Ndiraya ready for face Mhofu

HARARE - Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya will put sentiments aside as he tries to heap further misery on his mentor ZPC Kariba coach Sunday Chidzambwa at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon.

Chidzambwa is under-pressure since replacing Saul Chaminuka at the Zimbabwe Power Company-owned side, having failed to win even a single match in the four league matches he has managed thus far.

The former Warriors coach has been struggling to match his strong track record with results on the pitch losing three times and drawn once.

He, however, picked his first win for ZPC when they knocked out CAPS United in the Chibuku Super Cup last weekend.

And Ndiraya, who recently replaced David Mandigora and once featured for Dynamos under Chidzambwa, said while he has great respect for his former coach his team is desperate for maximum points.

“Sunday is a very respected and a very good coach who has achieved a lot. There is no doubt his contribution to football is undoubted,” Ndiraya told Daily News on Sunday.

“He also played a huge part in building my career. I respect him a lot but I will have to put that aside and ensure we pick up maximum points. It’s going to be an interesting game because there are three points at stake.

“We are looking forward to maximum points and I have confidence with we can do it. We have done our homework and we are now looking forward to a strong finish.”

Ndiraya said while they are confident of getting a win today it will not, however, come easily since ZPC will be trying to stem end their winless run in the league.

“Most teams have beefed up their squads during the mid-season transfer window. Also most teams turn to raise their game each time they face Dynamos. So it’s definitely not going to be an easy match. There is need for us to work extra hard,” he said.

Ndiraya also revealed they have a clean bill of health and would field his strongest side. Ronald Chitiyo and Masimba Mambare who have been struggling with different ailments are back and ready for selection.

Dynamos will be eager to collect maximum points and stay within a touching distance with the log leaders.

The Glamour Boys currently sit fourth on the log table with 29 points three behind log leaders Chicken Inn.

On current form, the defending champions would be firm favourites to spoil Chidzambwa’s return to Rufaro where he made a name for himself during his glorious years in charge of the Glamour Boys.

“There is really nothing special about facing Dynamos. I don’t think there are any emotions attached to this game,” Chidzambwa told the Daily News on Friday.

“There is no doubt that I respect Dynamos. But in football these things happen, I am now at ZPC where my bread is being buttered. I have a duty to ensure my team wins. I am hoping to start picking up maximum points on Sunday.

“We have been slowly going about our business and I am happy with the progress. We always play to win in every game and we are expecting a good game against Dynamos.”

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