DYNAMOS left for Malawi with a 27-member squad yesterday, where they are expected to play Big Bullets in two international friendlies, as they step up their pre-season preparations.
The Harare football giants will be without striker Takesure Chinyama, who is still nursing an injury.
They are scheduled to play the Malawian champions in Blantyre tomorrow and in Lilongwe on Sunday, as they warm up for the 2016 Castle Lager Premiership campaign, where they have a tough opening fixture against defending champions Chicken Inn at Luveve.
The Glamour Boys are under Portuguese Paulo Jorge Silva – an ambitious coach, who says he wants to win both the domestic league title and the Champions League with Dynamos.
They had not tasted defeat in their pre-season preparations since Silva took over, before they were dumped out of the ZNA Charities Shield by ZPC Kariba.
Silva said they had noticed areas which needed improvements following their 1-0 defeat to Sunday Chidzambwa’s ZPC Kariba.
He said the Malawi trip would give him an opportunity to address some of the team’s weaknesses.
“Against ZPC Kariba, the team didn’t play to my expectations. We still need to work on some areas and I hope to address these areas of concern in Malawi. It will be a good friendly match. I am told the Big Bullets are a very big team so that will help in our preparations,” the Portuguese said.
Silva, though, said he had preferred to meet Chicken Inn and Caps United in the late stages of the league because they were better prepared than his side.
After meeting Chicken Inn in the season opener, Dynamos will face off Caps United in the Harare derby in week four of the campaign.
Chicken Inn played in the Champions League, where they were booted out by South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns on a 2-1 aggregate, having beaten their more-fancied opponents 1-0 in the first leg in Harare.
Caps United on the other hand have been to Mozambique, where they played a number of international friendly matches.
The Harare giants will on Sunday face off with Harare City in the ZNA Charity Shield.
Harare City are still involved in the Caf Confederation Cup after beating AS Adema 6-3 on aggregate to qualify to the first round in which they will host Zanaco of Zambia in two weeks time.