Dynamos determined to catch up with the leading pack

Story by Reynald Ngwarati

HARARE giants, Dynamos are hoping to go past their recent boardroom squabbles as they gun for a positive result against league debutants Sheasham at Bata Stadium on Sunday.

With Genesis Mangombe now at the helm, Dynamos believe winning the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title is not an impossible task.

The glamour boys are hoping to go past the drama that saw the Executive suspending head coach Herbert Maruwa having fired him earlier.

Away from the boardroom squabbles that have seen Maruwa, assistant Coach Murape Murape and Team Manager Richard Chihoro being summoned for a disciplinary hearing, the Harare giants have a renewed mentality and will from this week fight to bring the league title home.

DeMbare are fourth on the log standings, nine points behind runaway leaders Highlanders, but a win against Simba Bhora in the Chibuku Super Cup last weekend renewed optimism in the Glamour Boys’ camp.

“I think we adjusted very well and this week I think the boys the boys have responded very well and I’m very happy about that. They’re listening and they’re responding to the tactical approach and I’m very happy about that. I think it’s going to be a very good relationship with the players if we manage to win during the weekend,” said Dynamos Interim Head Coach, Genesis Mangombe.

Boosted by a win in his first match in charge at the weekend, Mangombe believes his men are within touching distance of the championship.

“We are now in the second round and we don’t want to lose points in the second round if we want to keep pace with the pacesetters. So we’re preparing for this game very well and everything is going on well. I like to play entertaining football and also we need to keep possession in every match be it a cup game, be it a league game we need to play it as the best team keeping possession in the country,” he added.

Meanwhile, all eyes will be on the tie between CAPS United and second-placed Ngezi Platinum at Bata Stadium in what promises to be a blockbuster encounter on Saturday.

On the same day, new boys Simba Bhora have a date with Chicken Inn at Baobab, Herentals face Green Fuel at Mandava, defending champions FC Platinum will hope to build on their Chibuku Super Cup victory when they face army side Cranborne Bullets at Nyamhunga, while ZPC Kariba will make the long trip to Bulawayo to face Bulawayo Chiefs.

Action continues on Sunday when log leaders Highlanders entertain Black Rhinos at Barbourfields, Hwange welcome relegation-threatened Yadah at the Colliery, while third-placed Manica Diamonds travel to Gibbo to face Triangle.

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