Coach Tonderayi Ndiraya wants to stay top of the group at the halfway mark of the Chibuku Super Cup group one games. In order to do that, Dynamos need to beat the most successful team in the tournament Harare City, at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow.
City have won two of the six editions since the tournament’s return in 2014. One of the wins was against Dynamos, 2-1 victory in the 2015 final. The Sunshine City Boys have played in four of the six finals since 2014.
The Glamour Boys are coming from a 1-1 draw against CAPS United last Sunday. The result saw Dynamos remaining on top with 8 points, two ahead of Harare City and CAPS United while Harare City registered their first win of the competition, 2-1 victory over Herentals.
“We want to consolidate our position and collect points. We are expecting a tough game but we are also prepared.
“There’s still much competition in the group. Every team still have a chance to qualify to the next stage so far. We are still in the early days of the competition but we want to make sure we collect maximum points. We want to compete strongly because we are playing strong teams.
“We are hoping to finish the first round of the competition topping the group standings. We can do that by putting a good fight on Saturday against Harare City. Things will start to shape up after our weekend match,” Ndiraya said.
All players are fit except for defender Tendaishe Magwaza who has missed the four previous matches due to injury.
” Preparations have gone very well. We are spoiled for choice in terms of selection. Of our 28 players, only Tendaishe Magwaza is injured but he was doing light training. The rest are fit and ready to go.”
The coach also predicts a tough game but remains confident that his charges will prevail.
“We are expecting a very difficult game from Harare City. They have done well so far. They have been playing good football but we are also prepared as we been doing good too.”
Dynamos are unbeaten with two wins and two defeats, leading the six team group. Only the top two teams proceed to the quarter finals of the tournament.