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DeMbare seek consecutive wins

Dynamos coach Herbert Maruwa

DYNAMOS are hoping to ride on their momentum gain from their win over Caps United as they target a series of good results in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League.

On Sunday, DeMbare host Triangle at the back of their morale-boosting 2-nil win over Caps United last Sunday.

Coach Herbert Maruwa was pleased with what he saw on Sunday and demanded more of the same going forward.

“We have been telling the boys to make sure they maintain the good standard we showed against Caps United for people to take us seriously. We need to be consistent by winning the next game against Triangle,” Maruwa said

“The preparations have been good, the team is ready for the Triangle game.”

DeMbare started their season with wins over Hwange and Sheasham but consecutive goalless draws against Simba Bhora and Cranborne Bulleta followed by a defeat to Bulawayo Chiefs had cast doubts on the team's title ambitions.

Maruwa hopes the victory in the big Harare derby could be the turning point for his young but talented squad.

“Our win against Caps United helped us in terms of bringing back confidence. It also helped us get back our winning formula after playing the previous three games without winning. I'm hoping the players can kick on from here and string some good results.”

Looking back on the Caps United game, Maruwa spoke of the fine individual performances from his men, including that of midfield dynamo Tanaka “Kante” Shandirwa who was outstanding.

“He is doing well as an individual which we appreciate but what counts at the end of the day is Dynamos, so we put the team first ahead of any personal glory.”

While praising his side for a faultless performance in the last match, he admitted the side is a still work in progress.

He appealed to the supporters to be patient with his team.

“The boys are coming OK, so they need some support even when things are not going well for us. This is a new team with a lot of youngsters, so the supporters need to be patient.”

There are no injury worries in the Dynamos squad ahead of the Triangle match with Maruwa also revealing that defender Wilmore Chimbetu has now been cleared to feature for his new club.

The rightback joined the club on loan from Herentals at the start of the season but is yet to make his debut as his papers were not in order. That has since been sorted.

“He is going to give us another dimension, different from (Emmanuel) Jalai. But for him to play, he needs to prove that he is a good player here at training,” he added.

Striker Jayden Bakari, who scored the insurance goal against the Green Machine before he was stretchered off just after the hour, has been certified fit for the match.

Triangle have had a decent campaign so far, winning two, drawing two and losing just once in their opening seven matches.

Maruwa admitted Triangle is a formidable side which cannot be taken lightly.

“They are playing very well, and it's not going to be an easy game. We wil need to be at our best to get a positive result. They are no pushovers.


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