By Lawrence Trusida
The Chibuku Super Cup returns this weekend after the international break, with the Harare Derby the pick of the weekend’s fixtures.
The two Harare giants are the direct opposites at this stage, with Dynamos riding high on top of the log, well-funded and having already secured their place in the knockout stages.
On the other hand, Caps United is 12 points behind their bitter rivals, facing the real prospect of missing out on a place in the quarterfinals while the green machine is in turmoil amid reports of industrial action at the club.
However, Dynamos are not reading much into CAPS United’s challenges.
“A derby is a derby – it doesn’t need any motivation and we have to fight and the guys are motivated, strike or no strike,” said Dynamos Captain Partson Jaure.
The match will be played at Baobab stadium, a venue Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya knows too well.
“I feel at home at Ngezi I was there for two years so its home to me and we have the advantage because I know it so much.”
The two teams drew one-all in the reverse encounter, with Dynamos conceding their only goal so far in the competition.
The weekend action, however, starts on Saturday with ZPC Kariba taking on Yadah in an 11am kickoff at the National Sports Stadium, while Tenax battles Cranborne Bullets at the same time but at Sakubva stadium in Mutare.
The tantalising Platinum Derby between Ngezi and FC Platinum also kicks off at 11am at Mandava alongside the Black Rhinos versus Manica Diamonds match at Baobab stadium.
Chicken Inn takes on Bulawayo Chiefs at 1pm at Barbourfields stadium.
Sunday will see Triangle taking on Whawha in Zvishavane at 11am, before Highlanders lock horns with Bulawayo City at 1pm at Barbourfields.
Baobab stadium will be the venue with struggling Herentals hoping for better fortunes when they take on Harare City at 11am before the Harare Derby takes centre stage at 3pm.