Dynamos pray for miracle

HARARE - Dynamos defender Thomas Magorimbo hopes Super Sunday can produce the miracle the Glamour Boys need in their bid to retain the Castle Premiership title.

The Harare giants face How Mine tomorrow at the National Sports Stadium while ZPC Kariba host CAPS United at Gwanzura Stadium.

For DeMbare to win the league, they need beat How Mine and hope CAPS defeat ZPC Kariba.

If Makepekepe and ZPC draw, DeMbare will need to beat How Mine by at least five clear goals to win the league on goal difference.

These permutations mean ZPC Kariba have the destiny of the title in their hands, no matter the outcome of DeMbare’s game.

This has left DeMbare clutching at straws, hoping that their city rivals Makepekepe will do them a huge favour by defeating the Kariba-based side.

Last year, Dynamos were in a similar situation but they managed to win their third title on the trot after CAPS did them a huge favour by holding Harare City to a 2-2 draw on the last day of the season.

DeMbare won the title on goal difference ahead of Harare City and Highlanders after the three sides finished the season tied on 54 points.

But while acknowledging the title destiny will be firmly in ZPC Kariba’s hands, Magorimbo is praying for dramatic twist of events going on the final day. 

“It is not up to us, at this point,” Magorimbo admitted.

“We need to win our game against How Mine and pray ZPC loses to CAPS United in their last game.

“It’s a difficult call, but we have been in the same situation before. Anything can happen in the game football.

“We should not lose hope. The most important thing now is to focus on our match against How Mine. We also need to score a lot of goals.”

DeMbare could have wrapped up the championship two weeks ago when they met ZPC Kariba in the penultimate match of the season.

The Glamour Boys, however, succumbed to a 2-1 defeat as ZPC rallied from behind to win the match courtesy of goals from Tsepo Ranthokoane and Limited Chikafa.

With that win, ZPC moved to the top of the log on 56 points while DeMbare remained on 54.

DeMbare prayers could be answered considering that Makepekepe are taking their clash with ZPC seriously. United want to secure a third-place finish.

CAPS goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube told the Daily News earlier this week that they will not take their foot off the pedal against ZPC.

“With the way we have played this season, we need to finish on a winning note and secure the number three spot,” he said.

“I know our supporters don’t want us to win this match because of our rivalry with Dynamos, but we are professionals.

“I’m sorry to say this but we are going to disappoint our supporters on Sunday because we are not going to make it easy for ZPC.”

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