From Cyprus to Rufaro

Darlington Majonga



DYNAMOS will have six new stars at their disposal come Sunday, but coach David Mandigora is still non-committal about his side’s chances after a

wobbly start to the season.


Former Sundowns defender David Kutyauripo — back from a stint in Cyprus — has been granted the go-ahead to turn out for Dynamos, who face Railstars at Rufaro in a tricky league tie on Sunday.


Zimbabwe youth international Edward Sadomba, who has been at South Africa’s Classic, might also feature for Dynamos alongside fellow new-signing Ramson Zhuwawo.


The Harare giants had already secured highly rated striker Tawanda Nyamandwe — a replacement for Evans Gwekwerere who is now in South Africa — as well as midfield anchor Justice Majabvi and returnee defender Norman Togara.


“Our officials were still finalising the new players’ moves, but if they are all available, we’ll field them,” Mandigora told IndependentSport yesterday.


Mandigora, however, could not say whether the arrival of the new players would mean a change of fortunes for Dynamos, whose yoyo performance saw them finishing the first half of the season placed eigth on 22 points — 18 behind pacesetters Highlanders.


“I can’t promise anything and it’s difficult to say where we’ll be at the end of the season,” Mandigora said. “But we always play to win, and that’s what we’ll be aiming to do on Sunday.”


Dynamos will be hard-pressed to collect maximum points after drawing 0-0 away to Railstars in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago. The Harare side lost their last league encounter at Rufaro 0-1 to Highlanders.


Veteran stars Ronald Sibanda and Dazzy Kapenya, who had been linked with a move from Dynamos, trained with the club and are likely to play on Sunday.


Meanwhile, Caps United will be desperate to turn the tables on their nemesis Motor Action, who defeated the defending champions 2-1 in their last fixture.


The two sides meet at Callies tomorrow.


PSL fixtures


Tomorrow: Buymore v Shooting Stars (Gwanzura), Monomotapa v Masvingo (Rufaro), Zimbabwe Saints v Railstars (Barbourfields), Motor Action v Caps United (Callies).


Sunday: Shabanie Mine v Mwana Africa (Maglas), Chapungu v Hwange (Ascot), Lancashire Steel v Highlanders (Baghdad), Dynamos v Railstars (Rufaro).