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Ndiraya wary of Yadah as Dembare seeks consistency

By Sports Reporter


DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya, says he is not reading a lot into Yadah FC’s difficult start to the 2019 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, when his charges tackle the Walter Magaya-owned side at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

Yadah is currently in the relegation zone after winning just once this season and drawing two of their opening six league matches.

The minnows, who finally registered their first win against Bulawayo Chiefs last weekend, are however just two points behind Dynamos, who will be seeking to continue their recovery after a poor start to the campaign by collecting maximum points.

Ndiraya, who has managed a win and a draw since his return to the club is however not taking Yadah lightly, describing them as a “serious” team capable to causing an upset.

The weekend result represented a significant step towards revitalization for Dynamos and another win tomorrow will be a good confidence booster for the players going forward.

“Yadah are no push-overs, they won 3-2 in their last match after having gone a goal behind so that really shows that it’s a team with players full of character and we are expecting a very tough match,” Ndiraya said ahead of Sunday’s match.

“I have been at Yadah Village with the Young Warriors and I have seen what they do. I know how they prepare, they are quite a serious lot, we really have to be serious about the game and make sure that we get a result.”

DeMbare will head into the clash with Yadah without all its foreign players but it is striker Ngandu Mangala, who will be missed the most as he is suspended after picking three yellow cards in the five matches that he has featured this season.

The Cameroonian pair of Clade Junior Ngahan and Herve Mbega as well as Ghanaian Robert Sackey are side-lined with injuries.

Ndiraya said he was unlikely to make changes to the team that beat ZPC Kariba at Rufaro last Sunday with the exception of finding a replacement for the injured Mbega.

“We are going to trust those who have been doing duty but I have also seen some good competition at training. I would have wanted to have all my players when we prepare for a match, unfortunately we haven’t been lucky in terms of injuries.

“But we are confident with what we have. From our last match, Ngandu is the only player missing and that gives us some bit of consistence in terms of team selection.”