Gutu warns Dynamos of Algiers repeat

HARARE - Former Dynamos midfielder Archieford Gutu says his ex-teammates should take steps to prevent a repeat of their painful 2011 African Champions League elimination by MC Algiers when they clash with Mochudi Centre Chiefs on Sunday.

The Glamour Boys carry a comfortable 3-0 lead to Botswana for the second leg of the preliminary round, but memories of Algiers, where the Zimbabwean champions threw away a 4-1 first leg advantage, still linger in Gutu’s mind.

The Sweden-based Warriors midfielder said the Botswana champions can pose a threat in the second leg in Gaborone on Sunday.

"I think they (Dynamos) have a chance to go through to the next stage, but they have to be prepared for anything because this is a new ball game," the Kalmar FF midfielder told the Daily News from Sweden yesterday.

"They must forget about the first leg and take this as a fresh game. I still remember what happened when we played MC Algiers in 2011,” recalled Gutu.

‘We were well on course, leading 4-1 from the first leg. But disaster struck and we lost 3-0 in Algeria. I will hate to see that happen again.

"I think Dynamos this time around can go all the way, it is a strong side, and they need to help each other on and off the pitch. I think with the new players the team will be stronger.”

If DeMbare progress, they will meet the winner between Nigerian champions Kano Pillars and AS Vita of the Democratic Republic of Congo. AS Vita won the first leg 3-1 in Kinshasa last weekend.

Comments (1)

thats true Gutu, Dembare must not defend the whole match, they must play there normal game.

gulaz - 14 February 2014

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