Ndiraya bullish

HARARE - Tonderai Ndiraya insists that his Dynamos team has “no margin for error” in their pursuit of a historic fifth straight Castle Lager Premiership title.

The Glamour Boys host Harare City on Sunday at Rufaro Stadium, knowing they have no control over their destiny since they trail log leaders Chicken Inn by four points with six games to go before the season ends.

Dynamos are in third place, tied on 45 points with second-placed FC Platinum, going into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

“We are geared for the match but Harare City are a formidable side. They have a good coach in Taurai Mangwiro and a good squad as a whole. It’s a derby and such matches are difficult,” Ndiraya said after his team’s morning training session at Rufaro.

“We hope to do our best and keep pace with other teams. We are approaching the game with a positive mindset. Each and every point we collect at this moment in time is quite crucial. So we want to push for maximum points.

“But we are not playing alone; we are playing a Harare City side with a very good coach. So it will not be easy for us. But our idea is to push and get a good result so that we stay in touch with the leading teams.

“I think I have made it clear that it’s not in our hands so our only way to keep our hopes alive is to win our matches and see what happens at the end of the season. We need to do our part by ensuring we get maximum points while praying Chicken Inn drop points along the way.”

With both Chicken Inn and FC Platinum playing their matches tomorrow, Ndiraya is worried it might put pressure on his charges.

“I can’t say it’s an advantage, it’s actually a disadvantage on our part. It will obviously affect the mentality of our players,” he said.

“It’s a scenario we can’t control but we have to make do with it. But we will try and talk to the guys to make them focus on the game.

“If you think of other teams then you are going to lose focus on your game. It’s quite normal to think of other teams but we are talking to our boys to concentrate on our game and get points.”

The Glamour Boys will be banking on forward Roderick Mutuma to maintain the scoring form that has seen him finding the back of the net in the past two matches.

Weekend Fixtures:

Tomorrow: How Mine v Chicken Inn (Luveve), ZPC Kariba v CAPS United (Nyamhunga), FC Platinum v Whawha (Mandava), Buffaloes v Tsholotsho (Sakubva)

Sunday: Triangle v Flame Lily (Gibbo), Dynamos v Harare City (Rufaro), Highlanders v Dongo Sawmills (Barbourfields), Hwange v Chapungu (Colliery)Ndiraya bullish

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Admire - 9 October 2015

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