DeMbare's luck to run out - Kaindu

HARARE - Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu believes that his players now have what it takes to end Dynamos’ dominance when the two giants of Zimbabwean football at National Sports Stadium this afternoon.

You have to go back to 2006 to find the last time the Bulawayo giants were able to beat DeMbare in a league match.

Ironically, that was the last time Bosso were able to win the championship and since then they have played second fiddle to the Glamour Boys.

In the last two years, Bosso have been the bridesmaid finishing second behind DeMbare only on goal difference on both occasions.

The Zambian coach, who led Highlanders to the Mbada Diamonds Cup glory last season, is confident of breaking the DeMbare jinx this afternoon.

“Any result can be achieved, we have failed to beat Dynamos in the previous seasons but that doesn’t mean that Dynamos will continue to dominate us,” Kaindu told the Daily News on Sunday.

“Things will never be the same forever, everything will come to an end but I cannot say much because the game is played on the pitch and we will talk much after 90 minutes of play.

The Bulawayo giants are riding high as they are undefeated after the 11 opening games of the 2014 Castle Premiership season.

That run means Bosso enter the pitch today in second place on the log with 21 points, one behind log leaders Hwange before the weekend’s matches.

Despite that unbeaten run, Kaindu has warned his players to remain focused and not allow complacency to get the better against them as DeMbare will be a tough proposition.

“For the performance of the boys I think it’s too early to judge them but we need to remain focused,” he said.

“We respect Dynamos but that doesn’t mean that we are going to put ourselves under unnecessary pressure, we are going to play our normal game.

“We are an attacking team, so on Sunday we will attack from the first whistle up to the last minute because we want to play an interesting football.”

The Zambian is however worried with the fact that his team have drawn six games from 11 games played so far.

The Bulawayo giants go into today’s match after last weekend’s 1-1 draw against struggling Triangle away at Gibbo Stadium.

“We have been drawing a many games which is not good for us if we want to win the title at the end of the season,” he said.

“We have put aside our last weekend draw against Triangle, in football it happens we are now concentrating on our game against Dynamos and our preparations are going on well.

Dynamos have been below par this year with the entire team struggling for form, with their strikers failing to deliver upfront.

Without a regular scorer on today, Dynamos will find it difficult to withstand the challenge posed by Highlanders, who seem to be scoring for fun this season.

Bosso have netted 20 goals this season n 11 matches while Dynamos have only managed to score 10 goals only.


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skonkie - 22 June 2014

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