City revival on course - Dinyero

HARARE - After a turbulent start to the season, sanity seems to have prevailed at Harare City, who hope to continue their revival against How Mine this afternoon.

The Sunshine Boys, last season’s second runners up, had a nightmarish start to the 2014 Castle Premiership season under Bigboy Mawiwi, losing their opening six matches.

That poor run saw the Sunshine Boys sink to the bottom of the log and eventually the club bosses parted ways with Mawiwi last month.

City replaced Mawiwi with his assistant Dinyero, who has guided the club out of the relegation zone with four wins in five league matches.

In midweek, the Sunshine Boys emerged from Hartsfield Stadium with a 3-2 win over Bantu Rovers after striker Osbourne Mukuradare scored a hat-trick.

Dinyero says teamwork has been the hallmark of their recent success that has seen them climb to 10th place on the log with 25 points from 20 matches. 

“We are taking each game serious. Every game is a new game and to us we have to win at all costs,” Dinyero told the Daily News yesterday.

“To us its team work that has helped us win our recent matches. We are playing as a team and we are all like brothers fighting for one thing.

“To me and the players our aim is to survive relegation.”

Today, the Sunshine Boys come up against a How Mine side that is also struggling for form in the league.

The Bulawayo gold miners last won a league match in June when they beat Buffaloes 2-1 at Sakubva Stadium.

Since then, Chikurupati have failed to win in nine matches and that poor run resulted in coach Philani Ncube resigning from his post last week.

Ncube was replaced by is assistant Sheunesu Chaka, who began his reign with the 1-1 draw with Buffaloes at Hartsfield Stadium in midweek.

Dinyero believes it will be detrimental for the Sunshine Boys to underestimate the miners in today’s match.

“We have to approach the match with caution. I know How Mine have not been winning lately but they have some good players who have the ability to change the situation they are currently in,” he said.

“To me we have to play with caution and hope to get another three points. That will be good for this institution.”

Dinyero believes the Sunshine Boys have enough depth to replace suspended forward Mukuradare, who picked up a red card shortly after scoring the treble against Rovers in midweek.

After the draw with Buffaloes, How Mine interim coach Chaka was pleased with the way his players performed.

“We are on track, at least we have picked up a point and we hope as we go we will be able to pick up maximum points. Generally everything is fine for now,” said Chaka.

Meanwhile, across town ZPC Kariba will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they face struggling Bantu Rovers at Gwanzura Stadium.

ZPC had gone on a 19-match unbeaten run in their debut season in the top-flight but that streak came to a halt on Wednesday when they lost 3-0 away to Chapungu.

In Bulawayo, Chicken Inn will also be hoping to maintain their mini-revival when they host Shabanie Mine at Hartsfield Rugby Stadium.

Today: Chicken Inn v Shabanie Mine (Hartsfield), ZPC Kariba v Bantu Rovers (Gwanzura), Harare City v How Mine (Rufaro).

Tomorrow: Buffaloes v Black Rhinos (Sakubva), Triangle v Dynamos (Gibbo), Hwange v Chiredzi (Colliery), CAPS United v Chapungu (Rufaro), FC Platinum v Highlanders (Mandava).

Comments (2)

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ngwiro - 23 August 2014

You are a saboteur Masimba Dinyero. Lloyd Mutasa saw that you are back-stabbing and he fired you. How can the same manpower that was being walloped regularly suddenly start winning. Yes the initial plot was for management to pay players to lose matches and then to finish off Mawiwi they brought you Dinyero. Mawiwi, Mathuthu ndoma coach pafeya kwete zvenyu zvana Masimba zvekutonyora izvo!

True Kepekepe - 25 August 2014

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