Dynamos stick to their guns

HARARE - Dynamos president Kenny Mubaiwa last night insisted his club will not fulfil their NetOne Easycall Cup clash against Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday if their players are not pardoned.

Mubaiwa said they wrote to the Zifa Appeals Committee yesterday protesting the punishment imposed on their two chief strikers Takesure Chinyama and Roderick Mutuma.

The two forwards were found guilty of violent conduct during the Chibuku Super Cup final against Harare City at the National Sports Stadium in October by the PSL Disciplinary Committee.

According to the charge sheet, the duo are said to have “charged” at the referee Philani Ncube, after losing 2-1 to the Sunshine Boys before restrained by the police officers.

They were subsequently charged and fined $1 500 each and banned from participating in four matches officially sanctioned by the PSL which includes the Easycall Cup this weekend.

Dynamos are supposed to face Highlanders in the second semifinal of the Easycall Cup on Sunday but yesterday Mubaiwa said they are sticking to their guns.

“We have written an appeal to Zifa that the judgment should be set aside,” Mubaiwa said.

“If our players are not pardoned, we will not play on Sunday. These are our two top strikers and we cannot play in an important match like that without them. It appears everything has been designed to make us lose.

“So, it will be better to award the game to Highlanders than us fighting a lost cause. We will hear from Zifa tomorrow (today) and if nothing materialises then we will not travel to Bulawayo on Sunday.”

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