14 December 2017
Mnangagwa assassin appears in court
Govt pays for Mugabe Singapore visit
Coup: ‘Soldiers’ rob Chinese man of $90k
Man, aged 83, rapes granddaughter, 14
Tsvangirai still to register for 2018
ED starts journey to key 2018 election
ANC risks split in choosing new leader
Zimdef bosses axed, forensic audit called
Makamba back after 17 years in exile
Command agric: Is it really that bad?
Mogul Russell Simmons accused of rape
Jah Prayzah dreamt about cemetery attack
FC Platinum get tough Africa draw
City, United win as Arsenal drift
Coup: why the China role theory is hollow
Zims duped! It’s about Zanu PF for ever
Nelson Chamisa on Washington trip
Interview: Gonda Hot Seat with Coltart
Highlanders striker suspended for Dynamos showdown

Facing old emeny ... Dynamos coach David Mandigora

25/06/2015 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
We want to win against the reigning champions ... Bongani Mafu
Mandigora near brink as DeMbare face Bosso
Leaders Chicken Inn host Dongo
Caps stars injury worry for City clash
PSL returns: DeMbare face Highlanders
Chidzambwa on ZPC Kariba challenge

HIGHLANDERS will miss striker Thomas Chideu for Sunday’s big match against Dynamos at Rufaro as he is serving a two-match suspension.

Chideu was shown the red card in the last game against How Mine which ended in a 1-1 draw and will serve a two match ban.

Still, Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu says his players should be ready to break a nine-year jinx against the defending champions.

Highlanders last beat Dynamos in 2006, winning 1-0 at Rufaro and 2-0 at Barbourfields to win their last league title and lost both matches last season 1-0.

In cup competitions, Bosso last beat Dynamos 4-3 on penalties in the Independence Trophy final at the National Sports Stadium in 2011.

“We want to win against the reigning champions. But I want my players to play with a free spirit and to express their capabilities on Sunday.

“For Dynamos, they are under pressure to maintain that dominance over us so they will obviously come at us with new energy,” Mafu said Thursday.

With Chideu out, Mafu will have to bank on Obadiah Tarumbwa, the hard running Gabriel Nyoni and Knox Mtizwa, who scored the equaliser against How Mine.

Ageing midfielder Mthulisi Maphosa is back at training and is expected to pass a late fitness test ahead before the team leaves for Harare on Saturday.

On the other hand, Dynamos will be welcoming back the trio of Obey Mwerahari, Qadr Amini and Cliff Sekete to widen selection options for coach, David Mandigora.

Dynamos are winless in their last three encounters, having drawn 0-0 against Tsholotsho and 1-1 against Triangle at home before scrapping a 1-1 away draw to ZPC Kariba.

Highlanders are eighth on the log with 19 points, four off Dynamos who are third after 13 rounds of the league race.


Saturday: FC Platinum v Buffaloes (Mandava), Chicken Inn v Dongo Sawmill (Luveve), Harare City v CAPS United (Rufaro, SS).

Sunday: Dynamos v Highlanders (Rufaro, SS), Whawha v Chapungu (Ascot), How Mine v Hwange (Luveve), Triangle United v ZPC Kariba (Gibbo), Tsholotsho v Flame Lily (White City).


Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it






Face Book



comments powered by Disqus
RSS NewsTicker