Chitiyo warns against complacency

HARARE - Dynamos midfielder Ronald Chitiyo has warned his teammates against complacency when they take on struggling Triangle in the One Wallet Cup final tomorrow.

The two teams meet at the National Sports Stadium with the winners set to pocket $75 000 while the losers will get $50 000.

The Harare giants are currently in top form and sit at the top of the Castle Premiership table with only six matches left before the season ends.

At the other hand, Triangle are currently wallowing in the relegation zone and lost both league meetings to DeMbare.

Last weekend, Dynamos endured a torrid time as they were made to sweat for victory against Shabanie Mine.

Chitiyo proved to be the saviour of the day when he scored a spectacular goal with five minutes to go.

The talented midfielder however, reckons tomorrow’s match is a new game and has called on his teammates not to underestimate the danger posed by the Chiredzi-based side.

“This is a must win game. We need to go a gear up to win the match,” Chitiyo told reporters this week.

“Cup games by their nature are unpredictable and we need to be at our best if we are to lift the trophy. There is no need for complacency. There are no more small teams in the league.

“We might be sitting at the top of the table but it does not guarantee a win. If we play to the best of our abilities then we should be fine, but we will make sure that we are fully prepared for whatever threat they might pose.”

Despite beating Triangle twice in the league this season, Dynamos goalkeepers’ coach Munyaradzi Diya is also wary of a threat posed by the Big Zuze’s men.

“Our preparations have been going on very well with Masimba Mambare up for selection after a long period on the sidelines,” Diya said.

“Our matches at Dynamos are not different from the league games or Cup finals. Teams we play always come prepared for us as. Playing Dynamos motivates them and we are braced for a tough encounter against Triangle.

“Every team wants to win a cup even Triangle who we are facing, they want to win the trophy and we are well prepared for the game.

“When you are preparing for Cup game you have to put everything into consideration because in games like these a winner has to be found at the end of the day.

“It is a game in which a game can go into the penalties or extra time therefore we are preparing for anything.

“We are always telling the players that at Dynamos it has been our culture playing in the finals and win the trophies.

“This is a chance for some players who are yet to win a piece of silverware; they get such an opportunity to play in cup final they have to make sure that they win the medals,” added Diya.

Triangle coach Biggie Zuze will be hoping for a win to boost their survival chances in the Premiership. The Lowveld side are battling for survival as they sit just a place above the drop zone with 27 points with only six matches left before the curtain comes down.

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codzo - 6 October 2014

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