DeMbare cling on to hope

HARARE - Dynamos captain Murape Murape is not giving up on winning the 2014 Castle Premiership title yet and has urged his teammates that they can still pip ZPC Kariba to the championship.

The Glamour Boys are two points behind ZPC with only one game to go before the season comes to an end.

Calisto Pasuwa’s men need a victory over How Mine at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon and hope that ZPC Kariba lose to CAPS United across town at Gwanzura Stadium.

ZPC Kariba, who are in hunt for their first title in their first year in the Premiership, have the destiny of the title in their own hands as they only need to pick up a win against CAPS.

Even if Dynamos beat How Mine this afternoon, they might relinquish their title but Murape is refusing to throw in the towel yet.

Murape is one of the most decorated players on the domestic scene with five league titles with the Glamour Boys and has seen a lot in the past.

The 34-year-old old knows that a lot of can still happen in this final round of matches and DeMbare can still end the day with a 21st league title.

“The season is not over yet, somebody may look at it that way but we don’t think the season is over. It’s possible for us to become champions, anything is possible,” Murape told the Daily News on Sunday.

“I believe things can still go our way. We have been talking about it that just when you think that nothing can happen, something does. We cannot give up. We need to beat How Mine at all costs and see what comes out.”

For the second year running the Glamour Boys will be praying for a favour from bitter rivals CAPS United if they are to retain the title they have won for past three years.

Last season, the Green Machine held Harare City to a 2-2 draw in the last match of the season a result which aided Dynamos to win the title on goal difference.

The pencil-slim midfielder added: “We are hoping Caps United will be professional and give their best against ZPC. If we are not getting the league title this year, next year we will be ready.

Murape also appealed to the Glamour Boys supporters to remain united and back their team today no matter what happens.

“Our fans should come to give us the support we need; it’s important. They need to come and rally behind the team,” he said.

“Remember anything can happen in the game of football. It’s not over until it’s over. As Dynamos we believe it’s possible. We just need to play to win our game.

“The result that we need is to win. Our fans should come prepared to celebrate with us.”

Meanwhile, How Mine coach Luke Masomere said that the Bulawayo-based gold miners will not be easy pushovers this afternoon.

“As a professional club, we are going to do our duty in a professional manner,” he said.

“It’s going to be an interesting match. They are desperate for the three points and they would want to attack from the word go. We will give back as much as we get. They will be under pressure to win, which is an advantage to us.”

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