DYNAMOS have been paired against How Mine in the semi-finals of the Net One Wallet Cup with coach Callisto Pasuwa expressed concern over the fitness of his players after they boycotted training sessions in a dispute over pay
During the Net One Cup draw in Harare on Monday, Biggie Zuze’s Triangle were paired against Chicken Inn in the other semi-final with both games set to be played at Mandava Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.
Dynamos were however, quick to welcome the draw.
“I think it’s a fair draw because we will be playing at a neutral venue,” said team manager Richard Hondo.
“How Mine have always given us problems in the past. But we really want this cup since we are out of the Chibuku Super Cup.
“We were very disappointed to be sent out of the Chibuku Cup by Black Rhinos.”
Meanwhile, Pasuwa has bemoaned his players’ lack of fitness despite his side coming from behind to reclaim top spot after grinding a 2-1 away win over Triangle at Gibbo Stadium on Sunday.
Dynamos had spent Saturday night on second spot after ZPC Kariba had beaten Bantu Rovers 2-0. But they put up a spirited second half performance to tune themselves for a fourth straight league title.
Still, Pasuwa was not impressed with his side performance although he was happy with the three points gained on the road.
“I am worried about the fitness levels of my boys. They struggled to endure to the last stages of the game which became difficult for us although we managed to hang on,” he said.
“Maybe it is because of the strike. I do not want to talk about it. But I am very happy with the win. We managed to get three points away from home and that is what is important for us.”
Dynamos players staged a strike two weeks ago when they boycotted training in protest over unpaid allowances.
They are left with two matches outside Harare with visits to Buffaloes and FC Platinum.