MUKAMBA GOES AWOL
27 October 2017
DYNAMOS coach Lloyd Mutasa will have to do without Denver Mukamba when they face Ngezi Platinum at Baobab tomorrow.
Mukamba missed training on Wednesday and yesterday with indications he has gone AWOL.
Mutasa yesterday avoided going into detail about the issue saying concentrating on the game was more important to them.
“He (Mukamba) didn’t come on Wednesday and today (Thursday). There is no explanation and there is nothing I can talk about right now. We are focused on the game,” Mutasa said.
Apart from Denver, Carlos Rusere and Nusa Madhiri are the other players set to miss out through injury.
“I am sure we have done our part as an institution to be ready for such an encounter.
“I think every match that we play as Dynamos is always vital and this one is no exception but we have done our part. I hope we will go to Ngezi Platinum and come out with a result that is good.
“Obviously, both sets of teams would want to go out and try to get three points. It’s going to be an interesting match,” he said.
DeMbare were held to a 1-1 draw by Tsholotsho in their last match, a game they let Darlington Dodo’s side come from behind.
“I think we have been working on that during the course of the week. We would want to play and try to get a goal and after getting goals we would try to prevent them from scoring so that at the end of the day, you come out victorious and it is something that we have been working on around the clock.
“I hope the message has gone straight into the youngsters. I think they have been responding so well and we are really looking forward to this encounter.”
Mutasa defended the use of Jimmy Konono who seem not to be a crowd favourite.
“Jimmy is a vital member of the team and in the occasions that he came in, let’s say the last game that he came in, he did not change the dimension of the game. And if we look at the games that we played before, he had some outstanding matches.
“I think he is a vital member of the team, we don’t read much about what people say but when somebody doesn’t play well, you come into the team and try to rectify those areas that he is not doing well.
“If he responds well, well then there is a reason for us the technical team to play him again. The issue is how a person responds after the mistake,” he said
Mutasa is expecting a different game.
“Two games are never the same and probably no wonder why you cannot parade whatever you want to do before you do it.
“What we are saying as an institution is I think with the material that we have right now, that is the material that should serve this institution, that is what we are worried about,” he said.