Kaindu guns for DeMbare

HARARE - Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu is aiming to pull off one of the greatest comebacks of all time when his side clashes against Dynamos in the second leg of the Bob89 Super Cup at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon.

Dynamos go into this afternoon’s match as favourites to lift the trophy for the second time since its inception two years ago following their 2-1 win over Bosso in the first leg at Barbourfields Stadium two weeks ago.

Goals from captain Tawanda Muparati and Patrick Khumbula ensured that the Harare giants continued its dominance over Highlanders while Bevan Chikaka pulled one back for Kaindu’s men.

The Zambian coach, whose side are yet to win in the three matches they have played so far in 2013 is optimistic that his team can overturn the tables and upset Dynamos in their own back yard this afternoon.

“Seriously we cannot travel all the way from Bulawayo looking for a defeat we need to win the cup,” Kaindu told the Daily News on Sunday.

“Any team wants to be on better side every time and for us we also want to be on a better side so with no doubt we are taking this game seriously.”

Kaindu added: “We played 90 minutes and we still have another 90 minutes so nothing is impossible for us to overturn the first league results."

It has been a long time since Highlanders beat Dynamos and this afternoon provides the Bulawayo giants with a chance to correct that statistic.

The last time Bosso prevailed over DeMbare was back in 2006.

“We will attack from the first whistle up to the last minute because we want nothing short of a win,” Kaindu added.

Highlanders’ desperation to get an away goal is likely to leave them exposed at the back as Dynamos are likely to catch them on the counter.

Dynamos captain Muparati has started the season in blistering form, netting two goals in as many matches and will be one of the players Highlanders need to keep an eye on.

Dembare’s new signing Washington Pakamisa and Allan Tavarwisa could be fighting for a starting place tomorrow alongside Farai Mupasiri, and another new arrival Francisco Zekumbawire.

The arrival of Zikumbawire is likely to end striker crises at Dembare and it will give coach Calisto Pasuwa more options upfront.

Former CAPS United player, Clive Kawinga, is still grounded by an ankle injury and will have to watch today’s final from the side lines.

However, Dembare will welcomes back fullback Ocean Mushure, who has been out with an ankle injury and is likely to start against Bosso this afternoon.

 Meanwhile, Bosso will be without vice-captain Eric Mudzingwa, who also missed the first leg loss.

Mudzingwa is understood to have fractured one of his right ribs towards the end of last season and he has to rest.

The two clubs will come into today’s encounter on the back of contrasting fortunes last weekend.

Dynamos beat Lesotho Correctional Services 3-0 in the African Champions League, while Highlanders were beaten 2-1 by Central Region Division One side Gwanda Ramblers in a friendly match. - Blessings Mashaya

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