AS Dynamos and Highlanders clash in a blockbuster Castle Lager Premiership tie at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday Harare giants’ coach Lloyd Mutasa has stoked the flames giving the strongest hint that his team are favourites to win the championship after two years of failure.
The unassuming coach, speaking to reporters after the team’s training session, on Thursday, warned against complacency saying it would reverse all the gains they have made thus far.
Dembare are in second position on the league table with 45 points from 22 matches, three behind leaders Chicken Inn who have played two games more.
A win against Bosso on Sunday can lift them to the top of the table if Chicken Inn stumbles against Yadah. Mutasa acknowledged there was stiff competition in the championship race.
“The competition is stiff. You look at the top four, the fifth team as well ZPC Kariba have an outside chance. I am sure those are the teams that are competing. There are still 30 or so points to play for and anything can happen within that period.
On our part we want to try as much as we can to be consistent and we can only be consistent when we continue to work hard, remain grounded, keep our cool and stay focused. If you don’t remain calm and get too excited, what you have done up to this day will come to waste.
So I have been telling them, gentlemen, lets’ try to make things happen. We have come a long way and consistency is the key,” said Mutasa.
The Glamour Boys will be banking on Cameroonian international Christian Epoupa for the goals.
The Dynamos hit man scored a brace against Caps United on Sunday to take his goal tally to 10 and with skipper Ocean Mushure, who has chipped in with some goals in his new advanced role, they have the arsenal to complete a double over their traditional rivals.
Highlanders, however, will feel they have an unfinished business with Dynamos after their last meeting in May turned violent, and was eventually abandoned due to crowd trouble after Cameroonian striker, Christian Ntouba Epoupa cancelled out Rahman Kutsanzira’s strike.
Highlanders’ fans fiercely protested, pelting referee Thomas Kusosa, charging that Epoupa was in an offside position when he scored.
The issue was referred to the PSL disciplinary committee, which ruled in favour of Dynamos and awarded them all the three points.Advertisement