Dynamos won't rush Sithole

HARARE - Dynamos fans will have to wait a little longer to see new signing Simba Sithole, who is still working on gaining back his match fitness.

DeMbare assistant coach Tonderai Ndiraya said the Harare giants, who extended their lead at the top of the Castle Premiership to two points after beating Harare City 1-0 on Wednesday, will not fast-track Sithole into the team.    

The reigning Zimbabwe champions snapped up the former CAPS United striker, who had become a free agent after his contract was recently terminated by South African Premiership side Mamelodi Sundowns.

Ndiraya told reporters after the Glamour Boys’ last-gasp 1-0 win over Harare City that the club will give the former Pamushana High School student enough time to gain full match fitness.

“He (Sithole) has not been playing football for some time so we will give him time,” said Ndiraya.

“We will unleash him when he is ready. In any case there is still some paper work to be completed.”

Ndiraya added that the pursuit of former Highlanders striker Obadiah Tarumbwa was effectively over.

“We have exhausted our slots so Obadiah is out of the question.”

Ndiraya also jumped to the defence of midfielder Denver Mukamba, whose performance against City was rather muted.

“In football we don’t perform well all the time. We expect him (Mukamba) to bounce back on Sunday (against Quelaton in the Mbada Diamonds Cup). He has a huge amount of talent. He is a player we rely on.”

Though Mukamba was far from his imperious self against the municipal team on Wednesday, it was his pile drive from just outside the box that led to Ocean Mushure’s late winner.

With fans resigned to a looming stalemate, the former DC Academy and Kiglon midfielder unleashed a thunderous shot that was blocked into the path of Mushure, who volleyed home a rare goal.

It was the former Motor Action fullback’s first goal in DeMbare colours since joining them at the beginning of the season.

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