DEPLETED DEMBARE HOPEFUL
19 October 2018
Blessing Malinganiza and Alexander Chirume
RESURGENT Dynamos are depleted ahead of their clash against Black Rhinos on Sunday at Rufaro with key players unavailable.
Utility man Godfrey Mukambi and James Marufu miss out through suspension whilst Ocean Mushure is also not yet available having gone errant.
Phakamani Dube is also likely to miss the match due to illness.
Star midfielder Denver Mukamba is also doubtful due to a hamstring injury.
DeMbare face Chauya Chipembere coming from a 2-1 Harare derby victory over CAPS United which saw them moving out of the relegation zone.
This was more than the reaction the giants needed as they plot an escape from the relegation matrix they are engraved in.
“Obviously l got a job to do and l can do it
“Going forward Rhinos are a tricky opponent we are trying as best as possible to come out with the best of combinations under the circumstances because we have got some suspensions that affected our team.
“Two of our key players Godfrey Mukambi and James Marufu are suspended for this game.
“And as it is we are already depleted given the absence of Ocean Mushure and some of the injuries we already have.
“But having said that we have registered more than 20 players we should be able to put up a team that will compete in the fight with pride and honour
“Phakamani is ill and has not been able to train this whole week and we have to make an adjustment about that one. But it is now for the other guys who will be called up to show that they are really made to be Dynamos players,” said coach Lloyd Chigove.
Chigove has since helped bring back the look of fighters on the former champions and insists he is here to do the job whilst admitting the army outfit will be testing opponents with a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture proving their competitiveness.
“Last season they edged us, we have drawn. We haven’t really managed to impose our self against them. I think on Sunday we must try to move a gear up to get the maximum points.
“When you come into a crisis like situation, you have to quickly try to change the mindset of the players and I think they have responded magnificently.
“Like last week when we played against CAPS United, our observation has been that they normally tire in the second half like what they did against Highlanders.
“I think they put up a good performance in terms of work and they were men at work and they did well in the second half,” he added.
Rhinos are lucky to face depleted Dynamos as Chigove warns of Chazunguza’s return to its best in the closing stages of the season with midfielder Denver Mukamba set to return.
“So with a little bit of time, I think they will gel, and I think we are coming right. After the win last week, the self belief is now there.
“I think if Rhinos are lucky they will be the only team to face a depleted Dynamos otherwise after this it will be guns blazing against any other opponent coming our way.
“Denver (Mukamba) is training, he also has a hamstring challenge and we have rested him for two days. Hopefully by tomorrow (today) he would have recovered.
“But whether he starts or not depends on his physical condition but in our position right now we accommodate anyone because we are depleted,” he said.
The Chibuku Super Cup semi-final draw takes place today; Chigove is unfazed by any of the opponents.
“It’s tricky Harare City they edged us home and away in our league encounters, Triangle gave us a torrid time when we went to Gibbo and CAPS United will be itching for revenge so we accept whatever comes out of the draw,” he said.