Dynamos wary of weak defence

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DYNAMOS

BY HENRY MHARA
DYNAMOS will once again field a makeshift defence for their big clash against Highlanders at Barbourfields on Sunday after defenders Tinotenda Muringai and Brendon Mpofu failed to recover from injuries which have kept them out of action for the past few weeks.

They are the only two leftbacks in the team.

Muringai has been out since mid-April after picking an injury at training.

Mpofu crocked his knee a fortnight ago, and there was a glimmer of hope that he could be available for the weekend match after he started training this week.

His knee has fully recovered, but it appears he has suffered a fresh setback.

It has emerged that the former Caps United star picked a shoulder injury at the team’s training session yesterday and is a huge doubt for the trip to Bulawayo.

Without the two left-sided defenders, Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya has been forced to deploy midfielder Shadreck Nyahwa on the left side of his defence in the last two matches.

Utility player has also been played in that position before.

Coincidentally, the team has conceded goals in both matches that Muringai and Mpofu did not feature, against WhaWha and Bulawayo City.

The Harare giants will be looking to return to winning ways on Sunday following a frustrating 1-1 draw against Bulawayo City at the weekend which saw them missing on a chance to open a four-point lead at the top of the log table.

They lead the title race with 30 points, two clear of second-placed Chicken Inn after 14 rounds of matches.

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