DeMbare duo to miss Tenax match

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Emmanuel-Jalai

BY HENRY MHARA
DYNAMOS will be without Emmanuel Jalai while striker Alex Orotomal is a big doubt for their league clash against Tenax at the National Sports Stadium in Harare tomorrow.

The diminutive right-back is down with an injury while Orotomal will have to pass a late fitness test to feature in the must-win match for the Harare giants.

“Our preparations are going on very well and we are ready for the game on Sunday although we have some players who are injured,” Dynamos assistant coach Gift Muzadzi said.

“Jalai is out with a groin problem. Then Orotomal has a problem with his muscles. We will see tomorrow after we do our tests if he will be available. But Jalai is definitely out,” he said.

Muzadzi said losing the roving full-back was a big blow but was quick to point out that they have able replacements.

Utility player Godknows Murwira is likely to be deployed to fill in the hole.

Muzadzi wants his charges to guard against complacency against Tenax, warning that the “minnows could spring a surprise.”

The newly-promoted side has found top flight football tough so far, winning just once against fellow strugglers Bulawayo City and drawing three of their opening six matches.

They have already conceded 11 goals, including six against FC Platinum.

Yet, Muzadzi remains cautious.

“With Dynamos whether we play a high school team we always expect a tough and difficult match because all the teams including the so-called small teams give it their all when they play us. If we go out there thinking that we are playing a small team, they are going to surprise us. So we will treat them the same way we treat Caps United, Highlanders, FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum Stars,” Muzadzi said.

Going into the match, Dynamos will be buoyed by their 2-0 win over Bulawayo Chiefs in the last match, whilst Tenax could only draw 0-0 against Highlanders.

The game against Chiefs completed what was a tough fixture list for Dynamos which also included defending champions FC Platinum and log leaders Chicken Inn.

They only managed to pick four points from the three matches, and DeMbare captain Patson Jaure feels a game against Tenax is a chance to make amends.

“This is a chance to pick some points. We played three tough matches, away in Zvishavane, against Chicken Inn and Bulawayo Chiefs. We didn’t collect many points and now we are facing one of the so-called small teams, but for us they are not a small team. We take all our matches as cup finals because all these teams want to slay Dynamos and make history. We know that and we always prepare for our games with that in mind. Whether we are facing a big team or the small teams, we always go in there with a bullish mind and try to beat them regardless of their status,” Jaure said.

The central defender is the only surviving member of the last Dynamos squad to win the league title in 2014.

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