One Wallet Cup resumes

HARARE - The NetOne One Wallet Cup semi-final draw was held yesterday with the pick of the ties pitting Dynamos against How Mine at Mandava Stadium on Saturday.

In the other semi-final, Lowveld side Triangle will clash with Chicken Inn at the same venue the following day.

Dynamos will be hoping to beat the Bulawayo-based gold miners and reach the final where they will stand a chance to win the $80 000 up for grabs for the tournament winners.

After already crashing out of the Chibuku Super Cup earlier this month, the Glamour Boys know that they need to go all the way in this tournament to appease their demanding fans.

In the quarter-finals, DeMbare had a tough tie against city rivals CAPS United but they were able to emerge victorious courtesy of Rodreck Mutuma’s solitary strike at the National Sports Stadium.

With both CAPS and Highlanders already out of the tournament, DeMbare will be eyeing another piece of silverware.

DeMbare chairman Kenny Mubaiwa welcomed the draw against Chikurupati and said it is a perfect opportunity revenge the Mbada Diamonds Cup defeat from last season.

“We know that they beat us last year in the Mbada Cup and although we have already defeated them in the league this season, this is a good chance to inflict more misery on them,” said Mubaiwa.   

“We know that they are not playing well in the league but that does not mean we should be complacent and take it easy on them.”

The DeMbare boss acknowledged that the storm that rattled the Harare giants in the last few weeks has settled after the striking players agreed to return to training last week.

“At Dynamos we know we are a big club in Zimbabwe and for there to be football in Zimbabwe you have to talk of Dynamos,” he said.

“Of course we have our problems and the supporters must understand that it will not be rosy all the times and we must stick together during these stormy waters.”

How Mine interim coach Sheunesu Chaka was pleased with the draw and is looking forward to a meeting with the Glamour Boys.

“Dynamos is just a name. There is no need for us to fear them because we are in the same league,” Chaka told the Daily News.

“At most we don’t bank on history but it’s a morale booster for the boys playing against a team we have defeated before in a cup competition.

“We will not relax and say because we beat them in a cup competition last season and it will be an easy game.

“We are working hard to go out there and play a good game so that we will win to book our place in the final. We are aiming high. We aiming to get to the final and winning the tournament.”

Triangle captain William Mapfumo, who was present at the draw, was excited about meeting Chicken Inn.

“Every team in the league is strong and this is the right time to play against Chicken Inn and I believe we are going to win,” said the steely defender.

“We know have a strong team and we are ready for them in this semi-final. It will be a tough game but we are expecting to win it.”   

One Wallet Cup

Saturday: Dynamos v How Mine (Mandava)

Sunday: Triangle v Chicken Inn (Mandava)

Comments (1)

Go Dembare go. I believe th@ they'll win this one.

MuDembare - 26 August 2014

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