Sweswe bullish ahead of DeMbare tie

HARARE - Tsholotsho FC coach Lizwe Sweswe says his team will not give too much respect to champions Dynamos in today’s Castle Lager Premiership clash at Barbourfields Stadium.

The struggling novices are just one place off the last relegation spot with 17 points and they know a win over DeMbare this afternoon will give them a little bit of breathing space.  

Sweswe’s men have now gone for four matches without a victory in the top flight and they will start today’s match as the underdogs against a DeMbare side now hoping to reduce points from log leaders Chicken Inn.

This has, however, not dampened Tsholotsho’s spirits ahead of this encounter as they hope to spring a surprise.

“Dynamos is like any other team in the league and we are taking our match against them like any other game we have played,” Sweswe said.

“We still have a chance of surviving relegation and we are going to put maximum effort so that we win every game we play.

“I think the only tough matches we are still to play, is against Triangle and Dynamos and our target is to collect at least four points from those matches.”

Last Thursday, Tsholotsho were lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against CAPS United at the National Sports Stadium.

For Dynamos, they come head today’s match high on confidence after their 2-0 away win over high-flying Triangle at Gibbo Stadium last Wednesday.

With the win the Harare giants are now tied on 35 points with Sugar Sugar Boys but remain in third place due to an inferior goal difference.

DeMbare and Triangle, who are five points behind log leaders Chicken Inn, will be eager to win today’s match to reduce the deficit to just two points.

Chicken Inn dropped three points yesterday when they lost 1-0 at home to Hwange.

For Dynamos they will be hoping that striker Mutuma will continue with his current fine form in front of goal which saw him scoring three goals in the last two matches.

Mutuma scored a brace against ZPC Kariba before putting in another commendable performance to score the first goal at Gibbo.

The combination of Mutuma and Takesure Chinyama upfront has been causing torrid moments for most defenders in recent matches.

Today

Whawha v Highlanders (Ascot), How Mine v Triangle (Barbourfields 1pm), Tsholotsho v Dynamos (BF 3pm), CAPS United v Dongo Sawmills (National Sports Stadium), FC Platinum v ZPC Kariba (Mandava).

Tomorrow

Harare City v Buffaloes (Rufaro)

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