DeMbare up fight against relegation

HARARE - They may be the record Zimbabwean champions with 21 league titles to their name but, make no mistake about it, Dynamos are in a relegation dogfight.

The Glamour Boys are facing a torrid 2018 campaign as they have been sucked into the relegation matrix in the Castle Lager Premiership after dropping to 15th place on the log.

Lloyd Mutasa’s charges are on 30 points from 26 games and just two points above the relegation zone with eight games to go.

DeMbare face Bulawayo Chiefs at Rufaro Stadium this afternoon just four days after knocking them out of the Chibuku Super Cup, hoping to continue from where they left.

With only one win in their last five league matches, DeMbare know anything less than a victory today could further sink them into trouble at a time the games are coming thick and fast.

“It’s always difficult when you are under such a bad spell losing three matches on the trot, obviously the confidence gets down and we just hope and pray that this victory sends a signal to the boys that we can do it,” Mutasa said ahead of today’s clash.

Dynamos will, however, have to do duty without veteran striker Kingston Nkhatha, who picked up an injury on his debut against Chapungu a fortnight ago while Obey Mwerahari and James Marufu are also out with different ailments.

Elsewhere, Mutare City Rovers welcome ZPC Kariba at Vengere Stadium hoping to keep their slim hope of survival alive. Rovers are aware they need to avoid their previous league performance which saw them get hammered 7-0 by Black Rhinos in Harare. 

Mutare City are third from bottom on the log table with 21 points nine behind Dynamos, who are fifth from bottom. In Bulawayo, Chapungu will be hoping to continue with their revival when they face Chicken Inn at Luveve Stadium.

The airforce side has been in great form lately to climb out of danger while at the same time knocking out highly-fancied FC Platinum out of the Chibuku Super Cup.

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