IT’S derby time again in Harare as former champions Caps United and Dynamos clash at Rufaro stadium on Sunday in the biggest match in the Premier Soccer League this weekend.
Pride will be at stake to win this tie as both cl
ubs have failed to make an impact in the league. Caps United and Dynamos were also knocked out of the $200 million CBZ Cup by division one side Lengthens and premiership side Mwana Africa respectively. Caps United have been struggling this season after they dominated the league for the 2004-5 seasons.
Despite losing out on the league and the CBZ Cup, both clubs would not want to lose this tie.
In their last premier league encounter in April, the two sides drew 1-1 with Dynamos scoring through Evans Gwekwerere who is now turning out for South African side Moroka Swallows. Limited Chikafa scored the equaliser for Caps United.
Moses Chunga was not part of Caps United then and his presence on the Caps bench adds a new twist in the tale as he would be keen to plot the downfall of his former club.
Sebastian Mutizirwa who is the Premier Soccer League top goal scorer with 15 goals is expected to increase his goal tally.
Caps United have Warriors defender Method Mwanjali who has the potential of stepping Mutizirwa and Edward Sadomba from scoring.
Caps United midfielder and assistant coach Lloyd Chitembwe said his team had no injury worries. He also said Caps were preparing for the match just like any other match.
“We are training the way we usually do,” said Chitembwe. “It is just like any normal tie. There is nothing special about the tie although we would want to win it.”
Zimbabwe Saints who have struggled all season have a tough assignment against Motor Action at Callies Sports Club tomorrow. It will be a difficult task for Zimbabwe Saints as Motor Action still want to maintain their second position.
In another match Black Rhinos — who have some of the most experienced players in the league — clash with Lancashire Steel at Gwanzura stadium tomorrow. Black Rhinos have failed to make an impact in the league like they did in 2002 when they were the runners-up behind Highlanders.
Shooting Stars who are still threatened with relegation face Chapungu at Rufaro stadium on Saturday. Chapungu have defied all odds by qualifying to play in the finals of the CBZ Cup.
Relegation threatened Shabanie Mine travel to Babourfields stadium for an encounter against Railstars on Saturday.
On Sunday Buymore gaffer Joey Antipas leads his charges to Gwanzura stadium against Monomotapa. Buymore have been playing well of late although they were knocked out of the CBZ Cup semi-final by Mwana Africa.
League champions Highlanders return to Babourfields stadium where they meet in form Mwana Africa on Sunday while Hwange have a long journey from the Colliery to Mucheke stadium where they will clash with Masvingo United. — Staff Writer.