One Wallet Cup is ours - Murape

HARARE - Following their triumph in the quarter-final of the One Wallet Cup against CAPS United at the weekend, Dynamos captain Murape Murape has now set his sights on winning the tournament.

Rodrick Mutuma, who re-joined Dynamos last month from an unsuccessful stint at South Africa’s Bloemfontein Celtic, thrust DeMbare into the semi-finals with a late winner to break the Makepekepe hearts.

That win also ensured that the Glamour Boys maintained their dominance over city rivals CAPS, who are yet to win a competitive Harare derby since 2009.

Sunday’s win also means Dynamos are the only seeded team left in the tournament following Harare City, FC Platinum and Highlanders’ expulsion earlier on Friday and Saturday.

The Glamour Boys will now go into the draw of the semi-finals as heavy favourites to win the competition at the expense of How Mine, Triangle and Chicken Inn.

“It feels good beating CAPS United. There is nothing sweater than that. We are now looking forward to do well in this tournament,” Murape told the Daily News yesterday.

“We produced a brilliant performance against CAPS, and no-one wants to be runners-up. It is all about bringing some silverware to the club.

“As Dynamos every time we participate, we always want to be number one. We now wait to see our opponents in the next round. We need to be well prepared because cup games are difficult.

“I think if we can stay focused we stand a good chance of winning the cup. We just need to remain with the right attitude to the end. We always want to win at Dynamos.”

Murape was also quick to remind his side not to underrate any of the three teams left in the competition.

“There is no need to underrate anyone. We need to work hard and go forward. We want to win the tournament. We have a good opportunity to win the tournament but our attitude need be right,” said Murape.

“The next important thing now is our next game. We have to quickly forget about this win against CAPS and focus on our next game. We hope to build on CAPS win to do well in our next assignments.

“Most teams tend to lift their game whenever they are playing Dynamos. We really need to be aware of complacency, otherwise we won’t make it.”

The One Wallet Cup action kicked-off on Friday with a double header at Mandava Stadium where Triangle began the ball rolling with a 7-6 penalty shootout win over Harare City.

The match had ended 1-1 in regulation time and the Triangle players held their nerve in a penalty shootout to emerge victorious.

In the second match, Chicken inn booked their semi-final berth following a narrow 1-0 win over FC Platinum.

With the match headed for a penalty shootout, midfielder Clemence Matawu popped in the box at the right moment to score the only goal of the match eight minutes from time to stun the home crowd.

On Saturday, How Mine also booked their place in the last four of the tournament after edging city rivals Highlanders 4-3 on penalties at Ascot stadium in Gweru. The tie had ended 1-1 in regulation time.

Comments (1)

wel done madembare we shal win, caps is nw green machine without chlorophyll to trap energy. GLAMOUR!!! GLAMOUR!!! boyz

VANYARARISAYI - 29 July 2014

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