Sekete ruled out of City clash

HARARE - Midfielder Cliff Sekete will miss Dynamos’ Castle Premiership clash with Harare City on Sunday with a groin injury.

Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa yesterday revealed the news about Sekete, who came in as a substitute last weekend as DeMbare trailed Bantu Rovers in Bulawayo and helped them turn the game on its head to win 3-1.

The former Gunners midfielder scored his team’s second goal, as the Glamour Boys made it two wins in three matches in their search for a fourth straight league title.

Defender Sydney Linyama and midfielder Devon Chafa, who seems to be getting better with each game as he gains match fitness, added the third for DeMbare.

Pasuwa also revealed that former Highlanders midfielder Masimba Mambare and Tawanda Muparati are still on the casualty list and continue to receive treatment.

“Sekete has a groin injury. Since we started training after our last match in Bulawayo he hasn’t took part. I don’t think he will make it for the weekend match,” Pasuwa explained to reporters after the team’s training session at their Zimphos grounds.

“Masimba Mambare, Tawanda Muparati and Ocean Mushure are still recovering from their ailments. Murape Murape have a knock as well and he did not train today (yesterday).”

Pasuwa went on to profess his disappointment on goalkeeper George Chigova’s visit to South Africa without his concern.

Chigova left for South Africa last week, reportedly to undergo medicals and meet his new teammates at SuperSport United.

The former Gunners goalie, a product of the famed Aces Youth Academy, signed for Matsatsantsa in February.

“I only heard he has gone to South Africa but if truth be told, I don’t know who cleared him. I thought he is supposed to go there in June. I am not sure whether he will come back.

“I will have to get more maybe from the management. But if it is the case then we will have to look for his replacement,” said Pasuwa.

Turning to weekend’s match against City, Pasuwa said the Glamour Boys are not reading much into their opponent’s recent poor form. Harare City have not won a single game in their opening three matches that they have played so far.

“This is one of our toughest matches so far. Since Harare City came into the league, they become one of our toughest opponents. We are not taking them lightly,” he said.

“They might not have been playing well but it’s a fact that when everyone play Dynamos they tend to raise their match. So it’s the attitude in our camp that we are working on.

“That they have not been playing well should not make us relax. We should fight to get the three points. We have been discussing about this with the players to take the match seriously.

“The fact that they have not been playing well, they might want to use the match against us to start winning so we should approach this game with the right attitude.”

The Glamour Boys will however have to wait a little longer before they can start using retuning striker Roderick Mutuma.

Mutuma became a free agent after being released by South African Premiership side Bloemfontein Celtic last month, a club he joined during the January transfer window last year and has signed a one year-contract with DeMbare.

Mutuma was signed by then Celtic coach Clinton Larsen, but has struggled for game time since the arrival of Ernst Middendorp, playing only two matches since the German coach took over this year.

Fixtures

Today: How Mine v Shabanie Mine (Luveve).

Tomorrow: FC Platinum v CAPS United (Mandava), Black Rhinos v Chiredzi (Rimuka, SS), Bantu Rovers v Chapungu (Luveve).

Sunday: Highlanders v Hwange (Barbourfields), Triangle United v Chicken Inn (Gibbo), Dynamos v Harare City (National Sports Stadium, SS), Buffaloes v ZPC Kariba (Sakubva).

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