Alimenda warns Dynamos against complacency

HARARE - Dynamos midfielder Stephen Alimenda has warned his side against complacency when they troop to the field to face struggling Harare City at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow.

The Sunshine Boys did not have the best of starts to the season, losing all their three opening matches to sit at the bottom of the log ahead of tomorrow’s match.

But Alimenda insisted that his side must not read much into their opponent’s previous performances and admits the Bigboy Mawiwi’s men pose a stern test in their search for a fourth straight league title.

“It’s going to be a tricky game for us. Harare City have been losing in recent matches and they are desperate to start winning,”Alimenda told the Daily News yesterday.

“We as Dynamos should not look at how they have been playing. It’s a new game and we need to treat the match the same way we have been doing in the past games.

“We need to adopt the right attitude and avoid being complacent. We have to forget about the past and not revel in what we did in the previous game.”

In their last match against Bantu Rovers, DeMbare rallied from behind to win 3-1 with defender Sydney Linyama and the midfield duo of Devon Chafa and Cliff Sekete getting the goals for the Harare giants.

Alimenda said the team is in high spirits following that win and are eager to maintain the winning streak.

The former CAPS United and Highlanders midfielder added that the technical team would have a difficult time selecting the team to play City. 

“We are fancying our own chances of winning. The coach is obviously going to have a headache in coming up with the first XI because everyone is working hard to be in the starting line-up.

“If we can transform the same attitude from training to Sunday’s match then nothing will stop us from winning the match. We played well in our last match and we are looking forward to maintain the momentum,” added Alimenda.

With the Glamour Boys struggling for form at their newly adopted home, Alimenda has encouraged his teammates to get rid of the mentality that they cannot win at the NSS.

The Harare giants are yet to pick a point from NSS this season having first lost 1-0 to ZPC Kariba in a league match before a 3-0 penalty shootout loss to FC Platinum in the Independence Trophy final.

The defeats have sparked talk among the DeMbare fans that the venue is jinxed following their move from their traditional home ground, Rufaro Stadium.

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