the PSL Rules and Regulations, if a club has three or more players on national duty their fixture can be rescheduled.
Dynamos president Keni Mubaiwa had said his team would not fulfil the fixture against Flame Lily this weekend.
After the club leadership consulted the technical team, they agreed to fulfil the fixture on the basis that it would allow players who would have picked some injuries time to recover ahead of the next match in which they face Harare City in the Chibuku Super Cup final on October 31.
“After consulting our technical team, it has been agreed that the match should go ahead as scheduled. The technical team is of the view that playing on Saturday is an advantage in that it allows players who will have picked some injuries time to recover ahead of the next fixture. So we are going to play against Flame Lily on Saturday,” Mubaiwa said.
PSL chief executive Kenny Ndebele confirmed Dynamos had written a letter advising them that they would fulfil the fixture.
“I have received correspondence from Dynamos to the effect that they would be playing on Saturday, so there is no problem at all,” Ndebele said.
With Moyo getting injured while training with the Warriors yesterday, it meant Dynamos were left with only two players in camp.
With Dynamos playing Harare City in the Chibuku Super Cup final on Saturday, a midweek fixture would mean the Harare giant’s would have limited time in their preparations for the match.
Log leaders Chicken Inn, FC Platinum and Highlanders who have three or more players each in the Warriors camp have asked the PSL to reschedule their fixtures to Wednesday.