Dynamos bank on Chapungu

HARARE - Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa is praying for favour from Chapungu who host title-chasing FC Platinum at Ascot Stadium tomorrow.

Mutasa knows a victory for Chapungu coupled with his side’s win over visiting Chicken Inn would hand the Harare giants the title.

The Glamour Boys, who are in action against the Gamecocks at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow, sit second on the log table trailing the platinum miners by two points going into the last round of action.    

With their destiny no longer in their hands, Mutasa is now banking on Chapungu to stop Norman Mapeza’s charges from lifting their maiden title.

“Our fans close to us should come and cheer us, and those who stay in the Midlands should not stay at home, they should go and rally behind Chapungu at Ascot,” Mutasa told the Daily News.

The Glamour Boys have had problems in this fixture with the Gamecocks winning on the previous two occasions they have travelled to the capital.  

“They have a good coach in Rahman Gumbo, very tactical and he has won a lot of accolades,” Mutasa said of the Gamecocks gaffer.

“They have good players and experience in the likes of Moses Jackson, Obadiah Tarumbwa, Clemence Matawu but we have prepared according to what we will face.

“Everyone is up and about; the players have been a marvel to watch. I’m sure with what we saw here we are hoping for a positive result. You play the way you train.”

Meanwhile, Chapungu have maintained the charges for their clash against FC Platinum after resisting the temptation to cash-in on this blockbuster clash. 

Normally, local teams increase their gate charges ahead of such big games but the Air Force of Zimbabwe side hopes maintaining the standard fee of $3 will help attract a bumper crowd.

“I’m glad to inform you that on Saturday...your beloved team Chapungu FC will be playing its final league match against FC Platinum at Ascot Stadium. Kick off 3pm, gate charges $3 rest of the ground, $5 VIP and grand stand,” Chapungu spokesperson Tawanda Zowa said in a statement.

“The team desperately needs your support at this critical stage of the season. Remember our goal is to finish in the top eight and with your support its very achievable.”

Tomorrow: Shabanie Mine v Yadah FC (Maglas), Harare City v How Mine (Rufaro), ZPC Kariba v Hwange (Nyamhunga), Tsholotsho v Black Rhinos (Dulivhadzimu), Bulawayo City v Bantu Rovers (Luveve), Ngezi Platinum v Triangle United (Baobab), Highlanders v CAPS United (Barbourfields), Dynamos v Chicken Inn (NSS), Chapungu v FC Platinum (Ascot).

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