City brace for vengeful Dynamos

HARARE - Harare City have set sights on completing a season’s double over reigning Zimbabwe champions Dynamos when the two clubs square off in a Castle Premiership match at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon.

The top-flight debutants, who have not lost to the country’s traditional Big Three of Dynamos, Highlanders and CAPS United since gaining Premiership status at the beginning of this season, expect Dynamos to come guns blazing in pursuit of revenge.

DeMbare lost 1-0 to the Sunshine Boys back in June.

“We expect them to come all out at us but they will find us ready,” said City coach Bigboy Mawiwi.

“We beat them in the reverse fixture so they will obviously come into game looking to beat us. We have prepared well because we know it will be a difficult game. The morale is very high. The players are psyched up for the game. We will have to maintain a high level of concentration against Dynamos, who will be equally motivated to win the game.”

Mawiwi is aiming to set up a team that will not switch off against the champions today.

“I always work hard to perform at the highest level against all teams, big or small. It is understandable that players feel more motivated against the big teams, but our aim as team is never to underestimate any team.”

City, who has drawn their last three Premiership games, could find the going tough against a DeMbare side that has been in irresistible form lately.

DeMbare, whose last league loss was against Mawiwi’s City, have been spurred on by new sensation Farai Mupasiri and midfielder Denver Mukamba, who have delivered the crucial goals that are oiling the Glamour Boys’ march to a successful title defence.

Meanwhile, Dynamos have signed former CAPS United red-hot striker Simba Sithole, who was recently offloaded by South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns after a turbulent spell in which he languished in the reserves at the Pretoria-based club.

The former Zimbabwe Under-23 striker started training with Dynamos yesterday.

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