Madinda confident of victory

BULAWAYO - Highlanders technical manager Madinda Ndlovu is confident that his charges will rise to the occasion when the Bulawayo giants clash with their perennial rivals Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium tomorrow.

The rescheduled match will see Bosso try to do the double over DeMbare after winning the reverse fixture 0-1 at Rufaro Stadium earlier this season.

The Bulawayo giants have had an inconsistent season though as they come into this match in sixth place on the log with 36 points from 23 matches.

Highlanders are winless in their last three matches having drawn 0-0 against Nichrut FC before losing to Chicken Inn (3-2) and Ngezi Platinum Stars (1-2).

Despite this rotten form, Ndlovu believes his sides will rise to the occasion tomorrow and bounce back to winning ways.

“We are ready for Dynamos; I expect a totally different match against Dynamos.

“Even the injured players are trying to fit into the team. This is a match everyone wants to play,” the former Zimbabwe international said.

“We are not prepared to disappoint our supporters again this weekend. The players and everyone in the team know we can lose to any other team but not Dynamos.

“We must show that we are real fighters by beating Dynamos.”

Although his side is going through a lean spell, Ndlovu is hopeful they will turn the corner in tomorrow’s big game.

“In a normal situation, we have done well as a club in the last four matches and we have been playing some exciting football,” he said.

“That is not enough; our next phase is to demand entertaining football that comes with results.”

Whenever Highlanders and Dynamos meet, it is such a big occasion and Ndlovu is looking forward to the atmosphere at Barbourfields tomorrow.

“This is not just a match; I have the excitement to lead my team and giving out the instructions on Sunday in our quest to beat Dynamos,” he said.

“I’m already excited, my legs are itching to also play in the match, it’s unfortunate I can’t do what I could do 20 years ago.

“The excitement is there, the vibe is also there in the players.  The morale at training is amazing.”

The Bosso boss also urged supporters to desist from violence whatever the outcome of the match.

Last season, this fixture was abandoned after only 34 minutes due to crowd trouble after dynamos had scored a contentious equaliser.

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