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BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA

HARARE football giants Dynamos have received a major boost ahead of their Chibuku Super Cup showdown against Yadah on Saturday, with six players, including Godknows Murwira, Newman Sianchali and Shadreck Nyahwa, finally registered.

In a statement yesterday, the club said coach Tonderai Ndiraya would be spoilt for choice from tomorrow going forward following the successful registration of the players.

Other players who also got registered are Luke Musikiri and Bill Antonio, while midfielder Juan Mutudza’s registration is still pending.

The six players missed the Chibuku Super Cup opener against Herentals at the weekend as their registration had not been concluded.

Without all players at his disposal, Ndiraya’s men had a sluggish start to the tournament after stuttering to a 2-2 draw against Herentals in their opening match of the tournament.

Murwira was elated at finally getting his registration regularised.

“It means a lot to me. I will try my best to return the favour to those who made effort for me to be registered,” he said.

“We are a squad of 28 players and everyone is capable of delivering the results. I believe our availability will make the coaches’ job easier. We are now shifting focus to getting a positive result. Dynamos are all about positive results.

“Our next assignment against Yadah is not an easy one. The result against Herentals reminds us of what we are up against.”

Chitsumba and Antonio also expressed their happiness for being registered,

“I’m feeling extremely excited. I was waiting for this opportunity for a long time. Now that I’m available, I’m ready to play. I would like to thank our management for their efforts,” said Chitsumba, a goalkeeper who joined this season from Golden Eagles.

Prince Edward High School student Antonio is relieved after missing out on a chance to make his debut.

“It was a huge shock for me to hear that I wasn’t available for selection due to unsuccessful registration. I have been praying that the process won’t take long. I’m happy it happened so fast,” he said.

“I’m happy that I’m now eligible to play.

“If I make it into the coach’s final team, I might be able to play in the next game against Yadah, which is what I’m looking forward to.”

Dynamos will be looking to securing maximum points tomorrow as they bid to win the biggest knockout tournament in the country.

The Chibuku Super Cup has been stubbornly elusive for the Glamour Boys since its return some seven years ago and should Ndiraya win this one, it will end a long wait for a major silverware.

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